Pop-up lecture alert!
When: Wednesday, November 8, noon-1pm
Where: Callicott Auditorium at MCA's Rust Hall in Overton Park
What: Tyler Hildebrand and Matthew Dayler are two of MCA's baddest alumni. Both now work at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and they are coming back tell to you about their work and how their careers have evolved since their time at MCA. Learn more about each artist below.
Tyler Hildebrand: Artist Tyler Hildebrand works in Admissions and has taught analytical drawing and sculpture at the Art Academy ofCincinnati. He produces work in a wide range of media, from gifs and animations to paintings and environmental installation. According to his artist profile at David Lusk Gallery where Hildebrand is locally represented, he "does not shy away from the harsh realities of contemporary American culture... Hildebrand strives to represent grotesque elements of society, even if it means revealing an uncomfortable and oftentimes crude environment. By exposing the perverse, depraved and degenerate truths of the world around us, Hildebrand produces work that is often tough to look at, sometimes witty and always truthful." Since his time at MCA, Hildebrand has forged a vibrant career. His is owner and curator ofTastyKake Gallery in Baltimore, Maryland, the director of his own film studio, Mohawk Productions, and has exhibited widely from Memphis to New York. Learn more about his work here.
Matthew Dayler: Matthew Dayler was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and is Assistant Professor at the Art Academy ofCincinnati. Dayler’s interests draw from a wide variety of historical and contemporary imagery relating to identity in juxtaposition with street culture, music and sports. Dayler’s images are often presented in the form of murals, prints, drawings, and video. His work has been exhibited at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia, The Brooks Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, and Galerie Edition Schedler in Zurich, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Australia, Miami, NYC and LA. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio and is one of the founders of Xylene. Click here to check it out!