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Tyrone Geter
updated: 07/03/2012
website: tyronegeteroriginals.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Rasta
Dreamscape from the series HeadsUP2:  Black Works
Whispers Or What The Humming Bird Said from the series HeadsUP2:  Black Works
Blue Sun from the series HeadsUP2:  Black Works
Alone In Someone Else's Crowd from the series HeadsUP2:  Black Works
The Cat's Meou
My Son, My Son from the series Purgatory Ain't Nothin' But The Blues
Mask  In Black And Gray from series Purgatory Ain't Nothin' But The Blues
Grannies from the series HeadsUP2:  Black Works
Child Of Mine from the series HeadsUP2:  Black Works
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Who In Hell Is Watching The Gate? from series Purgatory Ain't Nothin' But The Blues
Umbilica Connection from the series Purgatory Ain't Nothin' But The Blues
The Pirate From the series Purgatory Ain't Nothin' But The Blues
One Little Drink Would Do It
 
Portfolio Keywords:  collage, social criticism, conceptual, figurative
 
 
Rasta by Tyrone Geter
Rasta
White Conte/Charcoal/ Black paper
October 2011
15 " x  22 " 
Dreamscape from the series HeadsUP2:  Black Works by Tyrone Geter
Dreamscape from the series HeadsUP2: Black Works
Charcoal/pastel on black paper
October 2010
32 " x  40 " 
Whispers Or What The Humming Bird Said from the series HeadsUP2:  Black Works by Tyrone Geter
Whispers Or What The Humming Bird Said from the series HeadsUP2: Black Works
Charcoal/pastel on black paper
October 2010
32 " x  40 " 
Blue Sun from the series HeadsUP2:  Black Works by Tyrone Geter
Blue Sun from the series HeadsUP2: Black Works
Charcoal/torn paper/pastels
September 2010
32 " x  40 "  x 1 " 
Alone In Someone Else's Crowd from the series HeadsUP2:  Black Works by Tyrone Geter
Alone In Someone Else's Crowd from the series HeadsUP2: Black Works
Pastels/charcoal/torn paper
September 2010
40" " x  60" "  x 3 " 
The Cat's Meou by Tyrone Geter
The Cat's Meou
Charcoal/pastels
2007
28"" x  22"" 
My Son, My Son from the series Purgatory Ain't Nothin' But The Blues by Tyrone Geter
My Son, My Son from the series Purgatory Ain't Nothin' But The Blues
Pastels/charcoal/black beans/pennies/glass/torn paper
August 2010
60" " x  27" "  x 3 " 
Mask  In Black And Gray from series Purgatory Ain't Nothin' But The Blues by Tyrone Geter
Mask In Black And Gray from series Purgatory Ain't Nothin' But The Blues
Charcoal/torn paper/pastels
2007
22"" x  26"" 
Grannies from the series HeadsUP2:  Black Works by Tyrone Geter
Grannies from the series HeadsUP2: Black Works
Charcoal/torn paper/pastels
2005
60" " x  27" "  x 3 " 
Child Of Mine from the series HeadsUP2:  Black Works by Tyrone Geter
Child Of Mine from the series HeadsUP2: Black Works
Charcoal/torn paper/pastels
September 2010
60" " x  27" " 
p by Tyrone Geter
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Charcoal/torn paper/pastels
August 2010
48"" x  50""  x 3"" 
Who In Hell Is Watching The Gate? from series Purgatory Ain't Nothin' But The Blues by Tyrone Geter
Who In Hell Is Watching The Gate? from series Purgatory Ain't Nothin' But The Blues
Mixed Media
2004
36"" x  38""  x 15"" 
Umbilica Connection from the series Purgatory Ain't Nothin' But The Blues by Tyrone Geter
Umbilica Connection from the series Purgatory Ain't Nothin' But The Blues
Mixed Media
2005
8'" x  36""  x 8"" 
The Pirate From the series Purgatory Ain't Nothin' But The Blues by Tyrone Geter
The Pirate From the series Purgatory Ain't Nothin' But The Blues
Mixed Media
2004
36"" x  3"  x 15"" 
One Little Drink Would Do It by Tyrone Geter
One Little Drink Would Do It
Charcoal/stones/sticks/metal
2008
16"" x  12"  x 5"" 

Artist Statement
Artist Statement for Tyrone Geter My mother once told me “sometimes she felt like she didn’t have no life.” That statement made with so much honesty, conviction, and passion yet free of even a hint of self-pity has throughout my career been one of the guiding principles of not only how I live my life, and relate to other people, but has also profoundly influenced the philosophy of my art. In the early nineteen hundreds when she grew up, life was the struggle. Survival was day-to-day and filled with the perils of discrimination, poverty, illiteracy and a host of other dangers inherited from a lifetime of being poor, black and under educated. She survived and passed her legacy of love, compassion, hope and a sense of “doing the right thing” on to her children. My work fines its foundation in that legacy. It refers to the trials of youth and the struggle of the aged. It seeks to speak to and for those with no voice. My work is compassion, hope, justice, and perseverance, things I learned from my mother. Tyrone Geter

Artist Bio / CV
Tyrone Geter 312 Deer Run Road Elgin, SC. 29045 http://www.hikima.com E-mail: tgeter@hikima.com 803-865-6384 Born in Anniston, Alabama. Received Masters of Fine Art from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Majored in Painting. Selected Exhibitions include: Threshold Traveling exhibition sponsored by South Carolina Arts Commission; Triennial 2001, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC; Moia Festival original Art exhibition, Charlston, SC; Sumpter Arts Center, Sumpter, SC; Columbia, SC; Kirchoff/Wohlberg, New York, NY; Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH; National Society of Illustrators, New York, NY; Taft Museum, Cincinnati, OH; Museum for the National Center for Afro-American Artists, Boston, MA; American Cultural Center, Kano, Nigeria; Hampton Institute, College Museum, Hampton, VA; The National Gallery of Modern Art, Lagos, Nigeria; Atrium Gallery, New York, NY; Isobel Neal Gallery, Chicago, IL; Heffers Gallery, Cambridge, UK; Japan tour sponsored by the Museum for the National Center for Afro-American Artist; Chilford Hall Gallery, Linton, Cambridge, UK; The University of Akron Faculty traveling exhibition; National Gallery of Art, Dakar, Senegal, West Africa. Selected Awards Include: Mural Commission "The Big Apple", at the Columbia, SC Convention Center; Mural commission for the new Freedom Center in Cincinnati OH; 2001 Tanne Awards, individual artist award, Tanne Foundation First Place; Moja Festival, Charleston, SC 2001; Akron Art Museum; Individual Artist Grant, Ohio Arts Council, Columbus, OH; The University of Akron Research Award; The 53rd National Midyear Exhibition, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, First Place in painting; The Robert Duncanson Award at the Taft Museum, Cincinnati OH;