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
A Series of Arrangements #1
Screen-Print, Collage, Caran D'ache, Hand-Applied Ink on paper
65" x 50"
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
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
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
January 26, 2022 - June 19, 2022
May 5th 2022
Cranbrook Art Museum
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.
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
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:
LaToya M. Hobbs
Tyanna J. Buie
Karen J. Revis
Stephanie M. Santana
Highpoint Center for Printmaking
912 West Lake Street, MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 55408
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
IN THE AIR II: VOICES FROM DETROIT AND BEYOND
IN THE AIR II: VOICES FROM DETROIT AND BEYOND
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
In The Air: Voices From Detroit and Beyond
Trout Museum of Art: Guest Curator Tyanna Buie
February 26 - May 23, 2021
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
“VOTING RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS” MURAL BY SHEPARD FAIREY TO BE PAINTED ON THE COLBY ABBOT BUILDING THIS WEEK
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
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.
Chain of Events
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
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.
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Tea With Tyanna: Tea and Gallery talk
OBJECT, PATTERN, IMAGE, REVIVAL.
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
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
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
ON THE INSIDE OUT
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
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: 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
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" 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
Friday, January 26, 2018
College For Creative Study Center Galleries
301 Frederick St, Detroit, MI 48202
Opening Reception, Friday, January 19, 2018, 6:00 pm- 9:00pm
January 19, 2018 - March 18, 2018
Tyanna J. Buie
Jillian Dickson Ludwig
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
2 Fulton West
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Indiana University Northwest Exhibition
Opening Reception, November 13th 2017
12-2pm, gallery talk at 1pm
Gallery for Contemporary Art
Savannah Center, Room 131
Gary, Indiana 46408
Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 6:30pm
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
FRIDAY JUNE 16, 2017 | 6 - 9PM
Milwaukee Art Museum
700 N Art Museum Dr
On View until May 21st 2017!!!
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