Tiff Massey is a metalsmith who creates wearable sculptures stemming from conceptual expression. Massey’s works are an observation of class and race in contemporary culture viewed through the lens of the African diaspora and life in an industrial urban center that is in flux.
Massey is a Detroit artist who began her educational experience by studying biology at Eastern Michigan University, where she received a Bachelor of Science. As Massey’s desire to create emerged, a passion developed that started a journey in the study of metalsmithing which later lead to the fulfillment of a graduate degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2011.
Massey has been featured in Detroit’s B.L.A.C. magazine, and in shows at N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art (solo) 2012-13, Detroit Artist Market Design Show 2013, Caroline Van Hoek Gallery, Brussels Belgium, 2012 and Sofa Chicago 2011. Her awards include Best Times Based Performance at SiTE:LAB during Art Prize 2012 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.