Tyler Yvette Wilson is a multidisciplinary artist who primarily works with text, photography, and video. She blends children’s motifs, autobiographical, current, and historical narratives to discuss the troubling foundations that underlie most of Western society and to expose the malleable nature of history. Tyler was raised in Austin, TX and Atlanta, GA. She studied at Davidson College from 2010 to 2016. After graduating with a B.A. in Studio Art, she attended Oglethorpe University for post-baccalaureate studies. In 2020, she earned her M.F.A. at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in the Mount Royal School of Art, where she was named a MICA Community Endowed Fellow, won the 2019 Graduate Research Development Grant and received the 2020 Mount Royal School of Art’s Emerging Artist Award.
Soon after, Tyler became a semifinalist and was chosen as Judges’ Favorite in the Global Design Graduate Show 2020 and has since attracted the attention of galleries in London, D.C. and Atlanta. Featured by Artsy, her work has also been praised and collected by artists such as Joan Jonas, Martha Rosler, Tania Bruguera, Carolee Schneemann, Ellen Lupton, and Dread Scott. In addition to completing a public art commission for the Town of Davidson, the London School of Economics and Political Science named her a quarterfinalist in their Legacy Sculpture Competition. She is slated to be the 2022 Visiting Artist in Residence at Brandywine Workshop and Archives. Tyler is the youngest member to serve on Davidson College’s Art Collection Advisory Committee. She is also a juror for Davidson’s $5M commission, the Commemorative Site for Enslaved and Exploited People. Tyler is an adjunct professor at Georgia State University and currently resides in Atlanta, Ga.