Foundation Faculty

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Foundation Faculty

  • Professor Josan with student in studio.
    Assistant Professor

    Simona Mihaela Josan

    • Contact: sjosan@temple.edu
    • Education

      MFA, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
      BFA, University of Pennsylvania

      Solo Exhibitions

      2006   Padlock Gallery, Philadelphia – “Removed Sections” Solo Show

      Group Exhibitions

      2010  
      Cinema de Balzac on Champs-Elysees, Paris – screening of “Official Selection of Experimental Films” Place Saint Sulpice, Paris – “Marche de la Poesie” festival

      2009  
      The Skybox Gallery, Philadelphia - “Instance, Instants, Distance”

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  • Adjunct Faculty

    Ryan McCartney

    • Contact: ryan.mccartney@temple.edu
    • Education

      MFA, Tyler School of Art, 2007
      BFA, The Cooper Union, 2001

      One and Two Person Exhibitions         

      "breaks to make" Tiger Strikes Asteroid. Philadlelphia, PA July 6-29th, 2012           

      ”Ryan McCartney and Tom Vance, Recent Works” with Tom Vance. Recitation Gallery, University of Delaware. Newark, DE Nov 1-29th, 2011 

      “see the man walking” Tiger Strikes Asteroid. Philadelphia, PA Mar 4-27, 2011

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  • Asher Barkley portrait
    Adjunct Faculty

    Asher W. Barkley

  • Adjunct Instructor

    Thomas Vance

    • Contact: tvance@temple.edu
    • Education

      MFA Painting, Tyler School of Art, 2002
      BFA Painting, Cleveland Institute of Art, 1997

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  • Adjunct Faculty

    Timothy Belknap

    • Contact: belknap@temple.edu
    • Education

      MFA, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, 2006
      BFA, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003

       

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  • Assistant Professor / Department Chair, Foundation

    Gerard Brown

    • Website:www.gerardbrown.net
    • Contact: gbrown@temple.edu
    • Gerard writes, organizes exhibits, and draws. As a writer, he has contributed essays to Ceramics: Art & Perception, Philadelphia Weekly, Juxtapoz, and other magazines. He is a recipient of a PA Council on the Arts Fellowship in Visual Art Criticism. He has organized exhibits for the Levy Gallery at Moore College of Art & Design, Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, The Philadelphia Art Alliance, and other galleries. His drawings have been shown at Gallery Joe (Philadelphia, PA), Finlandia University (Hancock, MI), The Painted Bride (Philadelphia, PA), and other venues.

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    Assistant Professor

    Sam Fritch

    • Website:http://www.samfritchphoto.com/
    • Contact: sfritch@temple.edu
    • Sam Fritch has always been drawn to people photography. From found images collected at flea markets to portrait projects of co-cultures, he is always studying pictures of people. This interest flows into Sam's commercial studio work where he provides images for schools, businesses and designers in the greater Philadelphia area.

       

      BFA, Kutztown University

      MFA, Tyler School of Art, Temple University

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  • Professor of Foundations; Dean Emeritus, Temple University Rome

    Kim D. Strommen

    • Contact: strommen@temple.edu
    • Phone Number: 856-448-2484
    • Room Number: 230F Tyler
    • Kim Strommen teaches 2D Foundations Principles (Design and Color), and serves as the faculty advisor for the Art Minor.  His installations and sculpture have combined elements of painting and fibers, his current 2D works focus on pattern.   Kim Strommen received an M.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.

       

       

       

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  • Asst Professor Teach/Instruct

    Jennifer Zarro

    • Contact: jennifer.zarro@temple.edu
    • Room Number: 230C
    • Jennifer Zarro, PhD, teaches Race, Identity, and Experience in American Art, a Temple Gen Ed race and diversity course.  She holds a MA in art history from Temple University, and a PhD in art history from Rutgers University, New Brunswick.  Her dissertation research focused on prints, maps, and the culture of geography in late 18th century Philadelphia.  A lifelong resident of this city, Jennifer is an avid fan of Philadelphia arts both historic and contemporary.  She has written art criticism for local, online outlets and is currently working on a book about a 19th century Irish immigrant

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  • Technical Assistant

    Zachary Lindenberger

    • Contact: dackle8@temple.edu
    • Phone Number: 7175721006
    • Room Number: b90
    • Zach Lindenberger is a technical assistant at the Tyler School of Art.  He manages facilities in the AECAP and Foundations' departments and is the principal safety administrator for the All-School Woodshop. In that role, he performs annual safety orientations for every student (at Tyler) who wishes to use the All-School Woodshop. When he isn't at Tyler, Zach fulfills board and committee responsibilities at Second State Press, the non-profit printmaking organization that he co-founded in 2010.

       

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  • Assistant Professor of Instruction

    Buy Shaver

    • Website:buyshaverart.com
    • Contact: buy.shaver@temple.edu
    • Buy Shaver is an assistant professor in the Foundation department at Tyler School of Art.  He has a multi-disciplinary visual arts background that includes Eastern and Western painting, graphic arts and illustration, exhibition design, and conceptually based installation art. He is the author of Moving the Eye Through 2-D Design—A Visual Primer.

       

      Buy Shaver received an M.F.A. in drawing and painting at the University of Georgia, Athens and studied at Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan.

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  • Ryan Kelly portrait
    Adjunct Faculty

    Ryan W. Kelly

    • Contact: ryan.kelly0002@temple.edu
    • •  Visiting faculty at Maryland Institute College of Art ’08-Present
      •  2012/13 Fleisher Wind Challenge winner
      •  2010 Independence Foundation Fellowship Individual Artist Grant
      •  2007-10 Art Department for Green Porno and Seduce Me, short films written and directed by Isabella Rossellini for The Discovery Channel and IFC.

      Education

      MFA, The Ohio State University
      BFA, Kansas City Art Institute

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  • Alexis Granwell portrait
    Adjunct Faculty

    Alexis Granwell

  • Adjunct Faculty

    Sarah Roche

    • Contact: roches@temple.edu
    • Education

      MFA in Painting and Printmaking, University of Pennsylvania
      BFA in Painting, Moore College of Art and Design

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  • Adjunct Faculty

    Caroline Santa

    • Contact: caroline.santa@temple.edu
    • Caroline Santa is an artist working mainly on paper. Santa is a 2007 recipient of The Charles Addams Prize. She has exhibited her work throughout the northeast and internationally in Colombia, South America.  Caroline is a founding member of the artist run gallery, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, where she has had two solo shows (2009, 2011). Santa's work is included in the Drawing Center's online Viewing Program. She is co-curating an exhibition at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn in July 2013.

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