Kyle Moody is a former Hautlieu School student and 2016 graduate of Fashion and Textiles BA at the University of Portsmouth. His design aesthetic seeks to marry the unconventional aspects of conceptual art with fashionable trend relevant pieces. ‘The design process I follow features digital creation highly. A combination of hand drawing and Photoshop rendering aims to give my work a modern fashion forward appeal with a personal touch, and as a designer I look to strong concepts to drive my work and inform my inspiration. Within my work, I seek versatility, impact and memorability.”
ArtHouse Jersey awarded Kyle seed funding to participate in the 2018 Redgate Artist Residency programme in Beijing, alongside fellow Jersey born jewellery designer Jonathan Videgrain, to create a capsule collection of fashion looks to be made as part of a collection of collaborative pieces.
Founded in 1991 by Brian Wallace who first arrived in China in 1984, Red Gate Gallery is the first private contemporary art gallery to be established in China. Prior to opening its doors at the 600-year old Ming dynasty watchtower in Dongbianmen, Brian Wallace had started from the late-80s to organize and curate exhibitions for young Chinese artists in other exotic locations such as the Ancient Observatory.
Today, Red Gate is recognized both as a tour de force and trailblazer in the history and development of the contemporary Chinese art scene. Over the last 27 years, the gallery has been engaging and promoting Chinese artists by exhibiting the best of Chinese contemporary art as well as facilitating cultural exchanges and dialogues between China and the rest of the world through its vibrant Artist-In-Residence Programme established in 2001.
The Red Gate Residency is an international artists residency program providing artists, curators, writers, and academics with the opportunity to live and create work in China. Red Gate assists all participants to connect with the art scene, meet local Chinese artists and to source art materials.