• The BIPOC Initiative and Exhibitions

    The BIPOC Initiative and Exhibitions

    Patrick Earl Hammie: I Am ... Legend • Tyanna J. Buie: EMBODIMENT(S)

    October 23, 2021 - February 12, 2022

    October 23rd marks the opening date for two new solo exhibitions under the umbrella of the Freeport Art Museum’s Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Initiative. The BIPOC Initiative aims to encourage artists and patrons of color to view the Freeport Art Museum (FAM) as a welcoming venue for artists of color to exhibit their work and seeks to develop an improved relationship with the broader BIPOC community so that a more socially inclusive and diverse audience feels at home and embraces it as their museum.

    The inaugural BIPOC artist to show this year is Patrick Earl Hammie, professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana – Champaign. Hammie selected the second artist, Milwaukee-based Tyanna J. Buie, to show concurrently in an adjacent gallery. Each artist is creating new work to install in FAM’s main galleries in October of this year. Buie will select the artist for the following year, establishing the succession of artists for the series.

    Over the next five years, two solo shows per year will be awarded to artists of color selected by artists of color. This systemic change aims to help center Native American personhood, address anti-Blackness, dismantle white supremacy, and advance racial justice.

  • A Contemporary Black Matriarchal Lineage in Printmaking

    A Contemporary Black Matriarchal Lineage in Printmaking Exhibition
    SEPTEMBER 17 - OCTOBER 23, 2021

    Highpoint is delighted to partner with Delita Martin and Tanekeya Word to deliver the exhibition A Contemporary Black Matriarchal Lineage in Printmaking. Curated by Tanekeya and Delita, this show centers the narratives of Black women printmakers, by Black women printmakers.

    Curated by Milwaukee-based printmaker and book artist Tanekeya Word, and Huffman, Texas-based printmaker and Highpoint Editions artist Delita Martin, this marks the first national exhibition curated by Black women printmakers highlighting the experimental prints of Black women printmakers.

    This exhibition will explore the narratives of 12 contemporary Black women printmakers who have shaped a place for themselves in the printmaking world. Utilizing their craft in an improvisational style, each printmaker shares matriarchal perspectives on Black interiority and narrative; bringing personal narratives into focus while paying homage to the foremothers who came before them.

    This exhibition will feature recent work made by the following twelve American printmakers:

    Delita Martin

    LaToya M. Hobbs

    Ann Johnson

    Althea Murphy-Price

    Tyanna J. Buie

    Karen J. Revis

    Lisa Hunt

    Tanekeya Word

    Stephanie M. Santana

    Chloe Alexander

    Sam Vernon

    Paula Wilson

    Highpoint Center for Printmaking
    912 West Lake Street, MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 55408



    Billboard Location: 4717 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
    Dates: September 1 through November 14, 2021; January 4 through April 24, 2022
    Lecture Series: October 6, 2021; February 9 and April 6, 2021

    The department is pleased to present IN THE AIR II: VOICES FROM DETROIT AND BEYOND, September 2021 through April 2022. The series was curated by Tyanna J. Buie and includes works created by local and national artists in response to the global pandemic and racial injustice, featured on a billboard, located at the corner of Woodward and E. Forest, Detroit. A total of seven solo-presentations, each one month in duration, will be on view beginning September 1, 2021.

    Works by the following artists will be included in the exhibition series: Nour Ballout, Lancer Casem, Nandi Comer, Philip Crawford, Jamal Currie, Kim Miller, and Lillien Waller.

    Nandi Comer and Lillien Wallerare Kresge Artist Fellows and Nour Ballout is a Gilda Snowden Emerging Artist Award recipient.Each artist will participate in an online lecture series that will be held during their exhibitions.This programming has been made possible with the support of Kresge Arts in Detroit, in partnership with the Department of Art and Art History.

  • Tyanna Buie | Re/Faced

    Tyanna Buie | Re/Faced

    Using deep-fake technology and tools such as ReFace, Momento, Giphy, Tyanna Buie combines images and texts solely derived from mass-media to create pointed and unique works that comment on pop-culture, identity, appropriation, social movements, politics, and authorship.

    RE/FACED opens July 17 and runs through September 26.

