Tyler Starr (2011-2012 Teaching Fellow) received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota. In 1998, Starr was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland. In March 2011, he graduated with a PhD in Studio Arts from the Tokyo University of Fine Arts, where he was a recipient of the Japanese Ministry of Education Scholarship. His work has been featured in numerous exhibits including the Santa Fe International New Media Festival 2012, International Biennial of Contemporary Prints at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Liège, Belgium, the 2nd Bangkok Triennial International Print and Drawing Exhibition, and the Tokyo Wonderwall 2009 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo Japan. Tyler was the recipient of a 2011 Grant Wood Fellowship where he developed a new body of artwork using skills and concepts learned in Japan, applied to American subject matter. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Davidson College in North Carolina.