On Display

Some of my creations have been seen and heard in public spaces…..
~june2019 : Open House Art Show, Skogman Realty, IC,IA  (group show in a for-sale home)
~feb2019 : Down 2 Clown, clown-art group exhibit, White Rabbit, Iowa City
~jan2019 : Sweet 16, massive group art auction exhibit, PS1, IC
~sept2018 : Flourishing Habits, Blick staff exhibit, Morrissey Gallery, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA
~june2018 : Lation Vibes, Lation art group exhibit, Liquid Smoke, Murfreesboro, TN
~june2018 : For the Birds, bird art group exhibit, proceeds went to R.A.R.E. Group, Blick Iowa City
~june2018 : CAT SHOW, PATV Underground, Cat face paintings & MIL performance, PATV, IC
~jan2018 : DEAR FUTURE, PS1 exhibit auction, painting & Mustard-In-Law 6 tape box set
~june2017 : For Pets’ Sake, Create! animal art group show, Blick Art Meterials, Iowa City
~dec2016 : Pitch In! discarded materials group exhibit, Mustard-In-Law trash wall, PS1
~nov2016 : Darkslide IV, skateboard art, rock show, Dubuque, IA
~oct2016 : John Waters Cinema Savant award, made by me & presented to Mr. Waters by FilmScene
~june-aug2016 :  Textiles women’s clothing store, solo show of my paintings and collages
~june2016 : Iowa Artisans Gallery had a postcard-sized exhibit with a few of my pieces included
~june2016 : Blick Art Materials had an employee show with some of my work
~april2016 : Art for Access, Iowa Abortion Access Fund (watercolor painting donated)
~april2016 : SPACEJAM, Mission Creek, City of Iowa City Public Art Program (Zine A Day shown)
~dec2015 : Open House Art Show 2, Skogman Realty, IC,IA  (group show in a for-sale home)
~dec2015 : Paper & Tapes, Governor’s Mansion, IC,IA (exhibit of my works on paper, plus tapes)
~oct2015 : Power of the Purse, silent auction, United Way Women’s Leadership Circle (3 bags sold)
~oct2015 : Terry Gilliam Cinema Savant award, made by me & presented to Mr. Gilliam by FilmScene
~sept2015 : Salon, Dubuque Area Artists Collective, Dubuque, IA (live video portrait installation)
~aug2015 : Open House Art Show, Skogman Realty, Mt.Vernon,IA (group show in a for-sale home)
~july2015 : Dog Mansion Fest, ICIA (100 pieces shown: incomplete /experiments /collabs /done ones)
~may2015 : University of London purchased a few pieces for their collection
~march2015 : Blurring the Edges, group show, DAAC Gallery, Dubuque, IA (4 pieces shown)
~dec2014-jan2015 : solo acrylics show, HABA Salon, Iowa City
~oct2014 : Intermedia Showcase, PS1, Iowa City (sounds to Tom Buckholz projection, Brock Muench ~sweeping)
~aug2014 : Salon, Dubuque Area Artists Collective, Dubuque, IA (Live mural painting with Brock Muench)
~aug2014 : HOW DO YOU PS1?, Public Space One, Iowa City, IA (sounds to Tom Buckholz’s live visuals)
~july-sept2014 : Blick employees window exhibit, Dick Blick, Iowa City, IA (3 pieces shown)
~june2014 : Neoteric Artists Show, Old Brick Church, Iowa City, IA (discography & acrylics shown)
~may2014 : Darkslide II, Eronel, Dubuque, IA (skatedeck art / rock n roll party exhibit)
~oct.2013 : Darkslide, Eronel, Dubuque, IA (skatedeck art / rock show)
~aug.2013 : Benchmarks, Downtown Iowa City Pedmall, IA (public art community collaboration)
~apr2013 : CIMMFEST, Chicago (live improvised visualizations)
~jan2013 : FOONFEST2015, 3-day music/comedy fest, PS1, IC,IA (video projections)
~dec2012 : “I Dream in Delft” Heidi Van Wieren exhibit, Englert Gallery, IC,IA (reception t-shirts)
