Exhibition Description


Tyanna Buie
Mimetic Gestures
April 20 – June 2, 2018

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Simone DeSousa Gallery is pleased to present Mimetic Gestures, a solo exhibition of all new works by Tyanna Buie.

Mimetic Gestures features large-scale works on paper that examine the imaginal extractions derived from rare family photographs, with the intention of re-constructing previously repressed identities.

Tyanna Buie received her BA from Western Illinois University, and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She 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 and communities in Milwaukee, and Madison, WI.

Buie has been a visiting artist lecturer in Tennessee, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Rhode Island and Arizona, while continuing to exhibit her works in numerous juried, group and solo exhibitions throughout the country. In 2012, she received an emerging artist Mary L. Nohl Fellowship and is the recipient of the 2015 Love of Humanity Award from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, and the prestigious 2015 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant. Her work is part of the permanent collection at the Milwaukee Art Museum in Milwaukee, WI.

Tyanna Buie is currently living in Detroit, MI where she is Assistant Professor/Section Chair of Printmaking at the College for Creative Studies.