Painting Faculty

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Painting Faculty

  • philip glahn portrait
    Associate Professor of Critical Studies and Aesthetics

    Philip Glahn

    • Contact: phglahn@temple.edu
    • Phone Number: 215.777.9176
    • Room Number: 300B
    • Philip Glahn is Associate Professor of Critical Studies and Aesthetics. Prior to his appointment at Tyler, he taught art history and criticism at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn College, and Hunter College, where he was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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  • Susan Moore
    Professor

    Susan Moore

    • Website:www.susan-moore.com
    • Contact: susan.moore@temple.edu
    • Susan Moore lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Moore has been the recipient of numerous grants including the BaderFund Fellowship, four Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowships, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Mid-Atlantic NEA. Moore’s work is in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, The Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia and the New York Public Library.  Her most recent solo exhibitions have been at Spazio Aquadro and Studio San Calepodio in Rome, Italy.

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  • Keith Morrison
    Professor

    Keith Morrison

    • Website:www.keithmorrison.com
    • Contact: keith.morrison@temple.edu
    • Artist, art educator, curator, art critic, and administrator, Keith Anthony Morrison was born in Jamaica, where he had his childhood education. Jamaica has awarded him the national title, Commander in the Order of Distinction (CD). Morrison studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he received both a BFA (1963), and an MFA (1965). Morrison has exhibited his paintings and prints across the U.S. and abroad, and was selected to represent Jamaica at the 2001 Venice Biennale.

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  • Dona Nelson with painting
    Professor

    Dona Nelson

    • Website:www.donanelson.com
    • Contact: paint@temple.edu
    • Phone Number: 215.777.9176
    • Room Number: 300C
    • Dona Nelson has had twelve solo exhibitions of her paintings, primarily in New York City. In 2000, she had a large survey show of her work at the Weatherspoon Museum of Fine Art in Greensboro, North Carolina. She had solo exhibitions in 2001 and 2003 at the Cheim and Read Gallery in New York City. She currently exhibits her work at the Thomas Erben Gallery in New York City. She has also been featured in many group exhibitions throughout the country, including the 2013 Whitney Biennial. Her paintings have been written about in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Art in America and ArtForum.

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  • Professor

    Odili Donald Odita

    • Website:Jack Shainman Gallery
    • Contact: ododita@temple.edu
    • Phone Number: 215-777-9176
    • Odili Donald Odita is a Professor in Painting, Drawing & Sculpture at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University since 2006; from 2003-2005, Odita was a Visiting Critic in Painting at Yale University School of Art; from 2000-2006, Odita was an Associate Professor in Painting at the Florida State University, Tallahassee; from 2002-2003, Odita was a Visiting Associate Professor in Painting at the University of South Florida, Tampa.

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  • Assistant Professor

    Matthew Sepielli

    • Website:http://www.matthewsepielli.info
    • Contact: msepiell@temple.edu
    • Room Number: 300D
    • Matthew Sepielli is a painter living in Philadelphia. His work has been shown recently at Momenta Art and Schema Projects, both in Brookyln, New York, The Woodmere Art Museum and Tiger Strikes Asteroid, both in Philadelphia and as a part of Temporary Allegiance at Gallery 400, The University of Illinois, Chicago. In March of 2015 he was an artist in residence at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Newbliss, Ireland. From 2009 to 2012 he was the Director of Tiger Strikes Asteroid, an artist run space in Philadelphia.

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  • Mark Shetabi
    Associate Professor and Chair of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture

    Mark Shetabi

    • Contact: mark.shetabi@temple.edu
    • Mark Shetabi is currently an Associate Professor of Painting at Tyler School of Art. He has been a visiting critic and lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Moore College of Art & Design, and the California College of Art.

      Shetabi’s work has been exhibited nationally at such venues as Project Room, Fleisher Art Memorial, and Locks Gallery (Philadelphia), Ratio3 (San Francisco), Western Bridge (Seattle), EVO Gallery (Santa Fe), McClain Gallery (Houston), White Columns, Heckscher Museum of Art, and Jeff Bailey Gallery (New York).

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  • marilyn holsing protrait
    Emeritus Professor

    Marilyn Holsing

    • Website:www.marilynholsing.com
    • Contact: mholsing@temple.edu
    • Professor Holsing’s work has been included in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts among others.  Her paintings and work on paper have been shown at MIT, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Drawing Center, and the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, as well as, galleries in New York, Washington, Chicago, San Francisco, and Philadelphia.  Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer and many online publications, such as, the Huffington

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  • Frank Bramblett
    Professor Emeritus

    Frank Bramblett

  • Charles Schmidt
    Professor Emeritus

    Charles Schmidt

    • Charles Schmidt was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1939. He received a BFA in painting from Carnegie Mellon University in 1960 and an MFA in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1967. He has had 26 solo exhibitons of his paintings in America and Europe. His work can be found in over 50 museum and public collections.

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  • Stanley Whitney
    Professor Emeritus

    Stanley Whitney

    • Drawing influence from a range of sources, including Abstract Expressionism and his African-American heritage, but hewing to none, Stanley Whitney produces abstract paintings focused on color. In inexhaustible variations, Whitney organizes blocks of colors into grids that fill the canvas. He likens his process to the call and response flow of traditional African-American music, explaining: “I start at the top and work down. That gets into call and response. One color calls forth another. Color dictates the structure, not the other way around.”

      MFA- Yale University

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    Professor Emeritus

    Margo Margolis

    • Contact: margom@temple.edu
    • Margolis is the recipient of numerous awards including two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, New York State Council on the Arts Grant, Yaddo and Mac Dowell Residency Grants. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at at Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York, Esso Gallery, New York, Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston and included in group exhibitions at the Renaissance Society, University of Chicago Chicago, Munson-Williams Proctor Institute, Utica, New York, University Museum, Santa Barbara, California, Delahunty Gallery, Dallas Texas.

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  • Cramer pic
    Professor Emeritus

    Richard Cramer

    • Richard Cramer taught at Tyler School of Art from 1966 to 2003. He developed two unique courses during his time at Tyler: Urban Industrial Landscape and Color. In the Landscape course, students traveled to sites such as the coal country of Pennsylvania and the boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey. In 1994, Cramer received the Great Teacher Award from Temple University. Upon his retirement from Tyler, he established The Richard Cramer Color Award in Painting.

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  • Adjunct Faculty

    • Hamman Aldoun
    • Mike Cole
    • David Dempewolf
    • Tim McFarlane
    • Andrew Negrey
    • Ezra Tessler