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Above: Students and faculty turned heads in North Philadelphia as they carried Piotr Szyhalski's 450-foot long THEM banner around the block of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, during the artist's week-long visit to the school in 2019. Read more about this here.

 

Check out recent news media coverage of Tyler School of Art and Architecture faculty, students and alumni. Looking for archived news media coverage from previous years? Click here.

 

2021

  • Assistant Professor of Ceramics Roberto Lugo's work “Kobe Urn” has been acquired by the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. Bruce Hartman, recently retired executive director and chief curator at NMOCA, said, “Knowing that the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, was eyeing this vase for their collection, we had to move quickly to secure it...” (March 29, 2021)
  • Art History Professor of Practice in Fine Arts Management and Associate Graduate Director for the Arts Management MA, Linda Earle, is the PEW Center’s 2021 Visiting Scholar. In this role, she is organizing a series of conversations with Center constituents, staff, and thinking partners to consider how Black archives can serve as a framework for a multivalent exploration of Black cultural production. (March 16, 2021)
  • Tyler's expansive facilities are featured as the backdrop of Philadelphia Magazine's March 2021 issue on "Wearable Art." (March 13, 2021)
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer featured Karyn Olivier, associate professor of Sculpture at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture who recently won a commission by The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) and the Bethel Burying Ground Historic Site Memorial Committee for her memorial design entitled Her Luxuriant Soil. Read the OACCE Press Release here. (March 13, 2021)
  • Work by C.T. Jasper, assistant professor and program head of Sculpture, will be featured in the Bruges Contemporary Art and Architecture Triennial (May 8–September 26, 2021). (March 12, 2021)
  • Lisa Yuskavage (BFA '84) is featured in Apollo: The International Art Magazine on her work, style and upcoming exhibition, Wilderness, at the Baltimore Museum of Art (March 28–September 19, 2021). (February 22, 2021)
  • Angela Dufresne (MFA '98) is featured in Hyperallergic for her upcoming exhibition Angela Dufresne: Long and Short Shots (January 14–March 13, 2021). John Yau writes: "I cannot think of another narrative painter as expansive, surprising, funny, unsettling, tender, wacky, challenging, theatrical, and radically imaginative as Angela Dufresne." (February 20, 2021) 
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer and KYW News Radio New York have featured Michelle Tremblay (BFA ’78) for the mural she created with Polly Apfelbaum (BFA ’78) to thank her doctors and offer hope to others. (February 15, 2021 and January 18, 2021, respectively)
  • Angela Dufresne's (MFA '98) "kinetic works" are among "4 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now" by The New York Times. (February 17, 2021)
  • The Pulitzer Arts Foundation presents "Hannah Wilke: Art for Life’s Sake," [June 4, 2021, through January 16, 2022] a major exhibition of the work of pioneer, provocateur and Tyler alumna Hannah Wilke (BFA and BSEd '62) that will encompass the full arc of Wilke’s practice from the 1960s to her untimely death in 1993. (February 11, 2021)
  • Angela Washko (BFA ‘09) is featured in Pittsburgh City Paper for Workhorse Queen, her first documentary feature, which delves into one of reality TV's biggest and longest-running hits—RuPaul's Drag Race. (February 9, 2021)
  • Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art debuts Crafting America, featuring the work of Assistant Professor of Ceramics Roberto Lugo and alumna Beth Lipman (BFA '94). (February 5, 2021)
  • John Dowell (BFA '63), professor emeritus of Printmaking, is featured in WHYY's "Movers & Makers" where he takes the audience South to experience the horror and beauty of cotton. (February 4, 2021)
  • The Washington Post featured an article about the time First Lady Pat Nixon helped former First Lady Jackie Kennedy sneak back into the White House to view her and John F. Kennedy's official portraits, commissioned by Mrs. Kennedy, and painted by alum Aaron Shikler. (February 3, 2021)
