Graduate Fine Arts

Presented as part of Monument Lab 2017. Photo Steve Weinik, courtesy Mural Arts.

The Civic Portal project – involving PennDesign, Monument Lab, and Penn’s Sachs Program for Arts Innovation – has been awarded a grant to develop an innovative digital tool that allows people to envision future public monuments.

“As PennDesign alumni, you assume new responsibility, and unsurpassed opportunity, to shape our future," Dean Fritz Steiner told the graduating class. The commencement speech was delivered by Oberlin College Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics David W. Orr. Billie Faircloth, a partner at KieranTimberlake, spoke at the awards ceremony. 

PennDesign has joined forces with the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) to offer the nation’s first dual master’s program in fine arts and social work, beginning this fall. 

Sharka Hyland / Marcelline Delbecq

David Hartt, assistant professor of fine arts, is among the inaugural Fellows as part of the new Graham Foundation program.

David Hartt, Interval XIII, 2014. Courtesy the artist

This Synthetic Moment, curated by Professor David Hartt opens this Thursday, January 18th at David Nolan Gallery

The three winners of the 2018 G. Holmes Perkins Teaching Awards

Eric Bellin, lecturer and PhD candidate in Architecture; Sharon Hayes, Associate Professor of Fine Arts; and Ben Krone, lecturer in Architecture, received G. Holmes Perkins Teaching Awards. Named in honor of the architect and longtime faculty member who served as dean of the School from 1951 – 1971, the awards are based on the input of students at PennDesign, to recognize distinguished teaching and innovation in the classroom, seminar or studio. They were presented by Fritz Steiner, dean of the School of Design and Paley Professor, at the Awards Ceremony on May 12 in Meyerson Hall.

Jacolby Satterwhite, Blessed Avenue, 2018. 3D animation and video, 19:20. Edition of 5 with 2 APs. Courtesy Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/ Rome.

On the third floor of an unassuming Chinatown building, a dark hallway leads to Blessed Avenue, Jacolby Satterwhite’s psychedelic quest into queer desire and memory, a twenty-minute digital animation created with Maya computer software.

Associate Professor of Fine Arts (Emerging Design Practices), Orkan Telhan will be featured in Sensorial Urbanism, a forum facilitated by the Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the

Please join ArtBlog with the University of Pennsylvania community for an art safari to callowhill art galleries on Friday, April 6, 2018 from 6:00-9:30pm. Rendez-vous at 319 N. 11th St.

Please join us for Playing the Rules, the first Incubation Series performance event next Thursday, March 22nd at Vox Populi, 8 - 10PM.

MFA Professor Matt Freedman's work is currently featured in Watermelon Punch, a group exhibition at Studio 10 in Brooklyn, NY. The show includes a performance by Prof.