Tyanna Buie Wins Prestigious Mary Nohl Fellowship

Artwork by Tyanna Buie, BA Art 2006.

Artwork by Tyanna Buie, BA Art 2006.

Tyanna Buie, BA Art 2006, has received a very prestigious Mary Nohl Fellowship from the Bradley Foundation of Milwaukee.

The Bradley Family Foundation administers the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists program. The program, funded by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund, has two components. The fellowship program provides unrestricted funds for Established and Emerging artists to create new work or complete work in progress. The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Suitcase Export Fund for Visual Art was created to help artists with the cost of exhibiting their work outside the four-county area (Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington). Both programs are open to practicing artists residing in the four-county area. Sixty fellowships have been awarded since the program began in 2003.

Tyanna Buie, a painter and the first black woman to win a Nohl, explores the impermanence of her childhood in the Illinois Department Foster Care System in her work. Through a journalistic gathering of information and materials, Buie looks at how her own narrative has been the product of piecing together, discarding and concealing over time, of packing and unpacking. This translates to vacancies, erasure-like passages, in Buie’s beautiful painting.

Read more about the Fellowship and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Online report.

Congratulations to Tyanna!

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