  • Tyler alumni represent more than half of the recipients of InLiquid’s 2021 Wind Fellows & Wind Young Fellows—awards given for artistic excellence to ten outstanding artists, and to offer them optimal career support. These alumni include: Hazziza Abdullah (MFA ‘20), Austen Camille (MFA ‘20), Daniel Clark (BFA ‘17), Amy Cousins (MFA ‘16), Sarah Kaizar (BFA ‘07), Yixuan Pan (MFA ‘17), Mollie Schaidt (MFA ‘21). (February 3, 2021)
  • Amber Cowan (MFA ‘11) and Erin M. Riley (MFA ‘09) have each received a 2021 USA Fellowship. Cowan and Riley are among the 60 recipients of storytellers, shapemakers, movement builders, and culture bearers practicing today. (February 3, 2021)
  • Karyn Olivier, Tyler's associate professor of sculpture and a dynamic leader in public art, is featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine's article, "A Monumental Task," on the ongoing effort to transform the way our country’s histories are told in public spaces and ensure that future generations inherit a commemorative landscape that venerates and reflects the vast, rich complexity of the American story. (January 27, 2021)
  • Nationally-renowned American ceramicist, artist, social activist and Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Tyler, Robert Lugo was selected as the official juror for the annual Nicole & Harry Martin Spring Show at the Erie Art Museum, in partnership with the Edinboro University Art Department (February 25 through June 25, 2021). (January 22, 2021)
  • Amber Cowan (MFA '11) is featured in the TreeHugger article, "Artist Recycles Vintage Glass Into Intricate Narrative Landscapes." (January 15, 2021)
  • Tyler Architecture student Elizabeth Caccavano (BSArch '21) has been elected to serve a one-year term on the American Institute of Architecture's Board of Directors as the 2021–2022 Northeast Quad Director. She was also recently elected as a student representative to the National Architecture Accrediting Board. (January 14, 2021)
  • Associate Professor of Architecture, Ulysses Sean Vance, is featured in the latest issue of The PLAN Journal—his article, "Open-Air Space: Inclusive Involvement within a Public Health Crisis," conceptually revisits the open-air spaces of hospitals. Read more about Vance's philosophy and work here. (January 13, 2021)
  • Tiffany Millner, AIA, NOMA (BArch '01) is the recipient of the 2021 Thomas U. Walter Award, given annually to an architectural professional recognized for their contributions to the architectural community through their service to the American Institute of Architects and other related professional organizations. (January 6, 2021)
  • Trenton Doyle Hancock (MFA '00) is featured in the January/February 2021 issue of Artforum for STEP AND SCREW: STOCK PHOTO EXCHANGE—a drawing/collage project that springs from his reimagining of Philip Guston’s klansmen. (January 4, 2021)

 

2020

  • Associate Professor of Sculpture Karyn Olivier will be featured in the upcoming hybrid exhibition at The University of Southern Florida's Contemporary Art Museum, Marking Monuments. The show presents, both online and in physical spaces, a selection of artists' installations and interventions that challenge, erase and transform dominant histories, offering reimagined representations for equity in public culture. (December 29, 2020)
  • Nate Mell (BFA '12) was interviewed in Vizaca for his entrepreneurial skills as the founder and CEO of Felt+Fat—a ceramic design and manufacturing studio serving both professional and at-home chefs. (December 23, 2020)
  • Andrew Sargeant (BSLA '16) has been selected for the prestigious Rose Fellowship, selected by Enterprise Community Partners—a nonprofit housing and advocacy organization. This is the first time in the organization's 20-year history that it has selected a fellow from landscape architecture. (December 22, 2020)
  • Assistant Professor of Painting Mark Thomas Gibson has been selected as one of Princeton University’s distinguished Lewis Center for the Arts Mary Mackall Gwinn Hodder Fellows for the 2021–22 academic year. He plans to use his time as a Hodder Fellow to explore the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election through drawing, painting and printmaking, while working toward the completion of a new artist’s book. (December 18, 2020)
  • Alumna Jennifer Packer's (BFA '07) exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery gets a rave review by the BBC (December 5, 2020) and inews (January 6, 2021). Additionally, she is featured in an interview in Artforum on her changing approaches to painting. (December 8, 2020)
