Artist Bio + Statement
Tiera May is a visual artist and musician from northern California. Raised by artist parents, May’s early life was heavily influenced by the bohemian, counter-culture ethos of the vagabonds and free-spirits that surrounded her. She went on to study studio art, art history and applied art & design at Sierra College. May attended one semester at CSU Chico to continue her formal education in fine art before ceasing her academic studies, returning to a remote location in the Sierra Nevada Foothills and dedicating her time and energy solely to developing her own voice as an artist. Her work has been featured at the Nevada City Film Festival, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Blue Line Art Gallery, the Museum of Northern California Art, B-So Gallery and 1078 Gallery. She is currently living and working in eastern Washington state.
My art explores myth-making through hand-cut, analog collage. The tactile nature of cutting and pasting has become a kind of ritual for me, a continuous dance of destruction and creation. My practice involves dissecting and reassembling elements of iconography to craft new elaborate worlds formed from disparate sources; visual sagas that capture the sacred and profane.
Nevada City Film Festival
Nevada City, CA
B-SO Space Gallery
Museum of Northern California Art
Blue Line Art Gallery
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Nevada City, CA
2017 Sierra College, Associate Degree in Liberal Arts & Cultures
2016 Sierra College, Associate Degree in Studio Art
2016 Sierra College, Associate Degree in Applied Art & Design