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 […]

Mario Bursztein – Reveries in Form

By Jill Thayer, Ph.D., Contributing Art Historian/Scholar; book essay for Argentine artist Mario Bursztein. “My oeuvre is a fluid, technological brush-stroke, a studied structure, a virtual geometry tinged by movement. It is the summation of a long, never-ending quest.” – Mario Bursztein Mario Bursztein creates a visual language exploring the formal constructs of art and the […]


Tm Gratkowski_Nothing Shocking by Jill Thayer PhD See also: “Word Play: A Conversation with Tm Gratkowski.” By Jill Thayer, Ph.D., Contributing Writer, ARTPULSE Magazine, Miami, Dec. 2014 – Jan. 2015 Issue. Review: Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, 10 Sept. – 1 Nov. 2014 In our quest to assimilate mass communication in a 24/7 news stream, […]

A Catalyst of Meaning: The Art of Karrie Ross

See also: “Synergy of Expression: A Conversation with Karrie Ross.” A catalogue essay to accompany the exhibition at LA Artcore Gallery at the Union Center for the Arts (August 25 – 31, 2014), Los Angeles, California, by Jill Thayer, Ph.D.      For centuries, artists have explored the conceptual boundaries of art and science, such as Da Vinci, […]

The Sublimity of Trang T. Lê

A catalogue essay to accompany the exhibition, Trang T. Lê: Quiet Thoughts (October 4 – November 11, 2013) at Artspace Vincennes, Indiana. By Jill Thayer, Ph.D. A calm presence is felt upon viewing the paintings of Trang T. Lê. Her ethereal compositions impart the quiet essence of nature in a visual language of contemplation. For Lê, […]

The Cultural Contexts of Arnold Mesches

Arnold Mesches: A Life’s Work at Miami Dade College Museum of Art + Design and MDC’s Kendall, Wolfson, and North Campus Galleries reveal the life and times of the prolific artist and activist in an ambitious retrospective. By Jill Thayer, Ph.D., Contributing Writer, ARTPULSE Magazine MIAMI – During the Great Depression, artists portrayed the plight […]