Inspired by hardships endured while in the foster care system, I was fortunate to find my voice, creative vision, and a connection with the outside world through the re-making of images extracted from photographs. Photo-based images, family memorabilia, and documents sourced from family members allow me to re-visit and revive previous impressions from past events. Through a non-specific order of occurrence and a theatrical Illusion of reality, the images begin to manifest into exaggerated accounts that are inconsistent from one event to another. The use of traditional narrative and non-narrative aspects of storytelling is prevalent throughout my work, which allows me to challenge my family’s past, to re-imagine the future through fragmentation. Consisting of repetition, dissemination, and the building of images, combined with methods such as, painting, drawing, collage, and screen-printing in a non-traditional manner on paper, the pieces exist as singular pieces and large-scale site-specific installations. Drawing on my interest in narrative and shared knowledge, as well as my experience as an educator, my work has also shifted to include a focus on creating platforms for other artists and the open exchange of ideas in the art world. My artistic research explores the use of “self-portraits,” combined with the use of technology, images and texts solely derived from mass-media, while referencing pop-culture, identity politics, appropriation, social movements, politics, and authorship.

  • Black Biennial: Sonder 2024

    Black Biennial: Sonder 2024

    The Black Biennial

    Apr 19–Jun 2, 2024

    Reception: Apr 18, 6–8 pm

    Curated by Amadi Williams 25 PT and Isaiah “Prophet” Raines 25 SC

    Gelman Student Exhibitions Gallery
    Chace Center, 2nd floor
    20 North Main Street
    Providence, RI

    Gallery Hours
    Tues–Sun, 10 am–5 pm

  • SGCI- Graphic Impressions: Reflective Looking: Black Printmakers Finding Self and Community Through Print

    SGCI- Graphic Impressions: Reflective Looking: Black Printmakers Finding Self and Community Through Print

    Reflective Looking: Black Printmakers Finding Self and Community Through Print


    It’s my belief that many Black artists are engaged in reenacting aspects of their artistic practice through their lives in ways that might inform self-identity, address a social or political agenda, or serve efforts of building community. I am not prescribing that all Black artists make one type of, but rather want to acknowledge the unseen relationship between the expression of identity and a sense of responsibility to one’s community.

    In recent years my personal artistic practice branched when I began voluntarily giving creative workshops for young girls around themes of self-pride and expression in Knoxville, Tennessee. The realization made me look more deeply for evidence of other artist of color with a similar duality in their practice.

    The seven artists in this exhibit share the similarities of both their racial background and their artistic practice in printmaking, however, what this exhibit intends to highlight is the unique commonality that these artists share an active engagement with their communities. The purpose of this exhibit is to reveal the extended practices that arise when artists feel a social responsibility to the subject, or motivation that fuels their inspiration. This extended form of parallel practice is evident in varying degrees in the artists included in this exhibit, allowing their work to exist in two modes of making, reflecting both inward and outward.

    For many artists in this exhibit, the pandemic was a call to action. The pandemic stirred the need to connect with others for artist Rashaun Rucker. For him this meant reflecting on the traditions of the Southern Black church, his family, and acts of care. He began trying to find personal saints and the “God in people” to help make sense of his surroundings.

    The theme of reflection is embodied in artist Mildred Beltre’s series of prints Skin in the Game which contain images of the artist herself. These colorful prints are both visually and conceptually relevant to the collaborative public art project work she has done working with the Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine (BHAM).

    I first discovered the work of jina valentine through the Black Lunch Table series. A curious concept, gathering individuals around a table to collaborate, and commiserate. Her work acknowledges that there are circles of communication and the advantages to being in the right circles, or “at the table.”

    In her recent Aporia: Almanac project, valentine shows data of US cities that have had the highest rates of deadly encounters with police violence among Black men. The statistics and data have been enlarged and then copied onto handmade, flax paper, which, as the artist explains, will “corrode and eat the paper eventually.”

    Tanekeya Word has sought to expand her representation in the art world. As a founder of Black Women of Print, Word recognized the need to see more Black women printmakers in the canon of printmaking’s history. In her efforts to unite these women, she has also created a community for herself. With a background in arts management and completing her dissertation in urban education at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Word is actively shaping the contemporary fine art print field.

