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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

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

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