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April 7, 2021

Alumni Spotlight: Jayna Anderson (BFA '15)

Author: Olivia Menta

Jayna Anderson (BFA ’15) is an alumna of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture's Glass and Ceramics programs. Below, she shares her story about life after graduating, their journey to sobriety and commitment to holistic wellness for themselves and others.   What’s your path been like since graduating from Tyler? After graduating, I committed to sobriety and spent the better part of two years devoting my practice to mental health. I traveled across the country and joined the workforce in Los Angeles as an administrator at a modeling agency but I quickly discovered this wasn’t the place for me. I’m adamant about not compromising who I am as a person for my career.  Read More

February 4, 2021

Tyler’s Representation Strong Among InLiquid’s 2021 Wind Fellows & Wind Young Fellows

Author: Zachary Vickers

Alumni of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture represent more than half of the recipients of InLiquid’s 2021 Wind Fellows & Wind Young Fellows—awards given for artistic excellence to ten outstanding artists, and to offer them optimal career support. Wind Fellows were nominated by experts in the art field to be considered based on the excellence of their work. The following list represents both Wind Fellows, Wind Young Fellows and Honorable Mentions: Hazziza Abdullah (MFA ‘20) Austen Camille (MFA ‘20) Daniel Clark (BFA ‘17) Amy Cousins (MFA ‘16) Sarah Kaizar (BFA ‘07) Yixuan Pan (MFA ‘17) Mollie Schaidt (MFA ‘21) A group exhibition featuring work by all 10 artists is scheduled for December 2021. Read More

February 4, 2021

Tyler Alumni Receive Prestigious USA Fellowships

Author: Zachary Vickers

Amber Cowan (MFA ‘11) and Erin M. Riley (MFA ‘09) have each received a 2021 USA Fellowship. Cowan and Riley are among the 60 recipients of storytellers, shapemakers, movement builders, and culture bearers practicing today. As their press release states, the 2021 USA Fellows were “chosen for their bold artistic vision and significant impact. Each artist demonstrates generosity and care toward field-building that continues to inspire and propel their discipline.” To learn more about the fellowship and the artists, click here. Image: “Emergency,” by Erin M. Riley (2020); wool, cotton; 100 by 55 inches Read More

October 12, 2020

Tyler News Round Up September/October 2020

Author: Zachary Vickers

Stay up to date on all that is happening with faculty, students and alumni of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture: Trenton Doyle Hancock (MFA '00) gives the origin story of his alter ego, Torpedo Boy, talks about what Philip Guston’s infamous Klansmen have to offer as well as discusses his latest exhibition, “Something American,” on view at James Cohan’s two New York City locations through October 17, 2020. (October 7, 2020) Tyler Painting alumna GaHee Park (BFA '12) has been named one of "5 Artists on Our Radar This October" by Artsy. (October 6, 2020) Tyler Printmaking alumna Madison Ketcham's (BFA '18) illustration of Fleet Foxes's lead singer Robin Pecknold is featured in The New Yorker. (October 6, 2020) Read More

October 9, 2020

Ken Lum and Karyn Olivier talk Art, Monuments and Social Responsibility

Author: Zachary Vickers

  Artblog Radio shared a recent conversation, "Art and Social Responsibility Today," featuring Ken Lum, co-founder and chief curatorial advisor for the public art and research studio, Monument Lab, and Karyn Olivier, associate professor of sculpture at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture and a dynamic leader in public art. The talk originally streamed on September 23rd, 2020. The conversation was also moderated by Tyler alumna and Tyler's Executive Assistant & Project Manager Olivia Menta. For the full transcript, visit Artblog's website here. Read More

February 7, 2020

Tyler Alumnus Wins Major Glass Award

Author: tuf83247

Tyler School of Art and Architecture alumnus in Glass, Nate Ricciuto (MFA ’15) has recently received the 2020 Saxe Emerging Artist Award from the Glass Art Society along with two other artists, Gracia Nash and Joshua Kerley. According to Dorthy Saxe, the philanthropist for whom the award is named, this distinguished award “gives young artists the opportunity to present their work at a conference…[and] gives [them] exposure… [P]eople would be well to attend and hear the revolutionary ideas of these young artists.”  Nate and the other award winners will present their work to a large audience of established artists, educators, peers, collectors, art historians and critics in Sweden later this year in May during the Annual Glass Art Society conference—a membership-based international non-profit organization that supports and encourages glass arts and artists.   Read More

November 13, 2019

Tyler Glass alumnus builds “House of Learning” at local synagogue

Author: Zachary Vickers

Eight decades after his grandfather fled Nazi Germany and his family’s beloved synagogue was destroyed during the terrors of Kristallnacht, Tyler Glass alumnus Dan Ostrov (MFA ’08) has helped construct a suite of new, one-of-a-kind furniture for the Beit Midrash, or “house of learning,” at Kohelet Yeshiva, a Modern Orthodox K-12 school near Philadelphia in Merion Station, Pennsylvania.  Read More

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