Tya Alisa Anthony explores themes of Identity seeped in Ecology, Ritual, and Ancestral FolkLore. While Anthony’s storytelling is a reflection of Sanctuary, not escapism, fact with a little fiction, her narrative driven practice observes, reimagines and preserves inclusive spaces for people of color through photography, collage and reliquary.

Anthony received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, (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. She has shown in numerous exhibitions in the Colorado region including a permanent collection commissioned by the Octopus Initiative and Museum of Contemporary Art, Center for Visual Arts, LEON Gallery, and at RedLine. 

b. 1978

Lives and works in Denver, Colorado

Hometown Baltimore, Maryland


Professional Associations

2018-Present Advisory Board - LEON

2017-Present Board of Directors – Tilt West

2015-Present Board of Directors - Brown and Healthy

2019-Present Board of Directors - Platteforum

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

Collections and Commissions

Denver Art Museum | Denver, CO

Museum of Contemporary Art | Denver, CO
EPIC Gala, RedLine | Denver, CO
Regis University | Denver, CO

The Temple | Denver, CO