Tya Alisa Anthony explores themes of Identity through photography, mined media and charged objects. Anthony’s Identity focused works offer exploration in both the shared and diverse experiences of Contemporary Western Culture while approaching socially illuminated topics involving people of color. The core of Anthony's experimental work exists within research, collage and abstraction. As an integral component of her tactile studio practice, Anthony draws from nostalgia, photographs acquired online and images removed from her extensive archive of family photographs. It is Anthony's intention to create works that explore the intersections of contemporary culture while creating a space of autonomy and regard for bodies of color.
Anthony received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 2015, (SUMMA CUM LAUDE) honored as Valedictorian, from Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. Presently, Anthony lives and works in the city of Denver, producing photography + fine art installations for both commissions and exhibition. Tya is currently a TANK Studios artist, 2018 Redline Residency Artist and serves on the Advisory Board for Leon Gallery, a non-profit gallery and creative space dedicated to mentoring emerging artists across multiple disciplines, along with the Board of Tilt West, a non-profit dedicated to fostering critical dialog in art and culture in Denver.
Lives and works in Denver, Colorado
Hometown Baltimore, Maryland
2018-Present Advisory Board - LEON
2017-Present Board of Directors – Tilt West
2015-Present Board of Directors - Brown and Healthy
Professional Practice Awards + Residencies
2018-2020 Residency Recipient - Redline Denver
2018 Octopus Initiative Artist - Museum of Contemporary Art
2018 Regional Semi Finalist - Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series