Byrne's work in video and film has expanded to include 2d digital media prints - both camera based and hand drawn.
An upcoming 2020 exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, will feature Byrne's early video art. His installation "Scale Drawing" is currently showing at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts through February 2020. He was included in Walker Aret Center's exhibition 'The Body Electric' which ran spring summer 2019.
His video work has exhibited and screened at other prestigious venues including Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, as well as museums in London, Tokyo, The Hague, Toulon, and Lisbon, among others.
He has won arts fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Bush Foundation, and McKnight Foundation, as well as grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Jerome Foundation.
His video art can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Kunstmuseum, Bonn; Banff Center for the Arts, Banff; The Kitchen, New York; and others.
His narrative films have screened in festivals around the country, most recently at the 2019 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. Other notable festivals include Catalina Film Festival, Telluride IndieFest, Ellensburg Film Festival, SoCal Independent Film Festival, Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, and others.
Byrne earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Video Art from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and completed additional graduate study at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York. He has a Bachelor of Elected Studies from the University of Minnesota.
My multi-media work in video, film, and installations has expanded to include digital media prints and digital projections.
The images I like to make are whimsical, unlikely, deeply colored, sometimes troubling, and always heartfelt. I hope that others will enjoy my work, or be challenged by it, or simply embrace the moment of seeing something new. The circle of art making becomes whole when an audience is engaged.