Tyler A. Hennings
I chose painting because I like making marks. I love the smell of paint, the feel of loaded brush sliding across a canvas, and the weight of a fresh tube of paint in my hand.
My paintings are about the act of looking, the process of painting, and the foundations of art. It is my goal to create work from carefully observed reality with an abstract sensibility; to create a dialogue between representation and abstraction, which I do not see as mutually exclusive ways of working.
Selected Research and/or Creative Work:www.tylerhennings.com
2011 "Galex 45" National Juried Exhibition, Galesburg Givic Art Center, Galesburg, Illinois.
2010 "Avenue" Solo Exhibition, Mabee Art Gallery, Culver-Stockton College, Canton, Missouri.
2009 "23rd Biennial Southern Illinois Artists Open Competition" Regional Juried Exhibition, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, Illinois (3rd Place).
2008 "Not For the Season" Solo Exhibition, Dunham Gallery, Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois.
2007 "Paint!" National Juried Exhibition, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, Massachusetts.
2007 "3rd Annual National Self-Portrait Exhibition" National Juried Exhibition, 33 Collective Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
2007 "57th Biennial Quad-State Juried Exhibition" Regional Juried Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, Illinois (2nd Place).
2007 "22nd Biennial Southern Illinois Artists Open Competition" Regional Juried Exhibition, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, Illinois (Best of Show).
Courses Taught: Education:
ARTD 121 Drawing I
ARTD 240 Drawing II
ARTD 142 Painting I
ARTD 241 Painting II
ARTD 320 Junior Studio
ARTD 420 Senior Studio
ARTD 440 Independant Study
ARTD 200 Art History: Prehistory to Medieval
INTG 101 Introduction to Liberal Arts
MFA Northern Illiniois University 2002
BFA Western Illinois University 1999
Office: Rm 215 McMichael Academic