Glass

    September 14, 2022

    Scout Cartagena (BFA '22) Probes Memory, Illness, and Accessibility in Print and Glass

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Scout Cartagena’s (BFA ‘22) multimedia work explores themes of memory, connection, and their identity as a queer, Afro-Latinx, non-able-bodied person. While at Tyler, Cartagena, a Glass major, focused on Glass and Printmaking and earned a certificate in Art Education to pursue a career in teaching. Now, Cartagena has won a prestigious Emerging Artist in Residence scholarship from the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State, working alongside artists from all around the world.  Read More

    September 12, 2022

    Tyler's Second-Year MFA Cohort Displays Dissonant Exhibition, "NO SIGNAL"

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Christen Baker (MFA ‘23) curated the exhibition NO SIGNAL, now on view in the Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery, with the intention of engaging the second-year MFA cohort across Tyler’s nine fine arts programs in cross-disciplinary collaboration. Baker, whose major is in Glass, envisioned a theme that would be “broad enough” to encompass many artist’s work, and the concept of NO SIGNAL pulls from “the collective phenomenon of dissonance, uncertainty, and affect”.  Read More

    July 8, 2022

    Doreen Garner (BFA '09) Displays Courageous, Arresting Work at The New Museum

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Sculptor, performance artist, and Tyler alum Doreen Lynette Garner (BFA ‘09) presents a solo exhibition titled “REVOLTED” at The New Museum from June 30-October 16.  Her signature themes of body horror, rebellion, and the grotesque further a narrative of racial injustice and the “myth of white racial purity,” the exhibition description details.  Read More

    May 9, 2022

    2022 Diploma Project Unveiled at Commencement

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Tyler’s 2022 “Diploma Project,” a special gift to the graduating class made by a distinguished alum, is a one-of-a-kind, hand-blown glass owl decanter to celebrate their achievement.  Since 2019, the Tyler School of Art and Architecture has presented its graduating students with a special class gift: a unique work of art made by one of Tyler’s renowned alumni — a tradition that connects two generations of creatives.  Read More

    March 30, 2022

    In Profile: Theo Brooks, Glass Tech

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Studio technicians have a special role at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, keeping the maker spaces well equipped, well stocked with materials, and up to code on safety protocols. Learn about one of Tyler's newest techs, glass artist Theo Brooks.   What makes your artistic practice unique?  Read More

    March 1, 2022

    Tyler Glass Program Hosts "Disclosure: The Whiteness of Glass"

    Author: Carin Whitney

    This week, the Glass program at Tyler School of Art and Architecture will host the artist collective Related Tactics to facilitate the making of work for their project Disclosure: The Whiteness of Glass.   The project’s primary goal is to make space for artists of color to build meaningful connections with one another and reexamine collective experiences negotiating systemic racism in the field. The project builds on Tyler’s prior engagement with Related Tactics as part of the Laurie Wagman Visiting Artist Lecture Series in 2021.  Read More

    February 28, 2022

    Madeline Rile Smith (BFA '14) Granted 2022 Saxe Emerging Artist Award

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Madeline Rile Smith (BFA ‘14), Adjunct Professor in Glass, was recently granted the Saxe Emerging Artist Award from the Glass Art Society. Thanks to this opportunity, Smith will present at the 2022 Annual GAS Conference in Tacoma (May 18-21), participate in an upcoming digital artist exhibition, receive an honorarium to support her work, and more.  Her practice, which earned the committee’s attention through an award nomination, specializes in body-activated pieces. She appreciates objects that can stand alone as well as serve as performance art, often times implementing music and sound. Her practice raises the question: “How can glass go beyond the object and not just be a static sculpture on a pedestal? How can you interact with it?”  Read More

    November 12, 2021

    Scout Cartagena (BFA '22) Displays New Exhibit at DaVinci Art Alliance

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Scout Cartagena, (BFA ‘22), a 2021 DaVinci Fellowship recipient, is currently showing a collection of new works titled “You Have Their Eyes” at the DaVinci Art Alliance until November 24th, and themes of identity, memory, and connection play important roles in each piece. Recently profiled in the Philadelphia Tribune, Cartagena discusses their primary influences and how working as a Black non-abled person has defined their practice.   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

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