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Research Corner

Research animates all of Penn State’s learning communities. Within the School of Visual Arts the curiosity that drives the creative impulse is seen and felt in our studios, labs and classrooms. These are places that buzz with a continual search for new insights and follows many paths, makes use of multiple methods, and takes on a surprising array of forms. When experience is enlivened by imaginative inquiry the blend of ideas, images and actions that emerge creates new understandings from what we don’t know, which profoundly changes what we do know. This helps us respond intelligently and creatively to a world of continual change. What follows is a sample of the imaginative research undertaken by faculty and students from SoVA.

09/2016

Lauerman 3D Printer Building

Want to learn how to build your own 3D printer? In a two-week intensive workshop this summer at the Anderson Ranch Arts Centre in Colorado, Tom Lauerman guided a dozen workshop participants to do just that. Lauerman, an assistant professor in...

Christina Dietz Honeybees and Homemakers: Pollination and Gendered Labor

What do traditional gender roles of women and domestic work have in common with the non-visible labor of honeybees? Through her $4500 Apes Valentes...

Indira Bailey

Indira Bailey, Ph.D. candidate in Penn State School of Visual Arts' Art Education department, is a recipient of the Pennsylvania Art Education Association's (PAEA) Clyde McGeary Award.

"Bailey’s doctoral research, situated in Black...

Alfred Tokyo Show

Penn State School of Visual Arts Assistant Professor and alumnus Brian Alfred is participating in the group exhibition TOKYO / LONDON / NEW YORK at MAHO KUBOTA GALLERY in Tokyo. The show, on...

07/2016

Staley

Distinguished Professor Chris Staley will host a workshop, Creating Ideas,...

06/2016

Sam Nolte

Samantha Nolte-Yupari ('14 Ph.D.) recently received the Arts and Learning SIG's Dissertation Award. The award is presented annually to the scholar whose work is important to Arts and Learning SIG members and bears the hallmarks of integrity,...

Alfred Image

Brian Alfred, assistant professor of art and alumnus of the Penn State School of Visual Arts, has a solo exhibition, In Praise of Shadows, at Ameringer McEnery Yohe gallery in New York City through July 1, 2016. The exhibition is...

Christine Fashion Just Every Essential Part

Penn State School of Visual Arts 2016 graduate Christine Fashion (B.F.A., focus on ceramics/sculpture) has received a prestigious Windgate Fellowship from the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design (CCCD), a $15,000 award given to only ten...

Summer Institute NYC: Encounters with Linda Stein's Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females

Join us for the Summer Art Institute, Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females—Tapestries and Sculpture by Linda Stein in New York City, July 11-14, 2016, where participants will make art at Linda Stein’s Tribeca studio, as well as visit...

05/2016

Bowman painting

Professor of Art John Bowman's work will be featured in a multi-venue exhibition as part of the...

Cristin Millett video

"I make every piece usually three times. The first time, it's like I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to do. The second time, I know what I'm going to do, but I'm figuring out how to make it...And then the...

Graduate Research Exhibition

Penn State’s Annual Graduate Research Exhibition celebrates research in all its aspects as an essential and exciting part of graduate education at Penn State. The Graduate Research program includes a Visual Arts Exhibition, designed for those...

Veronica Hicks

Veronica Hicks, Ph.D. student in Art Education, was one of ten graduate students to receive the 2016 Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award during the inaugural Graduate Student Awards Luncheon held on April 27 at the...

Tarantino

Water flows in rivers, lakes, streams—and underground. Ann Tarantino will reveal the previously unseen trajectory of water through soil and vegetation growth at a Brazilian nature preserve, thanks to a Fulbright grant that will allow her to spend...

Jeremy Dennis Photography

Jeremy Dennis, M.F.A. candidate in the Penn State School of Visual Arts, is one of ten...

Alfred Artwork on Japanese High-Speet Train

Brian Alfred, Penn State assistant professor of art and SoVA alumnus has made animation works for the East Japan Railway Company (JR East), which is introducing a special Shinkansen (high-speed railway) service this spring on the Joetsu Line that...

04/2016

Bob Yarber Royal

“Return to the Scene of the Crime,” an exhibition of new paintings by Robert Yarber, Professor of Art, is on display in the Woskob Family Gallery, Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, though July 1, 2016. An artist talk and reception, open to the...

03/2016

First Conference Handbook

The 1965 Art Education Seminar at Penn State is a landmark in the field. Participants and attendees included leaders who shaped the field into the next century. Organized by art education faculty members Ed Mattil (Penn State), David Ecker and...

DJ Spooky

Penn State School of Visual Arts’ John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series is pleased to welcome composer, author, musician, and 2014 National Geographic Emerging Explorer, Paul D. Miller, aka...

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