Tyler Zeleny (b. 1990, Brunswick, OH) is a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) recipient from William Paterson University where he was awarded a Graduate Assistantship in the Graduate Art Department and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) recipient from Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA). At CIA he was beneficiary of four year scholarships: the Ospanik Scholarhip, Horvath Scholarship and CIA Portfolio Scholarship, and additional awards including the David and Anne Deming Award and the Cleveland Institute of Art's Board of Director's Award. Tyler worked as a teacher and teacher’s assistant at CIA in 2012 and as a substitute teacher in the Strongsville School System in 2013. Zeleny curated an exhibition of MFA Candidate work titled “Grawlixes” at William Paterson University’s Power Arts Gallery; in addition his work has been exhibited at the Lynch Tham Gallery in New York (2015), Miller Schneider Gallery (2013; now Gallery One-Sixty), Survival Kit Gallery (2012), ArtSpot (2012), Legation a Gallery (2011), Forum Artspace (2011), was frequently a part of exhibitions at CIA including the Student Independent Exhibition 66 (2012) and EMIT Film and Video Festival (2010). Tyler lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio.