Alumni News

May 16, 2014

Art History participates in "The Artist and Social Responsibility"

Author: Susanna Gold

Art History grad student Maeve Coudrelle, PhD alumus Dr. Jonathan Wallis, and undergrad Angela Wang are involved in TheArtblog's community program, "The Artist and Social Responsibility" to work with collegues at other Philadelphia-are a colleges and with teens at the Village of Arts and Humanities in a hands-on, art-and-social-amelioration project.   Read More

April 14, 2014

Marisa Lombardo Repurposes Antiques for The Artemisian

Author: Kayla Cropper

With an interest in metals and sculpture, Marisa Lombardo decided to enroll in Tyler's jewelry program. "The demands and size of that kind of work were high," Lombardo said. "So I wanted to take that knowledge and put it towards jewelry." During her first year in the jewelry program, Lombardo took a printmaking class. "I had a really difficult time with jewelry, but loved the printmaking department," Lombardo said. (Preview of The Artemisian's Fall 2014 Collection) She decided that her aesthetic worked better in 2-D and made the immediate decision to switch her major. With a degree in printmaking, she used her background with metal to make a name for herself in the art world. Read More

March 24, 2014

Tyler Architecture Alumnus Jacob Lehman Selected to Exhibit at the AIA Headquarters in Washington D.C.

Author: Rashida Ng

Jacob Lehman (B.Arch 2013) was selected to exhibit his thesis project, “New Philadelphia” as a part of the AIA Center for Emerging Professionals Annual Exhibition at the AIA National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. This exhibition features selected architectural work, art, and designs of emerging professionals from across North America.  The exhibition is intended to “promote the compelling work of the rising generation of architects and designers” while also “inspiring professionals to continue to mentor and engage the many talented and motivated emerging professionals across the country.” The exhibition is on display now through April 30th.  All of the selected works can be viewed on the American Institute of Architectue’s website.   Read More

March 17, 2014

Cheryl Harper (Tyler Art History MA) Curates and Leads Tour of Exhibition

Author: Cate Wallace

As guest curator, Tyler Art History MA Cheryl Harper leads a walking tour of the exhibition, "Compulsive Narratives: Stories that MUST be Told" at Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, Stedman Gallery in Camden, New Jersey. Elad Strohmayer, Deputy Counsel to the Consulate General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region delivers the opening remarks to the exhibition, which runs January 16- April 16, 2014.  Read More

March 17, 2014

Tamara Smithers (Tyler Art History PhD) Organizes Panel at the Sixteenth Century Society & Conference

Author: Cate Wallace

Tyler Art History PhD Tamara Smithers, now of Austin Peay State University, organizes "Fellowship, Training, and Theory: Academies of Art in Early Modern Italy" for the Sixteenth Century Society & Conference taking place in New Orleans, Louisiana from October 16-19, 2014. The session calls for studies that explore the histories and goals of academies of art founded in the sixteenth-century and early seventeenth-century in Italy. The panel is co-organized with Anne Proctor of Roger Williams University. Read More

March 17, 2014

Sophie Sanders (Tyler Art History PhD) Participates in a "Face to Facebook Art Talk" with Dr. Moyo Okediji, of the University of Texas, Austin

Author: Cate Wallace

Tyler Art History PhD Sophie Sanders participates in a "Face to Facebook Art Talk" with Associate Professor of Art History, Dr. Moyo Okediji of the Univeristy of Texas at Autin. The talk can be found on Dr. Okediji's Facebook page. Sanders is also featured as #171 in Dr. Okediji's Facebook page "200 Influential Africana Artists."  Read More

March 5, 2014

Dimitra Ermeidou Wins Dave Bown Projects Grand Prize

Author: Kayla Cropper

Peripheral views from the Parthenon, bearing Aristotle’s definitions of democracy in his “Politics” written through the code of punch cards. When Dimitra Ermeidou (MFA Photography '13) first received the email informing her that she was a winner in Dave Bown Projects 7th Semiannual Competition, she did not realize that she had won the $5,000 Grand Prize. "I was really surprised and happy, and then I realized that I was the grand prize winner and that was really crazy," Ermeidou said. "I just felt that this was very satisfying. That my efforts go somewhere, that there's a response, there's feedback, and that feedback is great." Read More

February 20, 2014

Artwriter Robert Preece Started As Tyler Student

Author: Kayla Cropper

Although Robert Preece graduated from Tyler with a BA in Art History in 1990, he has worked in Holland as a full-time writer for the past fifteen years. Most recently, an interview that Preece conducted with the artist Phoebe Cummings made the December 2013 cover of Sculpture magazine. Preece has covered the Northwest European region for the magazine as a Contributing Editor since 1999. His practice in writing began ten years earlier when he studied at Temple Rome. After taking Shara Wasserman's Galleries and Studios class, he found that he was very interested in artwriting. "I had just transferred to becoming an art studies-oriented major, and I proposed a class project which forced me to interview several art professionals in Rome, which took me out of my comfort zone," Preece said. Read More

November 22, 2013

Canal Convergence Features Work From Joy Holland (BFA Sculpture '06)

Author: Kayla Cropper

Joy Holland (BFA '06) studied Sculpture, Art History, and Italian when she was a student at Tyler. Now, her work in public art is being recognized everywhere from Pero, Milan to Scottsdale, Arizona. "I've worked really hard to develop projects--to some degree of success--in which my audience is connected to me personally through collaborative relationships that develop over time," Holland said. "In many public art works that is not the case." Her Spring/Autumn Pavilion: Desert Series is currently installed at the Fall 2013 Canal Convergence is Scottsdale. It will also be present at the Spring 2014 Canal Convergence event. "It is important to me that the Spring/Autumn Pavilion: Desert Series can be used and enjoyed by local city residents for outdoor public events for years to come, so it certainly is great that it will be at both the Fall and Spring events. Read More

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