Kyle Burnett was born in Grand Haven, Michigan, on July 30, 1988. He spent his early years in Muskegon, Mi, until in 2016, when he moved to Battle Creek, MI, to which he still resides. Kyle has always had a passion for design and innovation. Throughout his childhood, he always had an interest in mechanical toys that could be built and stimulate his creative desire. All the pieces he created always had to have symmetry and flow. Kyle received his undergraduate degree in June of 2018 from Ferris State University with a major in product design engineering technology. He has worked as a product design engineer since 2013 in the automotive aftermarket industry. Kyle was given opportunities to learn metalworking early in his engineering career when part of his job was building the prototypes of the products he designed. With a desire to learn more, he spent his lunch hours learning to weld and hone his metalworking craft. Within a few years, he was able to push to more advanced metal fabrication techniques in parallel with designs that provided unique shape and flow, as he always strived to give his work. In 2019, after being inspired by scrap metal sculptors from all over the world, Kyle decided to try sculpting with scrap metal. Animals and other life forms attracted him right way as their diversity in shape, size, and movement that give infinite variability. Each piece created tries to catch an essential beauty, and to achieve the sensation of movement to escape the rigidity of the materials that compose it. Today, Kyle continues to learn, discovering new materials and metalworking techniques. He pushes to find new ways to give life and functionality to pieces that are often viewed as lost. He enjoys sharing his work with the world and hopes to create sculptures that can be internationally recognized.
Burnett's ArtPrize Entries
These are Burnett's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Burnett's Past Work
These are images of past work that Burnett has done.