Tyler Swain


From a very young age, Tyler has been interested in creating things. At the age of eight his parents enrolled him in private art lessons where he learned the fundamentals of drawing and design. Years later he pursued art at the college level, first at Snow College where he received an Associate's degree, and finished at Utah State University earning a BFA in drawing and painting. Tyler has been the recipient of many awards and scholarships including the George and Marie Eccles Caine Endowment, and the Outstanding Senior Award. In 2015, Tyler was featured by Southwest Art Magazine as one of "21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch", and again in 2018 as one of "10 Painters To Buy Now." Tyler has been member of the International Guild of Realism and has exhibited his work across the United States and Japan. He currently lives and works in northern Utah.

ARTIST STATEMENT 

​Leonardo DaVinci once said that "simplicity is the ultimate sophistication". I have found great inspiration and purpose from observing the simple things in my daily surroundings - particularly those found in nature. My aim as an artist is to pay homage to these creations and to allow the viewer to connect in a new and deeper way to the subject.

 

EXHIBITIONS

2018

Group Show, 15th Street Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

Three Person Show, Peterson Roth Gallery, Bend, OR

Art and Soup, The Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, UT

Dixie Invitational, Sears Museum Gallery, Saint George, UT

"stilllifeportrait" Solo Show, Writ and Vision, Provo, UT

2017

Holiday Show, 15th Street Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

32nd Annual Spiritual and Religious Show, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

Outside of Dreams, Convergence Gallery, Sante Fe, NM

Solo Exhibition, Global Village, Logan, UT

Salon D’Automne, Logan Fine Art Gallery, Logan, UT

Statewide Annual Competition, ECAC, Ogden, UT

Solo Exhibition, Logan Library, Logan, UT

Summer Group Show, 15th Street Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

Art Squared, Historic Old School House, Spring City, UT

93rd Annual Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

Two Person Show, HERE Provo, Provo, UT

300 Plates, Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

Art and Soup, The Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, UT

International Guild Of Realism Winter Salon, Marshall Gallery, Scotsdale, AZ

2016 

Group Show, Bella Muse Gallery, Ogden, UT

“Honoring Utah Artists”, Alpine Art Gallery, Salt Lake City UT

100 Dollar Show, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

Group Show, Evergreen Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

Holiday Group Show, Writ and Vision, Provo, UT

Miracle on the 42nd Year Holiday Show, BDAC, Bountiful, UT

2nd Annual Nativity Celebration, Prince Gallery, Logan, UT

Classical Traditions, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

31st Annual Spiritual and Religious Show, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

1-3-5 Fine Art Show, Sugarhouse Garden Center, Salt Lake City, UT

Salon D’Automne, Logan Fine Art Gallery, Logan, UT

Zion Art Competition, Anthony’s Antiques, Salt Lake City, UT

35 x 35, Finch Lane Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

Art Squared, Historic Old School House, Spring City, UT

Statewide Annual Competition, BDAC, Bountiful, UT

300 Plates, Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

92nd Annual Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

Contemporary Still Life, Visual Art Institute, Salt Lake City, UT

Art And Soup, The Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, UT

Annual Auction/Gala, ECAC, Ogden, UT

Crimson Ball-For The Love Of Art 2016, The Leonardo, Salt Lake City, UT

Be Still, BDAC, Bountiful, UT

“Wabi-Sabi – Group Exhibition”, Covey Center for the Arts, Provo, UT

 

2015

Group Exhibition – Fine Art University Selection, Tsukuba Museum of Art, Ibaraki, JAPAN

Petite Impressions,  ECAC, Ogden, UT

“Honoring Utah Artists”, Alpine Art, Salt Lake City, UT

100 Dollar Show, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

A Nativity Celebration, Prince Gallery, Logan, UT

30th Annual Spiritual and Religious Show, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

Parliament of World Religions – SRA selection, Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, UT

“Rooted and Reaching”, Apline Art Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

10th International LDS Competition, Church History Museum, Salt Lake City, UT

Annual Statewide Competition, BDAC, Bountiful, UT

300 Plates, Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

CCA Awards Show, Kent Concert Hall, USU, Logan, UT

Solo Exhibition, Window Box Gallery, Provo, UT

The Balancing Point, Solo Exhibition, Caffe Ibis, Logan, UT

Reflex Blue, Gallery 102, USU, Logan, UT

 

2014

Group Exhibition, The Artists’ Gallery, Logan, UT

“Honoring Utah Artists By The Square Foot”, Alpine Art Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

Group Exhibition, Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

29th Annual Spiritual and Religious Show, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

Group Exhibition, Utah County Art Gallery, Provo, UT

Solo Exhibition, Window Box Gallery, Provo, UT

Little Bloomsbury 8th Annual Arts Festival, Little Bloomsbury, Logan, UT

Solo Exhibition, Ray B. West Building, USU, Logan, UT

CCA Awards Show, Tippetts Exhibit Hall, USU, Logan, UT

Senior BFA Exhibition, Gallery 102, USU, Logan, UT

 

2013  

28th Annual Spiritual and Religious Show, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

Annual Undergraduate Exhibition, Gallery 102, USU, Logan, UT

“Great Things Small Packages”, Terra Nova Gallery, Provo, UT

Ars Nova, Kent Concert Hall, USU, Logan, UT

Utah State Fair, Fine Arts Division, Salt Lake City, UT

Salon D’Automne, Logan Fine Art Gallery, Logan, UT

“Think Green”, USU Campus Bookstore, USU, Logan, UT

USU Arts Week Student Exhibition, TSC Ballroom, USU, Logan, UT

 

AWARDS

2016      Winner, For The Love Of Art, Fibonacci Foundation, Salt Lake City, UT

2015      Honorable Mention, 30th Annual Spiritual and Religious Show, Springville, UT

2015      Honorable Mention, Annual Statewide Competition, ECAC, Ogden, UT

2014      Outstanding Senior Award, USU, Logan, UT

2014      George and Marie Eccles Caine endowment, USU, Logan, UT

2014      Hansen Opportunity Scholarship, USU, Logan, UT

2014      Vern and Mabel Allred Scholarship, USU, Logan, UT

2013      Harrison and IvaLou Groutage endowment, USU, Logan, UT

2013      Best of Show, “Think Green”, USU, Logan, UT

2012      Presidential Scholarship, USU, Logan, UT

 


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