Tuesday West was born in Sindelfingen, Germany to her two military parents. An only child, Ms. West grew up in St. Louis, Missouri near her cousins of a similar age. She lived in the same house since she was five, moving to Kansas City at eighteen to attend the Kansas City Art Institute. She will receive a BFA in ceramics in May 2013. Ms. West was fortunate to receive a merit award scholarship for her undergraduate studies. She has exhibited in numerous group shows at the Kansas City Art Institute, most recently in the 2013 exhibition "Hot Box." At this point in time her sculptures reflect a proud female African American eagerly inviting her audience to learn to love their natural beauty, history, and talent.