Artists Take On Detroit - Projects for The Tricentennial
Tyree Guyton



Born Detroit, 1955; lives and works in Detroit 

> Education

Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, 1982 

> Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

1986present
"The Heidelberg Project," Detroit

2001
"Smiles and Smiles to Go," City Gallery, Detroit

2000
"Imaging Futures," Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

1999
"Kickin Ass and Takin Names," Maniscalco Gallery, Detroit

1998
"Tyree Guyton," Madach 5 Galeria, Budapest

1997
"Tyree Guyton, The Heidelberg Project," International Art Multiple, Tokyo and Moscow

1996
"Tyree Guyton, The Heidelberg Project," Glaskasten Edition & Verlag GMBH, Leonberg, Germany

Soul People, A Shoe House, "A Permanent Outdoor Environment," Saint Paul, Minnesota

"Come unto Me," School of Fine Arts, University of Indiana, Bloomington

1991
"Tyree Guyton," LedisFlam Gallery, New York

1990
"OMAP [Ongoing Michigan Artists Program] XI: Tyree Guyton–Installation," The Detroit Institute of Arts; catalogue

Group Exhibitions

1999
"Art in Embassies Program," Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York

1997
"Narrative," Fotouhi Cramer Gallery, New York

1996
"Outsider Art in the Midwest," Minnesota Museum of Art, Saint Paul

"Cranbrook Auto Show," Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

"Folk and Outsider Art," The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor

1995
"Polemical Prints and Multiples," Center Galleries, Detroit

1994
"Enveloppes Peintes ou Diversment Illustrées," Site de la Création Franche, Begles, France

"Visionaries," Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan 

> Selected References

2001
Joy Hakanson Colby, "Into His Own," Detroit News, March 9

Susan Walker, "Ghetto Art," Toronto Star, May 5

2000
Joy Hakanson Colby, "Tyree Guyton’s Touring Show Gets High Marks at Harvard," Detroit News, April 12

"Driving Art Home," Pittsburgh Post Gazette Weekend Magazine, June 2

1999
Come unto Me: The Faces of Tyree Guyton, film, New York: Naked Eye Productions, New York; premiered on HBO, May 20

"Eyesore or Art," Harvard Design Magazine (winter/spring)

1998
Jon Hall, "A Brush with Greatness and Critics, Detroit Sees One Man’s Art as a Two Block Eyesore," Boston Globe, September 7

Carrie Hedges, "Artist Makes Loud Statement but Detroit’s Not Listening," USA Today, September 21

Todd Nissen, "Detroit’s Heidelberg Project Wins Temporary Reprieve," Reuters, September 24

1997
"Portrait of the Artist as Polka Dotter," Time Magazine, August 25

"Tyree Guyton, Art for the People," Essence Magazine (May)

"Welcome to Heidelberg, A Walk through Detroit’s Art Ghetto," Juxtapoz (fall)

1996
John Beardsley, Gardens of Revelation: Environments by Visionary Artists, New York: Abbeville

"Urban Cobbler," Detroit Free Press, August 16

"What’s Doing in Detroit," The New York Times, May 26

1995
"A World Gone Mad," Los Angeles Times, May 5

1994
"Beating the Bulldozer," Metro Times (Detroit), July 13–19

Michael Hall and Eugene Metcalf, The Artist Outsider: Creativity and the Boundaries of Culture, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press

Alison Carb Sussman, "Tyree Guyton," Contemporary Black Biography, vol. 9

1993
Michael Hall, "Forward in an Aftermath: Public Art Goes Kitsch," in Art in the Public Interest, ed. Arlene Raven, New York: Da Capo Press

J. Herron, AfterCulture: Detroit and the Humiliation of History, Detroit: Wayne State University Press

Road Scholar, documentary film produced by Roger Wersberg, New York

1990
"Come On-a My House," Newsweek, August 6, 64

"Who’s Who among Black Americans," Contemporanea, no. 23 (December): 21–30

1989
"Vasari Diary: Junk Magic," Artnews 88, no. 8 (October): 27

1988
"The Heidelberg Project: Tyree Guyton’s Neighborhood Art," Muse Magazine 2, no. 3 (June) 

> Selected Awards

1995
Volunteer Community Service Award, Youth Volunteer Corps, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1992
Humanity in the Arts award, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Wayne State University, Detroit

Michigan Artist of the Year, State of Michigan

Michiganian of the Year, State of Michigan

1989
Spirit of Detroit award, Detroit City Council
 

> Selected Collections

The Detroit Institute of Arts

Gilbert and Lila Silverman

Numerous other private collections

Tyree Guyton  Photo




> Education

> Selected Exhibitions

> Selected References

> Selected Awards

> Selected Collections