Biographies

TYLER MATTHEW OYER

BORN

Pennsylvania / based in Los Angeles


EDUCATION

2012    MFA / California Institute of the Arts

2009   BFA / The Pennsylvania State University

Founder & Editor, tirjournal.com



PERFORMANCES

2016

Calling All Divas / In Real Life / Hammer Museum / Los Angeles, CA

TMO, TROLLKREM, and Oslo Pilot / Calling All Divas / Ekebergparken Sculpture Park / SOPPEN / Oslo, Norway

RELEASE outdoor concert / Rogaland Kunstsenter / Stavanger, Norway

Incarnata Social Club / curated by Kembra Pfahler / Holland Projects / Reno, NV

TMO, Bebe Huxley, and Julius Smack / PAM + Practical Records / Los Angeles, CA

Exploring the Nowannago / with Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle / Museum of the African Diaspora / San Francisco, CA; Grand Central Art Center / Santa Ana, CA

RELEASE / Queer Pop / Human Resources / Los Angeles, CA

Immaterials and Proposals / X-TRA / MOCA Geffen / Los Angeles, CA

2015

BOFFO Performance Festival / Fire Island Pines / NY

Calling All Divas / Hammer Museum / Los Angeles

Calling All Divas / McPoems / Los Angeles

2014

RELEASE / Untitled. / Miami

TROIS VOIX / Human Resources / Los Angeles, CA

Shimmy Shake Earthquake / NY Art Book Fair / MoMA PS1 / New York

TROIS VOIX / Highways Performance Space / Santa Monica, CA

Shimmy Shake Earthquake / Vogue Fabrics / London

“Gone for Gold” / Pieterspace / Los Angeles

Calling All Divas / Trollkrem / Kunstnernes Hus / Oslo

2013

Shimmy Shake Earthquake / Night Court / Art Basel Miami Beach / Miami

Shimmy Shake Earthquake (solo) / Cirrus Gallery / Los Angeles

100 Years of Noise: Beyoncé is ready to receive you now / New Original Works Festival / REDCAT / Los Angeles

"Gone for Gold" / Time Share / AUNTS / Brooklyn, NY

"Gone for Gold" / Cutlog / New York

Calling All Divas / After School Special / Bergen Kunstall / Bergen

2012

"Gone for Gold" / Rogaland Kunstsenter / Stavanger

"Gone for Gold" / Fredensborgveien 29 / Oslo

"Gone for Gold" / Liebig12 / Berlin

"Gone for Gold" / Royal Vauxhall Tavern / London

"Gone for Gold" / BARRY / W139 / Amsterdam

"Gone for Gold" / Toves Galleri / Copenhagen

"Gone for Gold" / 12 Ballads for Huguenot House / dOCUMENTA (13) / Kassel

"Gone for Gold" / Artists as Travellers / Galarie der Hochschule / Braunschweig

"Gone for Gold" / MMXII / LA Mart / Los Angeles

STAGED: Three Crimes in Three Acts (solo) / The Sharon Disney Lund Theater / CalArts / Valencia, CA

SOMEWHEREOVER / 00:00 Reset / Human Resources / Pacific Standard Time / Los Angeles

2011

The Gates of El Dorado / Voyeuristic Exhibitionism / CONCORD / Los Angeles

"Hello, Dolly!" / High Desert Test Sites / Wonder Valley, CA

A House is Not a Home / SWAG THE FUCK OUT / Freak City / Los Angeles

Dress Rehearsal for Tea for Two / Carmichael Gallery / Los Angeles

Blackout + TMO LIVE (solo) / Main Gallery / CalArts / Valencia, CA

2010 Glitter Gut / SITE FEST / 3rd Ward & Chez Bushwick / Brooklyn, NY

Glitter Gut / Pavilion Theatre / University Park, PA

2009

Maybe This Time / Pennsylvania State University / University Park, PA


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016

RELEASE (solo) / Cirrus Gallery / Los Angeles

Exploring the Nowannago / collaboration with Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle / Grand Central Art Center / Santa Ana, CA

La Biennale di Vista del Oro / Yard Pedro / San Pedro, CA

2015

This is Not a Connection / Cirrus Gallery / Los Angeles, CA

Goddag Man! Kunstsamling / Rogaland Kunstsenter / Stavanger, Norway

One After Another, In Succession / Charlie James Gallery / Los Angeles, CA

Bliss Point / Arena1 / Santa Monica, CA

Bad Data / Wolfart / Rotterdam

2013

Shimmy Shake Earthquake (solo) / Cirrus Gallery / Los Angeles, CA

Gesturing into Consciousness / Penn State Alumni Exhibition / Zoller Gallery / University Park, PA

2012

Miami Project / Cirrus Gallery / Miami

Queer Pile Up 3 / ForYourArt / Los Angeles

Art in the Parking Space / Pacific Standard Time / The Standard Hotel / Hollywood, CA

2011

We Got Next / Untitled Art Projects / Los Angeles

Mid Res / CalArts / Valencia, CA

Open Ending / The Farley Building / Los Angeles

PERFORM NOW! CHINATOWN / Los Angeles

Cabin Fever / Mixed Greens / New York

The White Woman with the Brown Skin with a White Name with a Gun on Horse / Human Resources / Los Angeles

