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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 a masters 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. While at RSU she showed multiple times in the yearly Juried Exhibition and received the Best in Show award of the 2017 and 2019 exhibition. 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         Univeristy of Iowa- Master of Fine Arts. Painting and Drawing    Expected 2023

2019            Rogers State University - Bachelor ofArts / Studio  Arts.  Minors in Honors and Humanities. Summa Cum Laude




2020.      Shrounds and Ghosts. Shelter in Place Gallery- Digital, Centered in Boston

2020       Botanicals- Chimera Cafe- Tulsa Ok

Two-Person Exhibitions

2021 “Stitched Together: Women in Thread”, in “The Female Form,” Liggett Studios, Tulsa OK


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

2020       Drawing Rally, Living Arts of Tulsa, Tulsa Oklahoma.

2020       Human Form; Modella Gallery, Stillwater, OK

2020       Spitbook House show, Tulsa, Ok

2019       Starlight Starbright: Modella Gallery Stillwater, OK

2019       No Big He: Self Portraits of Limited Size, Hugh McPeck Gallery, Anchorage, AK

2019       FiberWorks 2019: Fiber Artists of Oklahoma Juried show,  Juror Betty Busby. Hardesty Arts Center, Tulsa Ok.

 2019      Postcard Perspectives, Artspace At Untitled, Oklahoma City

2019       Made: Modern Handmade: Tulsa

2019       Art Market After Dark, Guthrie Green, Tulsa OK.

2019       Back Gallery Portrail Show: Tulsa Artists Coalition Cameron Studios-Witty Books, Tulsa  Oklahoma

2019        Tulsa Artists Coalition 5x5 Show: TAC Gallery, Tulsa, Ok

2019        RSU juried Student Show: Juror Crystal Tomshany. Gary Moeller Gallery of the Arts, Rogers  State  University, Claremore OK.

2018      Capstone Exhibition, Gary Moeller Gallery of the Arts, Rogers State University, Claremore Ok.

2018      Art Market After Dark, Guthrie Green, Tulsa Ok.

2018      Art Off the Hill Festival: NeMar Center, Claremore Ok.

2018       Tulsa Artists Coalition Annual Juried Member Show

2018       Studies-at-Large Italy Show: RSU Foundations Gallery, Claremore Ok.

2018       Mostra de Arte, Montone Italy

2017       Northeastern Oklahoma Artists Competition and Show, Pryor Arts and Humanities Council, Pryor Ok

2017       Juried Student Exhibition,  Foundations Gallery, Rogers State University.

                Claremore OK.

Public Art Works

2021 Dawn and Dusk, murals, Johnstone Supply and Stoner Radiator buildings. Waterloo, IA.

Awards and Honors

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       Inducted into Alpha Chi Multi Disciplinary Honors Society

2017       Best in Show: RSU Juried Student Exhibition

2017       3rd place Northeastern Oklahoma Art show

2015-2019   Presidents Honor Roll


Teaching Assistant and Instructor of Record

University of Iowa 2020-present

Instructor of record responsible for project design, instruction and grading for Elements of Art and Basic Drawing courses at the University.

Graduate Writing Tutor

University of Iowa 2020-present

Responsible for reviewing and advising on both undergraduate and graduate level writing projects.

Teaching Artist: Living Arts, 2019-2020

New Arts Foundation, New Arts Youth Council. Taught professional practice to advanced high school students and aided them in curating and presenting both a physical and digital exhibition.

Gallery Host: Philbrook Museum of Art 2019-2020

Responsible for leasing with guests, giving tours, and supervising galleries.

Writing Center Consultant: 2016-2019

Rogers State University Writing Center. Responsible for reading papers across disciplines and working with students to strengthen arguments and clarity of thought. Also served as an imbedded tutor in Supplemental composition labs to assist professors for remedial composition labs.

Collaborative Projects

2017      Illustrated a children's book Emily Finds Her Voice, Collaboration with designer Rebecka Pitts, author Sue Casalino, designer and Jessica Wagner.

2015      Boarding House Bookstore, Claremore OK. (designed and painted a section of a staircase  mural in collaboration with Brie Ruark and Mai Vang)


2021     The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. August 6, “colorful, Whimsical murals create informal gateway to downtown,” Author, Melody Parker.

2020    Fiber Art Now: Fall 2020 Issue, Emerging Artist Showcase

2019    CoowieScoowie: Cover artist Rogers State University English and Humanities Department

2018    CoowieScoowie: Rogers State University English and Humanities Department

2017    Art15t Preview: Exhibition Catalogue

Professional Organizations

Leadership Roles: Social Media Manager, Fiber Artists of Oklahoma

College Art Association

Tulsa Artist Coalition

Oklahoma Visual Artist Coalition

Fiber Arts Network