HCCC is pleased to present a talk by Tiff Massey in conjunction with her summer exhibition and first solo show in Texas, Tiff Massey: A Different World. Massey will give a brief overview of her work, influences, and multi-disciplinary artistic practice.
About Tiff Massey
Artist Tiff Massey’s oeuvre is expressed in mediums as varied as metal, fiber, wood, and performance and in scales as varied as monumental sculpture, wearable adornment, and immersive installation. The Detroit artist earned an MFA in metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and her work, despite its wide range, remains informed by jewelry—drawing from its cultural history, processes, techniques, and materials. Massey’s work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally, at venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the Society of Arts + Crafts in Boston, Craft in America in Los Angeles, Library Street Collective in Detroit, and Galerie Marzee in Nijmegen, Netherlands. She is the recipient of the prestigious Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellowship, Michigan Chronicle’s 40 under 40 Award, as well as the Best Time-Based Performance at SiteLab during Art Prize in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In March of 2019, she was awarded the Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Grant, the largest art jewelry cash award in the United States. Massey has also participated in international residencies including the Red Bull Arts Residency in Detroit, Ideas City hosted by The New Museum of New York, and the Volterra-Detroit Foundation in Italy.
Image credit: im still down for you, portrait of Tiff Massey, photo courtesy of Tiff Massey