Painting Faculty

Meet Our

Painting Faculty

  • Associate Professor of Aesthetics and Critical Studies, and Program Head of Painting
    Painting, Art History

    Philip Glahn, PhD

    • Email: phglahn@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9176
    • Office: Tyler 300B
    • Philip Glahn’s research and teaching focus on the histories, theories and practices of art as technology, labor and activism. His writings on the legacies of avant-garde strategies, the politics of drawing, digital media and new social formations, radio and the public sphere, as well as other topics have appeared in publications including Art Journal, Afterimage, The Brooklyn Rail, Parallax, Panorama and PUBLIC, as well as several anthologies. 

      His research has been supported by several grants including a Fulbright Fellowship and a Helena Rubinstein...

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  • Associate Professor and Chair of Art
    Painting

    Gerard Brown

    • Email: gbrown@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9713
    • Office: Tyler 210U
    • Gerard Brown is interested in secrets. His creative and scholarly work, which encompasses studio processes such as painting, drawing, printmaking and other forms, examines the use of writing to camouflage and conceal messages in the public sphere.
       
      As a writer, Brown has contributed essays to Ceramics: Art & Perception, Philadelphia Weekly and Juxtapoz, among other magazines. He is a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship in Visual Art Criticism. He has organized exhibits for the Levy Gallery at Moore College of Art & Design...

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  • Assistant Professor
    Painting

    Mark Thomas Gibson

    • Email: mark.gibson@temple.edu
    • Phone: 917-805-3794
    • Office: Tyler 300C
    • Mark Thomas Gibson is an artist who uses modes of caricature, pop, fantasy and narrative to reflect on current American history. The work most often takes the form of drawing, painting and books.

      As a graduate student at Yale University, Gibson was the recipient of the Ely Harwood Schless Memorial Fund Award in 2013. In 2016, Gibson co-curated the exhibition Black Pulp! with William Villalongo, which has traveled from Yale to the International Print Center New York (IPCNY), University of South Florida and Wesleyan University. The exhibition was also reviewed by The...

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  • Professor
    Painting

    Susan Moore

    • Email: susan.moore@temple.edu
    • Phone: 267-693-7044
    • Office: Tyler 300A
    • Website: www.susan-moore.com
    • Susan Moore is a painter whose evolving group of portraits combine painting, photography and collage. Each portrait is painted individually and has a particular presence even as they relate to each other, catching a distinct light and texture in their own space. Her works continue to explore the tensions, revelations, intersections and disconnects of individuality and anonymity. 

      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...

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  • Professor
    Painting

    Dona Nelson

    • Email: paint@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9710
    • Office: Tyler 300C
    • Website: www.donanelson.com
    • Dona Nelson is an influential American painter and educator best known for immersive, gestural abstract works employing unorthodox materials, processes and formats to disrupt conventional ideas of painting and viewership. She has worked at Tyler School of Art and Architecture since 1991. 

      Nelson has had twenty solo exhibitions of her work, primarily in New York City. In 2014, she was included in the Whitney Biennial. In 2018, she had a large survey show of her paintings at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, which was comprised of thirty large...

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  • Professor
    Painting

    Odili Donald Odita

    • Email: ododita@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9176
    • Office: Tyler 300A
    • Website: www.jackshainman.com/artists/odili-donald-odita
    • Odili Donald Odita is an abstract painter exploring color both in the figurative historical context and in the sociopolitical sense.
       
      In recent years, Odita was commissioned to paint several large-scale wall installations including Newark Museum (2017); Nasher Museum of Art, Durham (2015); Mural Arts Philadelphia (2016); Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (2015); Savannah College of Art and Design (2012) and the United States Mission to the United Nations, New York (2011).
       
      Odita has had several exhibitions in museums and institutions across the...

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  • Associate Professor
    Painting

    Mark Shetabi

    • Email: mark.shetabi@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9176
    • Office: Tyler 300B
    • Website: www.markshetabi.com
    • Mark Shetabi is an artist whose work examines a disjointed and subjective overview of history through concurrent bodies of work in painting, sculpture and installation. Born in New York, as a child he lived in Tehran, Iran for five years, returning to the United States on the eve of the 1979 Iranian Revolution. The experience of straddling two cultures often in conflict is an enduring subtext of his work. 

      Shetabi has exhibited in venues such as White Columns in New York; the Smithsonian National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.; Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia,...

