Graduate Fine Arts

Terry Adkins’s temporary monument in City Hall Courtyard, 2015

Photo: Lisa Boughter

Monument Lab, the citywide public art and history project co-curated by Fine Arts Chair Ken Lum, opens in 10 different locations on September 16, with a kickoff event at City Hall from 1:00 – 4:00 pm spotlighting projects from artists Mel Chin, Tania Bruguera, Michelle Angela Ortiz, and Hank Willis Thomas.
Araba Ankuma, untitled video still, 2017

Araba Ankuma, untitled video still, 2017

Design by Prof Telhan
Prof. Orkan Telhan's article for the Sharjah Biennial, "Making Vanilla Queer Again" was recently published! See the full article here. 
Artist Wilmer Wilson, at right, one of the flanerie practitioners in the current show at the Barnes, talks with Eli Gabay, left, of honorary consul of Nicaragua in Philadelphia, while holding a television with his X-ray on it at City Hall in Philadelphia, PA on April 3, 2017.

Artist Wilmer Wilson, at right, one of the flanerie practitioners in the current show at the Barnes, talks with Eli Gabay, left, of honorary consul of Nicaragua in Philadelphia, while holding a television with his X-ray on it at City Hall in Philadelphia, PA on April 3, 2017.

MFA alum, Wilmer Wilson IV's performative works were featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer's article, "That guy walking the streets of Philly with a TV? He's art.
Profile photos of the six Spring 2017 Lecturers

Clockwise from top left: Aki Sasamoto, A. Eugene Kohn, Dara Friedman, Steward Pickett, Carla Diana, Charles Renfro

Beginning Wednesday, January 18, PennDesign hosts more than 50 leading architects, artists, designers, planners, preservationists, and scholars in public lectures on the built environment and visual culture.
Painting by Jacolby Satterwhite. (Sort of a combination between Dali and Bruegel)

En Plein Air: Abduction I, 2014, Unique c-print on custom box, 84 x 57 inches

United States Artists in Chicago announced its fellows for 2016 today. Forty six artists working in a variety of fields within the arts will receive $50,000, including MFA '10 alum, Jacolby Satterwhite!
Wilmer Wilson IV, performance detail from Henry “Box” Brown, photo: Bree Gant

Wilmer Wilson IV, performance detail from Henry “Box” Brown, photo: Bree Gant

Four members of the PennDesign community have been recognized by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage in the latest round of fellowships and grants.
Lecturer Danielle Willems and Architecture Chair Winka Dubbeldam (second and third from left) joined students and faculty at a meeting with residents of Philadelphia's Parkside community.

Lecturer Danielle Willems and Architecture Chair Winka Dubbeldam (second and third from left) joined students and faculty at a meeting with residents of Philadelphia's Parkside community.

At a packed community meeting in early May, a group of graduate architecture students met to share a semester’s worth of research around libraries and design with residents of East Parkside, the West Philadelphia neighborhood that backs up against Fairmount Park.
Student after receiving diploma
Nearly 300 Master’s and PhD degrees were presented on Monday afternoon under a sunlit tent on Meyerson Plaza at PennDesign’s 2017 Commencement Ceremony. Capping off a weekend’s worth of festivities that began on Friday with a reception for the Year End Show for design graduates, the ceremony was led by Dean and Paley Professor Fritz Steiner, who shared the podium with Dr. Mindy Fullilove, who gave the Commencement Address; alumnus and Overseer Mark Gardner (MArch’00), who congratulated gradates on behalf of the Board of Overseers; PennDesign Alumni Association President Stuart Mardeusz (MArch’95); and the department and graduate group chairs.
Scan of article titled "The Shadow Arithmetic"

From Okran Telhan’s Designature

Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Orkan Telhan celebrates the publication of his new book Designature (Revolver Publishing) with a book release party on Friday, March 31 in Ne
Poster for 215610 Juried Exhibition. Juried by Pepon Osorio
We are excited to announce that current MFA students, MFA alumni, and members of the Fine Art faculty have been accepted into the juried exhibition, 215 610 Contemporary at the Delaware County Community College.
Woman doing one woman show
Friday, October 14th, Professor Sharon Hayes will be leading a discussion in response to performance artist, Holly Hughes' newest work. 6 PM! Fisher Bennett Hall! 

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