painter and illustrator
Tyrone Geter is a painter and illustrator whose most recent paintings include studies in motion, mixed media, and three-dimensional collages that are centered on powerful human portraits reflecting their African-American heritage. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States, as well as in Nigeria, Senegal, Japan and China. Numerous awards include first place in the Moja Arts Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, first place in the Butler Institute for American Art in Youngtown, Ohio, and the Robert Duncanson Award at the Taft Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is recipient of the Artist Fellowship Grant from the Foundation for the Arts and Humanities of Boston, Massachusetts, and an Artist Grant from the Columbus Ohio Arts Council. Three of his pictures were exhibited at the 18th Annual Piccolo Spoleto Festival Juried Art Exhibition in Charleston, SC during the summer of 2002.
“My work is centered firmly in the narrative tradition. Like the printed and spoken word, its first obligation is to communicate and make connection with the viewer in a positive way.”
This bio/description was originally published in 2001 and updated in 2013. For more current information, please refer to the award recipient's website (if provided).