Blog Archive

September 28, 2014

2014 – 2015 Artist in Residence – Drew Ippoliti

Author: Drew Ippoliti

Drew Ippoliti has been confirmed as the 2014 – 2015 Tyler School of Art - Artist in Residence in Ceramics.   With an extensive record of international experience, exhibitions and artistic research, Drew Ippoliti has been asked to share his perspective and discoveries with students at Tyler.    Prior to arrival  Ippoliti had been living  in Beijing,  with a lectureship at Central Academy of Fine Art  (中央美术学院) and building an international studio practice.  Drew has served as artist-in-residence at European Ceramics Work Center in the Netherlands, Sheridan College of Art in Toronto, The 8th Korea Ceramics Biennale in South Korea and the University of Westminster in London.   Read More

September 26, 2014

Tyler Alum Sienna Martz featured in major museum in Seoul, South Korea

Author: Kari Scott

Sienna Martz, 23, a recent honors graduate of the Tyler School of Art, is one of an international roster of 21 artists invited to exhibit their "wearable art " next month in "Wearable Art: Inspiration in Thread" in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum in Seoul, South Korea. After the artist was awarded a grant from the director of the museum, Dr. Young Yang Chung of the Seol Won Foundation, Martz spent over 500 hours for a year and a half creating the magnificent hand dyed gown. "My goal was to find inspiration in the Asian classic, traditional designs of the museum's permanent collection and direct that inspiration towards a modern gown," Martz explains. Read More

September 25, 2014

Jennie Shanker feature in Ceramics Monthly

Author: Drew Ippoliti

Faculty member Jennie Shanker is featured in a great article about her work in this month's Ceramics Monthly!   For the full spread check grab a copy of Ceramics Monthly or visit onlie:   To follow along with Jennie Shanker's ongoing investigation visit: For even more infomation visit Jennie's blog: Read More

September 24, 2014

Leah Modigliani Presenting New Work The Snake and the Falcon

Author: lauraposada

Dr. Leah Modigliani, Assistant Professor and Program Director of Visual Studies will be presenting a new work titled The Snake and the Falcon at the Manchester School of Art on Oct 30. The text she will be performing is based on Emma Goldman's 1933 speech “An Anarchist Looks at Life” . The event, To Hell With Culture?, organized by Dr. Danielle Child and Huw Wahl seeks to re-examine the role of culture in contemporary capitalism. Read More

September 23, 2014

Amber Cowan featured in Wall Street Journal

Author: kclements

Tyler faculty member and MFA 2011 Amber Cowan's work featured in the Wall Street Journal! Art Glass Offers Clear Advantages to Collectors Dealers and Collectors Say There Are Opportunities at All Points on the Price Spectrum By Peter S. Green Sept. 21, 2014 4:56 p.m. ET There was a time when glass was a craft. But in recent years it has become something more: an established art form, and an attractive—and affordable—investment. "Art glass is a great way to begin collecting art because there is so much available at so many price points," says Carina Villinger, head of 20th century decorative art and design at Christie's. Since the launch of the Studio Glass movement in the 1960s, glass has slowly crossed the species barrier from craft to fine art. Today, examples of glass art include bright colors and arresting shapes, works that resemble paintings in glass, and objects both strange and familiar encased in glass. Read More

September 15, 2014

Upcoming Show : Convergence

Author: kclements

Tyler Glass senior Jayna Anderson is to show in Convergence, Philly Art Schools first bi-annual student show featuring work from PAFA, Moore College of Art and Design, Tyler School of Art, University of the Arts, and The Art Institute. Opening Reception is Friday, September 19th 5-7pm 128 North Broad Street // Philadelphia, PA // 19102 // 215-972-7600 Show will be up through October 19th, 2014   Jayna Anderson, Parklane Road, Latex, 2013 Read More

September 15, 2014

The Laurie Wagman Lecture Series in Glass: Charlotte Potter

Author: kclements

Charlotte Potter comes to Tyler’s Glass Program to give lecture followed by student participated performance of Bottled Emotions. Bottled Emotions is a participatory event, which has been performed in communities around the world including Providence Rhode Island, Richmond & Norfolk Virginia, Alfred New York, Bergen Norway, and now Philadelphia. This Pseudo therapy is a personal confessional where the participant is instructed to take a deep breath and exhaust their emotion into a glass oxygen mask that is attached to the end of a blowpipe. Their concentrated emotion inflates the molten glass and these feelings give shape to the mass. The specimens are then arranged on a shelf to create a library of emotions. Upon the completion of each event or exhibition, the participants are given back their individual specimen. Read More

September 15, 2014

NEW! Screen Printing on Fabric Workshop Offered by Continuing Ed

Author: Laura Hricko

Every fall when the semester starts up again, Tyler Continuing Education looks forward to our Weekend Workshop non-credit studio classes. This year, Tyler CE has organized a new Screen Printing on Fabric workshop, designed for both high school and adult learners. This workshop will allow students to explore the processes and techniques of silk screening by focusing on colors and layers in order to create their own fabrics! Screen Printing on Fabric will be taught by Ashley Rodriguez Reed, who received her MFA in Fibers & Material Studies from Tyler School of Art, where she is currently an adjunct professor for the department. Ashley’s Tyler courses include Silkscreen on Fabric I & II, Textile Design, Mixed Media Printing, and Intro to Fibers.  Visit Ashley’s website at: Read More

September 12, 2014

Jury Smith at Plinth Gallery

Author: Drew Ippoliti

Tyler Alumni Jury Smith's latest exhibition"White Out" can be seen at Denver's Plinth Gallery from September 5th - 27th.   Smith’s work has a structured methodology:  “In my studio practice, a craft approach of systems, repetition and rules, coupled with my own conceptual response through searching, filtering and gathering, allows for a sense of certainty and elasticity. I work with a limited number of forms, so the repetitive nature of my work allows small shifts to register as significant gestures.” Plinth Gallery curator Jonathan Kaplan regards Jury Smith’s ceramic sculpture as, “thoughtful and reflective of the interaction between object and space. The strength of her work resides in its simplicity.”  Jury Smith’s exhibition “Whiteout”  continues through September 27th, and we will be open on First Friday September 5th, 6-9pm.   Read More

September 5, 2014


Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Michele DiMarzo (ABD, Art History) has been selected to receive the 2-year Phyllis G. Gordan/Samuel H. Kress Foundation Pre-doctoral  Rome Prize. The American Academy in Rome awards the Rome Prize to a select group of artists and scholars, who are invited to Rome to pursue their work in an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic freedom, interdisciplinary exchange, and innovation.  Di Marzo will use her time in Rome "to reassess Titian’s own agency and innovation within the richly textured fabric not only of early modern Italian culture, but also the larger European stage, upon which his frequent patron Charles V was a key player". Read More