Tyanna Buie: Im•Positioned

August 26, 2018 - December 2, 2018

Tyanna Buie, Power Pose #3, 2018. Image courtesy of The Alice Wilds Gallery.

Opening reception: Sunday, August 26, 2018 – 3-5 pm (FREE)
Related Events:
Call and Response: A Conversation with Tyanna Buie, Folayemi Wilson, and Portia Cobb, November 17, 3-4:30 pm

Free to members or with admission to sculpture garden.

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. This is a Call & Response event.

About the Artist
A Chicago and Milwaukee native, Tyanna Buie received her BA from Western Illinois University, and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While she has attended residency programs throughout the country, exhibited her work both nationally and internationally, she has maintained her connection to the community by hosting printmaking workshops and demonstrations, and participating in Healthy Neighborhood Initiatives through the production of public art for underserved neighborhoods and communities.  In 2012, Buie received the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fellowship as an emerging artist, and in 2015 she received the foundation’s Love of Humanity Award. She is also is a 2015 recipient of the prestigious Joan Mitchell Painters & Sculptors Grant. Her work has been featured in Hyperallergic and has been acquired by major institutions and private collections. Buie is currently living in Detroit, where she is an assistant professor and section chair of Printmaking at the College for Creative Studies.

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