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Tyree Guyton

Primarily a painter and an installation artist, Tyree Guyton has also been described as an urban environmental artist. Through his art, Guyton has drawn attention to the plight of Detroit’s forgotten neighborhoods and spurred discussion and action. He continues to live and work in the city. Guyton studied at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. His work is featured in The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Studio Museum in Harlem and many others institutions around the world. His work has earned him over 20 awards, locally and nationally. He has been featured extensively in major publications and media, including the Oprah Winfrey Show, and was the subject of a 2007 Michigan Notable Book published by Wayne State University Press, Detroit: Connecting the Dots, Tyree Guyton’s Heidelberg Project. In May of 2009, Guyton was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts by the College for Creative Studies.

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