Fibers & Material Studies

March 3, 2021

Art Therapy Graduate Takes First Prize for Research, Fieldwork

Author: Zachary Vickers

  Tyler alumna’s interdisciplinary scholarship at local rehabilitation facility wins AATA award Elizabeth Allen (BA ‘20), a graduate of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture Art Therapy Program, has earned first prize at the annual American Art Therapy Association (AATA) conference’s poster presentation competition. Her presentation, titled “Common Threads: Community Weaving with Patients with Cognitive and Physical Trauma,” was given virtually in late January as part of the 2020 AATA conference, which delayed a few panels due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

February 4, 2021

Tyler Alumni Receive Prestigious USA Fellowships

Author: Zachary Vickers

Amber Cowan (MFA ‘11) and Erin M. Riley (MFA ‘09) have each received a 2021 USA Fellowship. Cowan and Riley are among the 60 recipients of storytellers, shapemakers, movement builders, and culture bearers practicing today. As their press release states, the 2021 USA Fellows were “chosen for their bold artistic vision and significant impact. Each artist demonstrates generosity and care toward field-building that continues to inspire and propel their discipline.” To learn more about the fellowship and the artists, click here. Image: “Emergency,” by Erin M. Riley (2020); wool, cotton; 100 by 55 inches Read More

January 31, 2020

Vivien Wise: Exploring Relationships and Trees Through Art

Author: Zachary Vickers

This article originally appeared on Temple Ambler Campus's website here and was written by Jim Duffy, MSEd, Content Manager, Temple University Ambler and University College.   It’s difficult for Vivien Wise to recall a time when she wasn’t using her skills with fibers to turn ideas into reality. “I’ve been on this path for a long time. My mom and my grandmothers were quilters — I finished my first quilt when I was eight,” said Wise, a Fibers & Material Studies FMA student in Temple’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture. “When I was in high school, I visited an exhibition, a crocheted art piece called the Coral Reef Project. It was the first time that I realized that fibers could be art. I knew that was what I wanted to do with my life.” 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

May 24, 2019

Tyler Alumni in 5 into 1 Exhibition (May 23–June 23, 2019)

Author: Zachary Vickers

On May 23, 2019, in the Tyler School of Art and Architecture’s Green Hallway Gallery, Philadelphia Sculptors hosted the opening of its 20th annual 5 into 1 exhibition (on view through June 23, 2019). The show features the work of some of the best up-and-coming artists who have graduated from five local institutions: the Moore College of Art & Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the University of the Arts, the University of Pennsylvania and Tyler. This year, Philadelphia Sculptors—the only professional organization of sculptors in the Philadelphia region, which expands public awareness of the role and value of sculpture within our culture—broadened its parameters for the exhibition beyond students who have graduated solely from sculpture programs. Curators selected artists who promote sculptural thinking and movement, spanning many disciplines and areas of study.  Read More

April 3, 2019

Wearable Art Show

Author: tuj81552

Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and parents gather at Temple’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture for the annual Wearable Art Show, a student-run event organized by Tyler’s Fibers and Materials Studies program that has rapidly grown into the school’s signature, high-energy closing statement of the spring semester. The event is organized by students in adjunct faculty member Paige Fetchen’s Sculptural Garments class and adjunct faculty member Timothy Belknap’s Body Art and Adornment class. They solicit entries from students all over the school The event will take place in the green hallway at Tyler on April 25th, 2019 at 7:30pm Read More

March 27, 2019

Jesse Harrod "steals the show" at Spring/Break Art Show

Author: tuj81552

Fibers and Material Studies Chair, Jesse Harrod, exhibited work at the Spring/Break Art Show in New York City March 5-11, 2019 in a booth curated by Danny Orendorff Jesse's work was featured in Artsy.Net's review of the show - 7 Artists Who Stole the Show at Spring/Break . Congrats Jesse!! Read More

January 28, 2019

Adjunct Professor Frances Beaver in SITE Seeing at Little Berlin

Author: tuj81552

SITE Seeing is a show about challenging the constructs of time and space and the potential to create new realities. Shifting possibilities of the real offers political agency and promise of new utopias. It is easy for us to imagine what could go wrong; and to see what has already gone wrong, but while we fight for a better world, it’s important to dream about what could be. The artists in this show slice through the fabric of reality to give us a glimpse of what could be on the other side. Artists: Lani Asuncion Frances Beaver Phaedra Call Juliana Foster Josh Graupera Ron Tarver Ellie Tomlinson Zines from Martaleah Sandler, Josh Graupera and Metropolarity Thursday, November 1, 201812:00 PM Saturday, December 1, 201812:00 PM 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

January 28, 2019

Fibers Grad Student Mollie Caffey in group show at Pilot Projects

Author: tuj81552

First year Fibers Grad Mollie Caffey has work in the show Got It For Cheap at Pilot Projects in Philadelphia. The one-night event will occur on January 26, 2019. Pilot+Projects is pleased to announce Got It For Cheap, a traveling series of group shows organized by LA curators Chirs Rexroad and Charlie Roberts of 0-0 LA. Featuring dozens of local artists and 750+ national/international artists, this sprawling, unwieldy exhibition takes the form of a one night art market where everything is a similar size and same price, presenting the opportunity for anyone to pick up one of a kind artwork by artists both famous and unknown. All works are original works on paper in various media at a maximum size of 8.5 x 11 inches and sold for the low price of $30 USD. The goal of GIFC is to make buying original art accessible to all people and to give young artists a platform to sell their work and be exposed to a worldwide audience.  Read More

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