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School of Visual Arts

Alumni and Friends

02/2017

Photo courtesy of Jeremy Dennis

Penn State School of Visual Arts alumnus Jeremy Dennis (’16 M.F.A) is a recent recipient of a Harpo Foundation Grant, which covered expenses associated with his residency at the Vermont Studio Center, as well as provided a stipend for the...

Screen Shot From Big Ten Interview

"One in ten people do not have adequate access to clean water. This is unacceptable." That quote by B. Stephen Carpenter II, professor of art education and african american studies at Penn State,...

Dahn Hiuni

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by artist Dahn Hiuni as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series. Dahn Hiuni is a New York-based Israeli-American multidisciplinary artist and activist. His...

Sal Schiciano, Director, Tibor de Nagy

Armed with an MFA in painting from Penn State’s School of Visual Arts, Sal Schiciano made his way to New York in 2011, to become an inventory manager...

01/2017

Aaron Ziolkowski

Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to present Canon...

Ameringer McEnery Yohe Gallery

Alumni and friends of Penn State SoVA are invited to a reception in New York during the 2017 College Art Association Conference. You do not need to be attending the conference in order to attend this event.

Join us Friday, February 17,...

Anderson sp17

The John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series sponsors an outstanding program of visiting artists and scholars who lecture, give master classes and workshops, and critique student work throughout the academic year. Beginning in March, the spring...

sotomayor greeting card

Penn State School of Visual Arts graduate student Leslie C. Sotomayor and singer/songwritter Eric Ian Farmer have teamed up to make greeting cards that feature her artwork as the design and his lyrics as the inspirational message of "hope." Their...

Alumnus Roberto Lugo

“When I sit at a potter’s wheel, I often think of my father’s bike tire spinning, and that metaphor has always had me reach for more.”

That excerpt from Roberto Lugo’s website sums up his life and career so far — always reaching for more....

All In Old Main

Penn State is commissioning a permanent outdoor piece that provokes thought, encourages dialogue, and demonstrates artistic achievement as a means of advancing the University's "All In" engagement strategy.

“All In” is an ongoing...

Landfried SKYLINE DRIVE

Penn State School of Visual Arts M.F.A. graduate student Lindsey Landfried’s solo exhibition, SKYLINE DRIVE, is on display through February 11 at Galleri Urbane in Dallas, Texas. Landfried composes works on paper, ranging from intimate to...

12/2016

Stick

How might young children form relationships with nature through art? Rebecca Brittain Taudien (’09 MS), current Ph.D. candidate in Penn State School of Visual Arts’ Art Education program, explores this question through her dissertation research...

Alfred Chromacity animation

Brian Alfred, assistant professor of art, exhibited his new animation, Chromacity, on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center, as part of Art Basel, in Miami Beach, Florida. Art...

11/2016

Dana Carlisle Kletchka at SICA

From art museum education, to studio experience, to educational practice, and the evolving disciplines of child and youth culture, to histories of art education, and arts-based research, there are many facets to an Art Education degree in Penn...

Michael Collins in his studio

Penn State will offer art and photography studio classes online for the first time as part of the new...

Matthew J. Olson, America’s Pastime: Campers, Trucks and Strippers,

Expanded Practice invites us to rethink the human and social reach of creative art practices within diverse institutional settings at a time of uncertain cultural change. This exhibition features the work of...

10/2016

Dana Kletchka

Dana Carlisle Kletchka, curator of education at the Palmer Museum of Art and affiliate assistant professor of art education in the School of Visual Arts, has created and conducted a variety of tours of the Palmer Museum of Art over the past...

09/2016

In Between
Penn State School of Visual Arts' Hump Day Gallery presents In Between, a collaborative installation about cultural identity and the transition between locations and cultures featuring three artists from Iran, on display through...
Jamie Heilman with Robot

Penn State School of Visual Arts Associate Professor Cristin Millett returned to Gramolazzo, Italy, as a resident artist at the 2016 Digital Stone Project (DSP). Millett completed a residency at the 2015 Digital Stone Project and was invited to...

Representing Nittany

Representing Nittany is a traveling exhibition that is about community, in particular a diverse community of artists unified by Penn State. The exhibition is the result of a collaborative curatorial effort by...

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