Tyler Burton is an artist who creates sculptures and installations that explore various environmental issues, such as plastic waste, shelter, glacial melt, and wildlife habitats. In her 'Fossils of the Future' series, she examines our dependence on single-use plastics through large layered monoliths, mini-liths, castings of plastic products, and cyanotype prints. In 'Places: California Water,' she looks at areas like The Salton Sea and Owens Lake, where human activities have led to the depletion, mismanagement, or theft of water with dire consequences.
Through her art, Tyler aims to draw attention to the pressing need to address these environmental issues. She finds inspiration in the solitude and quiet of the desert, using both simple and found materials to create her works.
Tyler holds a BFA from Brooks Institute of Photography and has been awarded six artists' residencies at The Banff Art Centre in Canada and one at Buffalo Creek Art Center in Nevada. Her work is represented by several galleries in the U.S. and is collected nationally and internationally. Her exhibitions have included The American Museum of Ceramic Art and The Whyte Museum of Canada. Tyler currently lives and works in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, California.