Tyler Gunther, the Greedy Peasant, Visiting Artist
Tyler Gunther explores the Queer Imagination in the Middle Ages through the social media character of the “Greedy Peasant.”
During this residency I am planning to focus on the research aspect of my creative process.
Tyler Gunther is a New York based artist and tassel archivist.
His work explores the Queer Imagination in the Middle Ages through the social media character of the “Greedy Peasant.” Medieval collaborations have included the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY, and Fusebox Festival in Austin, TX.
Tyler has worked with several artists and filmmakers, including as a designer & performer in Robin Frohardt’s “The Plastic Bag Store.” He has also assisted costume designers at Lincoln Center, The Santa Fe Opera, and the Liceu Opera in Barcelona. Before New York, he was a stressed altar server in Arkansas.
Tyler’s residency plan: During this residency I am planning to focus on the research aspect of my creative process. My artwork is heavily inspired by medieval history, especially the fashions and pageantry of that time period. But because of the rapid pace at which I have been working the past few years, I haven’t been able to pause and dig deeper into the history which originally inspired me. I know having this time to focus on research will be invaluable as I move forward with more ambitious creative projects and collaborations.