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  • Adjunct Professor
    Painting

    Kati Gegenheimer

    • Email: kati@temple.edu
    • Website: www.katigegenheimer.com
    • Kati Gegenheimer is a Philadelphia-based artist working primarily in painting and drawing. Her paintings serve as an ongoing visual diary exploring ideas around feminism, emotional labor and 'women's work' through symbolism, landscape and language. She has a strong interest in researching decorative and folk arts as they relate to painting, installation, heritage and domestic environments. 

      MFA Yale University School of Art
      BFA Tyler School of Art

  • Adjunct Professor
    Foundations, Painting

    Sarah Roche

    • Email: roches@temple.edu
    • MFA, University of Pennsylvania
      BFA, Moore College of Art & Design

  • Adjunct Professor
    Painting

    Bianca Schreiber

    • Email: bianca.schreiber@temple.edu
    • Website: www.biancaschreiber.com
    • Bianca Schreiber creates works on paper and mixed media that evoke fragmented, haunted narratives.

      MFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University
      BA, Columbia University

  • Adjunct Professor
    Painting

    Ezra Tessler

  • Adjunct Professor
    Painting

    David Walsh

    • Email: tua55699@temple.edu
    • Website: www.davewalshgallery.com
    • Dave Walsh makes large-scale paintings that investigate American mythologies of nature in national parks and recreation spaces. He explores how history and culture have informed perceptions of landscape over time in the United States; utilizing fieldwork, research and memory to recreate environments using multiple perspectives.

      MFA, Yale School of Art
      BFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

  • Adjunct Professor
    Painting

    Lauren A. Whearty

    • Email: lauren.whearty@temple.edu
    • Website: www.laurenwhearty.com
    • Lauren Whearty is a Philadelphia-based painter who uses imagery to experiment with the ways in which memory and experience can be extended and changed over time through the physical act of painting. She is a co-director at the artist-run nonprofit gallery, Ortega y Gasset Projects, in Brooklyn.

      MFA, Ohio State University
      BFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

  • Professor Emeritus
    Painting

    Richard Cramer

    • We mourn the loss of Richard Cramer who passed away on April 10, 2020. Richard Cramer taught at Tyler School of Art and Architecture from 1966 to 2003. He developed two unique courses during his time at Tyler: Urban Industrial Landscape and Color. Upon his retirement, he established The Richard Cramer Color Award in Painting for which we are most grateful. Read his obituary by his wife, Carol Markel.

      Early in his career, Cramer developed a proprietary color mixing system to create thousands of nuanced colors for use in his color-field paintings. This work was shown widely in New York and across the country and at both the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in a one-person exhibition in 1978. After this body of work, Cramer went on to create drawings and paintings in an abstract-figurative style.

      MFA and MS, University of Wisconsin
      BS, University of Wisconsin
      BFA, Layton School of Art

  • Professor Emeritus
    Painting

    Marilyn Holsing

    • Email: mholsing@temple.edu
    • Website: www.marilynholsing.com
    • 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 Post and the Artblog.  Professor Holsing has received two Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grants, a National Endowment, a Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation grant, and recently an Independence Foundation grant. 

  • Professor Emeritus
    Painting

    Margo Margolis

    • Email: 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. Her work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, Philadelphia Museum, Philadelpia, Zimmerli Archives, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Chase Manhattan Bank Collection, New York, General Mills, Minneapolis, MN, Estee Lauder Corporation, New York among other public collections.

  • Professor Emeritus
    Painting

    Keith Morrison

    • Email: keith.morrison@temple.edu
    • Website: www.keithmorrison.com
    • Keith Anthony Morrison is an artist, art educator, curator, art critic and administrator. His native country of Jamaica awarded him the national title, Commander in the Order of Distinction (CD) and also selected him to represent Jamaica at the 2001 Venice Biennale.

      His works are included in numerous private and public collections, including those of the Cincinnati Art Museum; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; the Corcoran Gallery of Art; the Smithsonian Museum of American Art; the Museum of Modern Art, Monterrey, Mexico; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the National Gallery of Art, Jamaica. He has had solo exhibitions in galleries in New York, Chicago, Boston, Washington and San Francisco; and in such museums as the de Young Museum, San Francisco; the University of Delaware Museums; and the Alternative Museum, NYC. 

      MFA and BFA, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

       

  • Professor Emeritus
    Painting

    Charles Schmidt

    • Charles Schmidt has had 26 solo exhibitons of his paintings in America and Europe. His work can be found in over 50 museum and public collections.

      MFA, Cranbrook Academy
      BFA, Carnegie Mellon University

  • Professor Emeritus
    Painting

    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
      BFA, Kansas City Art Institute