Kohl Tyler-Dunshea is a visual artist born in 1993 in Kawa-Kawa, Aotearoa (New Zealand). Since 2018, she has been based in Naarm (Melbourne) Australia.
Tyler-Dunshea’s art practice is centered in her interest in the ever-changing and complex ecology of the globalized world. She researches the interplay between contemporary society and non-human beings and investigates how these worlds relate to and impact one another. Other threads in her practice include an interest in relational aesthetics theory and an infatuation with moments of natural phenomena on a macro and micro scale. She works in painting, ceramics, and social practice.
Tyler-Dunshea received a Bachelor of Fine Art from Whitecliffe College of Art and Design in 2016. In 2017, she was awarded first prize in the Estuary Art and Ecology Awards held at Malcolm Smith Gallery in Auckland, NZ. She has held solo exhibitions in Aotearoa and Australia and has exhibited in multiple group shows. In 2022, she was awarded a quick response, Art Grant, from the City of Melbourne to assist in the execution of Offerings, a social art installation held at the UNESCO heritage-listed Carlton Gardens in Naarm, Australia. Her work is held in the public collection of the East Gippsland Art Gallery as well as in private collections throughout Aotearoa, Australia, and the United States. Recent exhibitions include Recent Acquisitions (2022) at the Gippsland Art Gallery, AUS, Signals (2022) at Printmaker Gallery, MLB, and Moving Past the Sun (2020) at Weasel Gallery, NZ.