Tyler Gaston is a sculptor residing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2019 he earned his MFA in Sculpture from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduation he received the International Sculpture Center’s prestigious Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. Additionally, Tyler was one of two students selected for the ISC residency at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey. His art practice investigates the human condition, focusing on themes of decay and repair. Utilizing the tree as a metaphor he creates large scale minimal sculptures paired with secondary materials such as concrete and metal. Tyler’s work has been exhibited nationally, and is regularly shown in the Pittsburgh region. At the 2019 Three Rivers Arts Festival he received a Juror’s Award in the Juried Visual Art Exhibition, and was also selected as an Emerging Artist Scholarship recipient.