Tyler Gordon is 15-years-old but is in many ways an accomplished veteran. His striking portraits have been featured in various media including the Today Show, Good Morning America, as well as the cover of TIME. Gordon invited Allison Dayka to TIMEPieces.
Title: Future Forward.
To build a better future, we must take responsibility. Responsibility for ourselves, of each other, and of the world. Everything that we see happening worldwide has a cause. That means we can do something about it. Whether it’s the ongoing pandemic, pollution, inequality. If we all do our part, and do it right. We can build a better future!
About the Artist
His humble beginnings started as a young kid with a school project that needed to be finished. Tyler’s mom wanted him to pick something easy but he begged her to allow him to paint, until she gave in. This changed his life. A winner of that contest just 4 years ago, Tyler’s success continues. His artwork has taken the world by storm; having painted and gifted many of today’s hottest celebrities and influencers, including Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Missy Elliot and Kevin Hart to name a select few.
Tyler has worked hard his entire young life despite the disparities that have plagued him. It was at the age of five they discovered that he was born deaf. After a life altering surgery helped him to gain some of his hearing allowing him to learn how to speak, he was left with a severe stutter that many of his peers used as ammunition to bully him. A vitamin deficiency left Tyler facing another setback, now wheelchair bound for two years.
Tyler never let those circumstances define him. A bonafide, artistic prodigy, Tyler’s work is seen on platforms including the Today Show, Good Morning America, MSNBC, USA Today, CBS Nightly News, Essence Magazine, Steve Harvey’s Little Big Shots and much more.
Recently Tyler became a media phenomenon after painting Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, which quickly went viral and resulted in VP Harris calling Tyler to personally thank him for creating the portrait.
Tyler’s work has been featured in a host of galleries including Beverly Hills, California and Tribeca, New York. He recently executed both a black history and women’s history month national campaign with Disney, contributed to the inauguration of President Joe Biden and will release his first book as an author in Fall 2021.
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