Undergraduate Fine Arts and Design

Photo: Albert Lee, Office of the City Representative, City of Philadelphia  

On June 5, 2013, the demolition of a building at 22nd and Market Streets in Center City, Philadelphia, led to the collapse of a neighboring Salvation Army store, killing six people inside. Through a competition held at PAFA, artist and alumna Barbara Fox (Fine Arts, CW’74) was selected to lead the design for a memorial to be created at the site. Architect and alumnus Scott Aker, AIA (MArch’15), a lecturer in undergraduate Architecture, and architect of record for the memorial, collaborated with Fox, the June 5 Memorial Committee, and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS). PennDesign recently met with Fox and Aker at the site for an interview, folllowing the public opening on June 5, 2018.

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.

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

Ken Lum, professor and chair of the Fine Arts Department at PennDesign, has been named an Officer in the Order of Canada, one of the highest Canadian civilian honors.



Installation view of “Making/Breaking the Binary” (2017), Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia (all photos by Studio LHOOQ and courtesy Rosenwald–Wolf Gallery)

MFA alum, Kelsey Halliday Johnson was featured in Hyperallergic for her curatorial work with the exhibition

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.

Sharka Hyland / Marcelline Delbecq

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.

The Norris Square site of Monument Lab

The art installations and shipping containers that dotted Philadelphia’s iconic public squares and neighborhood parks in recent months have gone into storage. But Monument Lab, the citywide art and history project conceived by Ken Lum, professor and chair of fine arts at PennDesign, and Paul Farber, managing director of the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities, is a work in progress.

Performance In "A Crowd of No-one- A Night of Performance," curated by Phoebe Wang at Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia

MFA alum, Heather Raquel Phillips has been selected to receive a Leeway Foundation 2017 Art and Change Grant! The Art and Change Gran