New Jersey, USA

MJ Tyson


Education

2017     MFA, Rhode Island School of Design, USA
2008     BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, USA
2007     University of Applied Arts Pforzheim, Germany


Residencies

2018 The Studios at MASS MoCA
2018 Vermont Studio Center
2007 The Wormfarm Institute


Exhibitions

2019

Non-Stick Nostalgia: Y2K Retrofuturism in Contemporary Jewelry, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY, USA
40 Under 40: The Next Generation of American Metal Artists,
Metal Museum, Memphis, TN, USA
DINNER by NYC Jewelry Week + Brooklyn Metal Works, R & Company, New York, NY, USA
MJ Tyson + Dwight Hiscano,
Hostetter Arts Center Gallery, Basking Ridge, NJ, USA
Trace,
Casa Colombo Cultural Center, Jersey City, NJ, USA [solo]
Materials Hard + Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX, USA
ShapeShifters: Jewelry + Metalsmithing Triennial, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI, USA

2018

The Last Objects, Brooklyn Metal Works Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA [solo]
KNOCKOFF
, NYC Jewelry Week, New York, NY, USA
Anonymous Brooklyn, Brooklyn Metal Works Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Here Today, Society of North American Goldsmiths Membership Exhibition, snagspace.org
Craft Forms, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA, USA
Juried Craft
, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE, USA
Transformation 10: Contemporary Works in Found Materials
, Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
33rd Annual Tallahassee International, Florida State University Museum of Fine Art, Tallahassee, FL, USA
Marzee for Starters, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
10x10x10, Borderline Art Collective, San Francisco, CA, USA
Making Matters: Fresh Perspectives in Fine Craft, Sally D. Francisco Gallery, Layton, NJ, USA
RE:FORMATION, Gallery Madison Park, New York, NY, USA
Tiny Acts Topple Empires, The Woskob Family Gallery at Penn State, State College, PA, USA
Marzee for Starters at FRAME, Schmuck 2018, Munich, Germany
Talente, Munich and Upper Bavarian Chamber of Skilled Trades, Munich, Germany
RISD Faculty Exhibition, RISD Museum, Providence, RI, USA

2017

Sieraden, Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Union + Concurrence: International Exhibition, Institute of Fashion Technology, Beijing, China
International Graduate Show, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands
So Fresh + So Clean, Ethical Metalsmiths International Student Exhibition, emstudents.org
String Theories, Field Projects, New York, NY, USA
TAKEN, Brooklyn Metal Works Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Duality: Glimpses of the Other Side, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, USA
RISD Graduate Thesis Show, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI, USA
Our America: Critical Perspectives on Americana, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI, USA
TAKEN, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI, USA
Mutual Encounters, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI, USA
-ISMS: Exploring the Intersectionality of Identities, GD Gallery, Providence, RI, USA

2016

Feast + Fathom: Jewelry + Metalsmithing Triennial, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI, USA

2013

MJ Tyson + Rob Ventura, Hostetter Arts Center Gallery, Basking Ridge, NJ, USA

2012

Model Citizens NYC, 52 Mercer Street, New York, NY, USA

2011

Earcandy, Alloy Gallery, Newport, RI, USA

2009

Silver and Steel, Gallery HL, Seoul, South Korea [solo]
Homes, Cairo Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA

2008

Jewelry + Metalsmithing Degree Show, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI, USA
Salone Satellite, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy
Inhorgenta Europe, Munich, Germany
Werkshau, University of Applied Arts Pforzheim, Pforzheim, Germany

2007

Changing Direction, Woolen Mill Gallery, Reedsburg, WI, USA

2006

Alumni Show, Hostetter Arts Center Gallery, Basking Ridge, NJ, USA
Jewelry + Metalsmithing Triennial, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI, USA

2005

All That Glitters, RISD Museum, Providence, RI, USA
Under the Hermitage Vaults, General Staff Building, St. Petersburg, Russia


Teaching

Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY, USA

  • 2017 - present - Instructor

Jewelry + Metalsmithing Department, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA

  • 2017 - Critic

  • 2015-17 - Graduate Instructor

  • 2016 - Teaching Assistant

Foundation Studies Department, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA

  • 2005 - Teaching Assistant

Continuing Education Department, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA

  • 2017 - 2018 - Instructor

  • 2008 + 2016 - Teaching Assistant

Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, NJ, USA

  • 2018 - Instructor

The Bloomfield School, Brooklyn, NY, USA

  • 2011 - 2015 - Instructor

3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY, USA

  • 2013 - Instructor

  • 2013 - Teaching Assistant