Get ready for some sass on the beach! With its pops of colour and patterned textures, this mental Gaycation is a place where you can always see the sun, day or night. As an artist, Tyler likes to create artwork that is fun and visibly queer. He finds a lot of inspiration through artists like Keith Haring who are able to show reverence towards social issues while maintaining a sense of play. This artwork was made with acrylic paint, gouache and resin.
Tyler Hyde is an artist and educator who was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. In 2012, Tyler received his BFA from NSCAD University in Halifax. He studied art education for a while at Concordia University in Montreal before settling in Toronto, where he currently lives and works.
Tyler’s work welcomes viewers into a world of queer and campy imagination. Recently, he has had artwork published in an independent queer publication, Sassify (Vol 5). This summer, Tyler will also be part of a month-long group show at Steam Whistle Brewery.
Outside of his visual arts practice, Tyler is a co-host and co-creator on a weekly-run podcast called, That’s Spooky, which can best be described as a walk through a haunted forest with your gay best friends!