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Tiera May

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.

Artist Statement

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.

 

Past Exhibitions

2021
1078 Gallery

Chico, CA

2020

Nevada City Film Festival
Nevada City, CA

2018

B-SO Space Gallery
Chico, CA

2018

Blackbird
Chico, CA

2018

Museum of Northern California Art
Chico, CA

2017

Blue Line Art Gallery
Roseville, CA

2017

Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Nevada City, CA

Education

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

Upcoming Exhibitions
TBA

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