March 9, 2019
Author: Hillel Hoffmann
The Tyler School of Art is embarking on a major re-design of its admissions viewbooks, the publications used by prospective students searching for the right college, and this time the school will experiment with a new source for photography: Tyler students.
Starting after Spring Break, Tyler is asking all of its students, undergraduate and graduate, to share their best images of the Tyler experience, including scenes of the creative process, classrooms and studios, student life, student-teacher interactions, exhibitions and installations, museum and gallery visits, critiques, research in the field, facilities, social events, technology, spontaneous gatherings and more.
“The people who really understand what’s great about Tyler are our students, and we can’t think of anyone with could do a better job of capturing that with the authenticity and the skill that we need,” said Tyler staff member Olivia Menta, BFA ’14, who is managing the viewbook project.
April 26, 2018
Author: Sam Fritch
Congratulations to Nicholas Muellner for being named a Guggenheim Fellow. Nicholas received his MFA in Photography in 1994.
January 8, 2018
Author: Sam Fritch
Former MFA Photography Student (2000-2002) and Fulbright scholar Holger Krischke won the German Photo Book Prize 2018 in the category “Student Projects”. The Prize is awarded by Stuttgart Media University, Germany. Together with his students and his colleague from the print shop, Thomas Haubner, he won the prize for the self-published photo magazine “sensor”. Holger Krischke is currently head of the photo department of University of Fine Arts Muenster, Germany.
October 9, 2017
Author: Yang Shan Chou
Professor Byron Wolfe's most recent book Phantom Skies and Shifting Ground: Landscape, Culture, and Rephotography of Eadweard Muybridge's Illustrations of Central America has just been released. Phantom Skies is a collaborative research project and publication (print and online) that responds to the largely unknown 19th-century photographs of Central America by Eadweard Muybridge. The photographs are significant as a benchmark for one of the largest and earliest bodies of photographic representation in Central America. The sometimes dark and moody pictures were taken during a two-year expedition immediately following Muybridge's involvement in a scandalous murder trial. Guided by Muybridge's sophisticated but problematic combination prints that merge multiple negatives into seamless views, photographer Byron Wolfe and cultural geographer Dr.
February 14, 2017
Author: Maggie Flanigan
Guest artist, Jonathon Wells, will be giving a lecture in the Photo Lighting studio on on Thursday, February 23, starting at 5:45 (light refreshments first, and we’ll start at 6:00).
Jonathon Wells is a geologist who made a mid-career detour to become an artist (and now he has two careers). He makes photo-geologic composites that are part map, part photograph, part visualization of a world that’s normally inaccessible and wholly invisible. I find them fascinating in and of themselves, but they also serve as a starting point for an investigation into what’s happening in the world of energy extraction and fracking.
February 7, 2017
Author: Maggie Flanigan
Our very own Daniel Kraus, second year MFA student in photography, was recently awarded a 2016 Professional Development Fellowship through the College Art Association. This is a highly competitive and prestigious international award given to only one graduate student across all visual disciplines. I've been told that he is the first Tyler Graduate student to ever receive the award. He will attend the CAA annual conference next week in New York City for an award ceremony.
Here's his brief bio:
April 15, 2015
Author: Kylie Doyle
Some would say that there is no such thing as a mistake in art. Others would say that mistakes are what does make art. And still others will say that certainly, mistakes exist, but not in the way that they are irreversible negative blotches on an otherwise perfect work. Artists like Natalie Cheung take a far more unique approach to the imperfections that exist both in artwork and in human existence, building off of these otherwise dismissed happenstances. Where does she glean her inspiration from? “Imperfections or “mistakes” that happen during the process of making art. Patterns that occur in nature. The beginnings of photography,” she says.
April 13, 2015
Author: Rashida Ng
Reconstructing the View is a collaboration between Byron Wolfe (Tyler faculty) and Mark Klett. Using landscape photography to reflect on broader notions of culture, the passage of time, and the construction of perception, the two artists spent five years exploring the Grand Canyon. The team’s results are based on the practice of rephotography, in which they identify sites of historic representations and make new photographs of those precise locations.
March 23, 2015
Author: Byron Wolfe
Tyler MFA alumna and photo faculty Dimitra Ermeidou participates in the 2015 Wheaton Biennial: Photography Beyond The Frame, an exhibition juried by Kristen Gresh, the Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The 2015 Wheaton Biennial features 45 works of 30 photographers, whose work reflects a spirit of inquiry and a critical reflection on what constitutes the boundaries of the medium in today's art world.
On view: February 27 to April 10, 2015.
Beard and Weil Gallery at Wheaton College in Norton, MA.
Dimitra Ermeidou will also give a lecture on her work as part of the 2015 Wheaton Biennial program, on March 31st at 6.30pm.
February 13, 2015
Author: Sam Fritch
Tyler MFA Alumna and Adjunct Faculty, Sharon Koelblinger, has an exhibition of work installed in the Tyler Lower Atrium Gallery. The show is titled Figure-8's on Your Body. It's up now and will run until February 21. - See more at: http://www.tylerphoto.org/#sthash.RBEVOoFG.dpuf