Tyler School of Art and Architecture Blog

February 6, 2021

Jessica Sternbach (PhD candidate) publishes entry in Smarthistory

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Andries Beeckman, The Castle of Batavia and Dutch colonialism – Smarthistory Andries Beeckman's landscape painting with the so-called Castle of Batavia (in what is today Jakarta, Indonesia) highlights Dutch prowess and strength during their ascension to colonial power in the seventeenth century. Read More

February 5, 2021

Student Profile: Elizabeth Caccavano

Author: Zachary Vickers

Tyler School of Art and Architecture senior architecture major Elizabeth Caccavano ((BSArch '21) has been involved with the American Institute of Architecture Students since freshman year, attending regional and national meetings, working on committees and learning about leadership.  In the fall, Caccavano was elected to the organization’s national leadership team to serve a one-year term as AIAS’s Northeast Quad Director, a position that makes her the primary contact for chapters at 54 colleges and universities spread across 15 states. Caccavano will be responsible for ensuring that chapters have the resources to recruit new members, conduct activities, and learn about how as architecture students they can impact their field and the larger community.  Read More

February 4, 2021

Tyler’s Pepón Osorio in New Whitney Exhibition

Author: Zachary Vickers

Tyler’s Laura H. Carnell Professor of Community Art in Community Arts Practices, Pepón Osorio, is featured in the exhibition, Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019, now through February 2022 at The Whitney Museum of American Art. The show foregrounds how visual artists have explored the materials, methods, and strategies of craft over the past seven decades. The show features “Angel: The Shoe Shiner” (1993) by Osorio. This trinket-encrusted throne pays tribute to a shoe shiner named Angel, whom the artist frequented for years. "His job was about giving and bringing light to other people," Osorio explained, "but very little was given to him. So I made this piece in his honor." To learn more about the exhibition, click here. Read More

February 4, 2021

Tyler’s Representation Strong Among InLiquid’s 2021 Wind Fellows & Wind Young Fellows

Author: Zachary Vickers

Alumni of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture represent more than half of the recipients of InLiquid’s 2021 Wind Fellows & Wind Young Fellows—awards given for artistic excellence to ten outstanding artists, and to offer them optimal career support. Wind Fellows were nominated by experts in the art field to be considered based on the excellence of their work. The following list represents both Wind Fellows, Wind Young Fellows and Honorable Mentions: Hazziza Abdullah (MFA ‘20) Austen Camille (MFA ‘20) Daniel Clark (BFA ‘17) Amy Cousins (MFA ‘16) Sarah Kaizar (BFA ‘07) Yixuan Pan (MFA ‘17) Mollie Schaidt (MFA ‘21) A group exhibition featuring work by all 10 artists is scheduled for December 2021. Read More

February 4, 2021

Tyler Alumni Receive Prestigious USA Fellowships

Author: Zachary Vickers

Amber Cowan (MFA ‘11) and Erin M. Riley (MFA ‘09) have each received a 2021 USA Fellowship. Cowan and Riley are among the 60 recipients of storytellers, shapemakers, movement builders, and culture bearers practicing today. As their press release states, the 2021 USA Fellows were “chosen for their bold artistic vision and significant impact. Each artist demonstrates generosity and care toward field-building that continues to inspire and propel their discipline.” To learn more about the fellowship and the artists, click here. Image: “Emergency,” by Erin M. Riley (2020); wool, cotton; 100 by 55 inches Read More

February 4, 2021

New Exhibitions at Ross Art Museum Feature Two Tyler Faculty

Author: Zachary Vickers

Two Tyler School of Art and Architecture program heads will be featured in exhibitions (through April 8, 2021) at the recently reopened Ross Art Museum in Delaware, Ohio that celebrate urban and rural spaces: Pattern Drift: Cityscape The Kuhlman Gallery features Pattern Drift: Cityscape, a mid-career survey of art by Philadelphia-based printmaker Amze Emmons, Tyler's associate professor and program head of Printmaking. It presents selections from three main bodies of work in which the city serves as background and context for the art. Emmons’ images show his virtuosity as a printmaker and draftsman, as well as inspiration by mechanical illustration, cartoon language and newspaper journalism. Read More

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