    Artists Tyanna Buie, Faisal Abdu’Allah, and Aaron Coleman exist in many facets that use printmaking and print’s extended practice into multiple avenues including installation, mixed media, photography, and performance. In addition to making her monumental-size screenprints, Tyanna Buie’s video compositions are an orchestration of videos from pop culture’s history that compose natives of a more introspective perspective. Offering encouragement, and insight these videos are at once humorous, and inspiring, sharing the unique a poignant voice of the Black women’s perspective. graphicimprstg.wpengine.com/project/tya…

    Dr. Faisal Abdu’Allah’s visual expression whether by print, photography, or woven tapestry, originate from the sanctity of the barbershop which he experienced as a child. He now shares this experience as a barber with this audience. I’ve always enjoyed the complex use of methods, material, and messages in the work of Aaron Coleman. His recent installations, prints, and sculptures have shared his extended practice of recontextualizing seemingly mundane artifacts and relics to discuss the history of racial discrimination in our country.

    This exhibit reveals not just the multiplicity of the printmaking practice, but the research and efforts behind artistic practices that often go unseen. It celebrates when our creative pursuits are big enough to exist off the page and become shared experiences, opportunities to educate, and expand resources that service our communities.

    - Althea Murphy-Price

  • Gateways into the Polycene: Speculations on a more just, sustainable, and plural future

    Gateways into the Polycene: Speculations on a more just, sustainable, and plural future

    Gateways into the Polycene is a multi-media exhibition featuring work by RISD faculty and staff that envisions a more just, sustainable, and plural future – a so-called “polycene” to follow the Anthropocene. Exhibitors responded to an invitation by the Center for Complexity to imagine transformative alternatives to human-centered processes of globalized development that are dominant today (growing out of modernity, capitalism, neocolonialism, and heteropatriarchy). The works that they created explore new or different relations in the pluriverse between humans, non-humans, and the planet; reflect on death, rebirth, and survival; and propose futurist rituals of mourning and transcendance. We invite you to attend the exhibition opening on Thursday, September 21 at 6pm, and hear from the artists and designers whose work is featured in the exhibition at gallery talks on Wednesday, September 27 and Tuesday, October 3, also at 6pm.

    Exhibitors include Griffin Smith (D+M), Leah Beeferman (EFS), Lilly Manycolors (THAD/TLAD), Lisi Raskin (Sculpture), Megan Valanidas (ID), Miguel Lastra (Hyundai Research Collaborative), Stephanie Choi (Architecture), Tyanna Buie (Printmaking), and VF Wolf (Security/Museum).

  • 2023 Ruth Arts Mary L. Nohl Alumni Awardees

    2023 Ruth Arts Mary L. Nohl Alumni Awardees

    The Ruth Arts Mary L. Nohl Alumni Award offers a new layer of support for former Nohl Fellows. It does this in two ways: by providing unrestricted funds to the selected artists and by working alongside artists to develop a network of career-sustaining opportunities to respond to their needs. It is awarded annually to four artists: three living in the four-county area (Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, Waukesha) and one currently living outside this area.

    The original Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fellowships for Individual Artists program, which launched in 2003, was designed to encourage artists to stay in greater Milwaukee, to evolve as artistic practitioners, and to contribute to our community through the creation of art. In 2022, with funding from Joy Engine, we were able to deepen the support we offer to artists.

    Over the course of twenty years working with Nohl Fellows and Suitcase Fund awardees across many career stages, we have developed a better understanding of the issues faced by post-fellowship artists, particularly those who want to remain in the area: a lack of career-sustaining networks and opportunities outside greater Milwaukee.

    In the spirit of the Nohl Fellowship--and Mary Nohl, who built the world she wanted to inhabit as an artist by creating her own clubs, convenings, and newsletters outside of established institutions and formalized spaces—we will work with Nohl alumni to create a program that centers artist self-determination and supports artist-defined forms of success.


  • Project 1612 AIR: Self-Preservation - Exhibition

    Project 1612 AIR: Self-Preservation - Exhibition

    Self-Preservation Exhibition
    813 East Jefferson Street, Morton, Illinois, 61550

    Project 1612 is an independent artist-run space and micro-residency located in Peoria, Illinois. The space was co-founded in August 2015 by Jessica Bingham, Zach Ott, and Alexander Martin. Within a detached garage, the micro-residency is 4-5 days and artists’ must end their time with an exhibition that is open to the public. For the sake of our neighborhood, and since we are not a business, the exhibition is only up for a few hours during the reception on the last day of the residency. As artists ourselves, we understand the expenses of travel, lodging, time off, etc., and do our best to limit any financial difficulties or time constraints. We also consider this more of a thinking/experimental space, not necessarily a gallery in the formal sense, so we encourage artists to interact and activate the space while exploring new ideas and concepts. That being said, all forms of artistry are welcome: painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, installation, poetry, etc.

