Contemporary sculpture is a broad and
diverse field that includes object making,
large-scale architectural installation,
performance-based work, time-based work,
and time-based media.
Tyler's Graduate Program in Sculpture ranked 9th in US News and World Reports Best Graduate Schools 2012
Tyler School of Art
2001 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Click the links below for detailed program requirements.
Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Winifred Lutz on being named 2012 Outstanding Educator by the International Sculpture Center.
Faculty, students and alumni gathered to salute her accomplishments. As the ISC notes, “Winifred’s teaching emphasizes the importance of developing a lifelong working practice that embodies active comprehensive attention in the world. Her site-integrated installations and permanent public projects are known for their remarkable sensitivity to each site, and for how they reveal the discrete history of a place. Lutz is also recognized as a primary innovator in the field of hand papermaking as an art form. She has lectured nationally and internationally on her unique paper casting methods.”
Congratulations to Hal Jones, MFA Sculpture ’78, his firm Atelier Art moved the priceless art collection of the Barnes Foundation into its new home. Diane Mastrull in the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote, “No doubt the envy of art handlers the world over, the move involved 4,323 pieces of a priceless renowned collection by early modernists, including Matisse, Cézanne, Renoir and Picasso.’
Photo Credits: (left) Chris Kendig; (right) courtesy of the Barnes Foundation
Graduate Exhibition at The Ice Box
SCULPTURE AS PUBLIC PRACTICE—A STöOP Event
An Open Forum about Art, Site, and Agency. With Special Guest John Hawke
Wednesday, February 2, 6:15 PM
Painting Studios, 3rd Floor, Tyler School of Art
2 students from the Painting, Drawing and Sculpture department, Stuart Lorimer and Matt Kalasky are included in a group show at Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art
Robot Project on CBS
MFA Thesis Exhibitions Sculpture 2010
MFA Grads 2009 Part 1
Tyler MFA Sculptor Andrea Biblioni Awarded Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant
second consecutive year, an MFA sculptor has
received a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA
Andria Biblioni has received this award for 2008.
Descend, installation with Styrofoam, 38 x 14 x 8 ft, 2008. Night view. This installation of steps was created for an empty pool in the Lighthouse Community Center. The pool is 70 feet long. It's greatest depth is 8 ft, and its shallowest is 3 ft. The Styrofoam is weighted to the bottom of the pool with an internal structure of wood, bricks, and sandbags. Photo by Armando Morales.
The Tree House that God Never Built, 8' x 6' x 8'4"ť, mixed media installation, 2006. This small room was erected inside of a larger space of about 10 x 14 ft. The viewer enters through a door. A real tree limb was bolted to the floor in this installation. Cylindrical pieces of glass were inserted into the ceiling and light was directed through them to create the impression of starlight. Photo by Armando Morales
The Annual MFA Grant Program was created in 1997 to help MFA painters & sculptors in furthering their artistic careers and to aid in the transition from academic to professional studio work upon graduation.
Each recipient will receive an MFA Grant in the amount of $15,000. To date the Joan Mitchell Foundation has awarded 133 MFA Grants. These grants are given in recognition of artistic quality to artists chosen from a body of candidates put forth by nominators from the academic art community across the United States.
Two Tyler students were the recipients of
Natasha Bowdoin, MFA Painting and Asuka Goto, MFA, Sculpture.
Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award
Daniel Bruce, MFA 2008 Receives International Sculpture Center Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hamilton, New Jersey Daniel Bruce of Elkins Park, PA has been awarded the prestigious International Sculpture Center's Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award for 2008. Daniel is a MFA student of the Tyler School of Art Sculpture Program. The International Sculpture Center (ISC) established the annual "Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award" program in 1994 to recognize young sculptors and to encourage their continued commitment to the field. It was also designed to draw attention to the sculpture programs of the participating universities, colleges and art schools. The award program's growing publicity resulted in a record number of participating institutions; including over 160 colleges and art school sculpture programs from six countries for a nominated total of 401 students. A distinguished panel made up of Mary Ceruti, Director of The Sculpture Center; Robert Roesch, Chair of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts; and Dennis Oppenheim, sculptor, selected twelve winners and nine honorable mentions through a competitive viewing process of the works submitted. The selection of the winners from a large pool of applicants, including international students, is a great accomplishment and testament to the artistic promise of the students' work. The twelve award recipients will participate in the Grounds For Sculpture's Fall/Winter Exhibition, which will be on view from October 11, 2008-April 26, 2009 in Hamilton, New Jersey, adjacent to the ISC headquarters. The artist's work will be included in Grounds For Sculpture's 2008 Fall/Winter Exhibitions Catalogue and featured in the October 2008 issue of the International Sculpture Center's award winning publication, Sculpture magazine as well as on the ISC award winning website at: www.sculpture.org.
International Sculpture Center
Publisher of Sculpture Magazine
Sculpture MFA Alumni Cameron Gainer:
April 25 - May 24, 2008
USFCAM West Gallery
May 4 - May 24, 2008
USF Botanical Gardens and USF Riverfront Park
Sunday, May 4, 4-6pm
USF Botanical Garden
Cameron Gainer is a New York-based artist whose work explores the presence and power of photography in contemporary culture, particularly how a photograph can catalyze belief and disbelief. The exhibition brings together three large-scale sculptural works including a new commission on view at CAM, and installations at the USF Botanical Gardens and USF Riverfront Park. The two outdoor works are based on 20th century alleged hoaxes that Gainer sites and models from photographic sources; often the only form of evidence that sightings actually occurred. The exhibition is curated by David Norr, Curator of Exhibitions and Special Projects and is accompanied by a forthcoming publication with essays by critic Gregg Perkins and the curator.
HausWerk is a contemporary art exhibition mounted by 15 Tyler School of Art students in a house set to be demolished.
The house is located in Paoli, Pennsylvania. The artists were each given a space in the house to do whatever they wanted.
As the title Haus Werk suggests, the art work addresses ideas intrinsic to the setting such as domesticity, the function of a house and the conventional uses of different living spaces.
The opening reception Haus Warmen BBQ will be on December 15, 2007 from 3 PM. to 7 PM.
The exhibition will be open from December 15, 2007 through January 4, 2008 by appointment.
Contact Athena Christakis by phone 215-900-0175 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hauswerk Article in the Philadelphia Inquirer,
For students, home is where the art is
Inquirer Video, At Work with HausWerk
HausWerk and Tyler student founded, Flux Space reviewed on artblog
Natasha Bowdoin, MFA painter and Asuka Goto
MFA sculptor have been awarded the Joan
Mitchell Foundation Grant.
The Joan Mitchell Foundation "MFA Grant Program" was begun in 1997. This program is conducted annually, with the selection of ten recipients who are to receive a Masters in Fine Arts degree from a recognized graduate art facility in painting or sculpture. Each recipient is awarded a Grant of $10,000 in
recognition of artistic merit. The purpose of this award is to assist in furthering the recipient's artistic career and their transition from academic to professional studio work.
Work by Natasha Bowdoin:
Work by Asuka Goto: