Sculpture

Contemporary sculpture is a broad and diverse field that includes object making, large-scale architectural installation, performance-based work, time-based work, and time-based media. 

The Sculpture Program provides the skills and concepts essential to creative growth. Courses are designed to integrate the development of technical skills with critical discourse and theory, and knowledge of contemporary sculpture. Tyler’s highly regarded Critical Dialogues series regularly brings nationally known artists, critics, and authors to campus to present their work, lead discussions and critique student pieces. Students are encouraged to explore interdisciplinary projects, which mesh public art with video, sound, performance, installation, and digital imaging.

Lecture Series

  • 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
  • 6:00pm

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

News

  • BFA Sculpture Alum, Carl Marin, is in the 2016 Queens International!

    Opening Reception: April 10, 2016, 4-8pm A tradition since 2001, Queens International is the Museum’s biannual exhibition of artists living or working in Queens.  Whil...

  • BFA Sculture Alum, Michael Mahalchick, has a solo show up now at Canada in New York!

    Skin Game March 26-May 1, 2016 Opening Reception: Saturday, March 26, 6-8pm Skin Game: Performance Schedule Thursday April 7, 6pmNarcissus II: The Flesh is the...

  • MFA Sculpture Alumnus, Strauss Bourque-La France has a solo show up now at Rachel Uffner Gallery!

    At first glance, post paintings might seem like an incredibly pretentious name for an exhibition—the  kind you roll your eyes at and think, “Jesus,  another show  abou...

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    Strauss Bourque-Lafrance

    Strauss Bourque-Lafrance

    Strauss Bourque-Lafrance received his MFA in 2010.  He was awarded a fellowship to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, the following summer.  His 2012 exhibitions include; Porch Projects, Washington DC; The ICA, Philadelphia, PA; Airplane Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin TX.  He was an Artist in Residence at Judson Memorial, Movement Research, New York, NY.  Strauss has been in group shows at White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO and had solo shows at Kansas Gallery, New York, NY, T293, Rome italy and Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY where he is represented. Recently he also performed at The Kitchen in Dance and Process. More

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