Tyler Gaston was born and raised in Indiana, Pennsylvania and is currently a second year MFA candidate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania studying sculpture. He has received workshop scholarships from Anderson Ranch Arts Center and the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. His artwork has been exhibited regionally and nationally. Tyler recently earned first place in the 2017 Turning to the Future national student competition through the American Association of Woodturners. Tyler is also an active member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh and the Graduate Art Association at IUP.