Alumni News

    May 21, 2024

    Tyler Photography Alum Awarded 2024 Guggenheim Fellowship

    Author: Alina Ladyzhensky

    Visual artist Rachelle Anayansi Mozman Solano (MFA ’98), an alum of Tyler’s Photography program, has been selected to receive a 2024 Guggenheim Fellowship. The illustrious fellowships, administered annually since 1925 by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, are awarded to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.  Mozman is among 188 highly accomplished scholars, artists, photographers, scientists, and writers who were chosen for this year’s award from nearly 3,000 initial candidates through a rigorous peer review process.   Read More

    April 25, 2024

    Tyler Architecture Alum Named A 2024 Woman Of Live

    Author: Jordan Cameron

    Tyler Architecture alum, Emma Castro-Krivanek, BArch '08, was honored as a 2024 Woman of Live by VenuesNow, a trade publication covering live entertainment venues across the globe, serving managers, owners, operators and bookers of arenas, amphitheaters, stadiums, performing arts centers, clubs, theaters and convention centers.Women of Live celebrates women with exceptional leadership and accomplishment in live entertainment and facilities. Castro-Krivanek is an architect and associate principal with Populous, a global architecture and design firm specializing in sports facilities, arenas, and convention centers.  Read More

    April 16, 2024

    Natalia Ángeles Vieyra (PhD '21) Appointed First Associate Curator of Latinx Art at National Gallery of Art

    Author: Jordan Cameron

    Art History alum Natalia Ángeles Vieyra (PhD '21) has joined the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. in the newly created role of Associate Curator of Latinx Art. This position originated as part of the Advancing Latinx Art in Museums initiative, with the support of the Mellon, Fort, Getty, and Terra Foundations. “This transformative program has provided the support for the creation of several new curatorial positions specializing in Latinx art across the United States and Puerto Rico, including my new role at the National Gallery of Art,” Vieyra, who is Mexican American, said. Vieyra says her top priorities as associate curator include building on the National Gallery’s collection of Latinx art, exhibition programming, and community outreach.  Read More

    March 27, 2024

    Art History Representation at the Renaissance Society of American Meetings!

    Author: Jane DeRose Evans

    The Art History Department was very well represented at the Renaissance Society of America 2024 Annual Meeting, this year held in Chicago from March 21–23, 2024! We’re very proud of the great Early Modern scholarship of our department members and alumni.Emma P. Holter (PhD Student), “Bellini in Black and White: Reconsidering the Uffizi Lamentation;"Jesse Rhian-Yu Sullivan (PhD Candidate), “Ripples on the Surface: Active Dimensionality as a Lens for Understanding Early Renaissance Painting;"Dr. Tracy E. Cooper (Professor), “The Renaissance Book: Lilian Armstrong and Art History;" Dr. Cooper was also the respondent to the Society for the History of Collecting double-panel “Collecting and Knowledge Production through Travel;” Read More

    February 28, 2024

    (re)Focus Festival Convenes Tyler Alumni Panel to Discuss Portraying Women's Bodies

    Author: Alina Ladyzhensky

    In March, amid a Philadelphia-wide celebration of women artists, three Tyler alums will reflect on the portrayal of female bodies in art in a panel discussion hosted by Tyler and Temple Contemporary.  The panel, (im)positions - Women Portraying Women’s Bodies, will feature a conversation among visual artists Erin M. Riley (MFA ’09), Autumn Wallace (BFA ’18), and Chelsey Luster (BFA ’19), moderated by art historian and Tyler Professor Emerita Therese “Terry” Dolan, PhD.  Read More

    February 22, 2024

    Professor Pepón Osorio and Edgar Heap of Birds (MFA '79) Named 2024 Arts and Letters Awardees

    Author: Alina Ladyzhensky

    Pepón Osorio, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Community Art, and Tyler alum Edgar Heap of Birds (MFA '79) have been honored as 2024 Awards in Art recipients by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the organization announced in a press release. Since 1942, the awards have been selected annually by Arts and Letters members. The 2024 awards, totaling $125,000, were granted to eleven established and emerging artists. Read More

    February 13, 2024

    70 Years of Art: Arlene Love Reflects on Tyler

    Author: Jordan Cameron

    The year 2024 marks seventy years of Arlene Love’s career as a prolific artist. As part of the (re)FOCUS: Philadelphia Focuses on Women in the Visual Arts festival, Arlene Love: Selections from Seven Decades presents a solo exhibition of Love’s impactful work. It is the inaugural exhibition at the Interactive Museum for Contemporary Art (iMOCA), and spotlights Love's pioneering feminist sculptures, as well as her figurative drawing and photography.Love’s professional journey as an artist began at Tyler, where she earned her BFA in 1952 and BSEd in 1953. She spent five years at the school, which was then located in Elkins Park, PA. Read More


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