Tiffany Angel Nesbit
Tiffany Nesbit was born in New Orleans Louisiana. She graduated from Disney University in Orlando Florida, with the certificate of Creativity and Innovation in 2015. She received a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Southeastern University of Louisiana in sculpture in 2018. Nesbit curated two community murals in Lacombe Louisiana on the Lacombe Family Pharmacy from 2014-15. She has also curated and co-curated many local art events and exhibitions throughout Louisiana. Her solo exhibitions include; Serious Traits lll Saint Tammany Artist Association Covington Louisiana, 2021. Serious Traits ll Elgin Street Gallery Houston Texas, 2021. Serious Traits l Third Space Gallery Houston Texas, 2020.
Daydreams of a Metropolitan Hammond Regional Arts Center Hammond Louisiana, 2019. Remnants of Past Obsessions Heritage Bank of Saint Tammany Covington Louisiana, 2019. The Paintings of Tiffany Nesbit Gallery of Covington City Hall Covington Louisiana, 2018.
Today, Nesbit is continuing her education with an MFA in sculpture at the University of Houston, Texas. There she is instructing fundamentals of sculpture and working as the ceramic studio tech. She is a Board Member of the Hammond Regional Arts Center, in Hammond Louisiana.
I stage situations in which stories take place. These narratives are influenced by nostalgic references to life living in tropical and wild areas of the Southern United States. The sculptures become theatrical props, set up playfully to engage the viewer and invite them into the story. My practice uses small individual characters that are physically tied together, sewn, or collaged to create large layers of bundles. The bundles represent the fullness or mischief that is possible when single living beings settle into larger groups. The structures are created from a mixture of found materials; obtained from roadsides and construction zones, these objects are combined with handmade elements like wood cuts, screen prints, ceramics, plants, paper, fabric, house paints and ropes.
When exhibited, the sculptures are never shown the same twice. They are forever morphing into new piles and arrangements; creating environments for new tales and moments to be born.