    Reception: September 3, 2021
    5:00 – 8:00 p.m
    Art League Gallery

    South Bend Art Museum
    120 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
    South Bend, IN 46601

  • Dual Vision Exhibition-MOCAD

    Dual Vision Exhibition-MOCAD
  • In The Air: Voices From Detroit and Beyond

    In The Air: Voices From Detroit and Beyond
  • Trout Museum of Art: Guest Curator Tyanna Buie

    Trout Museum of Art: Guest Curator Tyanna Buie

    February 26 - May 23, 2021

  • IPCNY: Mapping Narratives: New Prints 2021/Winter

    IPCNY: Mapping Narratives: New Prints 2021/Winter

    Selected by Black Women of Print
    On view online & in-person January 28–May 22, 2021
    508 West 26th Street 5A, New York, NY 10001

    Mapping Narratives features new prints and print-based works by 40 artists, comprising a wide array of technical, formal, and conceptual practices. Reflecting not only skill and innovation in the contemporary print field, these works also reveal myriad identities, ways of seeing, and approaches to visual storytelling. Together, they explore how we anchor ourselves, our histories, and our lived experiences in our present moment and environment. (Go to the links page to learn more about this exhibition)

    Link to virtual exhibition:my.matterport.com/show/?m=WRKknq55h6z



    Five Wisconsin artists collaborate with Shepard Fairey on mural

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE , October 7, 2020 - Milwaukee, WI - Internationally acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey and his Obey Giant team will begin painting a seventy-four hundred square foot mural entitled “Voting Rights Are Human Rights,” on the north side of the Colby Abbot building in downtown Milwaukee this week.The central image in this mural will feature a portrait of an African American man looking skyward, surrounded by artwork and imagery provided by five Wisconsin artists.

    Through a process of conversation and sharing of design drafts, Wisconsin artists Tom Jones, Dyani White Hawk, Tyanna Buie, Niki Johnson and Claudio Martinez collaborated with Fairey to incorporate their artworks into a single cohesive mural.

    “The issues of health and voting for people of color are synonymous,” says Tom Jones. “We must not be complacent in these matters. Going to the polls to have our voices heard enacts positive changes for each of our communities and ripples across the United States.”

    The original photograph that the central portrait is based on was captured during a civil rights march in the mid-1960’s by photographer Steve Schapiro. Fairey met Schapiro at the opening of The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration in Montgomery, Alabama. Fairey recalls, “As I looked through his numerous beautiful and powerful photos, we discussed the possibility of collaborating on the spot.” A firm believer in the importance of collaboration and alliance, Fairey has spent the last thirty years working with other artists and activists in the fight against social injustice.

    The “Voting Rights are Human Rights” mural was originally part of a national tour to support the 2020 election season. In a financial reaction to the COVID pandemic, the largest corporate sponsor had to withdraw, cancelling the tour; however, Fairey remained committed to installing the Milwaukee mural. Fairey states, “The impetus for this project was rooted in activism and advocacy. Although the original pre-COVID funding of the project was stripped away due to the pandemic, it remains a goal of mine to work within the community of Milwaukee to lift up the urgent message of democracy and voting. We were able to get commitments for funding to cover the costs of travel and materials needed. I will donate my art, time and pay collaborators and my art team to work with me on painting the piece.”

    Current community efforts surrounding the project involve seeking out potential alignment with non-profit organizations, whose missions also involve fighting voter suppression and bringing out the vote for November’s presidential election. This includes working with the Milwaukee Bucks, in a further push to use the power of their respective platforms to make a difference in the effort to encourage voting.

    “We are facing voter suppression in many places in the nation, but I especially wanted to address that issue with my mural in Wisconsin since voter suppression has been such a problem in the state,” says Fairey.

  • 2020 Fellowship.Art Recipients

    2020 Fellowship.Art Recipients

    Fellowship.art is a free, 12-week accelerator designed specifically for visual artists to achieve greater visibility and success by providing the support and mentorship needed to navigate the art industry. Of the top accelerator programs in the country, gener8tor is the only one to offer grants and programming for artists.

    The following artists and collaborators have been selected to receive the grant awards and positions in the program: Tyanna Buie (Milwaukee, WI and Detroit, MI), Le’Andra LeSeur (Jersey City, NJ), Dakota Mace (Madison, WI), and Open Kitchen (Milwaukee, WI). The selected artists and collaborators are incredibly diverse in their artistic practices, including printmaking, sculptures, installations, performances, Diné (Navajo) weaving and beadwork, photography, and food-based research projects.

