May 9, 2021

Faculty News Lights Up Spring 2021

Author: Zachary Vickers

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 practices as well as make meaningful contributions to their respective fields. Below is a selection of the faculty’s recent accomplishments and accolades, as well as upcoming events and exhibitions to look out for: Read More

April 27, 2021

Tyler Alumnus Wins Prestigious Rome Prize

Author: Zachary Vickers

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 that supports advanced independent work and research in the arts and humanities. Each of the 35 artists and scholars awarded a Rome Prize will receive a stipend, workspace and room and board at the Academy’s eleven-acre campus in Rome, Italy, in September 2021. Read More

March 18, 2021

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

Author: Zachary Vickers

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 Gallery (February 20–April 3, 2021), and features Nelson’s two-sided paintings that, according to a March 13 article in Hyperallergic, "brings to mind the sensory overload of living in a city." “Most of the paintings start as two-sided paintings, and sometimes, early in the process, one side looks particularly good to me," said Nelson. "I decide that the painting is a wall work and usually cover the back with muslin.” A variety of her double-sided paintings, and some one-sided works, are included in the exhibition. Read More

February 19, 2021

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

Author: Zachary Vickers

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 February 24–March 7, 2021. The show will feature Morales's work inspired by 19th-century French labor art to create a deeply moving series of portraits of members of his family performing their jobs as a housekeeper, janitor, construction workers and more. Through interviews with his family and close observations, Morales uses art to explore what it means to be an immigrant and a laborer in a particular time and place. Read More

February 4, 2021

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

Author: Zachary Vickers

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 artistic excellence to ten outstanding artists, and to offer them optimal career support. Wind Fellows were nominated by experts in the art field to be considered based on the excellence of their work. The following list represents both Wind Fellows, Wind Young Fellows and Honorable Mentions: Hazziza Abdullah (MFA ‘20) Austen Camille (MFA ‘20) Daniel Clark (BFA ‘17) Amy Cousins (MFA ‘16) Sarah Kaizar (BFA ‘07) Yixuan Pan (MFA ‘17) Mollie Schaidt (MFA ‘21) A group exhibition featuring work by all 10 artists is scheduled for December 2021. Read More

November 23, 2020

Tyler Faculty and Alumna Win Prestigious Grant

Author: Zachary Vickers

Tyler School of Art and Architecture Associate Professor of Sculpture, Karyn Olivier, and alumna Barbara Chase-Riboud (BFA '57) are among the ten recipients of an Anonymous Was a Woman (AWAW) grant. "I am so thrilled to be included in this year’s cohort of incredible artists selected for the Anonymous Was A Woman grant," Olivier said. "And I’m excited to be included this year with Tyler aluma Barbara Chase-Riboud. This award will definitely impact my art practice, moving me one step closer to my goal of building a new studio." Read More

October 12, 2020

Tyler News Round Up September/October 2020

Author: Zachary Vickers

Stay up to date on all that is happening with faculty, students and alumni of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture: Trenton Doyle Hancock (MFA '00) gives the origin story of his alter ego, Torpedo Boy, talks about what Philip Guston’s infamous Klansmen have to offer as well as discusses his latest exhibition, “Something American,” on view at James Cohan’s two New York City locations through October 17, 2020. (October 7, 2020) Tyler Painting alumna GaHee Park (BFA '12) has been named one of "5 Artists on Our Radar This October" by Artsy. (October 6, 2020) Tyler Printmaking alumna Madison Ketcham's (BFA '18) illustration of Fleet Foxes's lead singer Robin Pecknold is featured in The New Yorker. (October 6, 2020) Read More

October 9, 2020

Alumna Jennifer Packer (BFA ‘07) Wins Rome Prize

Author: Zachary Vickers

Jennifer Packer (BFA ‘07), alumna of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture’s Painting Program, is the recipient of the 2020 Nancy B. Negley Rome Prize. Packer, who is currently an assistant professor of painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, creates portraits, interior scenes and still lifes that are, as art historian Jessica Bell Brown describes, “emphatically mundane and radically tender.” Through a limited palette and simple brushstrokes, Packer’s paintings render fragments in detail while obscuring other elements, presenting a casual yet powerful intimacy. Read More