"Self-Portrait: Animal Unknown #4" is part of a series delving into the human capacity for malevolence or benevolence — and its emergence from our interior landscape. The human/animal faces are constructed from sections of the artist’s body pushing out of a flattened skin surface. These creatures are found within a pastoral landscape or “frame” built from human anatomy.
Ann Tyler is a Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Ms. Tyler's prints and artist’s books have been exhibited at the Baum Gallery, University of Arkansas; Cress Gallery of Art, Chattanooga; Viridian Gallery, New York; Seoul University Gallery, Seoul, Korea; the School of Fine Arts, Boston; Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights; and Betty Rymer, Roosevelt University, and Woman Made Gallery, Chicago.
Her artist’s books are in the permanent collections of the Tate Gallery, London, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Joan Flasch Artists Book Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago