Kyle Sattler, MA BFA, is a Tauranga based multi-disciplinary artist, musician and recording artist working and experimenting across a broad range of methodologies.

In all media approaches, Sattler’s work includes an underlying investigation of ontological themes and the study of the metaphysical. His (video-based) works look at the influence of rhythm and flow on human experience, reflecting upon the ‘real present’. Sattler’s recent installation artworks have focused primarily on sound and video using any number of semi-autonomous systems working incommensurably to mimic the aleatoric nature of our privileged human instants.

Kyle Sattler also masquerades as synth-punk solo artist, We Will Ride Fast, a singer/multi-instrumentalist/multimedia side project described as, “what Robocop’s band would be if he was allowed to express feelings”. WWRF’s genre-straddling style deploys fuzzy guitars/keys, pulsing new wavey electronics and often loping, goth-tinted grooves as an aural backdrop for Sattler’s philosophical lyrical musings. We Will Ride Fast released their 4th full-length studio album and second LP ‘Army Of Invisible Zombies’ in March 2023.

MA (distinction). Waikato Institute of Technology. Hamilton. 2017-2018
BFA. Quay School for the Arts. Whanganui. 1999.
Certificate in Fine Arts, Whanganui polytechnic, 1993 – 1995.

Selected Exhibitions and Artist Talks.

2024. ‘Anticipations From A Near Future’, Audio Foundation, Tamaki Makaurau, Auckland, New Zealand.
2021: ‘Painting By Natural Selection’, Tauranga Art Gallery [Atrium], Tauranga.
2019. ‘The Navel Of The Water’, Zeus Gallery, Tauranga, New Zealand.
2018. ‘Accidental Opus’, Ramp Gallery, WINTEC, Hamilton
2014. ‘The deconstruction and re-invention of an artistic framework’, Artist talk, Morrinsville Arts festival.
2014. ‘Eternal Cycle of Renewal’, Morrinsville Art gallery, Morrinsville.
2014. ‘Endings are Beginnings’, AV Gallery, The Arts Trust, Pah Homestead, Auckland.
2009. ‘Paintings’. Satellite Gallery, Auckland.
2006. ‘Wooden Pictish Circle’, (Environmental sculpture), Brook common, Surrey, England
2002. Mainstreet Calendar. Auction and floor talk. Whanganui
2002. ‘Superstring’, Installation. Temple gallery. Whanganui.
2001. Riverside artists open studio. Whanganui.
1997. ‘Igoy’. Red-eye cafe, Whanganui.


2023. Full Circle, 12 Years Of The Miles Art Awards, Tauranga Art Gallery, New Zealand
2022. ‘Miles Art Award’ Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga, New Zealand
2021. ‘National Contemporary Art Award, Waikato Museum, Hamilton, New Zealand
2020. ‘Backfeed Blender’, Multimedia group performance, Pop up gallery, Tauranga CBD, New Zealand.
2020. ‘Stitch Up’, Annual BCI staff showcase, TOIT M Block Gallery, Tauranga, New Zealand
2019. ‘Collaboration with Graeme Cornwall’, Peoples Gallery, Historic Village, Tauranga, New Zealand.
2019. ‘Iteration’, TOIT research symposium, TOIT M Block Gallery, Tauranga, New Zealand.
2019. ‘Matarere’, ITP Research symposium, EIT, Napier, New Zealand.
2018. ‘National Contemporary Art Award, Waikato Museum, Hamilton, New Zealand
2017. ‘AOT’, Art of Technology, Goddard center, Tauranga
2016. ‘Omission’, Project Room, Tauranga.
2016. ‘Nothing comes from nothing’, Calder and Lawson Gallery, Waikato University, Hamilton.
2015. ‘Diversion’, The Project Room, Tauranga.
2015. ‘Sketchy’, Cross Street Gallery, Newton, Auckland. (Auckland Art Week)
2015. ‘Nothing comes from nothing’, Zeus Gallery, Tauranga.
2015. ‘National Contemporary Art Award, Waikato Museum, Hamilton.
2014. ‘It’s not the size that counts’, Zeus Gallery, Tauranga.
2014. ‘Black Riders’, (Auckland Art Week), Cross Street Gallery, Auckland.
2014. ‘AKA Collective, KeScape’, Gallerie on Chapel Street, Tauranga.
2014. ‘Matariki on the waterfront festival’. Auckland.
2013. ‘Open’. 4 Cross st gallery, Auckland.
2013 – 2014. Wallace art awards, 2013, Exhibition of Winners, and Finalists. Auckland, Porirua, and Morrinsville.
2013. ‘Matariki on the waterfront festival’. Auckland.
2013. ‘Skin 2’. Morrinsville Wallace Art gallery, Morrinsville.
2011. ‘Real’ New Zealand art show, Whanganui.
2010. Wallace art awards, ‘Salon de refuse’, Auckland.
2007. ‘Not so common’, 4 Cross Street Gallery, Auckland.
2004, 2002. North Shore City Art Awards. Mairangi Bay Auckland.
2002. Group Show. Depot Artspace. Devonport, Auckland.
2002. ‘V3’. Rip Shit and Bust fashion gallery. Auckland.
2002. On Painting. Point Zero. Whanganui.
2001. Images of reality. One Eye Gallery. Paekakariki.
2001. Exhibition with Ben King. Icandi Gallery. Whanganui.
2001. House of Art. Whanganui.
2000. Icandi Gallery. Whanganui.
2000. 10 Year anniversary show. Whanganui Community Art center.
1996 – 2000. Telecom regional art awards finalist’s exhibition. Sargent Gallery. Whanganui.
1999. Great eye dears. One Eye Gallery. Paekakariki.
1999. The Temple. Old Masonic Lodge. Whanganui.
1999. Zealot. Fourth-year graduation exhibition. Quay School of the Arts. Whanganui.
1999. Nagaizumi Culture Festival. Nagaizumi City library. Japan.
1994 – 1999. The Wanganui Arts review. Sargent Gallery. Whanganui.
1998. One Eye Gallery. Paekakariki.
1998. The One Eye Gallery artists show. Wallace Trust Gallery. Auckland.
1998. ‘V’ Taylor Jensen Gallery. Palmerston North.
1998. ‘V’ Wanganui Community Arts center. Whanganui.
1997. Aldente. Mairangi Bay arts center. Mairangi Bay.
1997. Norsewear art awards. Civic center. Waipukarau.
1996. Saucier. Pyromania. Tauranga.
1996. Sauce. Artworkz. Tauranga.
1995. Art Exhibition. James Smiths Building. Wellington.
1995. SH. James Smith Building. Wellington.
1994. ‘V’ Seven Gallery. Whanganui.

