April 10, 2024

    Tyler Faculty Take a Lead in Climate Action

    Author: Wanda Motley Odom

    For the last two years, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Rob Kuper has been diligently working with fellow faculty members to organize around the topic of climate change, particularly how institutions such as Temple University can reduce their use of fossil fuels.On April 18, Kuper will combine his efforts with other proponents of decarbonization at Temple for a community conversation, “Your Role in Decarbonizing Temple,” about innovative solutions to promote the use of renewable energy and make the university’s energy infrastructure less reliant upon fossil fuels. Read More

    March 26, 2024

    Temple Rome Expands Rich History with Campus Move

    Author: Wanda Motley Odom

    Temple's Rome Campus is relocating to Piazza di Spagna, a historic area in the Eternal City that offers students a more immersive cultural experience surrounded by landmarks, museums, cafés and shops. For almost 30 years, thousands of Tyler and Temple students have enjoyed the temporary homeliness and comfort of the campus, located in a 15th-century palazzo, the Villa Caproni, situated in the historic heart of the city near the Piazza del Popolo. The location, across the Tiber River from Rome’s Prati neighborhood, has provided students with a beautiful and culturally immersive setting for their studies. Read more Read More

    March 21, 2024

    Four Tyler Alums Selected for 2024 Wind Challenge Exhibitions

    Author: Wanda Motley Odom

    Amid Philadelphia’s vibrant art scene, the Wind Challenge at Fleisher Art Memorial has long stood as a harbinger of creative ingenuity and excellence. This prestigious annual juried competition, established in the late 1970s, has consistently celebrated emerging artist who push the boundaries of art making.This year’s Wind Challenge winners include four Tyler alums – Brynn Hurlstone (MFA ’23, Glass), Sean Starowitz (MFA ’23, Sculpture), Idalia Vásquez-Achury (MFA ’22, Photography), and Kim Altomare (BFA '13, Painting) – whose creative practices continue this tradition of innovation through distinctive ways of combining materials and methods to tell unique stories. Read More

    March 7, 2024

    Printmaking Major Researched Ways To Create Her Own Canon

    Author: Wanda Motley Odom

    This is the last of four articles in a series about Tyler's Spring 2023 CARAS grant awardees.In Printmaking major Deejay Bosca’s lithograph Diez Años del Movimiento Colibrí (Pink), the head and shoulders of an ethereal figure loom large in the center of the composition as a small, delicate figure floats prostrate on hair-like tendrils below. A shadowy face with an arched eyebrow stares from the upper right corner, while vertical striations, diagonal shafts of light, and bulbous forms appear suspended in air.  Read More

    December 18, 2023

    Remembering Renowned Lithographer and Printmaking Alum Andrew Vlady

    Author: Jordan Cameron

    On October 27, 2023, Tyler Printmaking alum Andrew Vlady (BFA ’67 MFA ’70) passed away in Mexico City, the place he worked and called his home for many decades. Along with his wife, Beatriz, he was the co-founder and technical director of the lithographic studio Kyron Ediciones Gráficas Limitadas. Vlady received his BFA in Printmaking from Tyler in 1967, then traveled to the then Tyler School of Art Rome Campus, today Temple Rome, to be a teaching assistant in the Printmaking program there. He stayed in Rome to embark on his MFA, which he completed in 1970, gaining a particular interest in lithography, one of the oldest forms of printmaking. Read More

    December 8, 2023

    Professor of Printmaking Exhibits in Mexico Alongside MFA Alum

    Author: Jordan Cameron

    Decades separate the artistic careers of Professor of Printmaking Hester Stinnett and Tyler alum Ron Abram (MFA ’86), but their artistic practices connect through a shared interest in the personal significance of archival materials, as demonstrated in a duo exhibition at the Museum of the University of Guanajuato in Mexico.The exhibition, Lo Personal Se Imprime / The Personal is Printed: Hester Stinnett & Ron Abram, was curated by Tyler alum Gilberto López-Elías (MFA ’21), whom Stinnett taught when he worked on his MFA in printmaking during a leave of absence from teaching art history and printmaking at the University of Guanajuato. Read More

    June 22, 2023

    Printmaking Graduate Exhibition on Display at Partners and Son

    Author: Emily Herbein

    When it comes to distributing a work of art far and wide, there are few avenues better than printmaking to share the wealth.In the spring 2023 semester, MFA students in Associate Professor Amze Emmon’s Graduate Printmaking Projects class put this truth to the test with a collaborative publication of works by more than 30 artists across the United States and in Belgium, Brazil, Indonesia, and Iran.Entitled “HELP YOURSELF,” the publication is on exhibit at Partners and Son in Philadelphia from June 23rd to August 6th. The creators have described it as “a poly-vocal collection of creative work responding to the theme of self-help from artists from around the world.” Read More

    May 15, 2023

    John Dowell (BFA '63) Honored by TILT Institute

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Tyler alumnus John E. Dowell Jr. (BFA ‘63), Professor Emeritus of Printmaking, was honored at the TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image's annual fundraiser, InVISION, on May 4, the proceeds of which support TILT’s programming and events, educational programs, exhibitions, and artist residencies. Dowell was recognized for his six decades-long career in fine art, painting, photography, and printmaking — works that he has shown in more than 50 solo exhibitions and that reside in the permanent collections of 70 museums.  Read More

    March 17, 2022

    Amze Emmons Presents on Print and NFTs at SGC International Conference

    Author: Wanda Motley Odom

    Associate Professor and Program Head Amze Emmons has always viewed printmaking as a formative factor in human culture.“Printmaking is really an umbrella term that refers to a range of technologies that trace back to Paleolithic man using stencils on cave walls, that show up repeatedly in across multiple cultures around the world and that have value in disseminating ideas,” Amze said in a recent interview on the podcast Our Shared Field. Read More


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