    Project 1612 is not a business, it is an extension of our studio practice. There are no submission fees, no participation fees, and no sales of art. We simply ask that artists come to make and share their art with Peoria.

  • Stop Making Sense Plus One

    Stop Making Sense Plus One

    On view June 4 - July 12, 2023
    Opening Reception: Sunday, June 11, 3-6pm
    Organized by Kim Harty in 2022, Stop Making Sense was an exhibition showcasing contemporary craft by artists in the Detroit Metro area.
    Stop Making Sense Plus One brings these artists back together along with an additional invited artist of their choice. With new works and new artists, this expanded showcase of Detroit contemporary craft is an experience like no other.

    Zahra Almajidi
    Eleanor Anderson
    Ayako Aratani
    Ebitenyefa Baralaye
    Aaron Blendowski
    Brooke Breckner
    Emmy Bright
    Tyanna Buie
    Feather Chiaverini
    Taylor Childs
    Henry James Haver Crissman
    Joe Culver
    Annica Cuppetelli
    Mother Cyborg
    Yazmin Dababneh
    Sam Dienst
    Iris Eichenberg
    Elena Esposito
    Charlie O'Geen
    Salvadore Gulino
    Kim Harty
    Evan Fay
    Carole Harris
    Monique Homan
    Madeline Isakson
    Taylor Jenkins
    Kaylie Kaitschuck
    Lauren Kalman
    Evan Larson
    Kylie Lockwood
    Thomas Madden
    Noah Mantei
    Allie McAughey
    Laura Mooradian
    Catie Newell
    Jeremy Noonan
    Jayson Olson
    John Rizzo
    Leslie Rogers
    Sarah Rose Sharp
    Dylan Spaysky
    Toomas Toomepuu
    Virginia Rose Torrence
    Neha Vedpathak
    Najma Wilson
    Eighteen Yuan

  • Q & A with the Artist: Tyanna J. Buie

    Q & A with the Artist: Tyanna J. Buie

    IMPROVISATIONS runs from Friday, December 9th through Saturday, January 28th. The artist will be in attendance on Friday, December 9th for the opening reception and also for Gallery Night on Friday, January 20th and will host a Q&A at The Alice Wilds on Saturday, January 21st at 2PM. We hope to see you soon!

  • NADA Curated by Daonne Huff Exhibition, Participants, About NADA Curated

    NADA Curated by Daonne Huff Exhibition, Participants, About NADA Curated

    A Series of Arrangements #1
    Screen-Print, Collage, Caran D'ache, Hand-Applied Ink on paper
    65" x 50"

    View Exhibition:

    Like a child
    or I go on the playground swings when no one’s around
    or giggle is such an embodied word (For Eloise Greenfield)
    November 8 – January 2, 2023

    Curatorial Statement:
    As my great-grandmother Ma Bessie told it, when I was a little thing in the late 1980s, likely no more than five and not pleased with being placed in the back row for a dance recital, I pushed my way to the front and proceeded to do in her words, “the funky chicken.” I have no recollection of this, and fact-checking feels disrespectful. But her repeated storytelling imprinted the tale into me. That action became a marker of who I was and must still be in parts, traces, or essence, under and within the patinas of time. I have made intentional efforts to strengthen my tie to that chubby-cheeked, gap-toothed, natural haired little Black girl in tutu, leotard, and ballet shoes. More than thirty years later, after seeing me front row and centered in a fantastical handmade costume performing within a collective of experimental musicians and artists, my mom said, “I’m glad she found friends to play with.”

    Like a child was an outreach search for ultimately twenty-one artists who embrace, respond to, or collaborate with their own or another child-self in spite of or because of the acknowledgement that we can learn a thing or two from children about being in the moment, letting go, and seeing the magic in the everyday.

    Like a child who dresses themselves in whatever color, pattern, or texture combination that strikes their fancy, the works on view embrace the full array of the Crayola box, the junk drawers and the stock of JoAnn’s while pushing to the back of the closet the uniform of black, black, and more black.

    Like a child who is amused for hours by a cardboard box, if the world didn’t look the way they wanted it, in the way they needed it, the selected artists created ones that did on paper and canvas, in their bedroom, on a soundstage, in the great outdoors.

    But also like a child, sometimes a time out is necessary to sit, process, and heal from the trials and tribulations that life throws their way. It seems to only get harder with age to make that space.

    I hope you feel in these offerings something familiar, and will permit your own inner funky chicken, rabbit, pony to come out and play sometime. And here’s a playlist to help reset.

