Diana Shui-lu Wong: Ephemerality of Change

By Jill Thayer, Ph.D., Contributing writer, book essay for Diana Shui-lu Wong Retrospective 1977 – 2017, ARTVOICES Art Books, Los Angeles, June 2017   “I think culture is history, what people have accumulated, what people have done. I cannot copy, but can only renew.”                        […]

“A Conversation with Bruce Everett,” by Jill Thayer Ph.D.

“A Conversation with Bruce Everett,” by Jill Thayer Ph.D. The following interview features Bruce Everett, regionalist landscape painter in Templeton, California on the Central Coast. Excerpts of the interview air in “The Art of Life,” my weekly podcast series on Voice of Paso Internet radio Fridays at :15 past the hour at 6 – 9am. The interview includes topics such as Background and influences on career; Photorealism and Professional Practice; Plein Air and Studio – First Glance and Memory; and Methodology and Large-scale Commissions.

Diego Santanelli – Resilience

By Jill Thayer, Ph.D., Contributing Writer, ARTPULSE Magazine, Miami, June, 2016 8 April – 25 June 2016, Canale Diaz Art Center, Coral Gables “My work is precisely the result of that interaction between the artist and the medium with which he works, between the individual and the world that surrounds him. Through this gesture, I attempt to recount my personal story, presenting it […]

CSUB Alumni Hall of Fame 2016 Inductees: Greg Colson and Jeff Colson

In honor of Greg Colson and Jeff Colson’s induction to CSUB Alumni Hall of Fame 2016, California State University, Bakersfield Office of Alumni Engagement asked me to share my thoughts and experiences on growing up with the Colsons, two internationally recognized artists and good ole’ boys from Oildale. I was happy to oblige. The following links and narrative […]

The Aesthetic of Reflexivity – Interview with Helidon Xhixha

Helidon Xhixha_The Aesthetic of Reflexivity by Jill Thayer PhD See also: “Helidon Xhixha–Sculpting Light.” By Jill Thayer, Ph.D. Contributing Writer, ARTDISTRICTS FLORIDA Magazine NO. 33, December 2014 – January 2015 My sculptures react to the different exposure to light. They are influenced by the tone of light they are exposed to. Whether natural or artificial, light plays […]

Helidon Xhixha – Sculpting Light

Helidon Xhixha_Sculpting Light by Jill Thayer PhD See also: “The Aesthetic of Reflexivity–Interview with Helidon Xhixha.” 5 September – 7 November 2014, Galerie Lausberg, Düsseldorf, Germany By Jill Thayer, Ph.D., Contributing Writer, ARTPULSE Magazine, NO. 21, VOL. 6, 2015 My sculptures mirror and converse with the surrounding landscape and their complex vitality becomes inexhaustible sources of reflections, […]

Artists in the Lime Light: A Conversation with Thinh Nguyen, Debra Bianculli, Olivier Mirguet, Melanie Moore, Alan Nakagawa, Paulin Paris, and Jane Gillespie Pryor

A Conversation with THINH NGUYEN  DEBRA BIANCULLI  OLIVIER MIRGUET  MELANIE MOORE  ALAN NAKAGAWA  PAULIN PARIS  JANE GILLESPIE PRYOR June 12, 2014 Conducted at thinhstudio, Hawthorne, California Interviewer: Jill Thayer, Ph.D. Interview with Thinh Nguyen (curator); Alan Nakagawa, Melanie Moore, Debra Bianculli, and Jane Gillespie Pryor (Lime Light exhibition artists); with Paulin Paris and Olivier Mirguet […]