Sculpture Faculty

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Sculpture Faculty

  • Assistant Professor and Program Head of Sculpture
    Sculpture

    C.T. Jasper

    • Email: ctom@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9176
    • Office: Tyler 130K
    • 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 names exploring his interests in myth and sociopolitical realities...

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  • Professor
    Sculpture

    Karyn Olivier

    • Email: kolivier@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9155
    • Website: www.karynolivier.com
    • ON LEAVE, FALL 2022 & SPRING 2023 — Monument/Obelisk Ecologie

      Karyn Olivier, who was born in Trinidad and Tobago, creates sculptures, installations and public art. In 2022 and 2023, Olivier will unveil two memorials in Philadelphia—honoring a former slave at Stenton House, and commemorating more than 5,000 African Americans buried at Bethel Burying Ground.

      Olivier has exhibited at the Gwangju and Busan biennials, the World Festival of Black Arts and Culture (Dakar, Senegal), The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Whitney Museum of Art,...

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  • Adjunct Professor
    Sculpture

    Nancy Davenport

    • Email: nancy.davenport0001@temple.edu
    • Website: www.nancydavenport.com
    • Nancy Davenport’s work has been exhibited broadly, including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Liverpool Biennial; the Istanbul Biennial; the São Paulo Biennial; and the National Gallery of Canada; among others. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, such as Artforum, October, Frieze, New York Times, Art in America, and Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography (Phaidon Press). Her book RENOVATION was published by Cabinet Books.

      MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York
      BFA, York University, Toronto, Canada

  • Adjunct Professor
    Sculpture

    Jacob Hammes

    • Email: jacob.christopher.hammes@temple.edu
    • Website: http://stopgostop.com/jacobchammes/projects.html
    • Jacob C. Hammes is an interdisciplinary artist, arts organizer and educator based in Philadelphia. Working primarily in sculpture, drawing and sound, Hammes approaches art as a form of serious play, exploring themes of late capitalist anxieties and how we constitute ourselves as individuals within a backdrop of time/labor precarity.  

      MFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University
      BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • Adjunct Professor
    Sculpture

    J. Alex Schechter

    • Website: www.alexschechter.com
    • J. Alex Schechter is a Philadelphia-based sculptor whose work uses a combination of traditional craft and digital fabrication to make objects that explore concepts of mythology, ritual and religiosity in the American psyche.

      MFA, The Maryland Institute College of Art 
      BA, Grinnell College 

  • Adjunct Professor
    Foundations, Sculpture

    Rob D'Amico

    • Email: rjd243@temple.edu
    • Rob D’Amico is an accomplished sculptor, metal fabricator and educator living and working in Philadelphia. D’Amico has 20 years of professional experience making prototypes, architectural elements, custom furniture and artistic commissions for artists, architects and designers in Philadelphia and New York City.

      MFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University
      BS, New York University

  • 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
    Sculpture

    Rachel Hsu

    • Email: rachel.hsu@temple.edu
    • Website: http://www.rachelhsustudio.com
    • Rachel Hsu is an interdisciplinary artist who works with visual art, language, and poetry. Inspired by absence, relational ruptures, and slippages in translation, she engages the yearning that emerges from distance and displacement to make mental exertion and emotional endurance felt within one’s body.

      MFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University
      BFA, Western Washington University

  • Adjunct Professor
    Foundations, Sculpture, Painting

    Suzanne L. Seesman

    • Email: tuc70362@temple.edu
    • Website: www.suzanneseesman.com
    • Suzanne L. Seesman is a Philadelphia-based artist and art-service worker whose research explores the emotional and material conditions upon which political, intellectual and art histories are built. Her experiences working in collective and labor organizing and the service industry shape her approach to teaching, writing and art making.

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

  • Adjunct Professor
    Painting, Sculpture

    Misha Wyllie

    • Email: misha.wyllie@temple.edu
    • Originally from the South, Misha Wyllie is a Philadelphia-based artist and teacher with a commitment to art creating space for dialogue. Her interests include education, language, ecology and theories of representation, appropriation and the politics at work in them. With a background in making objects, she approaches writing and 2D work through sculptural concerns.

      MFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture
      BFA, New College of Florida
      BFA, School of Visual Arts

  • Adjunct Professor

    Matthew Speedy

    • Email: matthew.speedy@temple.edu
    • Website: http://www.matthewspeedy.com
    • Matthew Speedy is an artist and educator working in Philadelphia. His work is concerned with depictions of labor in science fiction, ongoing ecological crises, and how to productively worry about the future. Incorporating a multitude of materials, his work uses humor and absurdity to engage anxieties and trivialities.

      MFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture 
      BID, Pratt Institute 

  • Professor Emeritus
    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.

  • Laura Carnell Professor Emeritus
    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

  • Associate Professor of Instruction
    Sculpture

    Andrea Ray

    • 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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