BIO. (view CV here)

Tay Butler is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Houston, TX while teaching and studying in Fayetteville, AR. Currently an MFA candidate of the University of Arkansas’ Photography and Studio Art program, he received his BFA in Photography and Digital Media from the University of Houston. 

Tay's work utilizes photography, collage, video, music, installation and performance to identify and confront history, migration, memory and identity. He begins with literature, folklore, national and local media, ephemera and historical documents. This content is then digitized, photographed, cut, clipped, extended, collaged, shrunk, enlarged, exposed, uncovered, repeated or redacted and placed into a new context. Constructing revisionist histories that are fictional but true, authentic yet imagined, the stories and scenes created act like braids and weave together a rich tapestry that can last longer than human memory. 


Contemporary Art Museum, Houston: In Conversation: Slowed and Throwed

Dear Adam Silver Podcast: Tay Butler on Repurposing as Justice

LENSCRATCH: Focus on Collage - Tay Butler

Artists Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic in Milwaukee: Tay Butler

Kolaj magazine "Tay Butler"

ContemporaryAnd "Tay Butler: Connecting to the Past via Fiction"

Jefferson Pinder: Fire and Movement (video)

ShoutoutHTX: Meet Tay Butler

"Empowering Arms" segment on veteran artists, KHOU 11 News

Voyage Houston interview

UH Libraries News interview

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