“Tyler Wallach is an innovative and independent queer artist living in Harlem, recognized for his bright and boldly colored street-art characters on both canvas and clothing. Tyler comes to New York City, from Texas, with 5 years of experience painting and independently producing large-scale solo art shows, a multi-faceted clothing line, and most recently, a capsule collection of 3D printed nylon and precious metal necklaces. Tyler has also adopted a unique form of interactive art by painting live, in-person at events throughout the country to further engage the conversation between visual artists and their audience. This live-painting style led Tyler to win the 2015 Brooklyn Nightlife Award for “Best Visual Artist”. Compassion and care for the LGBTQ community is a driving force of inspiration and has led Tyler to produce many multiple large-scale paintings a year that are donated and auctioned off by national LGBTQ charities with 100% of proceeds going toward at risk youth and anti-bullying efforts. In the past, Tyler has donated to The Trevor Project, The Tyler Clementi Foundation, The Miami-Dade LGBTQ Business Association, Harrisburg PA LGBT Center as well as many other queer organizations throughout the country. Coming up, you can catch Tyler on April 1 and 2nd at the Brooklyn Makers Market as he showcases a new set of paintings and a line of clothing with textiles inspired by the new works of art."