  • Edgar Heap of Birds's (MFA '79) work is featured in The New York Times's article "The Most Important Moments in Art in 2020." (December 4, 2020)
  • Alumna Barbara Chase-Riboud's (BFA '57) exhibition, Avatars, is spotlighted at TL Magazine. (December 1, 2020)
  • Aluma Louise Fishman (BFA, BSEd '63) is featured in frieze's "The Artistic Athleticism of Louise Fishman," about her new body of work that goes beyond the ‘gestural abstraction’ for which she is best known. (December 1, 2020)
  • Assistant Professor and Program Head of Sculpture C.T. Jasper's Halka/Haiti 18°48'05"N 72°23'01 (in collaboration with Joanna Malinowska) was included in the online exhibition In the Beginning: Media Art and History (curated by Marina Isgro) at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. (November 30, 2020)
  • The People Shall Govern! Medu Art Ensemble and the Anti-Apartheid Poster, 1979-1985, Co-Edited by Alum Antawan I. Byrd (BA '09), named one of the Best Art Books of 2020 by the critics of The New York Times. (November 26, 20200
  • Karyn Olivier, Tyler's associate professor of sculpture and alumna Barbara Chase-Riboud (BFA '57) are among the ten recipients of an Anonymous Was a Woman grant. These grants are made to woman-identifying artists over the age of forty who have made significant contributions in their respective fields and who continue to make crucial work. (November 18, 2020)
  • Tyler Professor of Painting Odili Donald Odita's 20-foot flag installation, Negative Space (2019), in response to the separation of migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, is one of 13 works of art in the University of Houston's new outdoor public art exhibition, Color Field. (November 12, 2020)
  • ARTFIXdaily reports that Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds's (MFA '79) work, Trail of Tears (2005) is among the new acquisitions, and one of the first works by contemporary Native Artists, to enter the collection of the San Antonio Museum of Art. (November 9, 2020)
  • Tyler Professor of Painting Odili Donald Odita is featured in BOMB magazine's Oral History Project, which is dedicated to collecting, developing and preserving the stories of distinguished visual artists of the African Diaspora. (November 6, 2020)
  • Homa Parmar (MSArch '20) received the Architecture Research Centers Consortium King Student Medal 2020 for excellence in architecture and environmental research for her thesis, "The Art of Inclusion: Water - People - Architecture." (October 30, 2020)
  • The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will present alumna Marina Adams's (BFA '80) solo exhibition, FOCUS: Marina Adams, from November 6, 2020–January 10, 2021. Adams explores the relationship between color and shape in her acrylic-on-linen paintings, where organic forms of solid color abut and interlock. (October 27, 2020)
  • Alumna Jennifer Packer's (BFA '07) exhibition, The Eye is Not Satisfied with Seeing(November 18, 2020–March 14, 2021) at Serpentine Galleries in London, England is the first major survey of Packer's work in a European institution. The show draws out timely and necessary discussions on care, racial politics, representation and art history. (October 26, 2020)
  • Painting alumnus John Meehan (BFA '82) was awarded the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences’ “Art and Exhibition Committee Award,” the highest honor presented for the LBIF 20202 Plein Air Plus/Island Life Exhibition. (October 22, 2020)
  • Jesse Harrod, associate professor and program head of Fibers & Material Studies, has received a 2020 Pew Fellowship—a grant that represents the organization's steadfast belief in the creativity and resilience of community and in the abiding importance of the arts in civic life. (October 21, 2020)
  • Testing Grounds, an exhibition co-curated by Tyler alumni Austen Camille and Alexandria Nazar, and featuring the work of other Tyler alumni, at Phildelphia's Cherry Street Pier is largest public art exhibition at the pier since the pandemic began, and was reviewed in WHYY. (October 10, 2020)
  • Trenton Doyle Hancock (MFA '00) gives the origin story of his alter ego, Torpedo Boy, talks about what Philip Guston’s infamous Klansmen have to offer as well as discusses his latest exhibition, “Something American,” on view at James Cohan’s two New York City locations through October 17, 2020. (October 7, 2020)
