MJ Tyson is an artist and educator based in Hoboken, NJ. She holds a BFA and MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Rhode Island School of Design and has taught at Pratt Institute, RISD, and Brooklyn Metal Works. MJ’s work is centered on the relationship between people and their personal objects and makes use of experimental casting, re-use, and record keeping. Interests in value, provenance, and preservation have led her to research in the fields of art appraisal and museum conservation.
OBJECTS: REDUX—50 Years of Craft Evolution31 Jan - 27 Mar 2020In 1969, the Smithsonian American Art Museum debuted OBJECTS: USA, a sprawling exhibition featuring 308 craft artists and over 500 objects. The show would travel the United States and Europe, vaulting craft into the contemporary art milieu and forever changing the way we view material culture. Fifty years later, this...