Tiff Massey is a jeweler and mixed-media artist. She originally studied biology, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University, but her inspiration for metalsmithing emerged as a stronger passion. Tiff is a graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art, receiving a Master of Fine Arts (Metalsmithing 2011). Her work focuses on the creation of contemporary art jewelry, and is often translated into sculpture and objects. These works can metamorphose into different pieces, by nature of their function, or the environment in which they are placed. Tiff's works are an observation of class and race in contemporary times viewed through the lens of the African American diaspora and life in Detroit.
Tiff’s current work will be featured in the upcoming Detroit River Artscape 2013. She has also been featured in local publication, B.L.A.C magazine. Her Solo show at G R’ N’namdi Center for Contemporary Art 2012-13, and Detroit Artist Market Design Show 2013, Caroline Van Hoek Gallery, Brussels Belgium, 2012 and Sofa–Chicago 2011. Her recent awards include Best Times Based Performance in collaboration with Complex Movements, at SiteLab during Art Prize 2012 in Grand Rapids, Michigan