  • Tyler Painting alumna GaHee Park (BFA '12) has been named one of "5 Artists on Our Radar This October" by Artsy. (October 6, 2020)
  • Tyler Printmaking alumna Madison Ketcham's (BFA '18) illustration of Fleet Foxes's lead singer Robin Pecknold is featured in The New Yorker. (October 6, 2020)
  • Assistant Professor and Program Head of Sculpture C.T. Jasper's two-person exhibition (with Joanna Malinowska), Jurassic Garden at Le Guern Gallery in Warsaw was recently reviewed in the Polish edition of Vogue. (October 1, 2020)
  • Assistant Professor and Program Head of Sculpture C.T. Jasper will be included in the 2021 Bruges Contemporary Art and Architecture Triennial. (September 26, 2020)
  • Tyler Graphic & Interactive Design student Katie Fish's ('21) design was selected to be the City Of Philadelphia's official "I Voted" election sticker. (September 25, 2020)
  • Professor of Painting Odili Donald Odita's new mural, "Procession," was unveiled at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. (September 25, 2020)
  • Philip Glahn, associate professor of aesthetics and critical studies, and program head of painting, and Cary Levine have co-authored "Satellite Arts: a television of attractions" in Parallax Journal, Volume 26, Issue 1: Networked Liminality. (September 10, 2020)
  • New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) unveiled its commission by Tyler Assistant Professor of Ceramics Roberto Lugo, entitled “Stunting” Garniture Set, a set of porcelain covered vases and sculpture that expands the parameters of NOMA’s ceramics collection to highlight New Orleans music icons Louis Armstrong, Lil Wayne, and No Limit Records. (September 1, 2020)
  • William Villalongo (MFA '01) and his work are featured in Vulture's article, "A New Book Shows Why Black Artists Drive the Culture Visually," about the book Young, Gifted and Black, which surveys the next generation of Black artists. (August 27, 2020)
  • Jennifer Packer (BFA ‘07), noted as part of a new wave of critically-recognized black female artists, has her work first documented in the publication "Tenderheaded." (August 19, 2020)
  • The documentary "Without Wax: Roberto Lugo" on Tyler Ceramics faculty Roberto Lugo premieres as an official selection at Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival. (August 7, 2020)
  • Philip Glahn, associate professor of aesthetics and critical studies, and program head of Tyler Painting, interviewed artist Dindga McCannon as part of the BOMB Oral History Project, which is dedicated to collecting, documenting and preserving the stories of distinguished visual artists of the African Diaspora. (August 3, 2020)
  • Tyler Architecture student Elizabeth Caccavano (BSArch '21) is one of four new directors elected by the National Architectural Accrediting Board's Board of Directors. They were nominated by the American Institue of Architecture Students and will serve the 2020–2022 term. (July 29, 2020)
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer's article, "The color gold and the powerful spirit of Black and brown people in a mural," features artists, including Tyler faculty Roberto Lugo and alumni Isaac Scott (MFA '21) and Princeton Cangé (BFA '19), who are creating a mural in Philadelphia in hopes of “activating the community, reflect[ing] on the radical energy in the city and around the country, and commemorat[ing] the powerful spirit” of Black and brown people. (July 29, 2020)
  • Painting Alumnus Warith Taha (MFA '20) is the recipient of The Tournesol Award, which recognizes and supports one Bay-area painter each year as they take the first major steps toward establishing a career in the critical early years of their artistic development. (July 27, 2020)
  • Jennifer Packer (BFA ‘07), alumna of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture’s Painting Program, is the recipient of the 2020 Nancy B. Negley Rome Prize. (July 23, 2020)
  • Tyler's Assistant Professor and Program Head of Art Education, Renee Jackson has recently published the article, "Chance Encounters as a Generative Mechanism in Art, Teaching and Research," in Volume 17, No. 1 [page 48] of Canadian Art Teacher, published by the Canadian Society for Education through Art. (July 22, 2020)
  • Tyler Professor of Painting Odili Donald Odita was interviewed by MoMA Department of Painting and Sculpture Curator, Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi in BOMB Magazine, Issue 152 for The Oral History Project. (July 21, 2020)
