Tyra Mishell was born and raised in Bradenton Florida in 1994. She is a recent college graduate from the University of South Florida with a B.A. in Studio Art.
Tyra Mishell is a New Genres artist specializing in video, New Media, photography, sound, and performance. With a combined interest in media studies and the make believe, she produces IN SPACE TV, an experimental net-based television show.
Her practice is inspired by the audacity of play + make believe as radical praxis as a response to a society that delights in the pain of black queer femmes.