Tyler Calkin is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Los Angeles. He received his MFA in Art and Integrated Media from California Institute of the Arts in 2011. Since then he has shown his work across the US and internationally, including at The New Children’s Museum in San Diego, Cercle Blanc Gallery in Berlin, studio 1.1 in London, and the Torrance Art Museum. He has also led gameplay-based workshops for artists and educators in Nepal, Mexico and Los Angeles.


His participatory projects examine social constructions, habits, and anxieties through play and improvisation. Drawing particularly from safety and hygiene products and evolving digital interfaces, Tyler rearranges material culture into social catalysts. The resulting situations propose new models for interpersonal and inter-object relations.