A Chicago and Milwaukee native, Tyanna Buie is a visual artist who 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 (New Orleans, LA), the Women’s Studio Workshop (Rosendale, NY), and the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT). She maintains 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 under-served neighborhoods and communities in Wisconsin. Buie has been a visiting artist lecturer in Tennessee, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, New York, Alabama, Rhode Island, and Arizona, while continuing to exhibit her works in numerous juried, group and solo exhibitions throughout the country. Her extensive exhibition record includes: The Contemporary Invitational Print and Drawing exhibition at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, The Haggerty Museum of Art, Racine Art Museum, Lynden Sculpture Garden, The Red Bull House of Art, N’NAMDI Center for Contemporary Art, Erie Art Museum, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, The Milwaukee Art Museum, The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Lawrence University, and The Alice Wilds.
Buie’s work has been acquired by major instutions and private collections nationally, and in 2015, Buie became the recipient of the prestigious Joan Mitchell Painters & Sculptors Grant. Buie currently lives and works in Detroit, where she is an Assistant Professor/ Section Chair of Printmaking at the College for Creative Studies.