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Tyler Gordon        

Nationally Recognized Teen Artist & Recipient of the 2020 Global Child Prodigy Award

His beginning was simple, a young kid with a school project that needed to be done. Gordon's mom wanted him to pick something easy to execute, but he begged her relentlessly to allow him to paint until she gave in and purchased the simple art products that would change his life. That was a mere 5 years ago, and not only did he win that contest, but today Gordon’s artwork has taken the world by storm having painted and gifted many of today’s hottest celebrities and influencers since his humble beginnings including Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Missy Elliot and Kevin Hart to name a select few.

Not one to be confused as an overnight sensation, Gordon has worked hard his entire young life throughout the struggles and disparities that have plagued him. It was at the age of five that it was discovered that he was born deaf. After a life altering surgery a year later helped him to gain some of his hearing and allowed him to learn how to speak, he was left with a severe stutter that many of his peers used as ammunition to taunt and bully him. Later, Gordon found himself facing another setback as he was left wheelchair bound for two years due to a vitamin deficiency.

But Gordon never let those circumstances define him, and today he is a bonafide artistic prodigy with his work being seen on a litany of outlets and platforms including the Today Show, Good Morning America, MSNBC, USA Today, CBS Nightly News, Essence Magazine, Steve Harvey’s Little Big Shots and much more.

Recently, Gordon became a media phenom after he painted a photo of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris that quickly went viral, being retweeted by a host of influencers including Chelsea Clinton and eventually resulting in VP Harris calling Gordon to personally thank him for creating the portrait in her honor. Gordon's star also rose higher having been named a runner up in TIME Magazine’s Kid of the Year awards, while also painting the cover photo for the publication’s Athlete of the Year issue featuring Lebron James.

Today, Gordon's work has been featured in a host of galleries including being on display in Beverly Hills, California as part of the “Heirs To The Throne” art gallery exhibit presented by The Lost Warhols Museum as well as his outdoor art gallery exhibition in Tribeca, New York which was a media and consumer success. He has recently executed national campaigns with the likes of Crayola, Nickelodeon, Michaels, Disney, Nike, T-Mobile, and Foot Locker to name a select few while also contributing to the inauguration of President Joe Biden through his art. In September 2021, Gordon released his first book, “We Can: Portraits of Powers” (FSG/MacMillan) to great fanfare and accolades, landing on several bestsellers lists and garnering rave reviews. In 2022 he painted the awards for the Sports Illustrated Awards recipients, including Athlete of the Year; Steph Curry. He’s gearing up to release his sophomore book within the next year, and taking steps to further his young career and mark in the art-ivist community.

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