Bria Tyler’s work is a reminder that art can be a powerful tool for change and that beauty can be found in even the most unexpected places. Tyler’s work is deeply rooted in her personal experiences and the experiences of those around her. As a black woman, Tyler has had to navigate through a society that often does not understand the importance of black hair and its cultural significance. This experience has inspired her to create art that not only celebrates black hair but also educates others about its importance, through paintings and 3D works.

Tyler’s work has been displayed in galleries and exhibitions across the country, mainly in the Hampton Roads area. Tyler’s art is a reminder that black hair is not just hair; it is a symbol of culture, identity, and history. Her work is a celebration of black beauty and a call to action for society to recognize the importance of black hair, as she uses real braiding hair and items one could find within a beauty supply targeted towards African Americans.

In addition to her artwork, Tyler is also involved in the community. She has worked at Virginia MOCA and the Chrysler Museum as a teaching artist for the past two years. Tyler will receive her BFA in art education from Old Dominion University in 2024.

Sign up for our newsletter and get updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Hidden

Next Steps: Sync an Email Add-On

To get the most out of your form, we suggest that you sync this form with an email add-on. To learn more about your email add-on options, visit the following page (https://www.gravityforms.com/the-8-best-email-plugins-for-wordpress-in-2020/). Important: Delete this tip before you publish the form.
Name(Required)
Email(Required)
Are you a visual artist?
Are you a performing artist?
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Norfolk Arts seeks to create a rich, diverse, environment that reflects, celebrates and invites all to experience the arts. We seek to give voice to our community and strive to unite, energize, prompt dialogue, and inspire the unique character of Norfolk.

© Norfolk Arts | Website by Red Chalk Studios

810 Union St.
1st Floor, Suite A-rt
Norfolk, VA 23510
757.664.6854