Tyler C. Reese

Zeitraum: Juni – Juli 2018

Stipendiat der NYAA



“The text is a tissue of citations, resulting from the thousand sources of culture.” Tissue: 4. A thing that conveys the impression of being woven as if produced by the intertwining of separate elements; an intricate mass, structure or network of things; spec. a connected series of errors, lies, etc. E18. I read the same paragraph three times because it’s loud on the train. One sentence sticks and I want to use it. I get anxious, but embrace my influences in the end; draw them or write them, sometimes cite them and sometimes steal.

I address the intimacy of memory and the subtle strings that tie various facets of our lives together. My piecemeal compositions examine the associative functions of the mind, and the clarity of connections between their elements varies because we see and remember and imagine in varying degrees of clarity. I practice tying knots, but try not to tie myself down. “What I have is an aesthetic concept, whereby I try to keep as many expressive options open for myself as possible,” I read under my breath, then close the window. That should keep me busy for awhile.


2019  MFA : Painting, New York Academy of Art
2011  BA : Studio Art (Painting) and English, Lewis & Clark College, Portland OR


2012 Delusions : Jefchak/Wyrick Gallery, Beverly Hills CA


2018  Tribeca Ball : New York Academy of Art, NYC
2015  Hatch Series No. 1 : Greenpoint NYC
2012  The Eclectic Show : Four Elements Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2012  Four Elements at Seeley Studios Grand Opening : Seeley Studios, Glendale CA
2012  Conception of Eternal Birth : Four Elements Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2011  Hence : Hoffman Gallery, Lewis & Clark College, Portland OR
2010  Rat Concentric : Miller’s Haus, Portland OR


2017  Merit Scholarship : New York Academy of Art
2011  SAAB (Student Academic Affairs Board) Grant for Thesis Work : Lewis & Clark College


2018  Leipzig International Art Programme : Leipzig, Germany