Queer Pile Up 2 / 1296 Sunset Blvd / Los Angeles

2010

AQUA Art Fair / Horse Trader Projects / Miami

Younger than Moses: Idle Worship / Benrimon Contemporary / New York

Bambi Biennial / Bambi Gallery / Philadelphia

Un-wearable Fashion / VisArts / Rockville, MD

G40: The Summit / ArtWhino / Arlington, VA

Transitions / MIAD Gallery / Milwaukee, WI

2009

5th After the Pedestal / The Sculpture Center / Cleveland, OH

Fabulous at Forty / Patterson Gallery / University Park, PA

Black & White / ArtWhino / Nation Harbor, MD

Misdirection / Zoller Gallery / University Park, PA

2008

GALORE / Patterson Gallery / University Park, PA

Hey Joe! The Show! / Zoller Alcove / University Park, PA

HARM / Asymmetrick Arts / Rockland, ME

2007

ANNUNCIATION; with Betsy Morningstar / 106 West Main / Waynesboro, PA

CORE / Zoller Gallery / University Park, PA

2006

Zips / Woskob Gallery / State College, PA


SCREENINGS

2015

“Calling All Divas: TASKASKASP” / &Now Festival / presented by Maggie Neslon

2014

“Dancing on My Own” / Transmission / Orange County Museum of Art / Newport Beach, CA

“Dancing on My Own” / Center for the Arts / Eagle Rock, CA

2011

"Glitter Gutter" / Fast-Forward II / Contemporary Arts Forum / Santa Barbara, CA

2010

"Maybe This Time" / VIDEOHOLICA / Varna, Bulgaria


ARTIST BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

2016

RELEASE / Box of Books volume X / curated by Darin Klein and Jaye Fishel / Bullhorn Press / Los Angeles, CA

Not Myself Tonight: self-portraits 2006-2015 / TMOSTUDIO / Los Angeles, CA

2013

"Hello, Dolly!" / DVD / Cirrus Editions

Shimmy Shake Earthquake / Cirrus Editions

Meditations on Gold Things / Proof of Addiction(?) / A Book of Images

100 Years of Noise: Beyoncé is ready to receive you now

"Gone for Gold" / Paper Chase Press

2012

STAGED: Three Crimes in Three Acts

2011

COVERED

Blackout

2010

Fractured Fabulist Façade Face


PUBLISHED TEXTS

2016

Cross-Climate Spell Search / contemporaryartstavanger.no

2015

Surround Echo Surround Promise / tirjournal.com

Reusable Parts/Endless Love / tirjournal.com

Dirty Looks Los Angeles Sesion Continua / tirjournal.com

2013

Odds exhibition catalogue / pgs. 84-86 / Odda, Norway

Performance Meets Image in Noise: Beyoncé at REDCAT / LA STAGE TIMES itch dance journal / issue 15


AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2016 Fellow / The Artist Project of Los Angeles / Los Angeles, CA

Resident / Cut and Burns / OUTPOST / New York, NY

2014 Resident / PAM / Los Angeles, CA

2012 Performing Arts Forum (PAF) / Summer University / St. Erme, France

DAAD / German Academic Research Grant

2010 Diversity Grant / CalArts

2009 The Kara D. Berggren Award / Pennsylvania State University

2008 Brian Betzler Memorial Scholarship / Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts Summer Residency / New York

COLLECTIONS

Los Angeles Contemporary Archive

The Museum of Modern Art / New York


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016

Moro, Humberto. “La performance de la revolución – la politica según Tyler Matthew Oyer”, Solar Magazine, issue 2, pgs 84-89. Print.

Lapteva, Eugenia. “Deep in the Norwegian woods at a fantasy festival”, DAZED Digital, Sept. 16

Gjessing, Mona. “Nesten Forløst Festival: Stemningsbilder fra Ekebergskogen”, Billedkunst,
issue 5, pgs 54-54. Print.

Bui, Priscilla. “Art exhibit ties into worldwide issues”, Daily Titan, [Fullerton, CA], Sept. 7

Choi, Duke. “Duke Choi on Exploring the Nowannago at GCAC”, kachstudio.com, Sept. 2

Vogel, Wendy. “Norwegian Wood”, Frieze online, Sept. 1

Stromberg, Matt. “ArtRx LA”, HYPERALLERGIC online, Aug. 30

Breivik, Andreas. “Notes on SOPPEN”, Vi ser på kunst [Oslo], online, Aug. 26

Kvalsund, Runa. “Vulgaert og frigjerande”, Klassekampen [Oslo], Aug 18, pgs 28-29. Print.

Joung, Nora. “Et identitetspolitikkens Super Bowl”, Kunstkritikk [Oslo], online, Aug. 22

Wagley, Catherine. “Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle and Tyler Matthew Oyer: Exploring the Nowannago:

Kentrifican Modes of Resistance”, LA Weekly online, Aug 1.

Miranda, Carolina A., “Date Book: An all-American collection, art in a train station, genre bending painting”, Los Angeles Times online, Aug. 4

2014

"TRANSMISSION Artist Focus: Tyler Matthew Oyer", 5790 Projects online, Jan. 24.

2013

Haraldseth, Geir. "How Can You Change the World?", shimmyshakeearthquake.com

Dam, Malene. "Script for and Operetta: What Will Come Before", shimmyshakeearthquake.com

Riefe, Jordan. "Pop Diva Meets Futurist in Tyler Matthew Oyer's Show", Blouin Artinfo, Aug. 1.

Gardocki, Matthew, and Moore, Catlin. "Emergent Presence", Fabrik, issue 21.

Oyer, Tyler Matthew. "Performance Meets Image in Noise: Beyoncé at REDCAT", LA Stage Times online, Jul. 24.

Martinez, Jacqueline. "Review: New Original Works Festival – Week Two", Living Out Loud Los Angeles online, Aug. 3.

2012

Locks, Mia. "Bodies and Selves", MXVII catalogue, pgs 112-117.

2011

Anderson, Maria. "Manana Baby: Ed Ruscha and Tyler Matthew Oyer", Curbs and Stoops online, Jul. 25.




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