Foundation Faculty

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Foundation Faculty

  • 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

    Erin Boyle

    • Contact: erboyle@temple.edu
    • Erin Rose Boyle makes sculpture, installations, and photography containing intriguing detail achieved through her inventive use of uncommon art materials like discards of packing foam, duct tape, and rolls of toilet paper.  Boyle herself speaks about the surface richness she gives each piece when she describes her focus on edges as, “areas of friction, excitement, tension, disintegration, and decay.”        

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  • Professor Kinch with student in studio.
    Assistant Professor

    Nichola Kinch

    • Contact: nmkinch@temple.edu
    • Phone Number: 215.777.9151
    • Room Number: 230C
    • Nichola Kinch is an Associate Professor in Visual Studies and Foundations. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including exhibitions at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, SPACES Gallery in Cleveland, The Print Center in Philadelphia, The Median Art Center in Beijing, China and The Center of Modern Art in Shanhai, China.

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  • Assistant Professor / Department Chair, Foundation

    Gerard Brown

    • 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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  • Adjunct Professor

    Yvonne Lung

    • Yvonne Lung is an interdisciplinary artist with work ranging from sculpture, performance, video, to social practice. She received her MFA from University of Nevada Las Vegas, and her BFA from Texas Tech University. Artist residencies include Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Art Omi International Artist Residency, Many Mini Residency, and Asian Arts Initiative’s Social Practice Lab Artist Residency.

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    Adjunct Professor

    Matthew Colaizzo

    • Contact: mcolaizzo@gmail.com
    • Matthew Colaizzo is an artist with work ranging from printmaking and drawing to photography. He received his MFA from The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and his BFA from Tyler School of Art. Exhibitions of his work include Anderson Ranch Art Center, The International Print Center of New York, and The Arlington Art Center.

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  • Adjunct Faculty

    Dustin Sparks

  • Sarah Heyward portrait
    Adjunct Professor

    Sarah Heyward

    • Contact: tug12346@temple.edu
    • Sarah Lois Heyward is a San Francisco Bay Area artist currently living and working in Philadelphia. Her work has recently been shown at the Glass Factory in Philadelphia, The Woodmere Art Museum, The Appleton Museum of Art, The Sanchez Art Center, Tieton Arts and Humanities, The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art and Jacksonville State University. In 2016 she received the Hersha Curatorial Partnership Fellowship in which she curated two shows in partnership with the Independence Hotel in Philadelphia.

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  • 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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  • Associate Professor

    Samantha Simpson

    • Website:www.samanthasimpson.com
    • Contact: samantha.simpson@temple.edu
    • Samantha Simpson’s work has been shown nationally and internationally. Her recent work has been shown in solo and two person exhibitions at Gallery Joe, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Tufts University, the Lawndale Art Center in Houston, Slugfest Printmaking Workshop in Austin Texas and Gallerie Michael Rasche in Fribourg Germany.

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  • 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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  • Photo of Amanda D'Amico
    Adjunct Faculty

    Amanda D'Amico

    • Amanda D'Amico is a book artist working under the imprint Tiny Revolutionary Press. She is the Master Printer at the Borowsky Center for Publication Arts, and teaches at Tyler School of Art and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She has served on the Board of the Philadelphia Center for the Book since 2009. Her artist's books have been collected and exhibited internationally.

      MFA, Book Arts + Printmaking, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

      BA, Liberal Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

       

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