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October 25, 2022

Tyler Remembers Susan Moore, Vibrant Professor Emerita of Painting

Author: Emily Herbein

Susan Moore, Professor Emerita of Painting, sadly passed away on September 29. Moore first came to Tyler in 1979, taught briefly at Washington University in St. Louis, and then returned to Tyler and taught at Temple Rome, Elkins Park, and Main Campus until her retirement in 2020. Dean Susan Cahan remembers Moore as a “beloved painting and drawing professor who stretched her students to grow in ways they didn’t expect, truly embodying the Tyler mission to encourage students to exceed their own expectations.”  Read More

October 14, 2022

Associate Professor of Painting Odili Donald Odita Awarded 2022 Pew Fellowship

Author: Emily Herbein

Associate Professor of Painting Odili Odita has been awarded a 2022 Pew Fellowship from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. Odita has been using a sabbatical from teaching this year to focus on his practice, spending long hours in his studio in Germantown working on new grant-funded projects. Pew Fellowships are given to “Philadelphia-area artists working in visual art, film, photography, literature, poetry, and multidisciplinary practices. In addition to an unrestricted award of $75,000, a fellowship includes focused professional advancement resources such as financial counseling and career development workshops,” according to the Pew Center press release.  Read More

August 26, 2022

Tyler Faculty Recognized for Summer Achievements and Exhibitions

Author: Emily Herbein

Tyler faculty across Sculpture, Art History, Painting, Ceramics, and Architecture programs have been recognized for their work and research in their fields with national and international exhibitions, publications, and accolades. The consistent affirmation that Tyler's professors receive within the art and design worlds helps to inform their teaching and connects students to real-world opportunities beyond their education. Read More

August 18, 2022

Tyler's 11th Annual Art Market Spotlight

Author: Emily Herbein

On September 16, the Tyler School of Art and Architecture will host its 11th annual Art Market in person for the first time after two virtual years. Join us in the Tyler Atrium and Green Hallway to browse the works of 25+ artists and vendors consisting of alumni, current students, and Tyler students clubs in conjunction with Temple's Homecoming Weekend. Below, read more about five participating artists and organizations to learn more about their work and time at Tyler. Read More

July 11, 2022

NXTHVN Fellow Warith Taha (MFA '20) Explores Black Legacy in Exhibition at Sean Kelly Gallery

Author: Emily Herbein

Immediately after earning an MFA in Painting from Tyler in 2020, graduate Warith Taha scored a Tournesol Award from the Headlands Center for the Arts and a yearlong residency at NXTHVN, a non-profit incubator for emerging artists and curators of color in New Haven, Connecticut. Now his work is on view in Undercurrents, a group exhibition with NXTHVN’s Fellowship Program cohort at Sean Kelly Gallery in New York, from June 10 – August 5, 2022. Read More

April 27, 2022

Temple's 30 Under 30 Features Two Tyler Alums

Author: Emily Herbein

This year, Temple's annual 30 Under 30 list features two Tyler graduates, Rachel Bell (BFA '17) and Amirah Mitchell (BS '21). Each year, Temple University reconnects with 30 of its best and brightest graduates under the age of 30 across all schools to find out how they've become innovators in their fields. Thanks to an extensive alumni network, these honorees are furthering Temple's legacy for the better. The 2022 award recipients will be formally recognized during Temple Made Days, April 25–30.  Read More

April 18, 2022

Duckworth Scholars Digital Studio Showcase Features Contemporary Vietnamese Art From Chau Nguyen, MFA '22

Author: Emily Herbein

Chau Nguyen, MFA '22, is presenting their work in painting at this year's Duckworth Scholars Digital Studio Showcase on April 19. Pulling influence from their time growing up in Vietnam and their knowledge of commercialized Western paintings, Nguyen explored various creative techniques, both familiar and experimental to their painting practice, in order to visualize this phenomenon. Below, they explain the meaning behind their work and what they feel is important for viewers to take away from the complexity of decolonial practices and contemporary Vietnamese art. Nguyen's presentation is from 11:50-12:10 in the Charles Library event space. Click here to register. Read More

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