Tyler Bohm is a mixed-media artist who spent several years working in the architectural industry, where he adopted the tools and techniques of digital and physical modeling to create digitally-based sculptural works. The resulting artistic process, which involves traditional approaches such as painting mediated through a range of design technologies, is reflective of the technological themes explored in the work. In recent years, he has held solo exhibitions at the OSU Urban Arts Space in Columbus and the NEIU Fine Arts Center Gallery in Chicago, and participated in group shows at Trestle Gallery (Brooklyn), Proto Gallery (Hoboken), Terrault Contemporary (Baltimore), Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, UICA (Grand Rapids), Van Der Plas Gallery (New York), and the Dayton Visual Arts Center. He is a Greater Columbus Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship finalist. He is a graduate of Kenyon College and lives in Columbus.
The technologies that shape our lives represent an intriguing platform for speculation. They evoke an array of hypothetical futures drawn from both the dystopian and utopian ends of science fiction. I explore this evolving technological landscape by imagining futurist scenarios that reflect our broader hopes and fears about the present.
My work speculates on the imminent, drawing on science fiction narratives and past eras' visions of the future. It explores themes such as technophilia and technophobia, how we understand and relate to emerging artificial intelligences, and how we maintain a sense of normalcy in the face of rapid technological change.
These thematic interests dovetail with my process. I am interested in the role and potential of digital and fabrication technologies, and have adopted tools such as graphics software and a laser cutter to translate digital designs into physical objects which I paint and assemble by hand.