  • Paula Scher (BFA '70) is featured in de zeen for her work along New York City's High Line that encourages social distancing. (July 21, 2020)
  • John Hatfield (MFA '89), Executive Director of Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, New York, appears in Smithsonian Magazine's "Are Sculpture Parks Having a Moment in the Sun?" The article highlights sculpture parks and gardens, which have emerged as alternative, socially-distanced public spaces punctuated with art, due to COVID-19. (July 17, 2020)
  • Ree Morton (MFA '70) is featured in the Hyperallergic article "Ree Morton’s Personal Work Asserts That Art Doesn’t Exist in a Vacuum," which discusses Morton's work that remains vital to questioning what it means to be a woman in art history and society. (July 16, 2020)
  • Oussama Khalfi (MArch '20) and his thesis project, "Perpendicular City," that explores the idea of urban development through vertical expansion was featured in Archinect, as part of a summer series that highlights graduates during a time of economic challenges and online learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (July 15, 2020)
  • Associate Professor of Sculpture Karyn Olivier, a dynamic leader in public art and the exploration of contemporary social issues, has written an Op-ed in The Washington Post, "Removing an offensive mural from the University of Kentucky isn’t ‘racial justice.’" (July 6, 2020) 
  • Professor of Painting, Odili Donald Odita, is featured in Hyperallergic's "Artists Quarantine with their Art Collections," and speaks about a print by Roman Signer that he and his wife recevied as a gift from Emanuelle’s late mother, Manuela. (July 4, 2020)
  • Diana Fernandez (BSLA '12) was awarded the inaugural Emerging Professionals Medal by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The new award was created to recognize an individual within their first decade of practice who has demonstrated “exceptional leadership and considerable contribution to the profession of landscape architecture, the prospective recipient’s community, and/or a firm or design team; early in one’s career.” (June 24, 2020)
  • Ayana Evans (MFA '00) is featured in The New York Times, "What It Takes to Raise a Black Woman Up," which mentions how Evans has been making grueling, yet nuanced performances using her own body to help audiences understand what black women often face. (June 19, 2020)
  • Isaac Scott (MFA '21) and his photogprahs are featured in the June 22, 2020 issue of The New Yorker, in which he documented Philadelphia’s response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the call for police reform and racial equity in the United States that has followed—from the early confrontations to the peaceful protests and marches in the city continuing today. (June 15, 2020)
  • Doreen Garner (BFA '10) is featured in artnet for her 2017 performance, in collaboration with Art21, in which she and other black women dissected and performed the same operations on a silicon cast of J. Marion Sims, a pioneer of gynecology who conducted painful experiments on enslaved black women (created by Garner and artist Kenya Robinson). (June 11, 2020)
  • Pablo Meninato, associate professor of architecture and graduate curricular head, recently gave an interview for New Books in Architecture podcast about his book Unexpected Affinities. (June 3, 2020)
  • Rob Kuper, associate professor of landscape architecture, is featured in the June 2020 (Vol. 110, No. 6) issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine where he responds to the benefits of virtual classrooms, how it can reduce the carbon footprint of the entire class, provide more immediate critical feedback and more. (June 2, 2020)
  • Temple Rome alumnus Robert Gober is featured in The New York Times article, "Lessons From Robert Gober, Anxious Homebody," which features the Matthew Marks Gallery's first online exhibition, “Robert Gober: Sculpture, Photographs, and Works on Paper 1976 -2019.” (May 31, 2020)
  • Laurie Simmons (BFA '71) was featured on artnet: "The Art World Works From Home: Laurie Simmons Is Now Photographing Props Instead of People and Taking Dog-Training Lessons on Zoom." (May 22, 2020)
  • Adobe's blog featured Tyler's Graphic & Interactive Design Program and how effective it was in the spring of 2020 when Tyler, like many colleges and universities across the United States, transitioned to online learning from home, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (May 5, 2020)
