Tyler School of Art and Architecture Blog

April 13, 2021

2021 Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Senior Exhibition

Author: Zachary Vickers

The Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Program at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture is pleased to present its annual senior exhibition, featuring the work of ten undergraduate seniors who reflect the program’s tradition as a national leader in the discipline. The ten seniors—Christine Chang, Emma Coats, Muye Gao, Wyatt Nestor-Pasicznyk, Nina Reisinger, Merha Shahid, Julia Votto, Miranda Wager, Guannan Corina Wang, and Xiaofan Zhang—offers an excellent glimpse into the breadth of materials, processes, and concepts explored in the field of contemporary metals and jewelry. In Tyler’s Atrium, guests can explore work made from a combination of techniques, from traditional like champlevé enameling and wood carving, to high-tech like 3D printing and laser cutting.  Read More

April 8, 2021

Two undergraduates win awards for 2021 summer research

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

India Thorne was awarded a SROP summer grant for her internship at the Penn Museum. Aine Playdon was awarded a TU Diamond Research Undergraduate grant. She will be working with Prof Evans on a project about ancient female athletes, and will be presenting the results of her work at the Diamond Research conference in the fall. Read More

April 7, 2021

Introducing the Graphic & Interactive Design MFA Thesis Exhibition

Author: Zachary Vickers

On April 21 and 22, 2021, the Graphic & Interactive Design (GAID) Program at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture will present its MFA Thesis Exhibition, 21.svg. Four students—Kat Brissette, Justine Kelley, Wenqing Liu and Marisa Watanabe—will feature their work developed at Tyler over the past two years, representing their intensive artistic and critical development. 21.svg is not just a virtual exhibition, it is a brand, a social media campaign, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the entire process and creation.  Read More

April 7, 2021

Alumni Spotlight: Jayna Anderson (BFA '15)

Author: Olivia Menta

Jayna Anderson (BFA ’15) is an alumna of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture's Glass and Ceramics programs. Below, she shares her story about life after graduating, their journey to sobriety and commitment to holistic wellness for themselves and others.   What’s your path been like since graduating from Tyler? After graduating, I committed to sobriety and spent the better part of two years devoting my practice to mental health. I traveled across the country and joined the workforce in Los Angeles as an administrator at a modeling agency but I quickly discovered this wasn’t the place for me. I’m adamant about not compromising who I am as a person for my career.  Read More

April 5, 2021

Summer 2021 internship awards for AH undergrads!

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Congrats to the winners of competitive awards for internships for this summer: Jessica Aguilar has been selected as Summer 2021 Curatorial Intern with the Brandywine River Museum of Art Triana Cancel has been selected for the Barnes Foundation's Summer internship program India Thorne has been selected for an internship with the Near Eastern Deptartment of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology congrats to all, and kudos for the successful work you put into the applications! Read More

April 1, 2021

Landscape Architecture Students Win ASLA Merit Awards

Author: Zachary Vickers

Landscape Architecture students, Sidney Buckingham, Alyssa Hannigan and Abigail Long, of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture have received Pennsylvania-Delaware American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Student Merit Awards for their visionary projects that represent the bright future of the field. Buckingham and Hannigan’s project “ReTHINK The Refinery: 2100,” is based on thorough environmental and social site analysis of Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the oldest oil refinery on the East Coast. The recommendations in the proposal embrace the potential for the site to become reintegrated into Philadelphia by harmonizing ecological restoration, community development and a growing economy. Read More

April 1, 2021

Three Alumni Receive Awards by The American Academy of Arts and Letters

Author: Zachary Vickers

Three Tyler School of Art and Architecture alumni, Will Villalongo (MFA ‘01), Jennifer Packer (BFA ‘07) and Erin M. Riley (MFA ‘09) are among the 18 artists to receive 2021 awards from The American Academy of Arts and Letters. The winners were chosen from a group of 125 established and emerging artists who had been invited to submit work. Read More

March 30, 2021

Two Tyler Faculty Receive Teaching Excellence Awards

Author: Zachary Vickers

  Two faculty members at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture have recently received awards for distinguished teaching. Kelly Holohan, professor and program head of Graphic & Interactive Design, has received The Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award from the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation. More than 50 institutions, primarily across the Greater Delaware Valley area, participate in the Lindback Foundation’s program, making the prestigious award competitive. Read More

March 25, 2021

Community Arts Practices Addresses Inequities Created by Climate Change

Author: Zachary Vickers

The Tyler School of Art and Architecture’s Certificate in Community Arts Practices (CAP) is hosting a workshop series called “HEAT Response” that will illuminate an arts and civic engagement project addressing climate change and environmental racism in three Philadelphia neighborhoods hit hardest by excessive heat: Fairhill, Southeast Philadelphia and Gray’s Ferry. “It’s been exciting and transformative for our students to find their creative voices in neighborhood mapping and visual production, facilitating climate justice arts workshops for youth, creative research and documentation,” said Billy Yalowitz, associate professor of Community Arts Practices. “Students are using their arts disciplines to help to tell crucial stories.” Read More

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