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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

October 8, 2019

Tyler alumni and faculty featured in an exhibition of visionary Philadelphia craft artists from the last 70 years

Author: Zachary Vickers

From October 9–November 10, 2019, numerous alumni as well as current and former faculty of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture will be featured in a monumental exhibition, Philadelphia: Then and Now 1950–2019, presenting works from more than 50 Philadelphia-based craft artists from the last seven decades. Bertrand Productions, in collaboration with Helen Drutt (BFA '52), Matthew Drutt and Globe Dye Works, will include 14 emerging and mid-career artists as well as more than 40 historic works in various craft media by artists celebrated in their field. Philadelphia: Then and Now is part of the programming for The American Craft Council “Present Tense 2019” conference in Philadelphia (October 10–12, 2019), which will host a national conversation on craft’s relevance as a powerful catalyst for navigating and making meaning in an increasingly complex present. Read More

October 7, 2019

Philly business led by Tyler alumni is first to earn “Zero Waste” honor from city

Author: Zachary Vickers

   Tyler alumni Mark Ellis (BFA ’06) and Danielle Ruttenberg (BFA ’06), two of the three co-owners and co-founders of Remark Glass. Image courtesy of the artists.   Remark Glass—a majority women-owned studio co-owned and co-founded by two Tyler School of Art and Architecture alumni, Mark Ellis (BFA ’06) and Danielle Ruttenberg (BFA ’06), along with artist Rebecca Davies—is the first business to earn the “Zero Waste” designation from the City of Philadelphia’s Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet, which is charged with creating a comprehensive plan for waste reduction and litter prevention. Read More

October 3, 2019

Tyler’s Inaugural “Case Project Space” Exhibits the Possibilities of Glass

Author: Zachary Vickers

Work by artists in the inaugural Case Project Space, from left to right: Leo Tecosky (photo by Jose Menendez), Yixuan Pan, Abbey Uffelman, Kate Clements.   New at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture in 2019, the Case Project Space is an alternative exhibition space located outside of the Glass Studio. Jessica Jane Julius, assistant professor and program head of Tyler Glass, discusses this new program: Read More

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