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

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    Tyler School of Art and Architecture is proud to present Always Drawing, Always Painting, a survey of more than 40 new paintings and works on paper by 15 current and r...

  • Faculty News Lights Up Spring 2021

    In spring 2021, the faculty of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, in addition to their deep dedication to student mentorship, have continued to advance their pr...

  • Tyler Alumnus Wins Prestigious Rome Prize

    Tyler School of Art and Architecture alumnus William Villalongo (MFA ‘01) has recently been awarded a prestigious 2021–2022 Rome Prize—a highly competitive fellowship ...

  • Undergraduate
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  • Graduate
    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