Tyler Blog

June 17, 2024

Altered Books: A Practice in Art Therapy

Author: Wanda Motley Odom

Art Therapy major Valerie Ramos’s book In Bloom is an explosion of mixed media, tissue paper, newsprint, patterned craft paper, felted snippets, tinsel scalloped doilies, and stiffened netting. The book’s assemblages of multicolored pages are so full that they sit up like wings when fully open, which seems apropos as the center of the book coyly resembles a swallowtail butterfly, with puffy wings of mauve and pink and purple and blue and silver.  Read More

June 6, 2024

Tyler Ceramics Alum Named Resident Artist at The Clay Studio

Author: Alina Ladyzhensky

Bradford Davis (MFA '24), an alum of Tyler's Ceramics program, will join The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, one of the nation's oldest and most respected centers for ceramics, as a Resident Artist this fall. The residency program offers the top emerging ceramic talent in the U.S. and abroad the space, time, and resources to develop their artwork and their professional lives.Davis is an award-winning multimedia artist who uses ceramics to express his emotions and responses to his traumas and life experiences. As a retired Army Artillery Officer, his journey of healing feeds his creative research.  Read More

June 4, 2024

Adjunct Professor Judith Schaechter Featured in WHYY News

Author: Alina Ladyzhensky

Tyler Glass Adjunct Professor Judith Schaechter was recently profiled by WHYY News about her role as the current artist-in-residence at the Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics, which explores the biological basis of aesthetic experiences. Schaechter's residency project is a stained-glass dome that speaks to the concept of biophilia— the human tendency to seek deep connections with nature. Read more. Image: Judith Schaechter and her biophilic dome project in progress. Photo credit: Kimberly Paynter/WHYY Read More

May 24, 2024

Golden Owls: Three Grads Reflect on Ambler Campus

Author: Jordan Cameron

Students in the Landscape Architecture and Horticulture programs make their way to the Temple Ambler Campus to do some of the most important hands-on learning of their time at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture.  Read More

May 23, 2024

Two Tyler Programs Receive STEM Designation

Author: Jordan Cameron

Two programs at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture have recently received STEM designation from the Department of Education and the Department of Homeland Security, a classification that benefits students while studying at Tyler and when they are ready to enter the workforce. Read More

May 22, 2024

Tyler GAID Alum Selected for Chronicle Books Design Fellowship

Author: Alina Ladyzhensky

Nghi To, a 2024 graduate of Tyler’s MFA program in Graphic & Interactive Design (GAID), has been selected for a prestigious Chronicle Books Design Fellowship, awarded by the independent book publisher to talented, emerging designers.   Chronicle Books is a San Francisco-based publisher and distributor of illustrated books, gifts, toys, and games for children and adults. To is one of three early-career designers chosen among a high volume of applicants for this year’s cohort of the publisher’s competitive design fellowship program. The fellowship runs from July 9, 2024, through June 27, 2025.  Read More

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

May 21, 2024

Tyler Photography Alum Awarded 2024 Guggenheim Fellowship

Author: Alina Ladyzhensky

Visual artist Rachelle Anayansi Mozman Solano (MFA ’98), an alum of Tyler’s Photography program, has been selected to receive a 2024 Guggenheim Fellowship. The illustrious fellowships, administered annually since 1925 by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, are awarded to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.  Mozman is among 188 highly accomplished scholars, artists, photographers, scientists, and writers who were chosen for this year’s award from nearly 3,000 initial candidates through a rigorous peer review process.   Read More

May 20, 2024

Tyler Student Named 2023-2024 Livingstone Undergraduate Research Award Winner

Author: Alina Ladyzhensky

Tyler Architecture student Russell Berg (BS Historic Preservation ‘24) has been recognized as a 2023-2024 Livingstone Undergraduate Research Award winner by Temple University Libraries. Berg was one of six students selected for the annual award, which celebrates excellence in undergraduate research projects across various disciplines. Read More

May 15, 2024

Tyler Alum Phoebe Bachman (BFA '14) Featured in The Philadelphia Citizen

Author: Alina Ladyzhensky

As an an artist and project manager for The People's Budget, an evolving Mural Arts Philadelphia public artwork, Tyler Sculpture alum Phoebe Bachman (BFA '14) helps bring everyday Philadelphians into the City’s complex budgeting process by creating opportunities for collaboration and civic engagement. Read More