November 18, 2021 – Feb 6, 2022 Main Galley, 1st Floor Opening Reception | Nov 18, 5-8pm | Free to Members
See the work of TMA’s 2020 Artists in Residence, Cristian Andersson and Tyla Helfrich.
Andersson and Hilfreich exhibit together for the first-ever Artist in Residence exhibition entitled (I’m)fine. Andersson finishes a five-year journey with his Symphonic Series–turning classical music into arrangements of pigments and canvas. Hilfreich displays sculptures and hanging displays of hand-made paper and found objects. (I’m)fine has dual meanings of “the end” in musical terms, as well as the reactionary concept of stating “I’m fine” when asked, but honestly feeling finished on the inside.
TMA’s Artist in Residence program is in thanks to the Reinhardt and Lois Sabee and the Donovan Families Fund
Tyla Hilfreich is an Appleton, Wisconsin artist focusing on sculpture, collage, sound, writing, and collaboration, but works in painting, multimedia, photography, glass, fashion design, and film. Tyla is a full-time artist and entrepreneur, creating art and events of many expressions in and around the Fox Valley. Influences of his recent art and events include archaeology, language, science, and philosophy of the human body, mind, and spirit. He received his BFA with an emphasis in Printmaking from UW-Stout. His current mission is to shake up the Wisconsin culture through art.
Cristian Andersson is a Wisconsin painter and performance artist. He received his formal education from Columbia College in Chicago and the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. Cristian primarily creates abstract oil paintings based off contemporary classical compositions. The characteristic sounds of how a musician plays an instrument, a visualization of how these instruments are sonically placed in a concert hall, as well as thematic elements that composers work with all come into play in a finished painting.