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Tyler Matthew Oyer
b. 1987, Pennsylvania

EDUCATION

2012     MFA California Institute of the Arts
2009    BFA The Pennsylvania State University

SELECT PERFORMANCES

2020     BRUTAL LANGUAGE, Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy
2020    BRUTAL LANGUAGE, Vocal Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA
2020     Wait for me at the Bottom of the Pool or Jack Goes Hollywood, John Sowden House, The Cultivist, Los Angeles, CA
2019     BRUTAL LANGUAGE, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
2019     NO TEMPLE, The Magic Hour, Joshua Tree, CA
2019     NO TEMPLE, Ö2, Stockholm, Sweden
2019     Roy Cohn/Jack Smith/Ron Vawter, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA
2019     NO TEMPLE, Théâtre de L’usine, Geneva, Switzerland
2019     NO TEMPLE, Lost & Found, Theatrum Anatomicum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2019     Wait for me at the Bottom of the Pool or Jack Goes Hollywood, John Sowden House, homeLA, Los Angeles, CA
2018     RELEASE DELUXE, Cabaret Mademoiselle, Brussels, Belgium
2018     RELEASE DELUXE, Ingensteds, Oslo, Norway
2018     RELEASE DELUXE, The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2018     RELEASE DELUXE, Silencio, Paris, France
2018     Trollkrem Import, Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway
2018     RELEASE DELUXE, Spektrum, Berlin, Germany
2018     La Bola Negra, SURGE Festival, Madrid, Spain
2018     RELEASE DELUXE, ALT_CPH, Copenhagen, Denmark
2018     Calling All Divas, MIX NYC, Brooklyn, NY
2017     RELEASE DELUXE, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
2017     Mid City Angels with Matt Savitsky, Shoot the Lobster, Los Angeles, CA
2017     Calling All Divas, Pittsburgh Performance Art Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
2017     RELEASE, Artopia curated by LA Weekly + dublab, Union Station, Los Angeles, CA
2017     Exploring the Nowannago with Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle & KREation, The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2017     Calling All Divas, Vermilion Sands, Copenhagen, Denmark
2016     Calling All Divas, In Real Life, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2016     Calling All Divas, Soppen Festival, Ekebergparken, Oslo, Norway
2016     RELEASE, Rogaland Kunstenter, Stavanger, Norway
2016     Incarnata Social Club, curated by Kembra Pfahler, Holland Projects, Reno, NV
2016     TMO, Bebe Huxley, and Julius Smack, PAM, Los Angeles, CA
2016     Exploring the Nowannago with Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA
2016     RELEASE, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
2016     X-TRA: Immaterials and Proposals, MOCA Geffen, Los Angeles, CA
2015     BOFFO Performance Festival, Fire Island Pines, NY
2014     RELEASE, Untitled. Art Fair, Miami, FL
2014     BLACKOUT, Chapel Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
2014     TROIS VOIX, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
2014     Shimmy Shake Earthquake, MoMA PS1, New York, NY
2014     TROIS VOIX, Highways, Santa Monica, CA
2014     Shimmy Shake Earthquake, Vogue Fabrics Dalston, London, England
2014     Gone for Gold, Pieterspace, Los Angeles, CA
2014     Calling All Divas, curated by Trollkrem, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
2013     Shimmy Shake Earthquake, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL
2013     100 Years of Noise: Beyoncé is ready to receive you now, New Original Works Festival, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA
2013     Gone for Gold, AUNTS, Brooklyn, NY
2013     Calling All Divas, After School Special, Bergen Kunstall, Bergen, Norway
2012     Gone for Gold, Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger, Norway
2012     Gone for Gold, Fredensborgveien 29, Oslo, Norway
2012     Gone for Gold, Liebig12, Berlin, Germany
2012     Gone for Gold, Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London, UK
2012     Gone for Gold, W139, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2012     Gone for Gold, Toves Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012     Gone for Gold, 12 Ballads for Huguenot House, dOCUMENTA (13). Kassel, Germany
2012     Gone for Gold, Galarie der Hochschule, Braunschweig, Germany
2012     Gone for Gold, MMXII, LA Mart, Los Angeles, CA
2012     STAGED: Three Crimes in Three Acts (thesis), The Sharon Disney Lund Theater, CalArts, Valencia, CA
2012     SOMEWHEREOVER, Human Resources, Pacific Standard Time, Los Angeles, CA
2011     Hello, Dolly!, High Desert Test Sites, Wonder Valley, CA
2011     BLACKOUT, Main Gallery, CalArts, Valencia, CA
2011     TMO LIVE, Main Gallery, CalArts, Valencia, CA
2010     Glitter Gut, SITE FEST, Chez Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

