May 22, 2024

CARAS Grant Winner Shines Light on His Heritage Through Art

Author: Wanda Motley Odom

In December 2022, Printmaking major Eliezer Lompo (BFA ’25) was fortunate enough to travel to his parents’ country of origin, Burkina Faso in West Africa, and explore various aspects of the culture and heritage of Gourmantche tribe that they are a part of.“As a second-generation immigrant, it has always been difficult to establish a strong connection with my culture” living in the United States as he found that very few artistic depictions of the Gourma people and their culture exist,” Lompo said recently.“One of my biggest ambitions is to visually document the Gourmantche culture. Depictions of historical, mythological events, portraits of important figures, and native landscapes are what I plan to incorporate over a series of prints and paintings.” Read More

April 10, 2024

Tyler Faculty Take a Lead in Climate Action

Author: Wanda Motley Odom

For the last two years, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Rob Kuper has been diligently working with fellow faculty members to organize around the topic of climate change, particularly how institutions such as Temple University can reduce their use of fossil fuels.On April 18, Kuper will combine his efforts with other proponents of decarbonization at Temple for a community conversation, “Your Role in Decarbonizing Temple,” about innovative solutions to promote the use of renewable energy and make the university’s energy infrastructure less reliant upon fossil fuels. Read More

March 26, 2024

Temple Rome Expands Rich History with Campus Move

Author: Wanda Motley Odom

Temple's Rome Campus is relocating to Piazza di Spagna, a historic area in the Eternal City that offers students a more immersive cultural experience surrounded by landmarks, museums, cafés and shops. For almost 30 years, thousands of Tyler and Temple students have enjoyed the temporary homeliness and comfort of the campus, located in a 15th-century palazzo, the Villa Caproni, situated in the historic heart of the city near the Piazza del Popolo. The location, across the Tiber River from Rome’s Prati neighborhood, has provided students with a beautiful and culturally immersive setting for their studies. Read more Read More

March 21, 2024

Four Tyler Alums Selected for 2024 Wind Challenge Exhibitions

Author: Wanda Motley Odom

Amid Philadelphia’s vibrant art scene, the Wind Challenge at Fleisher Art Memorial has long stood as a harbinger of creative ingenuity and excellence. This prestigious annual juried competition, established in the late 1970s, has consistently celebrated emerging artist who push the boundaries of art making.This year’s Wind Challenge winners include four Tyler alums – Brynn Hurlstone (MFA ’23, Glass), Sean Starowitz (MFA ’23, Sculpture), Idalia Vásquez-Achury (MFA ’22, Photography), and Kim Altomare (BFA '13, Painting) – whose creative practices continue this tradition of innovation through distinctive ways of combining materials and methods to tell unique stories. Read More

March 7, 2024

Printmaking Major Researched Ways To Create Her Own Canon

Author: Wanda Motley Odom

This is the last of four articles in a series about Tyler's Spring 2023 CARAS grant awardees.In Printmaking major Deejay Bosca’s lithograph Diez Años del Movimiento Colibrí (Pink), the head and shoulders of an ethereal figure loom large in the center of the composition as a small, delicate figure floats prostrate on hair-like tendrils below. A shadowy face with an arched eyebrow stares from the upper right corner, while vertical striations, diagonal shafts of light, and bulbous forms appear suspended in air.  Read More

February 8, 2024

Recent Faculty Achievements Roundup

Author: Alina Ladyzhensky

Across disciplines and programs, Tyler's accomplished faculty have been curating and participating in exhibitions, writing and editing books and other publications, receiving recognition for their work through grants and awards, and more. Below is a roundup of their recent achievements and activities.  Read More

December 18, 2023

Remembering Renowned Lithographer and Printmaking Alum Andrew Vlady

Author: Jordan Cameron

On October 27, 2023, Tyler Printmaking alum Andrew Vlady (BFA ’67 MFA ’70) passed away in Mexico City, the place he worked and called his home for many decades. Along with his wife, Beatriz, he was the co-founder and technical director of the lithographic studio Kyron Ediciones Gráficas Limitadas. Vlady received his BFA in Printmaking from Tyler in 1967, then traveled to the then Tyler School of Art Rome Campus, today Temple Rome, to be a teaching assistant in the Printmaking program there. He stayed in Rome to embark on his MFA, which he completed in 1970, gaining a particular interest in lithography, one of the oldest forms of printmaking. Read More

December 8, 2023

Professor of Printmaking Exhibits in Mexico Alongside MFA Alum

Author: Jordan Cameron

Decades separate the artistic careers of Professor of Printmaking Hester Stinnett and Tyler alum Ron Abram (MFA ’86), but their artistic practices connect through a shared interest in the personal significance of archival materials, as demonstrated in a duo exhibition at the Museum of the University of Guanajuato in Mexico.The exhibition, Lo Personal Se Imprime / The Personal is Printed: Hester Stinnett & Ron Abram, was curated by Tyler alum Gilberto López-Elías (MFA ’21), whom Stinnett taught when he worked on his MFA in printmaking during a leave of absence from teaching art history and printmaking at the University of Guanajuato. Read More