Artist Tyler Ballon is a recent art school graduate, now back home in Jersey City and already making a name for himself. A ESKFF residency at Mana Contemporary gave him space to create his large realistic paintings focused on interpreting Biblical themes with images grounded in African American life today. We visit his studio, and meet one of his mentors, artist Amy Sherald. Follow Tyler on Instagram @tballon_art
Produced by Susan Wallner; Narration by Dan Gordon; Videography by Joe Conlon.