Published music:

Frayden 1994 – 2010
Pit, Sorry to disappoint you music 1997/ FCOH 013 2011
Fight cave or hole, Sorry to disappoint you music 1996/FCOH 001 2009
Daydream, FCOH 074 2014
Ditchqueen, Sorry to disappoint you music, 2000/ FCOH 002 2009
The infamous and back from the grave, Sorry to disappoint you music 2001/FCOH 003 2009
You are nothing, Sorry to disappoint you music 2002/FCOH 004 2009
DC EP, 2007
Ghost Crash, FCOH 005 2009
I live on the moon EP, FCOH 063 2014
Jupiter 1998 – 2001
Jupiter 2000, Jupiter Music 2001
Taken from your Avenue, Jupiter Music 2007
Seedy Burners 1999 – 2004
Party, Seedemusic 001 2000
The Sexual Arousal EP, Seedemusic 002 2000/ FCOH 082
Wet Fish EP, Seedemusic 003 2001/FCOH 47
Your Shoes EP, Seedemusic 004 2002/FCOH 049
Seedy Burners, Seedemusic 005 2003/FCOH 097
Kingdom of Sons EP, Seedemusic 006 2004/FCOH 087
Seedy Stuff, Seedemusic 007 2007/FCOH 090
Last Known Recordings, Seedemusic 008 2013/FCOH 0102
Live at KAT, Seedemusic 009/FCOH 070 2014
The Queens Birthday 2000 – 2015
Volume 1, FCOH 070/ Seedemusic 2000
Search Communication, FCOH 072/ Seedemusic 2001
Volume 2, FCOH 095/ Seedemusic 2002
The Blue Album, FCOH 075/ Seedemusic 2004
Drift EP, Seedemusic 2007
New Demons, FCOH 091/ Seedemusic 2008
2025-2026x, FCOH 080 2010
Worlds Internal, FCOH 078 2013
A house full of dead flies, FCOH 054 2014
Drain the colours EP, FCOH 085 2014
Dawn of the Sun, 0104 FCOH 2015
Remixes, 2015
We Will Ride Fast 2015 – on going
We will ride fast, FCOH 0116 2015
Blood from our human stone EP, FCOH 0118 2017
Time to let the spaceships land (single) FCOH 0129 2018
The Maelstrom, Lathe cut LP and Digital, FCOH 0128 2019
With invisible motion (single), FCOH 0127 2019
Sabre tooth EP, FCOH 0130 2019
The Weeds (single), FCOH 0131 2020
Understanding (single), FCOH 0132 2020
Emotional Molecules, LP and Digital, FCOH 0134 2021
Bullet Proof, Single, Digital, FCOH 0147 2021
The Grinding, (single), Digital, FCOH 0152 2021
Army Of Invisible Zombies, LP and Digital, FCOH 0154 2023

Kyle Sattler (Ambient) 2021
Canvas Rolls, FCOH 0140 2021


2022. Winner, Friends Of The Tauranga Art Gallery Award, Miles Art Award, Tauranga NZ
2021. Finalist, National Contemporary Art Awards, Hamilton.
2018. Winner NCAA, People’s choice award.
2018. Finalist, National Contemporary Art Awards, Hamilton.
2015. Finalist, National Contemporary Art Awards, Hamilton.
2013. Finalist, Wallace Art Awards, Auckland.
2004. Factory frames merit award, Mairangi Art awards.
1996 – 2000. Commended, Telecom Art awards.
1997. Winner, Schizophrenia art awards. Whanganui.
1991. Winner, Disaster poster award, Tauranga.