Alumni News

October 8, 2019

Tyler alumni and faculty featured in an exhibition of visionary Philadelphia craft artists from the last 70 years

Author: Zachary Vickers

From October 9–November 10, 2019, numerous alumni as well as current and former faculty of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture will be featured in a monumental exhibition, Philadelphia: Then and Now 1950–2019, presenting works from more than 50 Philadelphia-based craft artists from the last seven decades. Bertrand Productions, in collaboration with Helen Drutt (BFA '52), Matthew Drutt and Globe Dye Works, will include 14 emerging and mid-career artists as well as more than 40 historic works in various craft media by artists celebrated in their field. Philadelphia: Then and Now is part of the programming for The American Craft Council “Present Tense 2019” conference in Philadelphia (October 10–12, 2019), which will host a national conversation on craft’s relevance as a powerful catalyst for navigating and making meaning in an increasingly complex present. Read More

October 7, 2019

Two Must-See Exhibitions by Painting Alumni

Author: Zachary Vickers

   Images (left to right): Epistrophy (2018) by Louise Fishman and An Exercise in Tenderness (2017) by Jennifer Packer. Images courtesy of the artists.   Two distinguished Tyler School of Art and Architecture alumni are currently featured in exhibitions in Philadelphia and New York City: Read More

October 7, 2019

Philly business led by Tyler alumni is first to earn “Zero Waste” honor from city

Author: Zachary Vickers

   Tyler alumni Mark Ellis (BFA ’06) and Danielle Ruttenberg (BFA ’06), two of the three co-owners and co-founders of Remark Glass. Image courtesy of the artists.   Remark Glass—a majority women-owned studio co-owned and co-founded by two Tyler School of Art and Architecture alumni, Mark Ellis (BFA ’06) and Danielle Ruttenberg (BFA ’06), along with artist Rebecca Davies—is the first business to earn the “Zero Waste” designation from the City of Philadelphia’s Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet, which is charged with creating a comprehensive plan for waste reduction and litter prevention. Read More

October 3, 2019

Tyler alumnus creates mural with Philadelphia high school students to enhance community

Author: Zachary Vickers

In spring 2019, Tyler School of Art and Architecture Community Development alumnus Jon Fiamoncini (BSCD ‘19) helped create a mural and garden at Philadelphia’s George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science (GWC), with the help of students and generous donors. “Originally, I’d been assigned the task of assisting a group of GWC students with a community engagement project through my Placemaking: Revitalizing Urban Communities class at Tyler,” Fiamoncini said. After the class ended, he continued to volunteer at GWC. That’s when plans were discussed for the creation of a mural and garden. Read More

September 23, 2019

Tyler Graphic & Interactive Design alumni show transformative work in "We the Women" poster exhibition

Author: Zachary Vickers

Come experience the work of Tyler alumni and other artists at the We the Women Poster Exhibition at The African American Museum in Philadelphia from Wednesday, October 2 through Sunday, October 13, 2019. We the Women is a visual initiative made up of female, female-identifying and non-binary designers who are bringing awareness to the general public focused on women’s rights in the United States. Women designers were invited to contribute their talents in the form of poster designs. Each designer’s unique perspective is represented in the collection and is a response to the attacks on women’s rights. Read More

April 25, 2019

Lauren Rosenblum (MA, Art History 2012) selected to write essay for "Hannah Wilke: Sculpture in the Landscape" catalog

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

The "Hannah Wilkie: Sculpture in the Landscape"  is at Temple Contemporary from April 25 to July 12, 2019.  Lauren, as an alumna of the Art History program, was selected to help write the catalog of the show by the Hannah Willie Collection & Archive.  As an emerging scholar whose research interests in the history of feminist art practice and the landscape, Lauren was an ideal match for this project.  The work on this essay, "Before her Landscape, a Backdrop of Hannah WIlkie's "California Series"", included a research trip to the Hannah Wilkie Collection & Archive in Los Angeles. Funding for the exhibit was generously provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Tyler School of Art and Architecture's Office of the Dean, and the Department of Exhibitions & Public Programs, and Temple University's General Activities Fund. Read More

February 4, 2019

Art History faculty and alumni at the PMA Symposium "Worlds Among US"

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Tyler Art History faculty and alumni reconnected at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Symposium "Worlds Among Us: Across Geographies" on January 31, 2019. Squeezed into the frame are James Merle Thomas; Jerry Silk; Yana Balsom (MA 19xx), Associate Director of Exhibition Planning at the PMA; Jennifer Zwilling (MA 2001), Curator of Artistic Programs at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia; Nicole Elizabeth Cook (MA 2010), Coordinator for Academic Partnerships at the PMA. Read More

January 28, 2019

Jesse Harrod and Amy Cousins in Lip-Sync Parade at Fjord

Author: tuj81552

Jesse Harrod, department head and Amy Cousins, department tech (and Tyler Printmaking MFA alum) are both in this group show at Fjord! Curated by FJORD member, Doah Lee Opening Reception: Thursday, December 13th | 6-9pm On view: November 29th – January 12th Closing Reception: January 12th | 2-6pm Lip-Sync Parade: Queer meditations on history and visibility Read More

May 23, 2018

Sophie Sanders (Art History PhD 2013) shows at the Woodmere Art Gallery

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Upcoming exhibition of Philadelphia artists at the Woodmere Art Museum: Sophie Sanders was honored by being selected by curator and artist Syd Carpenter as a participant in this show and featured in the related podcast called Diving Board.  You can see more work from the "Ophelia" series on the website: https://www.sophiesanders.art/ The Woodmere Annual: 77th Juried Exhibition June 2 - September 3, 2018 This year's juror, Syd Carpenter, invited artists and craftspeople to submit work in all media that references the land, the transience of the body, and the skill of the maker. Exhibition-related programming: Read More

May 3, 2018

Steven Charles, MFA '96, "You and I are living now," at Chris Worley in Dallas, TX

Author: tug67997

Steven Charles, Tyler Painting MFA '96, is showing recent works in a solo show at Chris Worley Fine Arts in Dallas, TX, May 19-June 23, 2018. Charles's work has been exhibited nationally in galleries and museums, as well as internationally in Canada and Spain. He has been the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, and an Artist’s Fellowship from The New York Foundation for the Arts. His work has been reviewed in publications including Art in America, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Vice among others. For more information about the show, see the gallery website here. Read More

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