SCREENINGS

2018     Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
2018     Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide, Bard College, Annandale-On- Hudson, NY
2017     Queer & Camp, Beacon Sacramento, Sacramento, CA
2015     Calling All Divas: TASKASKASP, &Now Festival curated by Maggie Nelson, CalArts, Valencia, CA
2014     Calling All Divas: TASKASKASP, Afterglow curated by Harry Dodge, Pieterspace, Los Angeles, CA
2014     Dancing on My Own, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
2014     Dancing on My Own, Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
2011     Glitter Gutter, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
2010     Maybe This Time, VIDEOHOLICA, Varna, Bulgaria

SOLO + 2-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2020     Video Retrospective 2008-2020, tmostudio.com, Los Angeles, CA 
2018     Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
2018     Calling All Divas, OOF BOOKS, Los Angeles, CA
2017     Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
2017     Inside Me with Incredible Intensity with Martin Jacob Neilson, Vermilion Sands, Copenhagen, Denmark
2016     RELEASE, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2016     Exploring the Nowannago with Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA
2013     Shimmy Shake Earthquake, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009     Fabulous at Forty, Patterson Gallery, University Park, PA
2008     GALORE, Patterson Gallery, University Park, PA

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020     Hollywood Babylon: A Re-Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, Jeffrey Deitch Gallery & Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2019     CAMP FIRES, UV Estudios, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2019     Queer Intimacy and States of Emotion, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
2018    Summer Camp, Home Alone Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2018     Velvet Ropes, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2018     Material Art Fair, Harborview and Pole, Mexico City, Mexico
2017     A Matter of Fact, Vermilion Sands, Copenhagen, Denmark
2017     Chapters: Book Arts in Southern California, Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2016     La Biennale di Vista del Oro, Yard Pedro, San Pedro, CA
2015     This is Not a Connection, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015     Goddag Man! Kunstsamling, Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger, Norway
2015     One After Another, In Succession, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015     Bad Data, Wolfart, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2012     Queer Pile Up 3, ForYourArt, Los Angeles, CA
2011     Cabin Fever, Mixed Greens, New York, NY
2011     The White Woman with the Brown Skin with a White Name with a Gun on Horse, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
2010     Younger than Moses: Idle Worship, Benrimon Contemporary, New York, NY
2010     Bambi Biennial, Bambi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2010     Transitions, MIAD Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2009     After the Pedestal, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH
2008     HARM, Asymmetrick Arts, Rockland, ME
2007     CORE, Zoller Gallery, University Park, PA
2006     Zips, Woskob Gallery, State College, PA

ARTIST BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

2019     Wait for me at the Bottom of the Pool or Jack Goes Hollywood: a reader, TMO STUDIO
2017     RELEASE DELUXE, vinyl LP, Rogaland Kunstsenter editions, Stavanger, Norway
2017     Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide: a reader, TMO STUDIO
2017     CALLING ALL DIVAS, Hour Editions, Copenhagen, Denmark
2017     RELEASE, Box of Books volume X, curated by Darin Klein and Jaye Fishel, Bullhorn Press, Los Angeles, CA
2016     Not Myself Tonight: self-portraits 2006-2015, TMO STUDIO
2013     Shimmy Shake Earthquake, Cirrus Editions, Los Angeles, CA
2013     Meditations on Gold Things | Proof of Addiction(?) | A Book of Images, TMO STUDIO
2013     Gone for Gold, Paper Chase Press, Los Angeles, CA
2012     STAGED: Three Crimes in Three Acts, TMO STUDIO
2011     COVERED, TMO STUDIO, Los Angeles, CA
2011     Blackout, TMO STUDIO, Los Angeles, CA
2010     Fractured Fabulist Façade Face, TMO STUDIO

