Tyler Gaston is a sculptor and woodworker residing in southwestern Pennsylvania. The life of a tree and its metaphorical relationship to human experience has been the primary influence of his work. Tyler is currently a third year MFA candidate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania studying sculpture. He is an alumni of the Turning Intensive at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship and has received workshop scholarships from Anderson Ranch Arts Center and the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. Tyler received first place in the 2017 AAW Turning to the Future competition in the functional, post-secondary division. He has exhibited locally with the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, regionally in Ohio and West Virginia, and nationally in Nevada and Maine.