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Tyler Starr
updated: 02/10/2012
website: www.tylerstarr.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Politician's Election Bus, But He Lost
Burning Police Box
Dam Survey: Key Part
Anti-Dam Structure
Barricade with Datsun
Dam Survey: Village Approximation
Dam Prospect
Base Bar Row / The Honch
Attempted Fix (Artist Book- cover and back)
Attempted Fix (Artist Book- page 7 and 8)
Wallowing: Goodbye Enterprise
Wallowing: Hello Enterprise
Wallowing: Base Jubilee
Attempted Fix Props
Attempted Fix Infrastructure
 
Portfolio Keywords:  social criticism, systems, diagrammatic, political, documentary, historical, collage, architecture, mapping
 
 
Politician's Election Bus, But He Lost by Tyler Starr
Politician's Election Bus, But He Lost
Japanese Papers, Ink
2010
37.5 " x  39.5 " 
Burning Police Box by Tyler Starr
Burning Police Box
Japanese Papers, Ink, Spray Paint
2010
37.5 " x  39.5 " 
Dam Survey: Key Part by Tyler Starr
Dam Survey: Key Part
Japanese Papers, Ink
2010
37.5 " x  39.5 " 
Anti-Dam Structure by Tyler Starr
Anti-Dam Structure
Japanese Papers, Ink, Spray Paint
2010
37.5 " x  39.5 " 
Barricade with Datsun by Tyler Starr
Barricade with Datsun
Japanese Papers, Ink, Spray Paint
2010
37.5 " x  39.5 " 
Dam Survey: Village Approximation by Tyler Starr
Dam Survey: Village Approximation
Japanese Papers, Ink, Spray Paint
2010
37.5" x  39.5" 
Dam Prospect by Tyler Starr
Dam Prospect
Japanese Papers, Ink
2010
31" x  32" 
Base Bar Row / The Honch by Tyler Starr
Base Bar Row / The Honch
Japanese Papers, Ink, Spray Paint
2010
31 " x  32 " 
Attempted Fix (Artist Book- cover and back) by Tyler Starr
Attempted Fix (Artist Book- cover and back)
Offset Litho
2010
8.5 " x  13 " 
Attempted Fix (Artist Book- page 7 and 8) by Tyler Starr
Attempted Fix (Artist Book- page 7 and 8)
Offset Litho
2010
8.5 " x  13 " 
Wallowing: Goodbye Enterprise by Tyler Starr
Wallowing: Goodbye Enterprise
Pencil, Japanese Papers, Gouache
2009
28.5 " x  37.5 " 
Wallowing: Hello Enterprise by Tyler Starr
Wallowing: Hello Enterprise
Pencil, Japanese Papers, Gouache
2009
28.5 " x  37.5 " 
Wallowing: Base Jubilee by Tyler Starr
Wallowing: Base Jubilee
Pencil, Japanese Papers, Gouache
2009
38.5 " x  56.5 " 
Attempted Fix Props by Tyler Starr
Attempted Fix Props
Pencil, Japanese Papers, Gouache
2011
18.5 " x  30.5 " 
Attempted Fix Infrastructure by Tyler Starr
Attempted Fix Infrastructure
Pencil, Japanese Papers, Gouache
2011
18.5 " x  30.5 " 

Artist Statement

            The word “wallowing” encapsulates a critical element of my work.  The word has several definitions.  One is to revel in an emotion and another is to struggle through something like mud.  My artwork commemorates these dual human conditions.  Research, direct observation and the legacy of printed information are all used in making my images.  I depict monumental efforts to “fix” the world.  These heroic attempts incorporate jerry-rigged structures that grow out of conundrums.  The results are typically muddy and suggestive of human intentions for the future. 

            Recent imagery includes decorations for nuclear powered warships during open-base “friendship” days, anti-dam movements and radical architecture for street corner police boxes.  I create the work using layers of translucent Japanese papers, pen and spray paint.

Artist Bio / CV

Education

Tokyo University of the Arts, Ueno, Japan, PhD in Fine Arts 2011

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Master of Fine Arts 2002

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Bachelor of Fine Arts 1995-7

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI 1992-4

 

Grants

Japanese Ministry of Education Research Scholarship

Graduate Fellowship for the University of Minnesota

Fulbright Scholarship for the Academy of Fine Arts,

     Krakow, Poland

 

Exhibitions

2011

Tokyo Paintings and Mixed Media Work (two person show) Cullom Gallery, Seattle, WA

 

2010

Doctoral Program Final Exhibition University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts

Animation Showcase: Attempted Fix Survey Small Press Expo 2010, Bethesda, MD

 

2009

Wallowing Series Solo Exhibition Gallery EF, Tokyo, Japan

7th International Biennial of Contemporary Prints in Liège Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Belgium

2nd Bangkok Triennale International Print and Drawing Exhibition PSG Art Gallery, Bangkok Thailand Excellent Prize

Tokyo Wonderwall 2009 Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo Japan

 

2008

1st International Printmaking Biennial-Istanbul, Istanbul Museum of Graphic Arts, Turkey

 

2007

Monochrome Contemporary Art Exhibition Ueno Town Art Museum, Tokyo

Contemporary Prints From Tokyo Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN

International Print Triennial Vienna Kunstlerhaus, Vienna

 

2006

Tawaraya Memorial Exhibition Tokyo National University of Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan 1st prize

 

2005

Two Person Print & Drawing Exhibition Taiji Kiyokawa Memorial Gallery, Setagaya Art Museum

 

2004

New Works Kelly Rae Theiss Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

 

2003

Lasting Impressions: Works by University of Connecticut Alumni in Printmaking William Benton Museum of Modern Art, CT

 

2002

Art Educates the World Sotheby’s New York, NY

 

2000

28th Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition Peoria, IL Best of Show

 

1996

Alt. Youth Media New Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY

Alternative and Underground Artists’ and Eccentric Magazines and Micropresses

Boise State University, ID