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2020     Resident, Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy
2019     Quick Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation, San Francisco, CA
2019     Resident, Praksis, Oslo, Norway
2019     Resident, Fire Island Artist Residency, Fire Island, NY
2019     Resident, Tanzhaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
2017     Production Grant, Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation, Baltimore, MD
2017     Resident, The Home School Poetry Workshop, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA
2016     Fellow, The Artist Project of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2016     Resident, Cut and Burns, OUTPOST, New York, NY
2014     Resident, PAM, Los Angeles, CA
2012     Resident, Performing Arts Forum, St. Erme, France
2012     DAAD, German Academic Research Grant
2010     Diversity Grant, CalArts Provost Fund
2009     The Kara D. Berggren Award, Pennsylvania State University
2008     Brian Betzler Memorial Scholarship, Pennsylvania State University
2008     Resident, School of Visual Arts Summer Residency, New York, NY

PUBLISHED WRITING

2019     Imitation, Idol Worship, and Inheritance, We Spoke, Lightning Press, Los Angeles, CA
2018     Imitation, Idol Worship, and Inheritance, contemporaryartstavanger.no
2018     Jaamil Olawale Kosoko in conversation with Tyler Matthew Oyer, riting.org
2018     Calling All Divas: Batman Dracula, yesfemmes.com
2016     Cross-Climate Spell Search, contemporaryartstavanger.no
2015     Surround Echo Surround Promise, tirjournal.com
2015     Reusable Parts/Endless Love, tirjournal.com
2013     Odds exhibition catalogue, pgs. 84-86, Odda, Norway
2013     Performance Meets Image in Noise: Beyoncé at REDCAT, LA STAGE TIMES
2013     itch dance journal, issue 15

PROMINENT COLLECTIONS

The Museum of Modern Art New York
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona
Los Angeles Contemporary Archive
Beth DeWoody Collection
David Thulstrup and Martin Jacob Nielsen Collection

CURATORIAL

2019     Calling All Divas film program, Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo, Norway
2018     Calling All Divas film program, OOF Books, Los Angeles, CA
2016     S U N, Backhouse Gallery, Los Angeles
2014     Easter, Dinner, Alex Black, Julius Smack, & TMO, Human Resources, Los Angeles
2014     TROIS VOIX, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA
2014     Pre/Cut, Los Angeles, CA
2013     Our Living Room Cabaret, curated with Mette Hersoug, Los Angeles, CA




TEACHING, LECTURES, PANELS, VISITING ARTIST

2020    Movement Marks workshop, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
2019    Panelist, Gender in Change, Dansens Hus, Oslo, Norway
2019    Panelist, Art X Identity, Soho House, West Hollywood, CA
2018    Visiting Lecturer, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, Norway
2018    Artist talk, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
2018    Visiting Lecturer, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
2018    Cultivating Conviction workshop, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
2017    Cultivating Conviction workshop, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
2017    tir talk (3) with Jennifer Moon, LAUB, Jasmine Nyende, Shagha Ariannia, and Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal, Pieterspace, Los Angeles, CA
2017    Visiting Lecturer, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
2016    Drawing + Painting, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
2016    Cultivating Conviction workshop, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA
2016    Cultivating Conviction workshop, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2015    Visiting sculpture instructor, Oakwood School, Los Angeles, CA
2016    Just Speak Nearby: The Politics and Practices of Art Writing, organized by Litia Perta 356 Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA
2016    tir talk (2) with Johanna Breiding, Jennifer Moon, LAUB, Marbles Jumbo Radio, Patrick Staff and Litia Perta, Pieterspace, Los Angeles, CA
2015    Visiting photography instructor, Oakwood School, Los Angeles, CA
2015    Visiting Lecturer, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
2015    tir talk (1) with Johanna Breiding, Jennifer Moon, and Cary Cronenwett, Human Resources, Los  Angeles, CA
2015    Language in Video Art Now, panel with Maggie Nelson, Harry Dodge, Dylan Mira, &Now Festival, CalArts, Valencia, CA
2015    Visiting Artist, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
2015    Cultivating Conviction workshop, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
2014    Panel on video with Deanna Erdmann & Emily Mast, Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
2014    Panel on video with Deanna Erdmann & Elana Mann, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
2012    Visiting Artist, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA




