Tyler News

    August 1, 2022

    Tyler's First-Year Foundations Program Fosters Buildable, Transferrable Skills

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Buy Shaver, Associate Professor of Tyler’s Art Foundations program, emphasizes the importance of patience in his classes. The patience to understand ground-laying practices. The patience to document progress and work through failure. The patience to learn and unlearn techniques until they feel right. The ethos of Tyler’s critical freshman-year studies in art making is this: figuring things out.   Read More

    July 28, 2022

    Professor Scott Laserow Speaks with Graphis Journal About Socially-Conscious Poster Design

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Scott Laserow (BFA '87), Professor of Graphic and Interactive Design, was recently profiled in the prestigious Graphis Journal #372 regarding his professional work with socially conscious poster design and how his campaigns inform causes that encourage ecological and political change. Laserow has been recognized by Graphis in the past, earning a Platinum Award in its 2015 poster covers series. Featuring an introduction by Professor Emeritus Joe Scorsone, the article discusses his work philosophy, what he learned from his own education at Tyler, and why he gravitates toward poster design above all else.   Read More

    July 11, 2022

    The Hatchery Promotes a Design-Focused Business Model

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Associate Professor of Instruction Bryan Satalino (MFA ‘13) approaches Graphic and Interactive Design from an innovative, entrepreneurial lens. He joined Tyler’s faculty in 2013 specifically to foster students’ understanding of the relationship between graphic design and business, and successfully founded The Hatchery, Tyler’s project incubator. He teaches students how to model their art as a business and provides them with tools to interact with real-world clients in bold and inventive ways.  Read More

    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

    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

    June 15, 2022

    Samara Weaver (BArch '11, MArch '13) Exhibits Naturalistic Artwork at Delaware's Mezzanine Gallery

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Samara Weaver (BArch ‘11, MArch ‘13) has always been drawn to buildings, spaces, and the emotions they can evoke. She ties her early love of architecture to a childhood memory of Philadelphia’s grand, neoclassical 30th Street Station.   When deciding on her education, Weaver chose to obtain both an undergraduate and graduate degree in architecture rather than the fine arts due to her search for a more “structured job market,” she recently told Art Watch Podcast.   Read More

    May 25, 2022

    Tyler Faculty Recognized for Excellence

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Tyler faculty members across painting, photography, architecture, and sculpture programs have been recognized for their ongoing achievements outside of the classroom, with notable contributions to both national and international programs and publications. The real-world experience that Tyler's esteemed professors bring into the classroom help to encourage student engagement with their professional environments as well as open their eyes to available opportunities following their degree.  Read More

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