Faculty 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

William J. Cohen's new book, "Ecohumanism and the Ecological Culture," now available

Author: Zachary Vickers

William J. Cohen, PhD, FAICP and associate professor of practice in the Tyler School of Art and Architecture's City & Regional Planning Program released his latest book, Ecohumanism and the Ecological Culture: The Educational Legacy of Lewis Mumford and Ian McHarg, with Temple University Press. Full of narrative and personal stories, Cohen’s book focuses on scholar Lewis Mumford and his conception of an educational philosophy that was enacted by his mentee, Ian McHarg, the renowned landscape architect and regional planner, who advanced a new way to achieve an ecological culture through an educational curriculum based on fusing ecohumanism—a synthesis of natural systems ecology with the myriad dimensions of human systems, or human ecology―to the planning and design disciplines.  Read More

October 7, 2019

Karyn Olivier creates new site-specific work, finalist for another

Author: Zachary Vickers

Karyn Olivier, associate professor of Sculpture at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, was featured in a The Philadelphia Inquirer story describing the proposals of three finalists selected to design a memorial to Dinah, a once-enslaved woman who saved the city's historic Stenton House from burning during the Revolutionary War. Read More

October 7, 2019

Jesse Harrod featured in the exhibition "Mending and Repair in Response" (September 13–October 26, 2019)

Author: Zachary Vickers

Jesse Harrod, assistant professor and program head of Fibers & Material Studies at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, is part of an exhibition with Lisi Raskin entitled Mending and Repair in Response at Fleisher/Ollman from September 13 to October 26, 2019. In this show, Harrod and Raskin update historical markers of outsiderness, such as race and class, with contemporary notions of queerness, gender identity and disability in tandem with their artistic project of homage. Read More

October 7, 2019

Odili Donald Odita's work featured in two prominent magazines

Author: Zachary Vickers

Odili Donald Odita, professor of Painting at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, has his free-form mural on the second floor of the Ford Foundation’s Center for Social Justice in New York City featured in an article at Interior Design, where Darren Walker and Lisa Kim—the center’s president and gallery director—discuss the new Ford Foundation Gallery, which has rotating exhibitions open to the public. Read More

October 7, 2019

Dona Nelson featured in three 2019 exhibitions

Author: Zachary Vickers

   “Ribbed Red” (front and back) by Dona Nelson. Image courtest of the artist.   Dona Nelson, professor of Painting at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, has a solo exhibition, Dona Nelson: Days, Textures and Patterns on view at The Gallery at Tajan in Paris, France—Nelson's first show in Paris. Running from October 11 to 20, 2019, the exhibition presents painting from the last four decades and clearly shows the breath of inventiveness of her influential work. Read More

October 7, 2019

Susan Moore's "Sub Rosa" exhibition on view October 4 to 26, 2019

Author: Zachary Vickers

Susan Moore, professor of Painting at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, has an exhibition, Sub Rosa, on view at Gross McCleaf Gallery from October 4 to 26, 2019, where she explores the possibilities available when a portrait and a painting reconcile.  "One constant in my work has been the exploration of the unique tensions that the portrait reveals about the self and the assertion of individuality in relation to the quietness of anonymity," said Moore. "Each work seems to develop its own persona, growing out of elements of the subject and myself no doubt, but also contributions from each viewer. The title of my show, 'Sub Rosa' means in secret or under the surface and refers to what you can't see when looking at a person."  Read More

October 7, 2019

Philip Glahn publishes two new articles

Author: Zachary Vickers

Philip Glahn, associate professor of aesthetics and critical studies in Painting at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, has an essay with Cary Levine, entitled “The Future Is Present: Electronic Café and the Politics of Technological Fantasy,” in Art Journal, the College Art Assocation's peer-reviewed journal that serves as a forum for scholarship and exploration in the visual arts. Read More

October 7, 2019

Amze Emmons: Pattern Drift Exhibition: August 2–October 2, 2019

Author: Zachary Vickers

Amze Emmons, associate professor and program head of Printmaking at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, recently had a mid-career, solo exhibition entitled Amze Emmons: Pattern Drift at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland from August 2 to October 2, 2019. The exhibition featured a 15-year survey of Emmons’s printed work, selected drawings and artistic exploration.  “For the past several years I have actively noticed certain kinds of visual phenomena such as portable and ephemeral building structures, improvised street furniture, and informal sites of exchange that tell a story of local agency, adaptation, and community," said Emmons. "When I travel in other cities around the US and abroad, I inevitably discover parallel phenomena.” 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

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