Bria Tyler

Symposium Year



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Start Date

3-25-2023 8:30 AM

End Date

3-25-2023 10:00 AM


Artist's Statement:

My work explores the relationship between modern-day black culture and the history of the Victorian era, with influences from the polish artist Ewa Juszkiewics and African American contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley. As a black artist, I think representation within the arts is essential. Many portraits during the Victorian era did not royally depict African Americans. As an artist, I aim to bridge the gap between cultural and racial indifference. I want viewers to value and place themselves within the artwork. For example, the way many black people wear their hair is a form of self-expression, and I look to emphasize that as an artist. I want viewers within the black community to value themselves in areas where they may feel lower than others.

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