Tyler Bergholz was born in 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio and currently lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2002 he received a BA in Graphic Design from East Carolina University. His influences include Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns and Christopher Wool.
‘The use of found and discarded material struggles to establish a visual harmony amid indefinite layers of Pop Americana’ Bergholz explains, ‘fused with spontaneous intuition and chaotic self-expression’. The result is a series of existential assemblages that urge the viewer to abandon learned associations and address ‘the bigger picture, whatever that may be’.
His work is frequently exhibited, in San Francisco, Austin and Raleigh this year alone. The forthcoming ‘California Dream’ will be his first solo exhibition, chronicling several years’ worth of collage and assemblage work.