~nov2012 : Foonsgiving, multi-band house show, IC,IA (livingroom projections)
~nov2012 : T.Rust, Nora, Megan, MFB!!, PS1, IC,IA (art exhibit & projections with Dana T)
~oct2012 : NEW NEW APOCALYPSE 3, Jaffe House, IC,IA (exhibit with Megan Buick at spoken word party)
~sept2012 : River City Housing Collective, IC,IA (projection for Men from… BEYOND!!)
~aug2012 : NEW NEW APOCALYPSE 2, Jaffe House, IC,IA (art exhibit for spoken word evening)
~jan2012 : PS1, Iowa City, (projection at The Technicolor Union’s APOCALYPTIC Holiday FOON Variety Show)
~sept2011 : The John Holmes Prick Parade, curated by Emily Moran Barwick, Drewlowe Gallery, UI (Justice Uda Nihm)
~june2011 : Editions of You stand at the Sunday zine fair and Start your Own Cult workshop, Sassoon Gallery, Peckham, London, England (A Pairing in Disorder was part of the mix)
~june2011 : Gabe’s, Iowa City, IA (video projected for a performance by Techno Lincoln & the Technicolor Union)
~apr2011 : “MORPHOGENESISAllison Prideaux BFA show, Blank Honors Center, UIowa, IC,IA (collaborative works displayed)
~apr2011 : The Cannery Art Center, Peterborough, Ontario (Beachfront Exercise / In A Built-In Band displayed)
~mar-apr2011 : Editions of You, O3 Gallery, Popular Music Research Unit, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK
~feb2011 : PS1, Iowa City, IA (video projected for a performance by Techno Lincoln & the Technicolor Union)
~feb2011 : Hazmat, Oakland, CA (video projected for a performance by Fslux)
~feb2011 : F.A.M. (Free Art Materials) Gallery, ICIA (recycled art supplies, curated by Emily Moran Barwick)
~nov2010 : Ally‘s art show and Talonescu performance at White Lightning Wherehouse, ICIA (collaborative pieces displayed)
~nov2010 : Brendan Wells’ Punk Distro Booth, UI Intermedia Open House, Iowa City, IA (buttons contributed)
~oct2010 : Dia De Los Muertos, University of Iowa Latino Native American Cultural Center, Old Brick Church (ofrendas & sugar skulls creation)
~sept2010 : Burton Theatre, Detroit, MI (video for a performance by Ember Schrag)
~sept2010 : The Serious Show, Space Camp online exhibition, “Spre” http://theseriousshow.tumblr.com/
~july2010 : Particle Zine, online zine submission, “The Grate Wave” particlezine.tumblr.com
~april2010 : Studio Arts Fest, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (Miniature Gallery, artists’ model, present in C.Scherf’s video, ..)
~jan-feb2010 : Cheat Codes: Lessons in Love, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (Obl.Obsc. video Shown)
~jan-feb2010 : Cheat Codes: Lessons in Love, Antena Gallery, Chicago, IL (Obl.Obsc. video Shown)
~oct.2009 : Creative Briefs : Last Stop For Love, Arlington, VA (Thigh video shown)
~aug.2009 : Zine A Day, Arts Iowa City Underground, Iowa City, IA
~dec.2008 : Open House : Univ. of Iowa Art Department, Iowa City, IA (Yonirise video shown)
~july2008 : Zine A Day, Andolini’s Pizza, Charleston, SC
~july2008 : Zine A Day, HOUSEHOUSE, Murfreesboro, TN
~april2008 : Zine A Day, William Norbit’s Museum of Natural History, Blank Honors Center, UI
~april2008 : Zine A Day, Home Cooked Show, Glory Hole, Iowa City, IA
~april2008 : Zine A Day, White Rabbit, Iowa City, IA
~oct.2007 : ICE Film Festival : Home Movies, Iowa City, IA (Oil Change & Zerba videos shown)
~may2005 : Clothespin Show, No Man’s Land Museum, Goodwell, OK, (BFA exhibit with Yasu Ikemura)
~april2005 : Spring Formal for the Performing Arts, OPSU, Goodwell, OK (painting displayed)

