Tyler Blog

April 27, 2022

Temple's 30 Under 30 Features Two Tyler Alums

Author: Emily Herbein

This year, Temple's annual 30 Under 30 list features two Tyler graduates, Rachel Bell (BFA '17) and Amirah Mitchell (BS '21). Each year, Temple University reconnects with 30 of its best and brightest graduates under the age of 30 across all schools to find out how they've become innovators in their fields. Thanks to an extensive alumni network, these honorees are furthering Temple's legacy for the better. The 2022 award recipients will be formally recognized during Temple Made Days, April 25–30.  Read More

April 18, 2022

Duckworth Scholars Digital Studio Showcase Features Contemporary Vietnamese Art From Chau Nguyen, MFA '22

Author: Emily Herbein

Chau Nguyen, MFA '22, is presenting their work in painting at this year's Duckworth Scholars Digital Studio Showcase on April 19. Pulling influence from their time growing up in Vietnam and their knowledge of commercialized Western paintings, Nguyen explored various creative techniques, both familiar and experimental to their painting practice, in order to visualize this phenomenon. Below, they explain the meaning behind their work and what they feel is important for viewers to take away from the complexity of decolonial practices and contemporary Vietnamese art. Nguyen's presentation is from 11:50-12:10 in the Charles Library event space. Click here to register. Read More

April 5, 2022

In Profile: Aaron Ricketts (BFA '17)

Author: Emily Herbein

Since graduating from Tyler with a BFA in Photography in 2017, Aaron Ricketts has risen as a high-profile Philadelphia creative with an arresting, surrealist-inspired style. His work explores every day themes, typically through portraiture, paired against a backdrop of stunning digital manipulation and striking detail. He has traveled a circuitous path that led from high school to a year in college to ordinary jobs to the Air Force and back to college again.  Along the way, he swapped his interest in photography for studying graphic design (his first college did not have a photography program) but eventually found his way back to his first love — learning the fundamentals of photography over two years at a community college and then transferring to Tyler to earn a bachelor’s degree.  Read More

April 5, 2022

Art Therapy's Hope Springs Installation Spreads Joy Across All Programs

Author: Emily Herbein

Art Therapy major Kianna Cooper (BA ’22) unwinds a length of black thread, snips it and knots an end around a colorful, twisted wire-and-glass bead object. Then she eases up a ladder and loops the other end around the exposed coil innards of a full-size mattress.  Cooper is adding final tendrils to a mobile-like installation title Hope Springs, conceived by Graduate Assistant and Peer Art Education Advisor Ali Ruffner (MEd ‘22) and executed with Art Therapy Program Head and AECAP Department Chair Dr. Lisa Kay as a project to uplift Tyler students, faculty and staff alike as they returned to in-person learning last fall from the imposed separation of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read More

March 30, 2022

In Profile: Theo Brooks, Glass Tech

Author: Emily Herbein

Studio technicians have a special role at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, keeping the maker spaces well equipped, well stocked with materials, and up to code on safety protocols. Learn about one of Tyler's newest techs, glass artist Theo Brooks.   What makes your artistic practice unique?  Read More

March 23, 2022

GAID Student Audrey Lee '23 Wins Changemaker Challenge Award

Author: Emily Herbein

Audrey Lee (BFA ‘23) is using her education in Graphic & Interactive Design and Entrepreneurial Studies to find a more sustainable and practical way to end the overabundance of Philadelphia’s food deserts, and her idea was recognized this month with a Changemaker Challenge Award from the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute at Temple's Fox School of Business.   Read More

March 22, 2022

Visual Studies Alumna Alison Evans (BFA '21) Recognized by Honoring the Future for Sustainability Project

Author: Emily Herbein

Visual Studies alumna Alison Evans (BA ‘21) was recognized with an Honorable Mention from Honoring the Future’s Fellowship and Award Program for Emerging Craft Artists Advancing Sustainability. Thanks to the organization, “craft students across the nation are rising to the challenge of climate change, using their powerful visual voices to offer hope and inspiration for achieving a sustainable future.” Evans’ project, Water Works, explored the relationship between  Philadelphia’s waterways and various levels of pollution.  Read More

March 17, 2022

Amze Emmons Presents on Print and NFTs at SGC International Conference

Author: Wanda Motley Odom

Associate Professor and Program Head Amze Emmons has always viewed printmaking as a formative factor in human culture. “Printmaking is really an umbrella term that refers to a range of technologies that trace back to Paleolithic man using stencils on cave walls, that show up repeatedly in across multiple cultures around the world and that have value in disseminating ideas,” Amze said in a recent interview on the podcast Our Shared Field. Read More

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