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Gender Male
Industry Arts
Location United States
Introduction Tyrus Clutter is a painter and printmaker who was born and grew up in Michigan. He holds a BA in Art from Spring Arbor University and an MFA in Painting from Bowling Green State University. His work has been exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout North America and in Europe. Clutter’s work can be found in several hundred private collections as well as in the Print Collection of the New York Public Library, and the collections of the Museum of Biblical Art, the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, Spring Arbor University, Calvin College and Union University. Tyrus has taught art and art history at colleges and universities since 1995. He also served as the Director of the international art non-profit CIVA from 2003-2008. From 1999-2001 Clutter was art critic for the Boise Weekly newspaper in Boise, Idaho. He continues to produce art, teach, and speak on topics of art, art history, and aesthetics around the country.
Interests Contemporary Art, Printmaking, Assemblage, Painting, Art Education, Art History, Art Theory, Art Criticism, Aesthetics, Semiotics, Deconstructionist Philosophy, Theology
Favorite Movies The Believer, Half Nelson, Pollock, Moulin Rouge, Europa Europa, Amores Perros, To Kill a Mockingbird, Apocalypse Now, Titus
Favorite Music Singer/Songwriter, Americana, Ryan Adams, Whiskeytown, Over the Rhine, Josh Ritter, Buddy and Julie Miller, Emmy Lou Harris, Damien Rice, Uncle Tupelo, Bruce Cockburn, Sam Philips, Radiohead, Nick Drake, Kasey Chambers, Lucinda Williams, Victoria Williams, The Jayhawks, Pink Floyd, Guster, Jeff Buckley, Steven Delopoulos, John Wesley Harding, The Waltons
Favorite Books The Habit of Being, Collected Short Stories of Flannery O'Connor, My Name is Asher Lev, The Gift of Asher Lev