Painting

The Tyler School of Art and Architecture’s Painting degree programs, recognized as one of the nation’s best in the discipline, offer students access to unparalleled facilities and engaged, passionate mentorship.

Tyler Painting students are pushed to grow as artists and critical thinkers by a diverse faculty—all of whom are practicing artists themselves—with a broad range of expertise and a commitment to teaching and interdisciplinary cross-pollination. Students take full advantage of the school’s location in Philadelphia, a vibrant art center, to explore museums and galleries, find internships and launch creative practices. When they graduate, they join an alumni community that includes some of the most influential artists, thought leaders and teachers of their time.

Facilities
· More than 18,000 square feet of studio space designed specifically for painting and drawing
· Six large, top-floor studio rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and northern light, each more than 1,000 square feet
· Heavy-duty equipment and versatile spaces to accommodate work of all sizes and shapes and adapt to students’ needs, allowing them to fully execute their visions

 

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Lecture Series and Seminars

  • December 04, 2019
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Walid Raad’s films, photography, multimedia installations and public performances examine Lebanon’s contemporary history—particularly its...

News

  • Two Must-See Exhibitions by Painting Alumni

       Images (left to right): Epistrophy (2018) by Louise Fishman and An Exercise in Tenderness (2017) by Jennifer Packer. Images courtesy of the artists.   Two distingui...

  • Odili Donald Odita's work featured in two prominent magazines

    Odili Donald Odita, professor of Painting at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, has his free-form mural on the second floor of the Ford Foundation’s Center for ...

  • Dona Nelson featured in three 2019 exhibitions

       “Ribbed Red” (front and back) by Dona Nelson. Image courtest of the artist.   Dona Nelson, professor of Painting at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, has a ...

  • Undergraduate
  • BFA in Painting with Entrepreneurial Studies

    In partnership with the Fox School of Business at Temple, Tyler School of Art and Architecture offers BFA with Entrepreneurial Studies for all BFA major disciplines. The BFA with Entrepreneurial Studies is a 126 credit degree program integrat... More More about BFA in Painting with Entrepreneurial Studies

  • Graduate
    Alumni Spotlight

    Trenton Doyle Hancock

    painting of face with collage

    Trenton has had exhibitions at major galleries and museums throughout the world. Recent exhibitions have included A Better Promise, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA,,2010 Trenton Doyle Hancock, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX,2009, FEAR, James Cohan Gallery, New York, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Galleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy, Institute for Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. He is the recipient of the Greenfield Prize at the Hermitage Artist retreat, Sarasota, Florida,2013 the Joyce Alexander Wein Award, Studio Museum of Harlem,2007, S.J. Wallace Truman Fund Prize in the 181st Annual Exhibition, National Academy Museum, New York, NY,2006, Penny McCall Foundation Award,2004, Artadia Foundation Award, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Grant Recipient and the Skowhegan Camille Hanks Cosby fellowship for African-American Artists, Skowhegan, MA More