Student Awards

February 7, 2017

Congratulations to Daniel Seth Kraus!

Author: Maggie Flanigan

Our very own Daniel Kraus, second year MFA student in photography, was recently awarded a 2016 Professional Development Fellowship through the College Art Association. This is a highly competitive and prestigious international award given to only one graduate student across all visual disciplines. I've been told that he is the first Tyler Graduate student to ever receive the award. He will attend the CAA annual conference next week in New York City for an award ceremony. Here's his brief bio: Read More

May 14, 2014

Emerge 2014 Academic Award Goes to Kate Clements

Author: Kayla Cropper

Emerge 2014 attracted more than 320 entrants from artists in 32 countries and 35 universities. 42 of the artists were selected to win awards. MFA Glass student Kate Clements received the Emerge 2014 Academic Award for her piece Untitled (Wall). It was her second time submitting work. "While I was in undergrad at the Kansas City Art Institute I got into Emerge 2010 but wasn't an award winner," Clements said. "The push for me to apply this year came from Sharyn O'Mara and the glass department's artist in residence Dan Clayman, they were both excited and confident that the piece would do well in the show and that I should make time to apply even though it was at the end of the semester. I almost didn't apply!" Winners were announced at the show's opening. Clements found out that she had won through a Facebook post. Read More

May 14, 2014

Ceramics Senior Kat Lee Awarded Windgate Fellowship

Author: Kayla Cropper

Each year, the Windgate Fellowship program receives two nominations from more than 50 colleges and universities across the United States. Out of these 100 nominations, 10 graduating seniors working in a craft medium or process are awarded $15,000. Kat Lee, a graduating senior in ceramics, was one of the few students to receive the award. "Nick Kripal, the head of my department, had asked if I would like to represent one of the two positions," Lee said. "I agreed knowing it was a great opportunity just being selected as one of the two students from Tyler. I was also aware of a past ceramics major that received the Windgate award and decided to give it a shot. There was nothing to lose." Kripal said, "It's been excellent [working with Kat], she's really good, very hardworking. [She] explores a lot of different ideas." Chad Curtis, another of Lee's professors, agrees that she shows a lot of promise with her work. Read More

January 31, 2014

Morgan Gilbreath's The Ground Beneath My Feet

Author: Kayla Cropper

Senior Morgan Gilbreath came to Tyler because she wanted to take on a double major, a school that was not just an art school, and to be in an urban environment. She is currently pursuing a BFA with a concentration in Glass, a BA in Art History, and a certificate in Community Arts from Tyler. In the past year, Gilbreath has been awarded the Tyler School of Art Partner Scholarship, had an article published in Cleaver Magazine, and had an original piece installed in Temple Contemporary. With the money awarded to Gilbreath from the scholarship, she was able to study kiln-formed glass and public art at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington this past summer. Read More

January 25, 2014

Corinne Bishop Finishes Diamond Research Scholars Project

Author: Kayla Cropper

Diamond Scholar recipient Corinne Bishop has spent the last semester working on researching, finding inspiration, and creating her jewelry collection, "Material Lineage." The Diamond Research Scholars Program gives Temple students the chance to focus on a research or creative arts project during their summer and fall semester while registered for an independent study/research course. Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies, Emily Moerer, explains that the faculty-mentored research program promotes high-impact activity to enhance student learning. “The program is intended to provide funding in the form of a stipend so that selected students can devote their time during the summer to advancing their academic goals,” Moerer said. As a junior Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM major, this opportunity became a chance for Bishop to work on a project that would showcase her skills in jewelry making. Bishop received $2,500 to work on her pieces. Read More

January 24, 2014

Temple Architecture Thesis Students Receive Grants

Author: Rashida Ng

Images above: (L to R): “Wish” by Jorge Rodriguez Gerada and “Sand Worm” by Marco Casagrande; Melhissa Carmona's Thesis: Revealing the Coffee Landscape Temple Architecture B.Arch. thesis students, Melhissa Carmona, Carolina Giraldo and Brandon Youndt, were awarded grants by the Temple University Research Administration in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and the Deans of Temple University's Schools and Colleges. Read More

December 13, 2013

Photography Student Works on Susquehanna River Project

Author: Kayla Cropper

After taking her first darkroom class in high school, Havre de Grace native Hannah Close fell in love with photography. When she decided to further her education, Close found that Tyler's Photography Department was a fit for her. "I wanted to be further away from home than Baltimore, and Philly is a great city," Close said. "Both of my parents went to Temple, plus Tyler was a beautiful, brand new facility. By far the nicest facilities of any of the art schools I applied to." Now Close is a senior and has recently been awarded both a Diamond Peers Teaching Award and a CARAS Project Grant. With the grant, Close was awarded $1,900 to spend next semester assisting with research and production on a project at the Susquehanna River. Read More

September 10, 2013

GAID MFA Student Wins "Design Ignites Change" Fellowship

Author: Kelly Holohan

Graphic & Interactive Design MFA student, Noopur Agarwal, was awarded the 2013 Design Ignites Change Student Fellowship. Noopur's project, Nashta Exchange was created in Professor Kelly Holohan's graduate thesis course last Spring where the assignment theme was "Crisis". With Nashta Exchange, U.S. high school students learn to cook/sell Pav Bhaji, a popular Indian dish, locally at their very own food stall where all of the proceeds go towards buying  meals for underprivileged high schoolers in India. Nashta Exchange provides the students with tool kits featuring everything they need to get started. Read More

June 11, 2013

GAID Students Win Posterclash Competition

Author: Kayla Cropper

Two of Tyler’s current GAID students have placed in the 4th annual juried Posterclash competition. 16 poster designs made it into the public vote. On March 29, the winners were chosen. Sophomore Korina Dabundo won 1st place in the competition, her prize includes an HP Photosmart Estation Printer, one 12 month subscription to Creative Cloud, a Dick Blick gift certificate, and a trophy. “It was actually a required assignment for my Graphic Design class with Paul Sheriff. I think it was mandatory for another class too, so there ended up being a lot of Tyler posters in the finals,” Dabundo said. For her design, Dabundo drew inspiration from other artists. “I had been looking at a lot of Saul Bass’s and Luba Lukova’s posters, which I think probably shows through a lot. I tried to go for the same sort of simple cut out look that they use on their posters, as well as Saul Bass’ hand lettering,” Dabundo said. Read More

April 18, 2013

2013 Diamond Research Scholars Announced

Author: Kayla Cropper

The 2013 Diamond Research Scholars have been announced. The program, funded by the Provost’s Office, will give 25 undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in a faculty mentored research/creative project during the summer and fall semester. Tyler’s Painting junior Olivia Menta and Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM junior Corinne Bishop will be given this opportunity. “I’ve actually applied for the scholarship every year that I’ve been at Temple and this was the first time I’ve received it, so getting the acceptance letter was absolutely amazing,” Menta said. “It was difficult to not be able to talk to my Mom (she edits my writing, always and is probably my toughest critic) and directly talk to my mentor, Mark Shetabi, because I’m studying in Rome right now, but somehow we made it all work during the application process.” Read More

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