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Tyler C. Vouros


Tyler Vouros creates hyperrealist naturalistic imagery, using charcoal as his medium for drawing and painting. A subtractive technique with brushes, erasers, and sandpaper is utilized to construct tactile illusions by lifting medium and revealing the luminescent surface beneath. His work celebrates natural history and the scientific community in the afterlife of flora and fauna by using still life and specimens from various collections including the Yale Natural History Museum archives. His most recent pieces incorporate old master landscapes from the likes of Rubens, Corot, Grimshaw and more, as a nod to the masters of the past and Vouros’ former work as at Copyist at the MET.
Tyler’s work has been in numerous exhibitions in spaces including: Collier West, Flowers Gallery, Sotheby's, Neue Leipziger Messe, Richard J. Demato Gallery, SEEN Gallery, Art Southampton, and Pier Sixty Chealsea. Appearances in publications include the 2016 & 2017 Manifest International Drawing Annual, Artscope Magazine, and American Art Collector. Other accomplishments include a residency grant in Leipzig, Germany from the Villore Foundation, and a sponsorship grant from MASS MoCA. Vouros has also completed several special projects and commissions, including a collaboration with Grupo Cortefiel and artwork for CHANEL. His work is held in public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe.
As a lifelong resident of Western Massachusetts, Tyler grew up in a small hill town and received his AFA from Greenfield Community College and BFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He then spent a couple years in New York City while earning his MFA from the New York Academy of Art, before returning home to the Pioneer Valley where he now resides with his wife and two young children. He maintains his studio practice in an old factory building on a canal in Holyoke, MA and is an award winning educator working in drawing, painting and foundations. He is currently teaching as an Assistant Professor of Art at the Community College of Rhode Island.

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Last Updated: 2/18/19