In her practice, Kohl Tyler contemplates notions of ephemerality, interconnectedness and one’s place within the cosmos. Drawing inspiration from both physical and phenomenal elements of the natural world she processes her ecological grief, making work that posits future ecologies, imagined organic remnants and investigates the natural archive. She works across ceramic sculpture, watercolour painting, and social practice.


Kohl Tyler is an Aotearoa/New Zealand-born artist who’s been based in Naarm/Melbourne since 2018. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at Whitecliffe College of Art and Design in 2016 and was awarded the Artist Alliance Graduate Award in 2016. In 2017, she won the Estuary Art and Ecology Award at Malcolm Smith Gallery in Auckland, NZ. She has presented solo exhibitions in Aotearoa and Australia including; All is Ephemeral, FELTspace, Adelaide, SA (2024), Signals, Printmaker Gallery, Melbourne, VIC (2022), and Moving Past the Sun, Weasel Gallery, Hamilton, NZ (2020). In 2022 she presented Offerings, a social art installation held at the UNESCO heritage-listed Carlton Gardens in Naarm, Australia, supported by the City of Melbourne Art Grants. Her work is held in the collection of the Gippsland Art Gallery, VIC and in private collections throughout Australia and Aotearoa.

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