In 2021 TILA Studios served as the Atlanta Curatorial Partner to help launch the flagship store of sweetgreen. TILA Studios curated three restaurants at Ponce City Market, 14th & Peachtree and Lenox Square Mall. TILA Studios also partnered with investment fund, Impact America to host a digital residency at the intersection of art & technology.
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Local muralist, illustrator and artist, Neka King, designed 4 unique posters with 4 distinct colorways -- totaling 16 posters that cover an entire wall from floor to ceiling. Each poster, each design, each color tells a story of seasonality and how food has the power to sustain, nourish and bring us together.
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TILA Studios commissioned four original pieces with the powerhouse art director, artist and the most colorful and fashionista, Michelle Norris. The artwork created specifically for sweetgreen was inspired by the seasons in Georgia and the foods that are integral to each. Michelle finds inspiration from the natural world: specifically fruits, vegetables, and flowers so this was a perfect pairing. The foods that she explored for this have so much natural vibrancy that she wanted to build off of those with organic and geometric shapes.
Impact America Digital residency Program
In collaboration with Impact America Fund, we have invited black women artists to interrogate systemic inequities and to open up our imaginations to the radical possibilities of a more just future through storytelling, performance, and visual showcase.
2021 Spring Digital Resident was Shefon Taylor - pictured above is "The Other Side" Collage on Photo Album Board.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Ash McNamara, Artist
Thank you so much for today and for everything! Love getting to know you, Tiffany, a true inspiration!
Incredible Work! We're so grateful for your partnership!
Shefon Taylor, Artist
I am honored and gladly accept this award for residency. Thank you again so much for this opportunity.