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November 9, 2022

Paolo Mentasti (MFA '23) Showcases Work in Revived Sculpture Straw Gallery

Author: Emily Herbein

This year, Sculpture’s Straw Gallery, located at the studio’s entrance, will feature two-week exhibition periods that showcase the work of current MFA students. To kick off the series, Paolo Mentasti (MFA ‘23) is exhibiting his piece Proleptic Archaeological Fragment 1 until November 13.    Read More

September 12, 2022

Tyler's Second-Year MFA Cohort Displays Dissonant Exhibition, "NO SIGNAL"

Author: Emily Herbein

Christen Baker (MFA ‘23) curated the exhibition NO SIGNAL, now on view in the Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery, with the intention of engaging the second-year MFA cohort across Tyler’s nine fine arts programs in cross-disciplinary collaboration. Baker, whose major is in Glass, envisioned a theme that would be “broad enough” to encompass many artist’s work, and the concept of NO SIGNAL pulls from “the collective phenomenon of dissonance, uncertainty, and affect”.  Read More

August 31, 2022

Kukuli Velarde Displays Time-Based Sculpture in Tyler Courtyard

Author: Emily Herbein

This week, Tyler School of Art and Architecture became a satellite host for an installation by Peruvian artist and adjunct Ceramics Professor Kukuli Velarde in collaboration with Philadelphia’s The Clay Studio. The entire work, titled A Mi Vida X (To My Vida), consists of six clay multiple sculptures of infants. One of these unfired figures will reside in the Tyler courtyard until it can no longer withstand the elements of the outdoors.  Velarde joined The Clay Studio in 1997 as a Resident Artist and has spent nearly a lifetime confronting the complexity and painful effects of Western colonialism through her lived experience. Her work reflects visual landscapes of her native country Peru enmeshed with contemporary American life.   Read More

August 26, 2022

Tyler Faculty Recognized for Summer Achievements and Exhibitions

Author: Emily Herbein

Tyler faculty across Sculpture, Art History, Painting, Ceramics, and Architecture programs have been recognized for their work and research in their fields with national and international exhibitions, publications, and accolades. The consistent affirmation that Tyler's professors receive within the art and design worlds helps to inform their teaching and connects students to real-world opportunities beyond their education. Read More

August 18, 2022

Tyler's 11th Annual Art Market Spotlight

Author: Emily Herbein

On September 16, the Tyler School of Art and Architecture will host its 11th annual Art Market in person for the first time after two virtual years. Join us in the Tyler Atrium and Green Hallway to browse the works of 25+ artists and vendors consisting of alumni, current students, and Tyler students clubs in conjunction with Temple's Homecoming Weekend. Below, read more about five participating artists and organizations to learn more about their work and time at Tyler. Read More

October 25, 2021

Assistant Professor of Ceramics Roberto Lugo Featured in The New York Times

Author: Emily Herbein

Assistant Professor of Ceramics Roberto Lugo’s work will be front and center in a highly anticipated new period room opening next month at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The exhibition, entitled “Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist Period Room,” is inspired by Seneca Village, a Black community that thrived in New York City until the 1850s when it was demolished to make way for Central Park. Lugo’s background and body of work were recently featured in The New York Times’ Fine Arts & Exhibits special report, written by Ted Loos with video footage by Mohamed Sadek.  Read More

October 5, 2021

Assistant Professor of Ceramics Roberto Lugo Featured on CBS News

Author: Emily Herbein

Assistant Professor of Ceramics Roberto Lugo, whose artistic practice and research explore issues of race, poverty, and inequality, has been drawing national attention for his modern twists on traditional forms of pottery. Lugo was featured recently on PBS NewsHour and CBS Sunday Morning for the ways in which he weaves his cultural and personal roots into his artwork.  CBS's Serena Altschul interviewed Roberto Lugo about the tight-knit family he grew up with in the Kensington neighborhood and how that connection influences both his style and practice at the wheel. They discuss his blending of popular imagery with personal touches that relate back to the cultural calling cards of North Philadelphia, things that might seem at odds when placed in the context of some of his pieces, like classic teapots.    Read More

May 9, 2021

Faculty News Lights Up Spring 2021

Author: Zachary Vickers

In spring 2021, the faculty of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, in addition to their deep dedication to student mentorship, have continued to advance their practices as well as make meaningful contributions to their respective fields. Below is a selection of the faculty’s recent accomplishments and accolades, as well as upcoming events and exhibitions to look out for: Read More

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