Tyler Bell & Catherine Haggarty

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About the Artist

Ever since he was a young child, artist Tyler Bell has been visually oriented.  Painting provides Tyler, a young man living with autism, a remarkable level of engagement and peace.

Both understanding and generating language are challenging for Tyler, though he can be incredibly funny or uncanny when he does have something to say. He communicates his unique perspective through visual representation, enjoying the sensory experiences of the process and uninhibited by the boundaries and constructs that are often found in two-dimensional art.

Through his paintings, Tyler communicates and shares his joy, and helps us to remember:  Not speaking is not the same as having nothing to say.

Catherine Haggarty lives and works in Jersey City, New Jersey and is a graduate of Mason Gross School of Art at Rutger’s University with an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing.

Her work has been shown at Opera Gallery, Bowery Gallery, and White Box in New York City, The Shore Institute for Contemporary Art and most recently at Bridget Mayer Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. For the month of February, 2013 Catherine was an Artist In Residence at the Vermont Studio Center.  In December 2013 Catherine will be a featured artist in Studio Visit Magazine’s Winter Edition, Volume 24. 

Website:  http://www.somethingtosayart.com

Other links:  http://www.catherinehaggarty.com