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October 20, 2020

Alison Printz (PhD candidate) completes a commission and has an exhibition

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Ali Printz has completed a 21' by 17' mural in Thomas, West Virginia, called Carrie Williams: Saint of Coketon, in honor of a little-known early civil rights Supreme Court case in West Virginia in the late 19th century.  Carrie Williams was a black school teacher at the Coketon Colored School (part of a coal camp) in the 1890s in Tucker County, WV and after local politicians cut the school year for black students in half and cut pay for black teachers, she hired JR Clifford to represent her in the case. Clifford was the first black attorney in WV and also a founder of the Niagara movement and friend of WEB Dubois, and he won the landmark case which led to equal pay and representation for black students and teachers in WV. Unfortunately because this happened in WV, it is little known to the rest of the country. Read More

October 14, 2020

Doug Bucci appointed as Program Head of Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM

Author: Zachary Vickers

Doug Bucci, assistant professor at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, has been named Program Head of the Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Program. Bucci, who earned his MFA from Tyler in 1998, is also a practicing artist who uses his personal health to influence his innovative jewelry works. He utilizes data-mapping and 3D-printing technologies to explore and display biological systems and the effect of disease on the body. Read More

October 12, 2020

Tyler News Round Up September/October 2020

Author: Zachary Vickers

Stay up to date on all that is happening with faculty, students and alumni of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture: Trenton Doyle Hancock (MFA '00) gives the origin story of his alter ego, Torpedo Boy, talks about what Philip Guston’s infamous Klansmen have to offer as well as discusses his latest exhibition, “Something American,” on view at James Cohan’s two New York City locations through October 17, 2020. (October 7, 2020) Tyler Painting alumna GaHee Park (BFA '12) has been named one of "5 Artists on Our Radar This October" by Artsy. (October 6, 2020) Tyler Printmaking alumna Madison Ketcham's (BFA '18) illustration of Fleet Foxes's lead singer Robin Pecknold is featured in The New Yorker. (October 6, 2020) Read More

October 9, 2020

Alumna Jennifer Packer (BFA ‘07) Wins Rome Prize

Author: Zachary Vickers

Jennifer Packer (BFA ‘07), alumna of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture’s Painting Program, is the recipient of the 2020 Nancy B. Negley Rome Prize. Packer, who is currently an assistant professor of painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, creates portraits, interior scenes and still lifes that are, as art historian Jessica Bell Brown describes, “emphatically mundane and radically tender.” Through a limited palette and simple brushstrokes, Packer’s paintings render fragments in detail while obscuring other elements, presenting a casual yet powerful intimacy. Read More

October 9, 2020

Ken Lum and Karyn Olivier talk Art, Monuments and Social Responsibility

Author: Zachary Vickers

  Artblog Radio shared a recent conversation, "Art and Social Responsibility Today," featuring Ken Lum, co-founder and chief curatorial advisor for the public art and research studio, Monument Lab, and Karyn Olivier, associate professor of sculpture at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture and a dynamic leader in public art. The talk originally streamed on September 23rd, 2020. The conversation was also moderated by Tyler alumna and Tyler's Executive Assistant & Project Manager Olivia Menta. For the full transcript, visit Artblog's website here. Read More

August 20, 2020

Lisa Kay Reappointed as Chair of AECAP

Author: Zachary Vickers

Lisa Kay, Associate Professor and Program Head of Art Therapy has been reappointed as Department Chair of Art Education & Community Arts Practices (AECAP) for a second three-year term through the academic year 2022–23. As chair, Kay has helped reshape the MEd program by emphasizing the identities of the artist-, educator- and arts-based researcher; developed the Art Therapy Program—one of the few undergraduate programs in the United States situated in an art and architecture school within an urban public university—and continued to expand the Community Arts Practices certificate to offer socially-engaged art that emphasizes both the creative object and its social implications. Read More

August 15, 2020

Art History grad students win spots in the Fox Board Fellows

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Two MA candidates in the Arts Administration track are the first non-Fox students to win a spot in the Fox Board Fellows program. In order to complete the requirements for their degrees, Lucy Mason will serve on the board of Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Sara Potts is working on a board project for the Brandywine Workshop and Archive. Both are from the first class of MAs who will be receiving an MA in the newly revised Arts Administration track. Read More

July 27, 2020

Painting Alumnus Warith Taha (MFA '20) Wins Tournesol Award

Author: Zachary Vickers

Painting Alumnus Warith Taha (MFA '20) is the recipient of The Tournesol Award, which recognizes and supports one Bay-area painter each year as they take the first major steps toward establishing a career in the critical early years of their artistic development. You can experience some of Taha's work in Tyler's 2020 Grad Catalog. Read More

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