Riley Doyle (b. 1990) was born and raised in Colorado. He attended Metropolitan State University of Denver for a BFA in printmaking. In 2014 he moved to Seattle to attend the 3 year Georgetown Atelier program. In the Summer of 2016 he attended the Hudson River Fellowship. In 2017 he was awarded a grant to produce large scale, multifigurative landscape compositions. In 2018 he was included in Southwest Art Magazine's 21 Under 31 feature issue. And in 2020, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by the Portrait Society of America for his painting Moment in the 202 International Portrait Competition. His current work draws from both his figurative training as well as his plein air practice. He teaches part time classes at Gage Academy in Seattle, WA where he lives.
Gage Academy of Art acknowledges the Coast Salish Peoples as the original inhabitants of this area and connecting waterways. We understand the land that Gage occupies is unceded territory and that today many Indigenous peoples live here and without their stewardship, we would not have access to this space. We honor the Coast Salish Peoples’ sovereignty, rights to self-determination, culture and ways of life. Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have called this territory their sacred land. We commit to learning, educating others and repairing the legacy of historically harmful relationships between non-Native and Native peoples in King County. In doing so, we will be honest, and recognize the experiences of Native peoples to include genocide, forced relocation, forced assimilation, and land theft. We also acknowledge Native peoples are survivors, present in today’s world, thriving. We encourage everyone here today to ask themselves: what can I do to support Indigenous communities?
In an effort to be transparent, Gage is contemplating this call to action and re-working how to best support Indigenous communities.