Sculpture Faculty

Meet Our

Sculpture Faculty

  • Associate Professor, Program Head of Sculpture and Director of Graduate Studies
    Glass, Sculpture

    Sharyn O’Mara

    • Email: sharyn.omara@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9128
    • Office: Tyler 130J
    • Website: www.sharynomara.com
    • Sharyn O’Mara is an artist and educator whose interdisciplinary works explore the marks of language and the language of marks. Her practice is comprised of drawing, sculpture, glass, printmaking and installation.
       
      O’Mara’s current work involves reflections on empathy and longing while living in a media-possessed culture that so often feels devoid of intimacy and trust. Deeply connected to her dogs, in one body of mixed-media works, she works with the residue of their existence—nose prints, shed hair, cremains—taking otherwise overlooked materials and phenomena and...

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  • Assistant Professor
    Sculpture

    C.T. Jasper

    • Email: ctom@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9176
    • Office: Tyler 130K
    • ON LEAVE, FALL 2024 & SPRING 2025

      C.T. Jasper’s practice comprises various media, concentrating principally on video art, sound, film, sculpture, installation, collage and manipulative interventions within already existing films. These media form a threshold through which Jasper explores the dissonance between imaginary and fragmented cinematic space and the physical experience of architecture, as well as the excavation of history through postcolonial and experimental anthropological lenses.
       
      From 1996 to 2013, he worked under different...

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  • Professor
    Sculpture

    Karyn Olivier

    • Email: kolivier@temple.edu
    • Phone: 918-750-16207
    • Website: www.karynolivier.com
    • KARYN OLIVIER, who was born in Trinidad and Tobago, creates sculptures, installations and public art. This year, Olivier is participating in the Whitney Biennial (NY, NY), Prospect.6 Triennial (New Orleans, LA), and the Malta Biennale (Valleta, Malta.) A memorial at historic Stenton House, honoring a formerly enslaved servant, was recently unveiled. In 2025, Olivier will unveil another Philadelphia memorial, commemorating more than 5,000 African Americans buried at Bethel Burying Ground. Last year Olivier presented her second solo show at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. In 2022 Olivier...

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  • Associate Professor of Instruction and Program Head, Visual Studies
    Sculpture, Visual Studies

    Andrea Ray, PhD

    • Email: andrea.ray0002@temple.edu
    • Website: http://www.andrearay.net
    • Andrea Ray has an interdisciplinary practice that often include sculpture, sound installations, writing, and digital objects. Ray's practice approaches the subjects of kinship, attachment, and care, attempting to repair an alienated subjectivity through what Ray terms expanded affinities.  By focusing on the possibility of creating folds in time through affective contact between history and people, Ray conceives of cross-temporal conversations that create new bonds and...

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  • Adjunct Professor
    Sculpture

    Nicolo Gentile

    • Email: nicolo.gentile@temple.edu
    • Website: http://www.nicologentile.com
    • Nicolo Gentile is a Philadelphia-based artist, writer and fabricator. Composed of leather, latex, iron and steel, his work slips between recognizable materials of kink, industry, and sport to address the oscillating power dynamics of desire, gender, and masculinities.

      MFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University
      BFA, Pacific Northwest College of Art

  • Adjunct Professor

    Matt Witmer

    • Email: matthew.witmer@temple.edu
    • Website: http://matthew-witmer.squarespace.com/
    • Matt Witmer is a sculptor, writer, performer, and birder studying the way industrial systems and objects interact with arbitrary and inaccurate conceptions of nature. Matt lives and works in Philadelphia, PA along what used to be the banks of the Schuylkill River.

      MFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture

      BA, Kenyon College

  • Laura Carnell Professor Emerita
    Sculpture

    Winifred Lutz

    • Website: www.winifredlutz.com
    • Winifred Ann Lutz is an American sculptor, fiber artist, and environmental artist known for her site-integrated installations and handmade papermaking. She is recognized as a key innovator in the field of hand papermaking as art form. 

      Past locations of her installations have included MoMA PS1, the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, the Institute of Contemporary Art of the University of Pennsylvania, the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, OH and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT. Her permanent projects include the Garden for The Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh.

      MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art
      BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art

  • Professor Emerita
    Sculpture

    Jude Tallichet

    • Website: www.judetallichetstudio.com
    • Jude Tallichet has had six solo exhibitions at Sara Meltzer Gallery, NYC, since 2000. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in venues such as the Konsthallen in Gothenburg, Sweden, The Shanghai Biennial in China, The Busan Biennial in Korea, The Tirana Biennial in Albania, the “Officina America” exhibition in Bologna, Italy, and at Periogi Gallery in Liepzig, Germany, among others. She also participated in the inaugural Greater New York Show at PS1 MOMA, the “Treble” exhibition at Sculpture Center, and the “Brooklyn Next” exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. 

      In 1996, Tallichet spent a year in Brazil as a Senior Fullbright Fellow. She has received fellowship grants in sculpture from the National Endowment for the Arts and from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She participated in the International Sculpture Biennial in Boras, Sweden in 2016.

      Image courtesy of www.judetallichetstudio.com.