Blog Archive

June 19, 2013

Tyler School of Art welcomes Amze Emmons!

Author: Kelli Cavanaugh

Tyler School of Art welcomes Amze Emmons as a new Associate Professor of Printmaking beginning in the fall 2013 semester. Amze received a BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University and a MA and MFA from the University of Iowa. He has held numerous solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. In addition to his studio practice, he has written regularly about printmaking in an expanded field, including new media, relational, and socially engaged practices. Amze’s awards include a Fellowship in the Arts from the Independence Foundation; an Individual Creative Artist Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Arts Council; and a Fellowship at the MacDowell Colony. He is also a co-founder and a contributing co-editor of the popular art blog,, an art journalism project that investigates the intersection of contemporary print, design, and technology within a visual culture context. Read More

June 12, 2013

Class of 2013 Says Goodbye!

Author: Kari Scott

Tyler’s Class of 2013 participated in Commencement exercises at McGonigle Hall on May 16, 2013.  Dean Robert Stroker handed out diplomas to over 300 newly-minted graduates, and thanked the students’ families, friends and loved ones for helping them make it to this joyous occasion. There were cheers all around as the last (former) student recieved her Bachelor of Arts in Visual Studies. Student speaker Katie Yuen, BFA Photography, summed it up the Tyler experience and gave all the graduates a task to undertake: Read More

June 11, 2013

GAID Students Win Posterclash Competition

Author: Kayla Cropper

Two of Tyler’s current GAID students have placed in the 4th annual juried Posterclash competition. 16 poster designs made it into the public vote. On March 29, the winners were chosen. Sophomore Korina Dabundo won 1st place in the competition, her prize includes an HP Photosmart Estation Printer, one 12 month subscription to Creative Cloud, a Dick Blick gift certificate, and a trophy. “It was actually a required assignment for my Graphic Design class with Paul Sheriff. I think it was mandatory for another class too, so there ended up being a lot of Tyler posters in the finals,” Dabundo said. For her design, Dabundo drew inspiration from other artists. “I had been looking at a lot of Saul Bass’s and Luba Lukova’s posters, which I think probably shows through a lot. I tried to go for the same sort of simple cut out look that they use on their posters, as well as Saul Bass’ hand lettering,” Dabundo said. Read More

June 6, 2013

Top International Street Artist is Tyler Alum

Author: Kayla Cropper

Top International Street Artist is Tyler Alum Chalk artist Tracy Lee Stum has kept busy since her time at Tyler. She is one of the top 3D interactive street painters, and her work is widely recognized. She was recently commissioned by 20th Century Fox to create an interactive 3D street painting for the March 12 home entertainment release of Life of Pi. "I was approached by Fox," Stum said. "Usually the client first researches street artists. If they find several they like they contact us. Based on proposals, experience and quotes, they then select the artist they wish to work with. After the work is contracted I discuss the project with the client and start designing the project art." Her drawing for the promotion of the film featured a key scene where a giant whale appears and jumps over Pi and Richard Parker. For Stum, a lot goes into creating the final 3D design. Read More

June 5, 2013

Alumna Working at Gemini GEL

Author: webta

Congratulations to Myungwon Kim, MFA Printmaking 2011, for her appointment as a printer at Gemini G.E.L. in Los Angeles.  She has been assisting James Reid (master printer) for Terry Winters' new editions and has also worked on projects by Susan Rothenberg. Richard Serra and Myungwon Kim at Gemini.  Photo:  Xavier Fumat  Read More