Glass Faculty

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Glass Faculty

  • Sharyn O'Mara faculty photo
    Associate Professor / Head of the Glass Program

    Sharyn O’Mara

    • Website:www.sharynomara.com
    • Contact: sharyn.omara@temple.edu
    • Room Number: 120C
    • Sharyn O’Mara is an Associate Professor and Head of the Glass Program. She is a sculptor and her work is comprised of objects, installations, and drawings. Her work has been exhibited in the US and abroad, including “Shattering Glass” at the Katonah Museum and “LUX” at Cornell University.

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  • jes julius glass blowing
    Assistant Professor

    Jessica Jane Julius

    • Website:http://jessicajanejulius.squarespace.com/
    • Contact: juliusjjj@yahoo.com
    • Jessica Jane Julius is an Assistant Professor at Tyler School of Art with a private studio in South Philadelphia. She is the co-founder of the artist collective and performance group The Burnt Asphalt Family. She has been published in the New Glass Review in 2001, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012, received the Emerging Artist Award from the Glass Art Society in 2008, and received CGCA fellowships from Wheaton Arts/Creative Glass Center, NJ in 2007 and 2011 and a residency at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma Washington.

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  • megan biddle rolling glass
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Megan Biddle

    • Website:www.meganbiddle.com
    • Contact: megan.biddle@temple.edu
    • Megan Biddle has attended residencies at The Macdowell Colony, The Jentel Foundation, The Creative Glass Center of America, Sculpture Space, The Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Pilchuck Glass School and most recently Northlands Creative Glass in Scotland. In 2006 she was awarded the A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship in NY, which culminated to the first solo show of her work in New York City in 2007.

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    Adjunct Faculty

    Amber Cowan

    • Website:ambercowan.com
    • Contact: ambercowanglass@temple.edu
    • Amber Cowan is an artist and educator in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, currently working as an adjunct professor at Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Amber received her MFA in Glass/Ceramics from Tyler School of Art in 2011 and her BFA in 3-Dimensional Design with a concentration in Glass from Salisbury University in 2004.  Amber has recently been awarded The 2012 International Procter Fellowship at The Australian National University and was one of three artists chosen for The Toledo Workshop Revisited Residency at The Toledo Museum of Art.

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  • Doreen Garner faculty photo
    Adjunct Assistant Professor Laurie Wagman Teaching Artist in Residence

    Doreen Garner

    • Room Number: 120D
    • Doreen Garner has been appointed the first Laurie Wagman Teaching Artist in Residence. An exceptional artist, Doreen’s work depicts the history of black bodies subjected to scientific objectification, experimentation, humiliation, and torture.

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  • David King Tyler Glass Faculty
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    David King

    • Room Number: 120D
    • David King makes objects, installations, and drawings that address the transiency of perception. He was awarded a Creative Glass Center of America fellowship at WheatonArts in 2011 and has attended residencies at the Pilchuck Glass School, Sunderland University, and STARworks glass lab. King has taught at the Ohio State University, the University of the Arts, Pilchuck Glass School and North Lands Creative Glass. His work has been exhibited in the US and abroad, including the GlazenHuis Flemish Center for Contemporary Art, in Lommel, Belgium and Norte Maar in Brooklyn, NY.

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  • Kristen Neville Taylor Tyler Glass Faculty
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Kristen Neville Taylor

    • Contact: kristen@temple.edu
    • Room Number: 120D
    • Taylor’s pluralistic practice combines drawing, sculpture, and glass to reveal multiple perspectives in stories connected to the environment and political ecologies. Taylor’s work has been shown at Vox Populi, Rowan University, PNCA and Expo Chicago. She curated Landscape Techne at Little Berlin, The Usable Earth at the Esther Klein Gallery, and Middle of Nowhere in the Pine Barrens. Taylor is the recipient of the Laurie Wagman Prize in Glass, the Jack Malis Scholarship, and a 2017 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship.

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  • Victoria Ahmadizadeh Tyler Glass Faculty
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Victoria Ahmadizadeh

    • Room Number: 120D
    • Victoria Ahmadizadeh holds an MFA in Craft/Material Studies, Glass from Virginia Commonwealth University (2016) and a BFA in Glass/Ceramics from Tyler School of Art at Temple University (2010.) In 2017, Ahmadizadeh was awarded a Fellowship by the Creative Glass Center of America, WheatonArts, NJ. She has also been an Artist in Residence at The Studios at MASS MoCA, MA, and the STARworks Glass Lab, NC. Victoria has exhibited in venues such as the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in Denmark, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in the Czech Republic and UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, NY.

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