Tyler Fauvelle was born in Northern Ontario, Canada. He started sculpting when he was 8 years old, and has been a full-time, professional sculptor since 2008. A figurative style, with impressionistic touches, comes naturally to him – he likes its accessibility, its path to common understanding. Tyler sculpts in clay, and casts his work in bronze, or in a metal-infused medium.
Recently-unveiled commissioned work:
- life-sized bronze commemorating members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) who served in Afghanistan (St. Thomas, Ontario, October 2017)
- bronze and granite monument commemorating Charles Henry Byce, the most highly-decorated Indigenous soldier of the Second World War. Monument reflects his Moose Cree heritage.
(Chapleau, Ontario, September 2016)
- three-figure, life-sized bronze monument, commemorating Francis Pegahmagabow, First Nation hero of WW I. No other Indigenous soldier in Canada’s history has ever received as many battle awards. This is the first monument in his honour. (Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, on the waterfront, Parry Sound, Ontario, June 2016)
- bronze sculpture commemorating Shannen Koostachin, a young Cree activist who led the struggle for a new school in Attawapiskat, Ontario (New Liskeard, Ontario, October 2015)
- bronze monument honouring Taras Shevchenko, an important Ukrainian cultural hero (Kobzar Park, Timmins, Ontario, August 2015)
- four bronze, stone-mounted reliefs representing the Wendat Circle of Nations, and a life-sized bronze sculpture honouring John Graves Simcoe (Rendez-vous Champlain project, on the waterfront, Penetanguishene, Ontario, July 2015)
- life-sized bronze commemorating Canadian music icon, Stompin’ Tom Connors (Downtown Sudbury, Ontario, July 2015)
We See Thee Rise, a montage of the War of 1812 heroes, is now on permanent display in the War of 1812 Gallery, at the New Heritage Discovery Centre, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Three larger-than-life monumental bronze sculptures, commissioned in honour of the 2012 Timmins Centennial, stand at the Timmins Museum/National Exhibition Centre.
Tyler has completed numerous corporate and private commissions; his sculptures are in collections in Canada, the United States, and northern Europe. He has also exhibited work at the Eclipse Gallery in Huntsville, as well as at the Perivale Gallery on Manitoulin Island.
His studio/gallery is in Lively, Ontario (City of Greater Sudbury), Canada, where Tyler and his wife and partner, Jana, are pleased to welcome visitors. Tyler also maintains a studio space in Toronto, where all his monumental work is cast and finished.