    Buie, LeSeur, Mace, and Open Kitchen were selected from a pool of 200 applicants after multiple rounds of application reviews and virtual studio visits. The artists were chosen based on a jury’s gauge of the artist's talent, the compelling nature of their bodies of work, their strong career goals, their ability to be significantly impacted by the program, and the social impact of their work.

  • Familial Gaze

    Familial Gaze
  • Chain of Events

    Chain of Events
  • Two-Fold


    Tyanna Buie and Santiago Cucullu
    July 19 – August 17, 2019

    Friday, July 19, 4-8 pm
    In conjunction with the Detroit Art Week

    Simone DeSousa Gallery
    444 w. Willis street
    Detroit, MI 48201

  • 2019 Awards Announced in Literary and Visual Arts

    2019 Awards Announced in Literary and Visual Arts

    18 Detroit artists are receiving $25,000 Kresge Artist Fellowships and two emerging artists are receiving $5,000 Gilda Awards.

    Since 2009, Detroit artists have received over $5.5M in no strings attached awards, including 198 Kresge Artist Fellowships of $25,000 each, 12 Gilda Awards of $5,000 each, and 11 Kresge Eminent Artist Awards of $50,000 each.


  • After Image

    After Image
  • Useless Utility

    Useless Utility

    Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
    Detroit, MI

  • Useless Utility

  • Tea With Tyanna: Tea and Gallery talk

    Tea With Tyanna: Tea and Gallery talk


    Exhibition November 16, 2018 through January 5, 2019
    Opening Reception: Friday, Nov 16th, 5pm-8pm

    The Alice Wilds • 900 S 5th St, Ste 102 • Milwaukee, WI 53202

  • Screen-Print Biennial 2018

    Screen-Print Biennial 2018

    Opalka Gallery at Sage College of Albany is pleased to present the third Screenprint Biennial. The exhibition opens November 1 and runs through December 14.

    The artists of the Screenprint Biennial 2018 are Alejandro Arauz, Tyanna Buie, Myles Calvert, Sara Carter, Stanislaw Cholewa, Amy Cousins, Briar Craig, Dadisi Curtis, Josh Dannin & Todd Irwin, Nadya Eidelstein, Hannah Fray, Olivia Fredricks, Molly Goldwater, Sheila Goloborotko, Emily Harter, Matthew Hopson-Walker, Mark Hosford, Neah Kelly, Amanda Knowles, Michael Krueger, Rachel Livedalen, Josh Macphee, Tatiana Potts, Nick Satinover, Robert Schwieger, Corrie Slawson, Jillian Sokso, Corinne Teed, Tonja Torgerson and Wendi Ruth Valladares.

    The Sage Colleges
    140 New Scotland Ave.
    Albany, NY 12208

  • Tyanna Buie: Recollections

    Tyanna Buie: Recollections

    Having grown up in foster care, Tyanna Buie doesn’t have a lot of family photos or mementos so she makes art to make up for the lack of physical evidence from her past. She’s literally re-creating her personal history through large-scale, mixed media works.

    October 5, 2018 - March 31st, 2019

    Opening reception October 5th @ 5pm

    Erie Art Museum
    20 E. 5th St, Erie, PA 16507



    Curated by Indra K. Lacis, PhD / Director of Exhibitions
    Focusing on specific, personal accounts and micro-histories that elucidate the crisis of mass incarceration from distinct and singular perspectives, On the Inside Out highlights such themes as isolation, invisibility, psychological barriers, the absent or unseen body, and the actual prison wall itself. Artists include Maria Gaspar, Cheryl Pope, Tyanna J. Buie, Ashely Hunt, Sherrill Roland, and Hank Willis Thomas.

    Opening reception & preview for artists, Friends of the Richmond Center, and Frostic School of Art students
    Thursday, September 20, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00pm
    Exhibition: September 20 - October 28, 2018
    Frostic School of Art
    Monroe-Brown Gallery
    Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo MI 49008-5213 USA

    Art & Activism: On the Inside Out
    Panel Discussion: Angela Davis, Maria Gaspar, and Tyanna Buie
    September 28, 2018, 2:00 p.m
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
    WMU School of Music

  • Im•Positioned


    Im•Positioned: Photographs and other material evidence of Tyanna Buie’s disrupted childhood are rare. In these new works, Buie continues to rely on the collective memory of her family to make connections between the past and present. She gathers memorabilia and re-visits and revives previous impressions from familial accounts and recollections to create large-scale monotypes and screen prints. For Im•Positioned, Buie places these personal investigations in a larger context, responding to the work of other artists in residence at Lynden for Call & Response: echoing the family references in Folayemi Wilson’s Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities and capturing Reggie Wilson’s bodies in motion. Buie was a 2012 Nohl Fellow, and this exhibition has been organized in conjunction with the 15th anniversary of the Nohl Fellowship.

