Tyler School of Art and Architecture Blog

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

January 27, 2021

NICole Emser Marcel to present virtually at York University's Centre for Refugee Studies and Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Nicole Emser Marcel (PhD student) is presenting a paper entitled "Iconoclastic Placemaking in Nyugen Smith's Bundlehouse Series" at York University's Centre for Refugee Studies and Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean's virtual student conference on "Recognition, Agency, and Deservingness: (Re)framing Refugee, Black, and Indigenous Movements" in February. Read More

January 26, 2021

Pablo Meninato’s New Book to Explore Urban “Informality”

Author: Zachary Vickers

Pablo Meninato’s new book will explore the current and future state of urban and architectural “informality” and its impact on communities Pablo Meninato, Tyler’s associate professor of architecture, together with Gregory Marinic, associate professor at the University of Cincinnati, will publish the co-edited book, Informality and the City: Theories, Actions, and Interventions [Springer Publishing Co. of Rotterdam]. Meninato’s latest book will continue to expand Tyler’s scholarly investigations of addressing social inequities through architecture and design, as well as advocate for social justice in marginalized communities by demonstrating ways of working that improve the daily lives and futures of residents. Read More

January 25, 2021

Megan Reddicks Pignaturo awarded a Samuel H. Kress Research Fellowship in Renaissance Art History

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Megan Reddicks Pignatruo (PhD candidate) has been awarded a travel fellowship - a Samuel H. Kress Research Fellowship in Renaissance Art History to off-set expenses for research travel. Given the current COVID restrictions, the grant has been generously extended for use through June 2022 rather than just the 2021 calendar year. Her proposal is to travel to Florence to view conservation records at the Opificio delle Pietre Dure on Quattrocento paintings that exhibit early use of oil paint. Should travel continue to be limited, she will travel to the Getty Research Institute to view their extensive collection of conservation publications. The working title of her dissertation is "The Facture of Non-Linear Perspective in Quattrocento Florence". Read More

January 25, 2021

Emily Schollenberger to give paper at the University of Virginia's Art and Architectural History Graduate Symposium

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Emily Schollenberger (PhD student) will present a paper virtually, "'Tender Regards, Old Memories': Temporal Transpositions in Memories of the Homes of Grandma Lewis," at the University of Virginia's Art and Architectural History Graduate Symposium on "The [After]Lives of Objects: Transposition in the Material World" in March. Read More

January 19, 2021

Maria De Lourdes Marino (AH PhD student) to speak at CAA

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Maria De Lourdes Mariño (PhD student) will be presenting her paper, "Tania Bruguera's INSTAR and the dynamic for cultural and political change in Cuba" in the Art at the Edge of Democracy in the Americas panel at the 2021 College Art Association. Read More

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