Release date: May 9, 2022
In this episode, I talk with Tyanna Buie. Tyanna is a visual artist whose work is exhibited nationally, including shows at the Haggerty Museum of Art, The Red Bull House of Art, and The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. She also is the Section Chair of Printmaking at the College for Creative Studies. Tyanna and I discuss how growing up in the foster care system shaped her approach to art and how she goes about inspiring young artists to find their own voices. Tyanna also answers a listener’s question about creating safe spaces for teaching art to children. More information about Tyanna, including a link to her artwork, can be found below.
Biography of Tyanna Buie
A Chicago and Milwaukee native, Tyanna Buie received her BA from Western Illinois University, and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Buie has attended Artists-In-Residency programs, such as the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, LA, The Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, as well as maintaining a connection to the community by hosting printmaking workshops and demonstrations, while participating in Healthy Neighborhood Initiatives through the production of public art created for underserved neighborhoods in Wisconsin.
Buie is the recipient of multiple awards including the Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship, Joan Mitchell Painters & Sculptors Grant, Kresge Artist Fellowship/Visual Arts, Grant Wood Fellowship in Printmaking at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, and the 2020 Fellowship.art award, a top accelerator award/program funded through gener8tor, and was selected by artist Shepard Fairey to collaborate on the Milwaukee mural titled “Voting Rights is Human Rights.” Her work has been acquired by major institutions, such as the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons in Milwaukee, WI, as well as private collections nationally, and has been reviewed on Hyperallergic.com, Newcity Chicago Magazine, South Bend Tribune, and featured on Essay’d.com and New American Paintings, Midwest edition No. 155.
Currently, Buie is an Assistant Professor/Section Chair of Printmaking at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI.