Photo by Jeff Barnett-Winsby / Wassaic Project

Photo by Jeff Barnett-Winsby / Wassaic Project

Tiffany is a VISUAL artist, WORDSMITH, and DREAMER. 

Through drawing, writing, and performance, her work investigates the nebulous distinction between want, need, and desire in context of political and capitalist spectacles. She maintains an intimate sketchbook process that serves as a sociological platform, documenting encounters that situate the artist as observer, participant, and researcher. By manipulating vernacular language and signifiers of chance, she reveals how manifestations of want are informed by the nation state, free markets, and imperialist legacies.

Tiffany currently lives and works in Las Vegas where she joins the Department of Art at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Design and Illustration.

She originally hails from the San Francisco Bay Area where she served as a faculty member at the Community School of Music and Arts, specializing in K-5 public school arts education and adult learning. She has worked as a freelance illustrator and studio assistant at Printfresh, Deb Chaney Editions, and Parsons the New School for Design’s Printmaking department.

She holds a MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Illustration Practice and a BA in Gender & Women's Studies and Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.  Prior to her artistic career, she served as a reproductive health counselor at a community health clinic in Oakland, CA.

Recent collaborative partners include the Children's Discovery Museum of San José, Executives' Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, Halcyon Arts Lab, Museum of Impact, Litografiska Akademin Tidaholm, and the Uni Project.

Tiffany is obsessed with people watching, noodle soup, biking, and not gett­ing run over.