Tyler Starr received his BFA from University of Connecticut, his MFA from University of Minnesota, and his PhD in Studio Arts from Tokyo University of the Arts.  Starr’s mixed-media works on paper combine direct observation, poetic associations and elements of yellow journalism to visualize social and spiritual conundrums in such forms as prophetic motorcades from declassified FBI documents and imposing geographical sites associated with tragedies. The works are made through a combination of drawing, collage, and stencils with an interest in the ways printed information has been used from its very beginnings to map human endeavors. His work has been exhibited internationally at Yale University’s Haas Arts Library, New Museum for Contemporary Art (NY), Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Liège (Belgium), and Museum of Contemporary Art (Japan). Starr was a recipient of a 2017 Visual Arts Grant from the Puffin Foundation to assist with the fine binding of publications for Redress Papers at the Delta Arts Center in Winston Salem (NC). He was selected to be a 2018 Fellowship Artist at the Kala Art Institute (Berkeley, CA).

Former Fellow
2011 to 2012