    –Daonne Huff, Director of Public Programs at The Studio Museum in Harlem

  • Printmaking in the Twenty-First Century

    Printmaking in the Twenty-First Century

    Included in this exhibition are more than 60 prints, posters, and artists’ books by diverse local, national and international artists, such as Hernan Bas, Susan Goethel Campbell, Enrique Chagoya, Marc Dion, Nicole Eisenman, Walton Ford, Chitra Ganesh, Rashid Johnson, Julie Mehretu, Michael Menchaca, Ryan Standfest, Katia Santibañez, James Siena, Dyani White Hawk, Ai Weiwei and more. Printers and publishers include Crown Point Press, San Francisco; Durham Press, Durham, Pennsylvania; Gemini GEL, Los Angeles, California; Harlan & Weaver, New York, New York; Highpoint Editions, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Signal-Return, Detroit, Michigan; Stewart & Stewart, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

    This exhibition includes the full set of twenty-four posters in the On Press Project: Prints for Nonprofits, 2018-22, printed and published by Signal-Return. The project highlights 24 Detroit-area artists including: Mark Arminski, Ouizi (Louise Jones), Sabrina Nelson, Renata Palubinskas, Pat Perry, Vito Valdez, W. C. Bevan, Olyamai Dabls, Andy Krieger, Nicole MacDonald, Azucena Nava-Morena, Renee Rials, Tyanna Buie, Sue Carman-Vian, Mary Fortuna, Charles McGee, Hubert Massey, Ryan Standfest, Jide Aje, Carole Harris, Kathy Leisen, Yvette Rock, Tylonn Sawyer and Clinton Snider. The Detroit nonprofit letterpress printshop, Signal-Return, continues the history of letterpress and relief printing as a way of making affordable works of art for everyone.


  • Homebody Exhibition - Cranbrook Art Museum

    Homebody Exhibition - Cranbrook Art Museum

    Homebody Exhibition
    January 26, 2022 - June 19, 2022

    Artists' Reception
    May 5th 2022

    Cranbrook Art Museum
    Lower Galleries
    39221 Woodward Ave
    Bloomfield Hills, MI

    While home is commonly used in reference to a physical space, the concept of home extends far beyond the parameters of any structure. It is a place, but also a feeling. According to social scientist Aviezier Tucker, “most people spend their lives in search of a home, at the gap between the natural home…and the particular ideal home where they would be fully fulfilled.”

    The exhibition Homebody is rooted in a desire to unpack the layers of “home” by placing in conversation artistic interpretations of the word and the complex feelings it evokes. Several of the artists investigate technologies used in the home, including the digital realm that opens up borders between self and other, the public and the private. Artists also abstract and reimagine traditional objects of comfort and utility, tapping into the complex relationship between the domestic space and capitalistic society. “Home” is also considered from national and ethnographic points of view through works that explore immigrant perspectives that straddle two homes, often a world apart. Other artists contemplate home from a more bodily perspective, how we find belonging in our own skin and the spaces we inhabit.

    Homebody seeks to unravel the ambiguous term of “home” by delving into connotations of comfort, nostalgia, alienation, and perpetual longing evoked by a word wrapped in promises. All of the artists featured in the exhibition have ties to Detroit, granting Homebody both a local perspective and a spectrum of backgrounds and interests that reflect the complexity of the city itself.

    Homebody is organized by Cranbrook Art Museum and curated by Kat Goffnett, Assistant Curator of Collections at Cranbrook Art Museum.

  • https://www.cityofmadison.com/dpced/planning/exhibitions/3837/


    Imprinted in Madison: Artists Making Their Mark
    February 25, 2022 – February 17, 2023
    Madison Municipal Building, 215 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Madison WI 53703
    Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4:30 PM

    Explore the virtual exhibition

    Imprinted in Madison: Artists Making Their Mark features prints by contemporary artists whose paths brought them to or through Madison. UW-Madison has the top printmaking MFA program in the country and the UW's Tandem Press produces fine art editions of prints by internationally renowned artists. As a result of these two outstanding institutions, many emerging and prodigious printmakers come to Madison to study, teach, or produce prints. In that way, Madison subtly affects the artist and in turn the artist impacts our city, creating an influential cultural nexus. To celebrate the importance of printmaking within our local arts ecology and honor some of the printmakers who have made or are making their mark on Madison, the 2022 Municipal Building Exhibition showcases a wide variety of prints and printmaking processes from internationally exhibited artists and locally celebrated printmakers alike.

  • 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 - DECEMBER 4, 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

  • 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



    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.

  • 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