Privy: Christiania by Tyler Starr - SOLD


Composed of images culled by the artist during an artist residency in the historical archives of Christiania, a commune near Copenhagen. This book considers turbulent efforts to materialize utopian ideals.

Combining research, direct observation and poetic associations, Tyler Starr’s mixed-media works visualize cross-references in an effort to better understand current social and political conundrums. He is interested in the ways printed information is used to map human endeavors, and the forms of his visualizations are influenced by printed ephemera such as touristic brochures that present digestible history of sites with troublesome associations, souvenir postcards, and used car classifieds found at truck stops.

Artist Bio

Tyler Starr received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. In 1998, Starr was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland. In 2011, he graduated with a PhD in Studio Arts from the Tokyo University of Fine Arts, where he was a recipient of the Japanese Ministry of Education Scholarship. Tyler was a 2011 Grant Wood Fellow at the University of Iowa, a 2013 Christiania Researcher in Residence, a 2014 OMI International Arts Center Resident, and a 2018 Fellowship Artist at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA. His work has been featured in exhibitions at Yale University’s Haas Arts Library, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Liège, Belgium, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan. Starr’s artist’s books are in permanent collections such as the Getty Research Institute, the Millard Sheets Library of Otis College of Art and Design, The Fleet Library of the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Special Collections of the University of California, Berkeley.