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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.

 

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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)
  • 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)
  • 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)