Tyler School of Art and Architecture Blog

July 10, 2018

Students place in international Land Art Generator competition

Author: tuh41424

  Students in Eric Oskey's studio class submitted designs to the Land Art Generator Initiative's Melbourne design competition this past semester. "The goal of the Land Art Generator is to accelerate the transition to post-carbon economies by providing models of renewable energy infrastructure that add value to public space, inspire, and educate—while providing equitable power to thousands of homes around the world." Students were tasked to create a design that responds to the question "What does renewable energy infrastructure look like when it is woven into the fabric of the city?"   Kyle Taveira placed 4th out of hundreds of submissions for his project Dreamtime. (Pictured above and below)  As his elements sway in the wind they generate clean energy, read more about the technology and his project here. Read More

July 10, 2018

Natalia Angeles Vieyra (Art HIst PhD candidate) receives Terra Foundation Grant

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Natalia will be conducting her research on her dissertation, "Beyond the City of Light: Impressionists in the Americas and the Caribbean". Terra Foundation International Research Travel Grants offer US-based scholars working on American art and visual culture prior to 1980 the opportunity to conduct research abroad.  Grant funding is available for projects that require study of materials outside the United States and that will enable scholars to: Discover new primary source material; Experience works of art first-hand in museums and private collections; Make contact with artists, critics, art dealers, archivists, curators, and university scholars; Consult archives and library collections outside the US; Establish professional networks for future research. Read More

July 5, 2018

Catching up with Tyler Glass alumna Yixuan Pan, MFA '17

Author: tuc46397

Last May, Yixuan Pan earned her MFA in glass at Tyler and received the Laurie Wagman Prize, a prestigious award given to just one graduating student in the school's Glass program each year. We sat down with Pan to hear about her experiences as a Tyler student and what the past year has been like since graduating.   What have you been up to since graduating? Read More

June 14, 2018

Elizabeth Duntemann to take residency at the Center for the Art and Architecture of Port Cities, Naples, Italy

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Elizabeth (PhD candidate, Art History) writes, "I am pleased to share that I have accepted a 9-month Research Residency at the Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities/Centro per la Storia dell’Arte e dell’Architettura delle Città Portuali, in Naples, Italy. I will be part of an inaugural group of Ph.D. candidates invited to live and work on the grounds of the Museo e Real Bosco Capodimonte, at La Capraia. This residency will facilitate unprecedented access to resources in the city, foster professional connections with other graduates and scholars, and create a platform to share research across academic, museum, and public spheres. The residency project I have proposed to complete will contribute a vital strand to my dissertation research, which re-centers port cities, including Naples, as hubs of cultural production, to examine how art and architecture negotiated constructs of chronic infection and healing during the sixteenth century.   Read More

May 23, 2018

Sophie Sanders (Art History PhD 2013) shows at the Woodmere Art Gallery

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Upcoming exhibition of Philadelphia artists at the Woodmere Art Museum: Sophie Sanders was honored by being selected by curator and artist Syd Carpenter as a participant in this show and featured in the related podcast called Diving Board.  You can see more work from the "Ophelia" series on the website: https://www.sophiesanders.art/ The Woodmere Annual: 77th Juried Exhibition June 2 - September 3, 2018 This year's juror, Syd Carpenter, invited artists and craftspeople to submit work in all media that references the land, the transience of the body, and the skill of the maker. Exhibition-related programming: Read More

May 20, 2018

The Art of Student Teaching Exhibition

Author: Anonymous

Each year, the Art Education Department presents exhibitions of work done by student teachers and their pupils for display at the Stella Elkins Gallery. This year, four student teachers displayed the products of their time at a variety of schools as community members gathered in fellowship to appreciate the art made by friends and loved ones. Wendy Osterweil, the supervising professor of this group of students, was one of the Tyler officials present for this installation. “What’s unique about this show is that it’s a rather small group. Each student put a lot of time into this exhibition, and it shows.” The student teachers exhibiting were Brooke Mulroy, Madeline Willis, Maria Chambers, and Anna Capriotti. Read More

May 10, 2018

Danielle Abdon at the John Carter Brown Library

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Danielle (PhD candidate, Art History) will be researching the Latin American case studies for her dissertation, which focuses on two hospitals in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and Salvador, Brazil.  She will be consulting 16th and 17th century maps, views, and accounts by Jesuits and travelers of these early colonial port cities, as well as publications that contextualize her case studies and record or reproduce archival documents. Read More

May 8, 2018

Rachel Brandoff Art Therapy Talk

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Recently, Tyler's Art Education and Community Arts Practices department held a discussion and presentation given by Dr. Rachel Brandoff about art therapy with families in crisis and trauma. Rachel is the coordinator of Art Therapy Specialization and Community and Trauma Counseling at Jefferson University. We were surprised to hear that trauma is  “not the exception, it’s the norm.” After an informative talk about how art therapists work with people who have experienced  trauma, we did little art activity with Dr. Brandoff’s favorite art material – pipe cleaners. We were instructed to focus on one personal goal, could be big or small, and the second part, we have to focus on a larger community goal and how our personal goal could connect to that. Some people connected their personal goals, and others linked them to a bigger sculpture. Make sure you’re following us so you don’t miss out on other events like this!   Read More

May 3, 2018

Steven Charles, MFA '96, "You and I are living now," at Chris Worley in Dallas, TX

Author: tug67997

Steven Charles, Tyler Painting MFA '96, is showing recent works in a solo show at Chris Worley Fine Arts in Dallas, TX, May 19-June 23, 2018. Charles's work has been exhibited nationally in galleries and museums, as well as internationally in Canada and Spain. He has been the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, and an Artist’s Fellowship from The New York Foundation for the Arts. His work has been reviewed in publications including Art in America, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Vice among others. For more information about the show, see the gallery website here. Read More

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