July 11, 2022

    NXTHVN Fellow Warith Taha (MFA '20) Explores Black Legacy in Exhibition at Sean Kelly Gallery

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Immediately after earning an MFA in Painting from Tyler in 2020, graduate Warith Taha scored a Tournesol Award from the Headlands Center for the Arts and a yearlong residency at NXTHVN, a non-profit incubator for emerging artists and curators of color in New Haven, Connecticut. Now his work is on view in Undercurrents, a group exhibition with NXTHVN’s Fellowship Program cohort at Sean Kelly Gallery in New York, from June 10 – August 5, 2022. Read More

    April 18, 2022

    Duckworth Scholars Digital Studio Showcase Features Contemporary Vietnamese Art From Chau Nguyen, MFA '22

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Chau Nguyen, MFA '22, is presenting their work in painting at this year's Duckworth Scholars Digital Studio Showcase on April 19. Pulling influence from their time growing up in Vietnam and their knowledge of commercialized Western paintings, Nguyen explored various creative techniques, both familiar and experimental to their painting practice, in order to visualize this phenomenon. Below, they explain the meaning behind their work and what they feel is important for viewers to take away from the complexity of decolonial practices and contemporary Vietnamese art. Nguyen's presentation is from 11:50-12:10 in the Charles Library event space. Click here to register. Read More

    April 4, 2022

    Jay Raymond (Tyl alum, BA Art), A Vision for Education: Why does the Barnes Foundation look that Way?

    Author: Jane DeRose Evans

    Hear what it was like to visit the Barnes Foundation in its original home in Merion, PA. Author, educator, and scholar Jay Raymond, who studied with Dr. Barnes' intellectual partner Violet Di Mazia, will share the aesthetic theory, vision, and practice that formed the distinctive content and composition of the Barnes collection. Virtual lecture April 18 4-5:30  This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Art and Art History departments and the Visual Studies program, with support from Temple University's General Activities Fund. Photo: Barnes Foundation, courtesy of the Barnes Foundation Read More

    February 15, 2022

    Temple's Scientista Chapter Shares Collaborative Exhibit

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Temple’s chapter of Scientista, a national foundation built around empowering women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) fields, recently curated an open-call exhibition for STEMM-related artwork. For students like Hajra Sohail (CST ‘23), a biology major with an art minor, this project was an eye-opener to the kinds of creative collaboration that non-art disciplines can enjoy. Projects were varied, incorporating an array of mediums like painting, drawing, sculpture, and fibers.  Read More

    January 26, 2022

    Shwarga Bhattacharjee (MFA '18) Lets Art Imitate Life in "Excavation Paths" Exhibition

    Author: Wanda Motley Odom

    Tyler alumnus Shwarga Bhattacharjee (MFA ‘18) has always let lived experience be his muse. His large, lushly layered abstract paintings and collage evoke his cultural background and identity as South Asian as well as the history of his home country, Bangladesh.  Concealed within his use of vivid colors, contorted forms, bold and delicate textures, and broad gestural strokes are references to his Hindu religion and mythological stories, national symbols, verdant geographies, star-packed constellations, demons and goddesses, and the ravages of British colonial rule in India.  Read More

    January 25, 2022

    Peers Remember Moe Brooker (BFA '70, MFA '72), Influential Abstract Artist

    Author: Emily Herbein

    The Tyler School of Art and Architecture remembers influential alumni Moe Brooker (BFA ‘70, MFA ‘72), who passed away on January 9, 2022. A notable abstract painter with strong Philadelphia roots, Brooker was best known for his joyous interpretation of African American life on canvas.   Read More

    January 19, 2022

    Esteemed Artists and Designers Fill Tyler's Spring Lecture Series Schedule

    Author: Emily Herbein

    This Spring, the Tyler School of Art and Architecture welcomes several distinguished artists and scholars to speak at the school and engage with students. These speakers represent a diverse range of practices, focusing on everything from Afrofuturistic architectural design, unconventional blending of visual art and sound, to abstract figure drawing and modernized Indo-Persian miniature painting styles.   Read More

    January 12, 2022

    Dona Nelson Honored with the College Art Association's Distinguished Teaching Award

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Tyler Professor in Painting Dona Nelson, having presented 20 solo shows over the span of her career, is best known and respected for her use of unorthodox materials, processes, and forms in her immersive and gestural paintings. Nelson has been a respected educator and mentor as well, and was honored with the College Art Association’s Distinguished Teaching of Art Award last year.   Read More

    November 9, 2021

    Louise Fishman (BFA & BS ‘63) Memorial Exhibit On View at Thomas Erben Gallery

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Prominent Tyler alumnus Louise Fishman (BFA & BS '63) was a figurehead in the world of American Abstract Expressionist painting, but she did not arrive at such stature without struggle. Gestures of Affection: In Memory of Louise Fishman, on display at the Thomas Erben Gallery in New York from November 9 until December 18, celebrates her rise and influence amid a male-dominated abstract art scene in New York. The all-women exhibition will feature works by her close peers and friends, including Tyler Professor of Painting Dona Nelson.   Read More


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