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 and/or scholars 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, thinkers and teachers of their time.

Facilities and Resources

  • 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
  • The Critical Dialogues lecture series brings distinguished artists, critics and authors to campus to present their work, lead discussions and critique graduate student work
  • Students are encouraged to study abroad at Temple Rome or in Venice during the Biennale to provide an expanded understanding of the various cultural, historical and global contexts in which art is made and experienced

 

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News

  • Dona Nelson's new exhibition brings to mind the sensory overload of living in a city

    Dona Nelson, professor of painting at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, has a new exhibition, Dona Nelson: Stretchers Strung Out On Space, at Thomas Erben Gall...

  • Henry Morales’s (BFA '21) New Exhibition, Funded by CARAS Grant, Explores Family and Identity

    Henry Morales, a senior painting major at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, will unveil his exhibition, Aquí Chambeando!, in Tyler’s Green Hallway from Februar...

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

    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...

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  • 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

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    Alumni Spotlight

    Anoka Faruqee (MFA '97)

    Anoka Faruqee (MFA '97) is a painter, curator and director of graduate studies in painting/printmaking at Yale University. Known for colorful moiré paintings inspired by Persian and Indian miniatures, 1960's psychedelia and modernist abstraction, her work features overlapping patterns that are hypnotic in their simultaneous simplicity and complexity.   “Serving as more than just optical games, [Faruqee's] paintings show the artist embracing the fallibility of materiality—be it the unpredictability of her medium or the inevitability of human error. It is the oscillation between the handmade and the machinelike that makes the canvases accomplished and compelling works of art rather than simply visual novelties.” – Karen Rapp, Art in America More