    Opening reception, August 26th, 3-5pm
    Exhibition: August 26, 2018 - November 25, 2018

    Lynden Sculpture Garden
    2145 West Brown Deer Road
    Milwaukee, WI 53217

  • Imaginal Dialogues

    Imaginal Dialogues

    "Imaginal Dialogues"

    February 5 - March 22, 2018
    Artist Talk, Feb 5, 3:30 - 4:30pm
    Reception, Feb 5, 4:30 - 6:30pm

    University of Wisconsin-Parkside Galleries

    900 Wood Rd, Kenosha, WI 5

  • On Vacation

    On Vacation

    "On Vacation" is an immersive print-based installation project by artist and CCS Fine Arts Section Chair of Printmaking, Tyanna Buie.

    January 26 - (March 31, 2018) Exhibition Extended

    Opening Reception
    Friday, January 26, 2018

    College For Creative Study Center Galleries
    301 Frederick St, Detroit, MI 48202

  • Enmeshed Exhibition

    Enmeshed Exhibition

    Opening Reception, Friday, January 19, 2018, 6:00 pm- 9:00pm

    January 19, 2018 - March 18, 2018

    Participating Artists

    Tyanna J. Buie
    Curt Ikens
    Jillian Dickson Ludwig
    Andromeda Schmidt
    Dana Freeman

    Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
    2 Fulton West
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

  • Indiana University Northwest Exhibition

    Indiana University Northwest Exhibition

    Opening Reception, November 13th 2017
    12-2pm, gallery talk at 1pm

    Gallery for Contemporary Art
    IU Northwest
    3400 Broadway
    Savannah Center, Room 131
    Gary, Indiana 46408

  • TravelArt Talk

    TravelArt Talk

    Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 6:30pm

  • Alice Wilds Gallery

    Alice Wilds Gallery
  • Round in Circles

    Round in Circles

    Curated by Jennifer Junkermeier

    Round in Circles is a group exhibition that explores formal and metaphorical implications of the circular. Probing the banal to the absurd to the disheartened, each work included in the exhibition employs some form or manifestation of a circle, loop, spiral, cycle, spin, circuit or hole. The exhibition reflects on a broader, collective feeling of the times, that of moving without getting anywhere, ending at the beginning, of literally going round and round in circles.

    Artists: 'jide Aje, Danielle Aubert, Corrie Baldauf, Davin Brainard, Tyanna J. Buie, Alexander Buzzalini, Shane Darwent, Clara DeGalan, Simone DeSousa, Erin Imena Falker, Jessica Frelinghuysen, Ani Garabedian, Richard Haley, Asia Hamilton, Megan Heeres, Eli Kabir, Osman Khan, Austin Kinstler, Nicola Kuperus, Timothy van Laar, Anthony Marcellini, Adam Lee Miller, Shanna Merola, Eleanor Oakes, Ato Ribeiro, Robert Platt, Marianetta Porter, Dylan Spaysky, Todd Stovall, Gregory Tom, Graem Whyte, Elizabeth Youngblood, Alivia Zivich

    Curated by Jennifer Junkermeier
    Exhibition design by Jennifer Junkermeier & Michaela Mosher
    Design by Danielle Aubert
    June 16 - August 26, 2017 at the N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art

    Round in Circles
    Opening Reception:
    FRIDAY JUNE 16, 2017 | 6 - 9PM

  • Milwaukee Collects

    Milwaukee Collects


    Milwaukee Art Museum
    700 N Art Museum Dr
    Milwaukee, WI

    On View until May 21st 2017!!!

  • NEW ORLEANS - The Joan Mitchell Center

    NEW ORLEANS - The Joan Mitchell Center

    NEW ORLEANS - The Joan Mitchell Center on Bayou Road is pleased to announce the artists selected for the 2017 Artist-in-Residence Program