Painting & Drawing

Tyler is ranked among the top 10 MFA programs in Painting by U.S. News and World Report. Our Program provides the skills and concepts essential to your artistic growth. The faculty has designed a pattern of studio and seminar courses that fosters the development of pictorial concepts realized in the tangible form of painting and drawing.

Students entering Tyler’s BFA program in Painting and Drawing become part of the working world of art. Faculty who are all practicing artists, graduate students in the school’s top-ranked MFA program, visiting artists, critics, authors, gallery owners, and curators all play a role in exposing majors to the challenges and rewards of an art career. The program focuses on studio practice as a career, and encourages students to explore and hone a variety of techniques while developing their own personal visions. Through studio and seminar courses, faculty members present a range of skills and concepts essential to artistic development. 

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  • April 13, 2016
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Tameka Norris states: "With myself and my communities as subject, I use painting, video, photography, music, performance, installation, p...

  • April 06, 2016
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Jenny Snider spent her working life teaching Studio Art. She is best known for her black and white dance drawings, painted wooden taxis, ...

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  • MFA Painting Alumnus, Maria Walker, has a solo show up now at John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY!

    Maria Walker Compass   On April 30th, 2016 there will be a solo exhibition of paintings by Maria Walker.  The work will be on display through May 22nd with a reception...

  • MFA Painting Alumnus, Maria Walker, is in a two person show at Cuevas Tilleard Projects in New York!

    Water, sun, rain wood, canvas, paint grow a painting.  - Maria Walker   CUEVAS TILLEARD PROJECTS is pleased to present Aurora Concreta, a two-person exhibition featuri...

  • MFA Painting Alumnus, Amy Pleasant, has a solo show at The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art!

    Amy Pleasant: Parts and Pieces iMOCA at CityWay April 1 – June 19, 2016 Amy Pleasant received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from...

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    Trenton Doyle Hancock

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    Trenton has had exhibitions at major galleries and museums throughout the world. Recent exhibitions have included A Better Promise, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA,,2010 Trenton Doyle Hancock, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX,2009, FEAR, James Cohan Gallery, New York, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Galleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy, Institute for Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. He is the recipient of the Greenfield Prize at the Hermitage Artist retreat, Sarasota, Florida,2013 the Joyce Alexander Wein Award, Studio Museum of Harlem,2007, S.J. Wallace Truman Fund Prize in the 181st Annual Exhibition, National Academy Museum, New York, NY,2006, Penny McCall Foundation Award,2004, Artadia Foundation Award, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Grant Recipient and the Skowhegan Camille Hanks Cosby fellowship for African-American Artists, Skowhegan, MA More

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    CRITICAL DIALOGUES LECTURE- HARMONY HAMMOND

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    CRITICAL DIALOGUES LECTURE- LAUREL SPARKS

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    CRITICAL DIALOGUES LECTURE- SHAUN LEONARDO

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    Shaun Leonardo is a multidisciplinary artist who uses modes of self-portraiture as a means to convey the complexities of masculine identi

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    CRITICAL DIALOGUES LECTURE- CULLEN WASHINGTON, JR.

    February 10, 2016

    Cullen Washington Jr. received his BA from Louisiana State University and his MFA from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts

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    CRITICAL DIALOGUES LECTURE- STEVE LOCKE

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    Steve Locke (born 1963) is an African American artist who explores figuration and perceptions of the male figure, and themes of masculini

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    CRITICAL DIALOGUES LECTURE- JUDY GLANTZMAN

    January 27, 2016

    Judy Glantzman is an artist living and working in New York City, represented by the Betty Cunningham Gallery, New York City. She graduate

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    CRITICAL DIALOGUES LECTURE- HALSEY RODMAN

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    Tyler School of Art will host its fourth annual MFA Open Studios on Friday, November 13th, 2015, from 4 - 8pm.  Graduate studios will be

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    March 26, 2015

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    Trenton Doyle Hancock, MFA in Painting, 2000 is the recipient of the Greenfield Prize at the Hermitage Artist retreat, Sarasota, Florida, 2013.

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    Alexander Alberro, Virginia Wright Professor of Art History at Barnard College and Columbia University in New York, is the author of Conc

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    The Critical Dialogue series at Tyler brings to campus outstanding, internationally renowned artist, filmmakers, architects, curators, scholars, and writers.  All lectures are free and open to the public.

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