As doctoral candidate in the Art History department, Cyle's work attends to the construction of gender in American art with particular focus on instances of unstable gender, conflations of male and female embodiment and the emergence of transgender identity in art.
Cyle holds an MA in art history from the University of California - Riverside, where he wrote his masters thesis on the work W-120301 by artist Sarah Oppenheimer that is permanently installed at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Cyle is also a practicing artist. He received an MFA in interdisciplinary studio art from the Mount Royal School of art at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and he has taught studio art and design courses at Towson and George Mason Universities. He earned his BA in liberal arts from Bennington College.