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Kyle Kirwan is a prominent figure in the designer Art toy scene. He is known for his character-driven art and sculpture. His work is a fusion of imagination and craftsmanship, inviting viewers into a world where characters take center stage and stories come to life. Kirwan has garnered acclaim and multiple awards for his distinctive creations. Kirwan's participation in numerous art shows and solo exhibitions has cemented his status as a trailblazer in the industry. 

With a global following, Kirwan's pieces are sought after and collected by enthusiasts around the world. His art has found homes on almost every continent, a testament to its universal appeal and Kirwan's international reach.

From his captivating sculptures to his thought-provoking installations, Kirwan's art resonates with audiences of all ages, bridging cultures and sparking imagination wherever it is displayed.

In each piece, Kyle Kirwan channels his passion for storytelling and creativity, leaving a lasting impression on those who encounter his work.

Experience Kyle Kirwan's captivating creations firsthand by visiting his studio in Des Moines, Iowa.




Studied Fine Art at The University of California, Fullerton.


Solo Exhibitions


2018 Cacophony, Clutter Gallery, Beacon, NY

2015 Once More With Feeling, Habitat, Brooklyn, NY

2011 Untitled, Pine Box Rock Shop, Brooklyn, NY

2011 Senza Di Voi, Questa Stanza è Sempre Più Freddo, BOS, Brooklyn, NY


Selected Group Exhibitions

2023 They Came from Planet Rainbow Sparkles V, Clutter Gallery, Beacon, NY

2023 HMNI, Mainframe Gallery, Des Moines, IA

2021 The Glow Show 3, Clutter Gallery, Beacon, NY

2020 Familiar Friends, Wootbear, San Francisco, CA

2020 DTA Canbot Show, Clutter Gallery, Beacon, NY

2019 I'll Melt With You, Clutter Gallery, Beacon, NY

2019 Misappropriated Icon 2, All City Gallery, Tampa, FL

2019 The Glow Show, Clutter Gallery, Beacon, NY

2018 DTA Dunny Show, Five Points Fest, Broolyn, NY

2018 I Heart Skull, Clutter Gallery, Beacon, NY

2018 Cookie: A Designer Toy Cookie Show by Czee13, Wootbear, San Francisco, CA

2018 Luna, Through the Darkness, Designer Con, Pasadena, CA

2017 They Came from Planet Rainbow Sparkles, Clutter Gallery, Beacon, NY

2017 Choking Hazard, Kult Gallery, Singapore

2016 Kaleidoscope of Kyoot, Clutter Gallery, Beacon, NY

2015 Bedtime Bunnies, MyPlasticHeart, New York, NY

2012 One Year Anniversary Show, Gristle, Brooklyn, NY

2012 Group Show, The Loom, Brooklyn, NY


Works held in private collections all over the world


Curatorial Projects


2021 The Brick Custom Toy Show, Clutter Gallery, Beacon, NY (Co-Curated with Miranda O’Brien of Clutter Gallery) 

2017 Vagabonds, Designer Con, Pasadena, CA

2015 Children of the Half Cast, Designer Con, Pasadena, CA

2012 Puss, Gristle, Brooklyn, NY



Selected Awards and Honors


2019 Nominee for Best Resin at the Designer Toy Awards 

2019 Nominee for Breakthrough Artist at the Designer Toy Awards

2019 Nominee for Best Custom (Fan and Committee voted) at the Designer Toy Awards

2017 Nominee for Best Custom (Fan) at the Designer Toy Awards




Clutter Magazine Article

Marsham Toy Hour Podcast

Kidrobot Dunny Release

Nerdlys Podcast

The Toy Chronicle Articles

The Blot Says Articles

Toys R Evil Articles

Spanky Stokes

Cornival Statue

Local Iowa

This Is Iowa Article

Mainframe Write Up

2016 Entertainment Vine Article

NCTC Debut



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