March 15, 2018
Temple Contemporary at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture (Temple University) has announced the creation of The Velocity Fund, an initiative that will directly support visual artists living in the city of Philadelphia with grants of up to $5,000.
Established with the support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Velocity Fund is one of 12 Regional Re-granting Programs launched by the foundation to fund “under-the-radar artistic activity” by partnering with leading cultural institutions in cities across the nation where the level of self-organized artistic activity is the highest. The Velocity Fund is the first Warhol Foundation-supported regional re-granting program in Pennsylvania, and only the second on the East Coast between Maine and Florida.
March 7, 2018
Angela McQuillan, a Philadelphia-based artist and curator, is profiled in the New York Times as part of the Business section's Vocations series. Currently the curator at the Esther Klein Gallery in Philadelphia, McQuillan studied painting at Tyler and graduated in 2010. Her work explores the intersection of science and the visual arts. Read more here.
February 28, 2018
Author: Jane DeRose Evans
Julie McGinnis Flanagan will be using the grant to travel to Venice for research on her dissertation.
February 21, 2018
Author: Zachary Vickers
The Department of Exhibitions and Public Programs of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture is pleased to host solo thesis exhibitions for 32 of Tyler's MFA Candidates. The exhibitions will take place February 21 – April 21 with a new show opening each Wednesday. A free reception will be held every Friday, 6 – 8 p.m. Come enjoy refreshments and speak with the artists themselves!
Click names below for more information.
February 21 – 24
Opening February 23, 6 – 8 p.m.
Images left to right
Graduate Arts Community Group Show
Elmi L. Ventura Mata
February 13, 2018
Jennifer Packer: Tenderheaded will be on view in the Gerald S. and Sandra Fineberg Gallery at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University from March 2 through July 8 2018. Opening reception is March 1, 7-9 pm.
Based in observation, improvisation, and memory, this selection of recent work by Jennifer Packer (b. 1984) presents paintings of funerary bouquets and intimate portraits.
February 11, 2018
If you watched the broadcast of the Philadelphia Eagles’ big Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots last Sunday (or the episode of NBC’s “This Is Us” that immediately followed the game), you may have seen an ad for Temple University—and you may have noticed some familiar faces in the Tyler School of Art and Architecture family.
The one-minute advertisement, which aired soon after the game’s final whistle in the Philadelphia region, is part of a Temple campaign targeting prospective students. The spot showcases the many joys of living and learning in Philadelphia, including the city’s vibrant art scene, as exemplified by three lightning-quick scenes of glass-blowing and sculpting by members of the Tyler Glass community in the studio at East Falls Glassworks.
February 5, 2018
Author: Kelly Holohan
Graphis New Talent 2018 recognized Tyler students with 15 awards in the 2018 annual competition. Krissy Beck (MFA 2017) took a platinum award for her graduate thesis preject, Sustain: Reflections from a tired grad student. Congratulations to Krissy and all the GAID winners! You can see the winning selections on their site here and also in the new book annual.
Platinum Award / Krissy Beck / Short Film / Professor: Kelly Holohan
Gold Award / Krissy Beck / Educational Animation / Professor: Abby Guido
Gold Award / Brandon Wherley / Packaging / Professor: Abby Guido
Silver Award / Krissy Beck / Games / Professor: Joe Scorsone
Silver Award / Jacqueline Jenson / Illustration / Professor: Melissa McFeeters
Silver Award / Julie Lam / Catalogs / Professor: Abby Guido
January 25, 2018
January keeps getting better for Pepón Osorio, Laura Carnell Professor of Community Art at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture. The College Art Association (CAA) announced today that Pepón had been named the 2018 Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement—only nine days after learning he had won a United States Artists fellowship.
Pepón is the first artist of Puerto Rican descent to win the award. In a press release, CAA cited his "meticulous installations incorporating the memories, experiences and cultural and religious iconography of Latino communities and family dynamics."
He joins a select 31-member club. Previous winners of the award include Hans Haacke, David Hammons, Jacob Lawrence, Yvonne Rainer and Nancy Spero.
The award will be presented on Feb. 21, the first day of the CAA Annual Conference in Los Angeles.
For more details, read our full-length story.
January 10, 2018
Author: Jane DeRose Evans
Monica Anke Hahn (PhD candidate, Art History), has been awarded an NEH-Global Book Histories Initiative Scholarship to take a future Rare Book School course. The RBS is an "institute supporting the study of the history of books and printing and related subjects. Students study the history of written, printed, and digital materials with leading scholars and professionals in the field. At various times during the year, RBS offers about 30 five-day courses on topics concerning old and rare books, manuscripts, and special collections. The majority of courses take place in Charlottesville, but courses are also offered in New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Bloomington, New Haven, and Washington, DC." http://rarebookschool.org/
January 8, 2018
Author: Jane DeRose Evans
Will Schwaller (PhD candidate, Art History) has been selected for the Getty Library Research grant.
He will also be co-leading a session at the February College Art Association meetings in February 2018.