Word Play: A Conversation with Tm Gratkowski

See also: “Tm Gratkowski: NOTHING SHOCKING.” December 2013 Written by Jill Thayer, Ph.D. for ARTVOICES Magazine, Winter issue “There became a point where art making became the career wasn’t about taking notes, it was about doing.”      Tm Gratkowski A stream of print media is captured, codified, and shared through the process-driven works of Tm Gratkowski. […]

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 […]

In Their Own Words: Oral Histories of CGU Art

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” Søren Kierkegaard In May 2011, Claremont Graduate University School of Arts and Humanities invited me to compile and produce oral histories of alumni artists, professors, and professors emeritus of CGU Art. This post-doctoral project evolved from my dissertation, which explored the mechanisms of […]

A Conversation with Billie Milam Weisman: President and Director of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

June 2012 Written by Jill Thayer, Ph.D. for ARTVOICES Magazine, June/July issue A number of years ago, I had the privilege to work with curator Billie Milam Weisman during my master’s thesis in presenting the exhibition Made in California: Selected Works from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation at the Todd Madigan Gallery at California State University, Bakersfield. The […]