Milwaukee Woman Explores Her Troubled Childhood Through Her Collage Art

By Zac Schultz | November 25, 2014


Tyanna Buie is a Milwaukee collage artist who explores her troubled childhood through her art. With her father out of the picture, and her mother and other relatives in jail, Tyanna used art as an escape as a child. But, as a product of the foster care system, her work was thrown away each time she moved. 

Today Tyanna uses the techniques of screen print and collage to reinterpret old photographs and memories. She is also a teacher at the Milwaukee Institute for Art and Design and was the first African-American woman to receive the Mary L. Nohl Fellowship.

Watch the web extra Collage Art Buyers to learn more about who buys Tyanna’s art and what inspires them to do so.

Zac Schultz

Zac Schultz is a reporter for the “Wisconsin Life” project who thinks three-minute stories and one-line bio descriptions are woefully brief.
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