Tyler is a lifelong resident of western Massachusetts. He studied painting at Greenfield Community College where he received an Associate of Fine Arts. He then finished his BFA at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he graduated with honors after receiving full scholarships based on academic excellence and multiple awards for his artwork.
Tyler recently graduated from the New York Academy of Art where he received rigorous traditional training in painting, drawing and artistic anatomy. While at the Academy, Tyler and three other students were chosen to attend an artist's residency in Leipzig, Germany for two months over the summer of 2010. During his time there he further developed his series of self directed work and exhibited in the Leipzig International Art Program Gallery.
In the past year, Tyler has experienced a great deal of success for a young artist; his work has been privately and publicly collected in the northeastern United States as well as internationally in Berlin and Leipzig, Germany and Florence, Italy.