Tyler Stallings
Tyler Stallings

Tyler Stallings is the artistic director at Culver Center of the Arts and director of Sweeney Art Gallery at University of California, Riverside. He was chief curator at Laguna Art Museum from 1999 to 2006. His curatorial projects focus on contemporary art, with a special emphasis on the exploration of identity, technology, photography, and urban culture. In the past, he has organized Whiteness, A Wayward Construction, Surf Culture—The Art History of Surfing, Re:Cycle—Bike Culture in Southern California; Mapping the Desert/Deserting the Map: An Interdisciplinary Response, and Truthiness: Photography as Sculpture. He is currently working on the exhibition Free Enterprise: the Art of Citizen Space Exploration. Most recently, he was part of the curatorial research team and essayist for Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography, 1945-1980, organized by Palm Springs Art Museum as part of the multi-institutional Getty Research Institute initiative, Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945-1980. He is also the co-editor of the anthology, Uncontrollable Bodies: Testimonies of Identity and Culture (Seattle: Bay Press, 1994).

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LOCATION: Riverside, California

WEBSITE: http://tylerstallings.com, http://culvercenter.ucr.edu, http://sweeney.ucr.edu

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/people/Tyler-Stallings/1237297156

WHAT INSPIRES ME: Contemporary Art, Yoga, Kirtans, Animals, Linking to the Universe

FAVORITE PLACE TO GET AWAY IN MY AREA: Santa River Bike Trail

FAVORITE WRITERS: Philip K. Dick, William S. Burroughs, Rae Armantrout

ARTIST/CREATIVE YOU’D WANT TO HAVE LUNCH WITH: Alex Grey

PERFECT SOUNDTRACK FOR WRITING: Krishna Das

WHY I LOVE WHERE I LIVE: Ease of access to the desert

ART YOU MAKE (IF YOU MAKE ANY...): Videos based on experiences in the landscape, produced under the name, “Plant Based Productions.”

Recent Articles
Brian C. Moss' Pictorial Messaging for the Future
Brian C. Moss' Pictorial Messaging for the Future
Brian C. Moss' "Gas Giants and Black Seas, Sharp Shooters and Solar Wind," interrelates family history and scientific discoveries.
Tapping the Third Realm: Artists Exploring Spiritual Dimensions
Tapping the Third Realm: Artists Exploring Spiritual Dimensions
The new exhibition explores how artists tap into another dimension, whether it is a place of spirits, ideas of heaven, or the collective unconscious.
Stillman's Plays Explore the 50th Anniversary of JFK's Assassination
Stillman's Plays Explore the 50th Anniversary of JFK's Assassination
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, UCR ARTSblock presents a staged reading of two one-act plays by Deanne Stillman.
Repurposing the Los Angeles Aqueduct: A Pathway for Sacred Pilgrimages
Repurposing the Los Angeles Aqueduct: A Pathway for Sacred Pilgrimages
What if the L.A. Aqueduct is one day shuttered? Tyler Stallings imagines a future where the aqueduct has been repurposed in a way that reconnects people to the land and the water.
Amy Myers' Monumental Drawings
Amy Myers' Monumental Drawings
Artist Amy Myers creates abstract forms that reference simultaneously the movements of subatomic particles, trajectories of cosmic events, mandalas for mediation, and female sexual physiognomy in her new exhibition.
Venzha Christ and the Sounds of 'Area 51'
Venzha Christ and the Sounds of 'Area 51'
"Area 51: A Sound Installation" by Venzha Christ is a new site-specific, sound installation at UCR ARTSblock's Culver Center of the Arts.
Eaton Science Fiction Conference Makes Riverside the Center of the Known Universe
Eaton Science Fiction Conference Makes Riverside the Center of the Known Universe
The 2013 Eaton Science Fiction Conference examines science fiction in multiple media.
Aridtopia's Loop Writing: A Desert Language
Aridtopia's Loop Writing: A Desert Language
Tyler Stallings' Aridtopia is a speculative, utopian community in the Mojave Desert.
Considering Whiteness As Ideology and Not Biology
Considering Whiteness As Ideology and Not Biology
Tyler Stallings revisits the 2003 exhibition, "Whiteness, A Wayward Construction," in light of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Free Enterprise: The Art of Citizen Space Exploration
Free Enterprise: The Art of Citizen Space Exploration
"Free Enterprise: The Art of Citizen Space Exploration" is the first contemporary art exhibition in the country to present an international roster of artists and organizations who are exploring the intersection between artistic production and civilian space travel.
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