Tyler Farinholt

1631 Park Ave, Baltimore, MD, 21217•  tylerfarinholt.com  •  tyler@tylerfarinholt.com


Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Art History, Theory, and Criticism, 2014

Professional Experience

Education Coordinator, Chesapeake Arts Center, Brooklyn Park, MD, 2018-Present:

Work closely with the COO to develop three semesters of quality arts classes; create content for class catalogs and assist Marketing Department with catalog production. Produce teaching artist contracts, background checks, and other essential paperwork for instructors. Calculate instructor pay and ensure appropriate full semester pay and pay dates. Manage student registrations, rosters, and payment information. Maintain private music studio rosters, schedules, invoices, and payments. Manage student scholarship accounts. Act as liaison between CAC and instructors, parents/students, and Education partners. Communicate scheduling changes with CAC staff, instructors, and students/families; issue partial or full refunds as appropriate. Organize annual student recitals and exhibitions. Keep Education statistics and data up to date. Coordinate after-school programs, including recruitment; communication with schools, instructors, and families. Maintain and documentation of activities through digital recording and/or written reports.

Community Art Collaborative AmeriCorps Member, MICA, Baltimore MD, 2015-2016

Lead and facilitate after-school time arts-based learning experiences that serve K-5 Baltimore City students at The Club at Collington Square. Engage people of all ages in community art projects that strengthen surrounding communities

Education Assistant, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore MD, 2013-2016:

Implement museum’s mission through family, school and adult programs: festivals, art classes, tours, lectures and receptions. Sustain and develop interactive, engaging and informative environments for museum visitors to learn about and create art. Serve as interim lead education assistant in a team-based educational environment, creating and leading art-focussed lessons and educational programs. Lead educator for Start With Art program, providing adaptive and engaging tours to Early Head Start audiences. Assist with summer camp studio-teaching and gallery tours. Serve as lead educator for Home School Workshop programs. Provide excellent customer service to diverse visitor populations and partnering organizations.

Manager of Exhibition Development Seminar, MICA, Baltimore MD, 2013-2014:

Management team member for “Workin' the tease: The Art of Baltimore Burlesque” Responsible for budget, facilitating classroom discussion, assigning tasks, maintaining professional contact with artists and exhibition partners, evaluating community outreach, and implementing accessible educational programming.

Assistant Gallery Coordinator, Area 405, Baltimore MD, 2012-2013:

Assisted in solidifying exhibition concepts and implementing installation plans. Connected with the public and various art organizations in and around Baltimore. Responsible for gallery management, fundraising, exhibition writing, and facilitating community outreach.

Curatorial leader of Exhibition Development Seminar, MICA, Baltimore MD, 2012-2013:

Lead the curatorial component of the exhibition “Preach! New works by Jeffrey Kent”. Responsible for exhibition design, catalog content, editing, and didactic materials. Worked closely with the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park venue.

Gallery Assistant, Galleries at CCBC, Catonsville MD, 2011-2012:

Performed exhibition installation, lighting, mailings/shipping, newsletter design, event management, social media promotion. Maintained professional contact with exhibiting artists, and daily upkeep of the gallery space.


What Next, Galleries at CCBC, Catonsville, MD, 2016

Perspective, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC, 2015

Erase Hate Through Art, Columbia Art Center, Columbia, MD, 2015

Expressions Portrait Competition, Art Space Herndon, Herndon, VA, 2015

Yes Please Thank You, Platform Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 2015

Disorder 2, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, 2013

Sweet Art, Area 405, Baltimore, MD, 2013

Awards And Residencies

Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award, 2016

Visual Aids Residency, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY, 2016

Art History Departmental Award, MICA, 2014

Print Drawing and Photograph Society Student Scholarship, Baltimore Museum of Art, 2014

Competitive Undergraduate Scholarship, MICA, 2014

Curatorial Experience

Workin' the tease: The art of Baltimore burlesque, The Lyric Opera House, Baltimore MD, 2014

Managed as a member of MICA's Exhibition Development Seminar. “Workin' the tease” celebrates both burlesque's rich history and its contemporary resurgence in Baltimore.

House Dignified, Area 405 Baltimore MD, June 2013

Co-curated an Artscape gallery extension site. House Dignified challenged the notion of home, pride and self through works that ennobled Area 405's alternative exhibition space.

ON LOAN: Formality, Area 405, Baltimore MD, 2013

Assisted with reviewing student applications, organizing and filing data, contacting accepted student artists, exhibition design and installation, event promotion, and reception management.

Preach! New Works By Jeffrey Kent, Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, Baltimore MD, 2013

Co-curated as a member of MICA's EDS. An exhibition of Baltimore-based artist Jeffrey Kent's works that discussed the conflict and interrelation between the Black Church and same-sex marriage within the United States.

Gathering Atmospheres, CCBC, Catonsville MD, 2012

Curated exhibition of five artists whose works explored elemental fusions through dynamic abstractions.

Things Fall Apart, CCBC, Catonsville MD, 2011

Conceptualized and curated an Artscape gallery extension site for CCBC. Six artists were chosen for their qualities of fragmentation, destruction, and disunity.