Tyza Stewart, keep pressure on glue for 6-12 hours to ensure maximum adhesion / having a nap, 2016, digital image.
Tyza Stewart, untitled, 2015, 45 x 120 cm, oil on board. Photo: Jon Linkins
Emerging Brisbane-based artist Tyza Stewart's month-long residency in The Green Room builds on the artist’s ongoing exploration of non-binary gender identities through self-portraiture. Since graduating from Queensland College of Art in 2012, Stewart has established a compelling practice that calls into question dominant societal concepts of gender through the use of the artist’s own image.
Stewart will work in the gallery space during the residency, resulting in an ever-growing exhibition that expands with time. Rather than the traditional opening event to mark the commencement of the exhibition, there will instead be a closing event on Saturday 30 April, in keeping with the show-in-reverse format of the project. Throughout the residency Stewart will have open studio days where the public can view the artist’s works-in-progress.
Tyza Stewart completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) from Queensland College of Art in 2012. In 2013, the artist’s solo show Will You Come curated by Joel Mu was presented at 55 Sydenham Rd Marrickville NSW 2204 AU, and the publication Tyzatyzatyza was released. In 2014, Stewart undertook a four-week residency at Boxcopy, presenting Dense Plant Scenes centred on a video profile of the artist’s practice. Stewart’s work has been shown at The Hold Art Space, WitchMeat ARI, Griffith University Art Gallery, Redcliffe Art Gallery, Pseudo Space, and was included in BEAF 2013 and GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art (2015). Stewart is represented by Heiser Gallery, Brisbane.