Fibers and Material Studies
The Fibers curriculum teaches technical skills to allow students to explore possibilities through loom and off-loom processes, dyeing and printing and digital output. Fiber courses encourage the use and experimentation of both traditional and non-traditional materials as diverse as Tyvek, latex rubber, wax, resin, and plant matter. Student work investigates two and three dimensions including wall pieces, wearables, indoor and outdoor sculptural installations, and book forms. Fibers faculty emphasize a cross-disciplinary approach by students.
Fibers and Material Studies
Tyler School of Art
2001 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
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Sarah Belknap (BFA 2007) The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Visiting Artist Fellowship, Morrison-Shearer/Tom Jaremba Fellowship, 2009 Disabling Conditions, Site Unseen, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, 2009 Visiting Artist’s Lecture, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2009, James Nelson Raymond Fellowship, Stretching Distillment, RAID Projects, Los Angeles, CA, 2010, 2011-2012 Bolt Residency, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL,The Precession, (Rebecca Horn Fingers for Mark Jeffrey and Judd Morrissey,) Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, 2011.
Julia Edick (BFA 2008) Accepted into the MS Program in Fashion Design, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 2009
Nicole Campanale (BFA 2009), NICHE Student Awards Finalists, Fiber: Wearable category, 2010.
Patrick Burgoyne (BFA 2010) Battle of the Sexes, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE, 2011
Alison Craft (BFA 2010) Gallery Manager, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ, 2011
Kristen Rosser (BFA candidate 2012), Summer Internship, Steam Valley Fiber Farm, Trout Run, PA, 2011, "Recent works in textiles and found materials. A narrative," Historic Preservation Services, Chambersburg, PA
Caleigh Stednitz (BFA candidate 2012), "Felt So Good", Some Things Looming, Reading, PA, 2011
Alexis Turner (BFA candidate 2012), Internship with Jessie Hemmons, Ishknits, Philadelphia, PA, 2011, "Qualities of Life in Philadelphia", PhillyWorks, Philadelphia, PA, 2011
Ana B. Hernandez (MFA 2005), CFEVA Career Development Program Fellowship, Philadelphia, PA, 2009, Arlington Arts Center, Solo exhibition, juried competition, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA, 2009
Lauren Kane Cotton (MFA 2006), Owner & Creative Director, The Cotton Press, Fairfield, CT, 2008
Shelby Donnelly (MFA 2008), Forthcoming, awarded a 2012 Artist Residency at the Cite de Internationale, Paris, France, 2012, Artist Lecture, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2010, Abington Art Center Juried Show, Curator Virgil Marti, Philadelphia, PA, 2009, Tyler Alumni Sculpture, The Icebox, Curator Sarina Basta, Philadelphia, PA, 2009
Joan Dreyer (MFA 2008), Gleanings, The Noyes Museum, Oceanville NJ, 2011, Uncommon Threads, Trenton Artworks, Trenton NJ, 2011, New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship, 2009, Make Me Something Beautiful/NJ Arts Annual: Crafts Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, Jurors: Nicholas R. Bell, Ulysses Dietz Grant, 2009, Transformations/New Jersey Arts Annual: Crafts, The New Jersey State Museum, Trenton NJ, Juror: Margaret O'Reilly, 2008, Fabulous Fiber: A Juried Exhibition The Monmouth Museum, Lincroft NJ, Jurors: Geraldine Velasquez, Joanie San Chirico, 2008, Fiberart International 2007, Pittsburgh PA, Jurors: Dorothy Caldwell, Naolmi Kabayashi, Lois Mora, 2007
Erin M. Riley (MFA 2009), Forthcoming Artist-in-Residence, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE, 2011, Kittredge Foundation Grant Recipient, Cambridge, MA, 2011, Artist-in-Residence, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC, 2011, Cutting Edge: A Celebration of Fibers, juried, Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY, 2011, LEAP Award Finalist, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA, 2010, Artist-in-Residence, The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH, 2010, Cutting Edge: A Celebration of Fibers, juried, Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY, 2010, Solo exhibition, Daddy Issues, Helene Davis Gallery, Artspace, Richmond, VA, 2010
Sarah Muehlbauer (MFA 2010), "Oceans Ignited" Aerial Performance, and Circus Soiree: Flight of the Paper Plane, Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2011, National Emerging Artist Award from VSA Arts, 2008
Kari Scott (MFA 2010), Catawampus, Northbrook Public Library, Northbrook, Illinois (scheduled),2011, BITE identity and humor, Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, Virginia, 2011, stimuli • stimulus, 110 Church Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2011, Something French, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2011, 196, Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, New Jersey, 2011, Annual Juried Show, Abington Art Center, Abington, Pennsylvania (honorable mention), 2010, ¢ÆSin! Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, Florida, 2010, Alternatives: Unconventional & Uncommon Processes, Mpls Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2010, National Art Encounter 2010, The von Liebig Art Center, Naples, Florida (honorable mention), 2010, Pushing the Limits, Artspace Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, 2010, FotoFiberFabulous, Fiber Artspace Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, 2009, In Limbo, Crane Art Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2009
Loo Bain (MFA 2011), CAA NY Area MFA Exhibition, Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY, 2011
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