Tyler News

    February 3, 2022

    Tyler Faculty Named to AIA Philadelphia Board

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Two AED faculty members, Fauzia Sadiq Garcia, RA, and Eric Oskey, RA were recently named board Directors of the American Institute of Architects' Philadelphia Chapter. Garcia will serve as the Director of Education, while Oskey will be the Director of Technology and Innovation.  What are your plans for your AIA tenure?  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 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 13, 2022

    Pepón Osorio in Conversation with Nicole Fleetwood for MoMA

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Pepón Osorio, the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Community Art at Tyler School of Art and Architecture, was recently interviewed by artist and scholar Nicole Fleetwood in MoMA magazine. The two artists discuss MoMA’s acquisition of his installation, Badge of Honor, which explores the relationship between an incarcerated father and his teenage son left at home. Fleetwood curated a major exhibition, Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration, for MoMA that featured the works of artists in U.S. prisons and delved into similar themes as Osorio’s. The exhibition was open from September 2020-April 2021.  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

    December 3, 2021

    Dr. Lolly Tai (ASLA) Announces Her Retirement and Celebrates 20 Years at Tyler

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Dr. Lolly Tai, a Professor of Landscape Architecture, will retire at the end of this semester after 20 years of teaching at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture. A prominent Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), a recipient of the Bradford Williams Medal, the Award of Distinction from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, and most impressively, the 2021 Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal, Art and Architecture, her time at Tyler has been highly decorated.  Read More


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