The Narrative Image: Tyanna Buie’s Family History Retold Through Screenprint

Thursday, March 7, 2019 The event started -451 days ago

5:00 PM 6:00 PM

Wilson Hall

WIL 168

Tyanna Buie is an artist and professor currently living in Detroit, MI where she teaches printmaking at the College for Creative Studies. Buie creates mural-sized memorial work inspired by her family history. She specializes in screenprint processes that utilize photographic imagery and painterly monoprint techniques.

Buie will speak about her creative research in creating large-scale contemporary artworks that use the artistic techniques of screenprinting, a stencil method of printmaking.

Buie, an African American woman, is inspired by her family history, including her positive and negative experiences growing up within the foster care system. Her work, deeply rooted in personal history, allows her to challenge her family’s past in an attempt to re-imagine the future through fragmentation. In discussing her recent work, Buie explores her use of traditional narrative and non-narrative aspects of storytelling, connecting her personal story to our country’s larger history. Photographs, memorabilia, and documents are sourced from Buie’s family members to revive stories from her past.

Buie received her MFA from the prestigious printmaking program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010. In 2015, Buie received the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant and was an artist in residence at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, LA in 2017. She was a studio resident in silkscreen at the Women’s Studio Workshop in 2012 and an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center in 2010.

Buie maintains a connection to her community by hosting printmaking workshops and demos, as well as participating in Healthy Neighborhood Initiatives through the production of public art created for underserved neighborhoods in Milwaukee and Madison, WI. Buie has an extensive exhibition record which includes: The Haggerty Museum of Art, N’NaMDI Center for Contemporary Art, and The Milwaukee Art Museum. Her work is part of permanent collections including the Milwaukee Art Museum.

This lecture is supported by the Art, Art History & Design Department and the Distinguished Speaker Series.


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