In the first part of an interview with Kathy Battista, Editor in Chief of the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Tiff Massey discusses her work as well as her vision for bringing art education to underserved areas of Detroit.
"Tiff Massey is a young artist whose work ranges from wearable sculpture to large-scale public interventions. She is the first African-American woman to graduate from Cranbrook Academy of Art’s MFA in Metalsmithing. She cites her influences as ranging from 1980s hip-hop culture and her hometown of Detroit to African art and Japanese fashion. Her work often implicates the viewer or wearer, incorporating them into dialogues about space, as well as racial and gender politics. [...]"