photo by Sarah Stracke


Erin Tyler is a process-based artist working primarily with acrylic paint. In her practice she often relies on grid structures to act as a container for experimentation and chance. The grid also serve as a connection point to needlepoint, quilting, and mosaic arts which are practices common to her ancestors. Erin’s current work explores her identity in relationship to her ancestors by engaging with a family quilt. She photographs, digitally manipulates, and translates images of the quilt into paint allowing for layers of change to occur throughout the process.



2022 Studio Practice, Curiouser & Curiouser, Kansas City, KS


2023, Collective/Difference, OH Gallery, Springfield, MO.

2022, Archetypes, The Set, Miami, FL

2022, Make to Know, Brick City Gallery, Springfield, MO

2022 Shœings, Monaco Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2020 The Art of Collage, Obelisk Gallery, Springfield, MO

2020 Collaborations, Obelisk Gallery, Springfield, MO

2019 Blackout, Obelisk Gallery, Springfield, MO

2019 West Central, Q-Enoteca, Springfield MO

2018 Piece by Piece,  Brick City, Springfield, MO

2018 Open Studios, Idea X Factory, Springfield, MO

2017 Pop-Up Art Show, Q-Enoteca, Springfield, MO


2022-2025, MFA - Visual Studies Candidate, Missouri State University

2018 BFA - Painting, Missouri State University

2018 BSED - Art & Design, Missouri State University


2023 October Creative Collaborator, The Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, MO. 

2023 Artist in Residence, Villa Lena Foundation, July 23 Tuscany, Italy.

2023 Best Graduate Award, Juried Student Exhibition Missouri State University, Springfield, MO.


Instructor, Drawing I, Missouri State University

Visual Arts Instructor, Missouri Fine Arts Academy 2019, 2022 & 2023

Visual Arts Instructor, Springfield Art Museum

Placeworks Artist, Springfield Art Museum

Visual Arts Instructor, Springfield Dream Center