September 1, 2021

Always Drawing, Always Painting Student Exhibition on View at Tyler

Author: Carin Whitney

Tyler School of Art and Architecture is proud to present Always Drawing, Always Painting, a survey of more than 40 new paintings and works on paper by 15 current and recently graduated painting students, some with majors in art education and entepeneurial studies. Curated by Tyler painting faculty members Dona Nelson, Mark Shetabi and Ricardo Zapata, the show offers a shot of creative energy at the start of the semester—and following a year-plus of remote instruction, it is an exceptionally welcome sight.  Read More

April 27, 2021

Tyler Alumnus Wins Prestigious Rome Prize

Author: Zachary Vickers

Tyler School of Art and Architecture alumnus William Villalongo (MFA ‘01) has recently been awarded a prestigious 2021–2022 Rome Prize—a highly competitive fellowship that supports advanced independent work and research in the arts and humanities. Each of the 35 artists and scholars awarded a Rome Prize will receive a stipend, workspace and room and board at the Academy’s eleven-acre campus in Rome, Italy, in September 2021. Read More

March 18, 2021

Dona Nelson's new exhibition brings to mind the sensory overload of living in a city

Author: Zachary Vickers

Dona Nelson, professor of painting at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, has a new exhibition, Dona Nelson: Stretchers Strung Out On Space, at Thomas Erben Gallery (February 20–April 3, 2021), and features Nelson’s two-sided paintings that, according to a March 13 article in Hyperallergic, "brings to mind the sensory overload of living in a city." “Most of the paintings start as two-sided paintings, and sometimes, early in the process, one side looks particularly good to me," said Nelson. "I decide that the painting is a wall work and usually cover the back with muslin.” A variety of her double-sided paintings, and some one-sided works, are included in the exhibition. Read More

February 19, 2021

Henry Morales’s (BFA '21) New Exhibition, Funded by CARAS Grant, Explores Family and Identity

Author: Zachary Vickers

Henry Morales, a senior painting major at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, will unveil his exhibition, Aquí Chambeando!, in Tyler’s Green Hallway from February 24–March 7, 2021. The show will feature Morales's work inspired by 19th-century French labor art to create a deeply moving series of portraits of members of his family performing their jobs as a housekeeper, janitor, construction workers and more. Through interviews with his family and close observations, Morales uses art to explore what it means to be an immigrant and a laborer in a particular time and place. Read More

July 27, 2020

Painting Alumnus Warith Taha (MFA '20) Wins Tournesol Award

Author: Zachary Vickers

Painting Alumnus Warith Taha (MFA '20) is the recipient of The Tournesol Award, which recognizes and supports one Bay-area painter each year as they take the first major steps toward establishing a career in the critical early years of their artistic development. You can experience some of Taha's work in Tyler's 2020 Grad Catalog. Read More

April 8, 2020

Tyler Almuna Jennifer Packer Receives Greenfield Prize

Author: tuf83247

Tyler School of Art and Architecture alumna Jennifer Packer (BFA ‘07) has been selected as the  2020 Greenfield Prize recipient from a competitive pool of well-established artists. The prestigious prize consists of a $30,000 commission and a residency at the Hermitage Artist Retreat. Packer joins a distinguished group of artists to receive this prize, including another Tyler alum, Trenton Doyle Hancock (MFA ‘00). Read More

April 3, 2020

Tyler Alumna Patricia Renee Thomas’s Solo Show

Author: tuf83247

Tyler School of Art and Architecture alumna Patricia Renee Thomas (BFA ‘17) is featured in her solo show, “Grapejuice,” at Kapp Kapp gallery in Philadelphia, which is currently closed due to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic. The exhibition, inspired by Thomas’s experience getting her hair done as a child and focuses more widely on “the self in the form of preparation, and the form of preservation, and the form of performance, especially as a black woman,” will be extended once the gallery reopens.  Read More

February 17, 2020

Tyler Alumnua Featured in Solo Museum Exhibition

Author: tuf83247

Tyler School of Art and Architecture alumna Lisa Yuskavage (BFA ’84) is featured in Lisa Yuskavage: Wilderness, currently on view at the Aspen Art Museum. The exhibition looks beyond the eroticism of the figure to the fantastical nature of Yuskavage’s landscapes. In a recent interview with The New York Times, Yuskavage reflects on her time at Tyler, in particular, recalling two moments that were indicators of her development: the creation of a painting entitled, “Once Transient,” and the sale of her first work. “I had a BFA thesis show… and it did extremely well,” said Yuskavage. “My dentist came and bought a big painting. I was kind of amazed.” 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

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


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