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

Lecture Series and Seminars

News

  • Steven Charles, MFA '96, "You and I are living now," at Chris Worley in Dallas, TX

    Steven Charles, Tyler Painting MFA '96, is showing recent works in a solo show at Chris Worley Fine Arts in Dallas, TX, May 19-June 23, 2018. Charles's work has been e...

  • Natasha Bowdoin, Painting MFA '07 shows at Mass MoCA

    Houston-based artist Natasha Bowdoin, Tyler painting MFA '07, is currently showing her work "Maneater" at Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA. Her largest-ever cut-paper coll...

  • Amy Pleasant, Painting MFA '99, wins Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

    Tyler congratulates Amy Pleasant, Painting and Drawing MFA '99, for her 2018 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, awarded for exceptional creative abi...

  • 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

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