Photo by Shelby Hobbs
Tyler splits her time between her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma and the University of Iowa where she is pursuing her MFA in painting/drawing.
Tyler is a painter, fiber artist, and mixed media artist from Tulsa, OK. Tyler received a BFA from Rogers State University in May of 2019. Tyler works with mixed media formats and specializes in painting on canvas and fiber arts. She has shown across the United States as well as Italy. She is currently exploring new directions in fiber arts and expanding her teaching practice.
2020 -present Masters of Fine Arts Candidate in Painting and Drawing. University of Iowa,
Secondary Concentration in Printmaking: Expected May 2023
Graduate Certificate in Book Arts. University of Iowa Center for the Book, Expected May 2023
2022 MA: Painting and Drawing. The University of Iowa,
Secondary concentration in printmaking
2019 BFA: Studio Art. Rogers State University,
Minors in Honors and Global Humanities, Summa Cum Laude with Honors
2022 Visible Mending: MA Exhibition, Levitt Gallery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2020 Shrouds and Ghosts: Shelter In Place Gallery, Digital Space, Physical space Boston, MA
2020 Botanicals: Chimera, Tulsa Ok.
2018 North Eastern Oklahoma Cancer Center; Claremore OK
2021 Stitched Together: Women in Thread, in “The Female Form,” Liggett Studios, Tulsa OK
Selected Group Exhibitions
2022 Momentum, Oklahoma Visual Artists Coalition at TAP Architecture, Oklahoma City, Ok
2022 Random Generator; Public Space One, Iowa City, IA
2022 42nd Rock Island Artists Guild Juried Exhibition, The Figge Museum, Davenport, IA, Juror Susan Watts
2022 Faces and Figures: The Studio, Tulsa Ok
2021. The State of Craft 2021: 108 Contemporary, Tulsa Ok: Juror Jennifer Scanlan
2021 The Threads That Bind: Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition, Brooklyn, NY.
2021 Big Ass Annual Fiber Show: Supperfield Musuem of Contemporary Art Gallery: Museum of Museums, Seattle WA, Curator Jennifer McNeely.
2021 FAN Emerging Artist Showcase, Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN
2021 Momentum General Survey Exhibition: Juror Kristen Gentry. Hosted at Mainsite, Norman OK, and Living Arts of Tulsa, Tulsa OK.
2020 Drawing Rally and Auction, Living Arts of Tulsa, Tulsa, Ok
2020 Femolition: Leap Coffee Roasters, Oklahoma City, OK, Curator Angie La Paglia
2020 Human Form, Modella Gallery, Stillwater OK
2020 Swallo House Art Show, Tulsa Ok
2019 StarLight StarBright, Modella Art Gallery, Stillwater OK.
2019 FiberWorks 2019, Juror Betty Busby, Hardesty Arts Center, Tulsa
2019 No Big Heads, Hugh McPeck Gallery Anchorage, AK
2019 RSU Juried Student Show: Gary Moeller Gallery of the Arts, Rogers State University, Claremore
Ok, Juror Crystal Tomshany
2018 Capstone Exhibition: Gary Moeller Gallery of the Arts: Rogers State University, Claremore, OK
2018 Tulsa Artists Coalition Annual Juried Member Show: Hardesty Arts Center, Tulsa OK
2018 Studies- at- Large Art in Italy show: Foundations gallery. Roger State University, Claremore OK.
2018 RSU Mostra d’Arte: Montone Italy
2018 RSU juried Show: Foundations Gallery, Rogers State University, Claremore Ok. Juror John Hammer
2017 Northeastern Oklahoma Artists Juried Show, Pryor Arts and Humanities Council, Pryor Ok
2017 Juried Student Exhibition, Foundations Gallery, Rogers State University.
2022 Tipton’s Colorful Future and Past: US Bank building, Tipton, IA
2021 Dawn and Dusk: murals, Johnstone Supply and Stoner Radiator buildings. Waterloo, IA
2022 We Need Fibers: Co-curated with Lilah Ward Shepherd. Eve Drewelowe Gallery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Featured in the Daily Iowan, April 18th, “UI Students Form Fiber Exhibition.”
Awards and Acknowledgements
2022 Visual Art Award: So to Speak Journal
2019 Award of Merit, Fiberworks 2019
2019 Outstanding Graduate, Department of Fine Arts
2019 Outstanding Liberal Arts Graduate: RSU Honors Program
2019 Best of Show RSU Juried Student Exhibition
2018 3rd place RSU Juried Student Exhibition
2017 Best in Show: RSU Juried Student Exhibition
2017 3rd place Northeastern Oklahoma Art show
2020-Present: University of Iowa
Teaching assistant and Instructor of record for Elements of Art and Basic Drawing.
2019-2020 Living Arts, New Arts Camp and New Arts Foundation
Taught advanced high school art. Taught students technical and theoretical art principles across media and disciplines. Responsible for organizing and curating student gallery show at completion of program.
Geez: Summer 2022 Issue. Print. “Some Polite Metaphors”
All She Makes: Issue 5.Spring 2022 Digital and Print, juror Shari Shyrack, various works
So to Speak: Spring 2022 Contest Issue, juror Ghislaine Fremaux, “Selfies: Sean and Kasey”
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. August 6, “colorful, Whimsical murals create informal gateway to downtown,” Author, Melody Parker.
Fiber Arts Now, Fall 2020, published by Fiber Arts Network.
CoowieScoowie 2019. Published by Rogers State University English and Humanities Dept.
CoowieScoowie 2018. Published by Rogers State University English and Humanities Dept.
ART15T Preview Catalogue; 2017. Published by Rogers State University
Formless Review: “Kelly Clare: enter/the net/here,” Mar 6th, 2022. Digital Publication.
Formless Review: “Mural Boom: An Interview with Artists Ali Hval,” Feb 26, 2022. Digital Publication
Formless Review: “The State of Craft in Oklahoma,” Jan 7, 2022. Digital Publication
Media and Interviews
2021 Interview with Jeff Krisman for Creative Conversations podcast.