Tyler Mitchell | Artist Overview

Tyler Mitchell

b.1995, American

Tyler Mitchell (b. 1995, USA) is a Brooklyn-based artist, photographer, and filmmaker. He received a bachelor of arts in film and television from New York University Tisch School of the Arts in 2017. Mitchell’s work is held in numerous private and public collections, including the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; Brooklyn Museum; Detroit Institute of the Arts; FOAM Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam; Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Pizzuti Collection of Columbus Museum of Art; National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC; and Cleveland Museum of Art. In 2018 Mitchell was commissioned to photograph Beyoncé for American Vogue’s September issue, making history, at the age of twenty-three, as the first Black photographer to shoot the magazine’s cover. Mitchell’s photography has also been published widely in magazines, including Aperture, Dazed, i-D, Interview, M Le Monde, Vanity Fair, American and British Vogue, W, WSJ, and Zeit Magazin. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world: The New Black Vanguard (Aperture Gallery, New York); I Can Make You Feel Good (FOAM, Amsterdam, and International Center of Photography, New York); Social Works II and Chrysalis (Gagosian Gallery, London); and Domestic Imaginaries (SCAD Gallery, Savannah, Georgia). In 2024, in addition to Wish This Was Real at C/O Berlin, Mitchell will present solo exhibitions at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.