Tiera Boo is a painter obsessed with dynamic colour and timeless design. Through more than thirteen years of love, practice and downright stubbornness she has pushed the art of stencil making further toward detailed illustration. Graduating with honours from art school in 2009 she went on to gain a certificate of Graphic Design in 2015. Boo has since exhibited in various group shows including ‘The Stencil art prize’, 'Pastemodernism', 'look hear', ‘Just Another Agency’ and ‘The Tate Gallery’ group shows. Her sellout show at ‘The Tate Gallery’ in June last year was met with overwhelming success and she has won a highly commended Award in 'The stencil art prize'. A regular guest speaker on panels, concerning street art, stencilling and her own personal art practice, Boo is committed to the DIY community of her youth and runs regular stencil making workshops between Sydney and Melbourne. Her limited edition hand stencilled prints are stocked and wholeheartedly supported by ‘Signed and Numbered’ and ‘Outré’ gallery in Melbourne.

Boo is a hoarder, a scavenger of cultural refuse; images from a time gone by are her weakness. She feels compelled to give these images a new life, a fresh context that can surprise, exalt and confuse. Identity, desire, emancipation and feminist discourse all take centre stage in her work. Interesting women who have been written out of history are tracked down, researched and illuminated in layers of paint and stencils. Not overly concerned with beauty for beauty's sake, Boo uses it more as a smoke screen to provoke thought surrounding the afore-mentioned themes that abound within her work. Boo's own obsessive nature is mirrored in these exquisitely crafted creations. Surpassing the common perception of what we know as stencil art, these works couldn't be further from the street they crawled out of. 

CONTACT

 If you are interested in my Design, Artwork or Workshops 

drop me a line or follow me at these places:

https://www.facebook.com/boo.stencils

https://instagram.com/tieraboo/

http://www.theloop.com.au/tieraboo/portfolio

thisistieraboo@gmail.com

 

EXHIBITION HISTORY

Stencil Art Prize / Adelaide Fringe / Adelaide /2017

Stencil Art Prize / Fringe Festival / Sydney / 2016

Paste up wall / Perfect Match / Sydney / 2016

Bein Narly / Alpha Gallery / Sydney / 2016

Raise the Roof / Create or Die / Sydney / 2015

Look See / Look Hear / Newcastle / 2015

12 x 12 / The Stockroom / Melbourne / 2015

Pastemodernism 4 / Ambush Gallery / Sydney / 2015

Found Festival / Melbourne / 2015

Stencil Art Prize / Ambush Gallery Sydney / 2015

In light of Brilliance / Newtown Artseat / Sydney / 2015

Supergraph/ Signed and Numbered / Melbourne / 2015

Outre Gallery/ Sydney & Melbourne 2014

Stencil Art Prize/ Ambush Gallery / Sydney / 2014

Just another agency 2 year show/ Melbourne 2014

Future Primitive / Solo Show / Tate Gallery / Sydney / 2014

Basel Royale / Lo Fi Collective / Sydney / 2013

Australian stencil art prize / Sydney / 2013

Print and Staple / Tate gallery, Sydney / 2013

Just another agency 1 year show / Melbourne / 2013

Australian Stencil Art prize / Sydney / 2012

Pin up parlour / Sydney 2012

Australian Stencil Art Prize / Cockatoo island / 2011

Paste modernism III / cockatoo island / Sydney / 2011

Intraspace studio show / Melbourne / 2011

Australian Stencil Art Prize / Sydney / 2010

Sweet Streets / Urban Arts Festival/ Melbourne / 2010

Human Rights Arts and Film Festival / Melbourne / 2010

Urban Art / Brunswick Street Gallery / Melbourne / 2010

Off The Wall/ Brunswick Bound / Melbourne / 2010

Melbourne Stencil Festival / Melbourne / 2009

Small works award / Brunswick street gallery / 2009

Guest artist / Stencil exhibition / This is not art / 2008

Salad days / Glen Eira Regional gallery / 2008

Psssht/ Women’s stencil exhibition/ Podspace / 2008

Monash University Fine Art Graduate show / 2007

The New Black /(Solo) Watt Space / 2005

Tragic Kingdom /(solo) Watt Space / 2005     

%mongrel / Watt Space / 2005

Annual Acquisitive art prize/ Watt Space/ 2005 



Experience

Diploma of Graphic Design / CATC / Sydney 2015

Design Internship / Red Pepper Graphics / Sydney 2015

VAEDA conference 2015 / presenter

Published in Sydney Stencils by Jacinta Fintan 2014

Human rights festival / panelist / Street Art Forum/ 2012

Curator and Panalist / Artist Talk / Melbourne Stencil Festival/ 2010

Melbourne Stencil Festival/ Committee Member / 2010

Stencil Workshop / Melbourne Stencil Festival / 2009

Carbon splicing/ Stencil making workshop / T.I.N.A / 2008

Honors year Fine Art / Monash University Victoria / 2007

Volunteer 200 Gertrude street gallery / 2006 

Volunteer Heide Museum of Modern Art / 2006

Received Bachelor of Fine Arts / Newcastle University NSW/ 2005

Radio presenter- arts program / tin radio / 2005

Director Intrados Gallery / 2004

Awards

Highly commended / Stencil Art Prize / 2016

Highly commended / Stencil Art Prize / 2015

Highly commended / Stencil Art Prize / 2014

Finalist / Australian Stencil Art Prize / Sydney / 2013

Finalist / Australian Stencil Art Prize/ Sydney / 2012

Finalist / Australian Stencil Art Prize/ Sydney / 2011

Finalist / Australian Stencil Art Prize/ Sydney / 2010

Highly commended / BSG small works award / 2010

Emerging Artist award / Melbourne Stencil Festival / 2009

Highly commended / BSG small works award / 2009

Brenda Coulton Award / Maitland Regional Gallery / 2005


WORKSHOPS OF NOTE

Stencil workshops in schools / Sydney / 2014 - 2015

School demonstrations/ Marricville council / 2013 - 2015

Stencil cutting with class / 2011

16 songs 4 16 days series of workshops / 2011 

Melbourne stencil festival workshops / 2008-2010

ladies stencil cutting classes/ 2008