Tyler Los-Jones produces objects and images from his home in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. The work he has produced over the past decade aims to complicate inherited assumptions of environments by bringing the unnatural aspects of the western conception of nature to the forefront. Los-Jones is fascinated by the role photography plays in the production and the fulfillment of our expectations for environments.
Since graduating from the Alberta College of Art and Design (now Alberta University for the Arts) in 2007, Tyler Los-Jones’ photographic and sculptural work has been exhibited extensively across Canada and in the US. Recent exhibitions include Look slowly and all that moves at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, (Charlottetown) and a slow light which exhibited at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge) and Division Gallery (Toronto). Los-Jones has been commissioned to produce multiple large-scale public artworks including, A panorama protects it’s views for the Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton) and To Keep the Promise at the Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel. Los-Jones has received several grants and awards including a 2019 research and creation grant from Canada Council for the Arts and the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award in 2016. The artist's work is included in permanent collections including TD Canada Trust, Royal Bank of Canada, Alberta Foundation of the Arts, and the Government of Canada Department of Foreign Affairs.
Tyler is represented by Norberg Hall, and is grateful for the generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts and Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
Los-Jones is deeply informed, and indebted to the land which is part of the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. Treaty 7 was signed in 1877 and encompasses the traditional territory of the Stoney Nakoda Nations of Chiniki, Wesley and Bearspaw; three Nations of the Blackfoot Confederacy: the Pikani, Kainai and Siksika; and the Tsuut'ina First Nations. Treaty 7 territory is also shared with the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. This area has been frequented by the Ktunaxa and the Maskwacis people from before the signing of Treaty 7 and the development of provincial boundaries. The artist would like to express his gratitude for this place and those who continue to steward it.
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