BIBLIOGRAPHY


2020 Murphy, Megumi. “Flaunt Premiere: Tyler Matthew Oyer CRY.” FLAUNT Magazine online, Apr. 30

2020 Megarry, Daniel. “Premiere: SONIKKU and LIZ team up for disco-tinged club banger WKND.” Gaytimes online, Feb. 25

2020 Maculotti, Piera. “Un’architettura Sentimentale di Serena Fineschi.” Brescia Oggi, 24 Feb. pp. 38

2020 Altunian, Lara J. “HomeLA Hosts Their First Benefit at an Old, Favorite Spot”, LA Dance Cronicle, Feb. 11

2020 Slenske, Michael. “The Hollywood of Kenneth Anger’s Imagination is Coming to Life in the Old Spago Space”, Los Angeles Magazine, Feb.10

2020 Pener, Degen. “Kenneth Anger Inspires Pop-Up Art Exhibit on the Sunset Strip”, The Hollywood Reporter, Feb. 6

2019 Nys Dambrot, Shana. “The Open Road: 30 Fearless Years at Highways Performance Space”, LA Weekly online and print, May 30

2019 Campodonico, Christina. “An Outpouring of Pride”, The Argonaut online, May 29

2019 “Queer intimacy and states of emotion”, ParisLA online, May 26

2019 Zonkel, Phillip. “Highways Performance Space celebrates 30 years, LGBTQ community”, Q Voice News, Apr. 18

2019 BWW News Desk, “Highways Queer Festival Celebrates 30 Years”, Broadway World Los Angeles online, Apr. 17

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2019 Altunian, Lara J. “HomeLA’s Passages Allow Sowden House Spirits to Come Back to Life”, LA Dance Chronicle, Jan. 25

2019 Miranda, Carolina. “Lloyd Wright’s Sowden House, possible Black Dahlia murder site, becomes performance stage”, LA Times, Jan. 9

2019 Stromberg, Matt. “Artists take over an iconic Lloyd Wright House in Los Angeles”, Hyperallergic online, Jan. 8

2018 Trock, Lani. “Tyler Matthew Oyer launch Calling All Divas print edition at OOF Books”, Autre Magazine online, Aug. 20

2018 Bordorff, Maria. “Everything performs - some more than others”, Kunstkritikk online, Jun. 4

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2016 Lapteva, Eugenia. “Deep in the Norwegian woods at a fantasy festival”, DAZED Digital, Sept. 16

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2016 Joung, Nora. “Et identitetspolitikkens Super Bowl”, Kunstkritikk [Oslo], online, Aug. 22

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2016 Miranda, Carolina A., “Date Book: An all-American collection, art in a train station, genre bending painting”, Los Angeles Times online, Aug. 4

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2013 Dam, Malene. "Script for and Operetta: What Will Come Before", Shimmy Shake Earthquake exhibition catalogue

2013 Riefe, Jordan. "Pop Diva Meets Futurist in Tyler Matthew Oyer's Show", Blouin Artinfo, Aug. 1.

2013 Pini, Gary. “Everything you need to know about Frieze and NYC’s Spring art week”, Paper Magazine, online. May 6.

2013 Gardocki, Matthew, and Moore, Catlin. "Emergent Presence", Fabrik [Los Angeles], issue 21. Pgs 82-83. Print.

2013 Oyer, Tyler Matthew. "Performance Meets Image in Noise: Beyoncé at REDCAT", @This Stage Magazine online, Jul. 24.

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