A low-residency, intensive year round program providing the conceptual, critical, historical, and practical knowledge needed to sustain a successful studio.

Visiting Artists
Astrid Bowlby / Gerard Brown: The Artists’ Studio
Philadelphia, PA Astrid Bowlby makes drawings, sculptures, and installations. She received an MFA from The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and a BFA from the University of Southern Maine. She has also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and The Art Students League. She is currently a Visiting Critic at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Bowlby has received Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowships for both works on paper and sculpture/installation as well as a Leeway Award for Excellence and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts.

Gerard Brown is a painter and writer living in Philadelphia. His creative research addresses the uses of written languages and codes and their relationship to pictures. As a writer, he is concerned with the power of images and descriptions in shaping our understanding of and relationship to the world. He has exhibited his drawings at various venues nationwide, and has contributed essays to exhibition catalogs and scholarly books. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Foundations Department at Tyler School of Art.