Sweet 16

Public Space One turned sixteen and held their annual art auction. This is Mustard-In-Law’s submission. 16 sprawling tracks (3.5 hours) on three clear tapes & an infinite LOOP tape, dedicated to your quest for small ‘a’ art. Compiled by Tyler for our favorite art spot, with original collage cover by Jay.

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Flourishing Habits

The Blick Iowa City staff was invited to exhibit at St. Ambrose University, in Davenport, Iowa….

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Lation Vibes @ Liquid Smoke

Lation showcase at Liquid Smoke cigar bar  Murfreesboro Art Crawl on the town square.

These are related screenshots, for I was unable to attend.

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For the Birds

I helped organize a community exhibit of bird art at Blick Art Materials in Iowa City. Portions of art sales were donated to the R.A.R.E. Group, a local non-profit dedicated to raptor rehab and community education. We raised almost a thousand bucks! On the final day of the sale, R.A.R.E. brought in an owl and a kestrel for a live drawing session. For our submission, Tyler and I each printed a bunch of shirts full of bird patterns.

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PATV Underground //

Iowa City’s Public Access Television Station, PATV, asked me to exhibit some work for their monthly event, PATV Underground.  My CAT SHOW went up on the first day of the Iowa ArtsFest, and displayed until the end of June. 

At the gig, Mustard-In-Law performed in the TV studio, in front of an audience, and live streaming on PATV’s YouTube channel.  We played with a green screen behind us, and brought an appropriate video to key in….


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Once again, our beloved PublicSpaceOne called on the doers of do to raise funds with an art auction, and Mustard-In-Law dripped up to the plate with a six tape box set.

We provided a listening station and easy access to the contents.
The booklet was six feet long!

Although the physical release went to the highest bidder, you can download the entire 9-hours (!) of audio, along with high-quality beeps of the super-long booklets at this link here:  mustard-in-law.bandcamp.com/album/dear-future   Any money made from these downloads goes straight to PS1, to keep small a art alive in our town.
Listen & weep……………………………………………

Also, I sold this glistening painting of mine.

The winner now knows everything we know, may they live forever in mustard.


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For Pets’ Sake, Create!

I helped organize and set-up this animal-themed art show and silent auction.
We raised over $3,000 for the local animal center.

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Pitch In!

Mustard-In-Law pieced together this giant assemblage of discarded materials for the Pitch In! exhibit at Public Space One.

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Darkslide 4

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Awkward Portal

Awkward Portal was an auction by and for our beloved local art community space, Public Space One.  In addition to contributing a painting to the auction, Mustard-In-Law made a special four-tape box set, named Awkward Portal.

Tyler with the winner, friend, and fan, Narciso.

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John Waters
Cinema Savant Award


John Waters

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The busiest day of my life.

Three exhibits featuring my work all occurred at the same time within a block of each other, coincidentally during both the Iowa Arts Festival and the Iowa City First Friday Gallery Walk.
• Textiles women’s clothing store is showing a full array of my paintings and collages for 3 months.
• Iowa Artisans Gallery has a postcard-sized exhibit with a few of my pieces included.
• Blick Art Materials had an employee show, with even more creations from my hands.


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Art for Access

A watercolor piece I contributed to the third annual Art for Access event, hosted by the Iowa Abortion Access Fund.  Proceeds help provide access to women’s health services.

Art for Access

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SPACE JAM was a 4-day event during Mission Creek, occupying the area above the Deadwood bar in Iowa City.  Included was a family portrait studio, zine-making supplies and a copy machine, and a zine-reading lounge accompanying the exhibit of zines by many artists (including tons contributed by me from our Zine A Day project).  Check out pics of all the zines at instagram.com/s_p_a_c_e_j_a_m/

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박성연 BFA
“Intimate Anonymity”

Seongyun Park invited me to perform as the house DJ for her BFA painting exhibit reception at the University of Iowa Studio Arts Building.  See more of her paintings at seongyunpark.com

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cut cards

snowflakes, cards

Blick / health department

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Open House Art Show 2

Open House Art Show, hosted by Phoebe Martin, from Skogman Realty, featuring four local artists.  With my art, I filled a space that was once a little boy’s bedroom.

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Paper & Tapes at Governor’s Mansion

Governor’s Mansion asked me to display some art for a few weeks in the room where many events are hosted.  In addition to showing all kinds of random creations on paper, I provided a tape player and 40 cassettes with album covers and / or sounds made by me.










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Dark Slide III
skateboard art show

For the third annual Dark Slide skateboard art show, I painted a deck with Pebeo solvent-based effect paint.  The exhibit featured loads of great Iowa artists, and was up for a month at the Dubuque Area Arts Collective gallery.

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Power of the Purse

Here are some bags I dyed and printed for the United Way of Johnson County Women’s Leadership Circle’s Power of the Purse silent auction.  All money went to Iowa City’s first Summership program, which gives money to kids so they can attend summer programs they would otherwise be unable to afford.


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Terry Gilliam “Cinema Savant” award

FilmScene asked me to create an award that would be presented to Terry Gilliam, a life-long influence on my creative mindset.

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The Dubuque Area Arts Collective invited me to do “something interactive” at the reception for their annual 60-artist exhibition, SALON.  What I came up with was “video portraits” – instant manipulations of a live camera feed showing reception attendees.  Here are some screenshots..

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Open House Art Show

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Dog Mansion Fest

DogMansionArtShowpanoramaDisplayed 100 pieces at Dog Mansion Fest, a 3 day music performance house party.

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