  • Tyler Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM alumna Eve Streicker (MFA '13) is the recipient of two awards in 2020: the 2020 Carelle Grant from The Women’s Jewelry Association, awarded annually through a jury process to an emerging design brand in their first five years of business; and a CASE Award by the Jewelers of America, which honors the jewelers who create jewelry pieces with the highest levels of creativity, artistry, skills and excellence in quality and style. (May 5, 2020)
  • Smithsonian Magazine covered the Dinah Memorial Project and the monument being created by Associate Professor Karyn Olivier, which will honor a once-enslaved woman who saved Philadelphia's historic Stenton House with a contemplative space. (May 1, 2020)
  • Sculpture Associate Professor Karyn Olivier's exhibition, Everything That's Alive Moves, at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia was reviewed in Artforum. (May 1, 2020)
  • Temple University’s task force—comprised of faculty and students across the university, including the Tyler School of Art and Architecture—are creating 3-D printing ventilator parts and personal protective equipment (PPE), such as face shields, for Temple University Hospital to support medical personnel responding to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: "‘A World War II kind of effort’: Task force produces equipment for Temple University Hospital" in The Temple News. (April 14, 2020)
  • Lisa Kay, associate professor, department chair of Art Education & Community Arts Practices and program head of Art Therapy, has released her latest book, Therapeutic Approaches in Art Education [Davis Publications, Inc.], which offers readers therapeutic art strategies to support and enhance the art teaching practice as well as gain a better understanding of therapeutic art and how to support students in thoughtful, holistic ways. (April 3, 2020)
  • Assistant Professor of Ceramics, Roberto Lugo, and his work is featured in Interview Magazine. Lugo, the self-proclaimed "ghetto potter" and first ceramicist to win the Rome Prize, walked Interview through several of his works. (March 27, 2020)
  • Patricia Renee' Thomas (BFA '17) is featured in amadeus Magazine in the interview "Grapejuice: Patricia Renee' Thomas Investigates the Preparations of Being a 'Presentable' Black Woman." (March 11, 2020)
  • Trenton Doyle Hancock (MFA '00) is one of 28 contemporary artists featured in the American Academy of Arts and Letters' 2020 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts. Exhibiting artists were chosen from over 150 nominees submitted by the members of the Academy—America’s most prestigious honorary society of architects, artists, composers, and writers. (March 5 – April 5 2020)
  • Jennifer Packer (BFA '07) has won the 2020 Greenfield Prize, presented by The Hermitage Artist Retreat, which awards individuals whose past work and future prospects position them to make a significant impact on our shared culture through a commission of art. (February 16, 2020)
  • The New York Times wrote about a new exhibition by Tyler alumna Lisa Yuskavage (BFA ’84) and how the artist "demonstrates her mastery of her medium and her unique talent for upending its conventions." (February 12, 2020)
  • WHYY published the story, "Hidden in plain sight: Philadelphia as the center of the American avant-garde," which notes Tyler as a school "expanding and exploring new materials." The story is in reference to the exhibition Invisible City: Philadelphia and the Vernacular Avant-garde, which includes a video work by alumna Hannah Wilke (BFA and BSEd ’62). (January 29, 2020)
  • Pablo Meninato, associate professor of architecture and graduate curricular head, gave a lecture, entitled "Informal Architecture and Urbanism in Latin America," at the University of Cincinnati that builds on his current research on Informal Urbanism in Latin America. (January 29, 2020)
  • Joe Spix III (BFA '01), currently a creative director for Republic Records, Island Records and Def Jam Recordings, as part of the team that designed the packaging for Chris Cornell, a posthumous compilation album, won the Grammy for Best Recording Packaging at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. (January 26, 2020) 
  • The Glass Art Society announced that Tyler alumnus Nate Ricciuto (MFA ’15) will be a recipient of a 2020 Saxe Emerging Artist Award. (January 23, 2020)