Tyler School of Art and Architecture Blog

May 4, 2021

Mariola Alvarez to give paper at symposium

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Mariola Alvarez will present a paper at the "Women in Abstraction. Another History of Abstraction in the 20th Century" Symposium, May 19-21, 2021. The symposium is organized by the Musée National d'Art Moderne and the Pompidou Museum in Paris. Read More

April 29, 2021

Dr, Alvarez awarded a fellowship for 2021-2022

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Mariola V. Alvarez has been awarded a Regional Faculty Fellowship with the Wolf Humanities Center at the University of Pennsylvania for the 2021–2022 academic year. Alvarez will join Mellon postdoctoral fellows, advanced doctoral fellows, and faculty fellows from Penn and other institutions throughout the region, whose work represents a wide range of disciplines in the humanities. Alvarez will present work on early twentieth century immigrant artist groups in São Paulo, Brazil as part of the Center's Mellon Research Seminar on "Migration." Read More

April 27, 2021

Tyler Alumnus Wins Prestigious Rome Prize

Author: Zachary Vickers

Tyler School of Art and Architecture alumnus William Villalongo (MFA ‘01) has recently been awarded a prestigious 2021–2022 Rome Prize—a highly competitive fellowship that supports advanced independent work and research in the arts and humanities. Each of the 35 artists and scholars awarded a Rome Prize will receive a stipend, workspace and room and board at the Academy’s eleven-acre campus in Rome, Italy, in September 2021. Read More

April 19, 2021

Pepón Osorio Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Author: Zachary Vickers

Pepón Osorio, The Laura H. Carnell Professor of Community Art, in the Tyler School of Art and Architecture’s Community Arts Practices, is one of 184 grantees named as a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow. The Guggenheim Fellowships, long considered one of the most important grants series in the art world and the humanities and sciences at large, includes both emerging and established thinkers and makers. Read More

April 13, 2021

2021 Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Senior Exhibition

Author: Zachary Vickers

The Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Program at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture is pleased to present its annual senior exhibition, featuring the work of ten undergraduate seniors who reflect the program’s tradition as a national leader in the discipline. The ten seniors—Christine Chang, Emma Coats, Muye Gao, Wyatt Nestor-Pasicznyk, Nina Reisinger, Merha Shahid, Julia Votto, Miranda Wager, Guannan Corina Wang, and Xiaofan Zhang—offers an excellent glimpse into the breadth of materials, processes, and concepts explored in the field of contemporary metals and jewelry. In Tyler’s Atrium, guests can explore work made from a combination of techniques, from traditional like champlevé enameling and wood carving, to high-tech like 3D printing and laser cutting.  Read More

April 8, 2021

Two undergraduates win awards for 2021 summer research

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

India Thorne was awarded a SROP summer grant for her internship at the Penn Museum. Aine Playdon was awarded a TU Diamond Research Undergraduate grant. She will be working with Prof Evans on a project about ancient female athletes, and will be presenting the results of her work at the Diamond Research conference in the fall. Read More

April 7, 2021

Introducing the Graphic & Interactive Design MFA Thesis Exhibition

Author: Zachary Vickers

On April 21 and 22, 2021, the Graphic & Interactive Design (GAID) Program at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture will present its MFA Thesis Exhibition, 21.svg. Four students—Kat Brissette, Justine Kelley, Wenqing Liu and Marisa Watanabe—will feature their work developed at Tyler over the past two years, representing their intensive artistic and critical development. 21.svg is not just a virtual exhibition, it is a brand, a social media campaign, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the entire process and creation.  Read More

April 7, 2021

Alumni Spotlight: Jayna Anderson (BFA '15)

Author: Olivia Menta

Jayna Anderson (BFA ’15) is an alumna of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture's Glass and Ceramics programs. Below, she shares her story about life after graduating, their journey to sobriety and commitment to holistic wellness for themselves and others.   What’s your path been like since graduating from Tyler? After graduating, I committed to sobriety and spent the better part of two years devoting my practice to mental health. I traveled across the country and joined the workforce in Los Angeles as an administrator at a modeling agency but I quickly discovered this wasn’t the place for me. I’m adamant about not compromising who I am as a person for my career.  Read More

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