Philpot

Presented by Tiff Massey

 
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A mixed-media mural featuring the likeness of artist David Philpot, a Kresge Artist Fellow who passed away in 2018 - surrounded by representations of his own artwork - as a tribute to him and an inspiration to the community. This project will be completed as part of the 5th annual Murals in the Market Festival.

 
 

 
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About the Artist

Tiff Massey is an interdisciplinary artist from Detroit, Michigan. She holds an MFA in metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her work, inspired by African standards of economic vitality, includes both large-scale and wearable sculptures, music and performance. Massey counts the iconic material culture of 1980’s hip-hop as a major influence in her jewelry. She uses contemporary observances of class and race through the lens of an African diaspora, combined with inspiration drawn from her experience in Detroit.

Tiff Massey is a 2015 Kresge Artist Fellow, as well as a two-time John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge winner and a Michigan Chronicle 40 Under 40 award recipient. Massey has participated in several international residencies including Ideas City (in Detroit, Athens, Greece and Arles, France) hosted by The New Museum of New York and with the Volterra-Detroit Foundation in Volterra, Italy. Tiff Massey’s work has been widely exhibited in both national and international museums and galleries.