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Sean Tyler

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


Exhibition Record

Solo Exhibitions

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


Two-Person Exhibitions

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.

                Claremore OK.


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



Curatorial Projects

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

Teaching Experience

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

As author

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.