Under the moniker Grimeography, Tyler J. Grimes' (b. 1994 in Wilmington, DE) writings and multimodal works ponder paradoxical ontologies in order to provoke reconsiderations of one's perception of (and purpose in) reality. His work spans video installation, emergent tech., photography, performance, and ecologically-engaged art projects. Synthesizing insights from various schools of thought allows his research to intersect media-ecology, the cognitive sciences, and mindfulness-awareness practices.
Grimes has a background in visual communications, which is supplemented by a Photographic and Electronic Media MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He's been awarded research grants, admittance into artists residencies, had his work exhibited internationally, and has been a part of award-winning film productions. His writings and pedagogy place him in positions where he regularly lectures on media/communication theory, philosophy, production techniques, and aesthetics. He is currently engaged in doctoral studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Through various media, my research toys with speculative and quasi-mystical notions of the 'experience of experience' and how technological mediation may influence our ecological awareness and defining of 'self'. This intrigue extends into questioning quotidian cartographies of the relations between objects (physical and immaterial, human and non-human) by harvesting alternative sources of Truth beyond how it is often constructed, disseminated and perceived. This work hopes to entertain a post-humanistic ecosophical lens by exploring a progressive consumption of dogma, diet, and media.
My work is also informed by metaphorical and sometimes literal interviews with the environment itself as if to ask "how it feels" about it's experience. I aim to notion towards a sentient and animistic environment, as proposed by indigenous and ancestral epistemologies, by framing the self as a liminal and non-dual medium in relation to its environment. This research carries me - as I see these motifs, the language that is enfolded within the dialectic of, and our awareness of such as paramount in today's media-saturated and environmentally fragile world.
Beyond the Frame : Exploring Mixed Media,
January 2023 - Alexandria, VA
This exhibit features artists experimenting with what photography is capable of beyond its traditional framed presentation on the wall.
Nature and Technology - An Inevitable Interconnectedness, Visionary Art Collective
December 2022 - Brooklyn, NY
20x21 Exhibition, Decker Gallery
November 2022 - Baltimore, MD
Ask: Our Diverse World - Virtuality,
October 2021 - Beijing, China
An international exhibition bringing together artists around one central theme: "Why isn't reality real"?
Challenging Assumptions, Leidy Gallery
March 2021 - Baltimore, MD
The 2021 iteration of MICA's graduate show.
The works challenged what is "real, true and known".