Artist Emergence and The Art Market

Narrative transcript: “Artist Emergence and the Art Market” from “The Art of Life” with Dr. Jill Thayer, a podcast on Voice of Paso Internet radio on the Central Coast of California. Podcast audio: This subject evolved from my doctoral dissertation, “Artist Emergence in Contemporary Culture: A Dialectic in Social and Material Conditions of Southern California […]

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, The Broad, Los Angeles

“Wit and wonder draw audiences into the existential realm of Yayoi Kusama (b.1929), a visual, installation and performance artist; and leading figure in the Western avant-garde and 1960s counter culture of political activism.” Jill Thayer, Ph.D.

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 […]

Into the World

What defines Artist Emergence? How does one become an artist and what informs this personal path and career direction? How do artists navigate this real-time, streaming media revolution and information overload that is now a bi-product of our society? This complicated notion of emergence has many factors. Aside from childhood background, education, and experience, the […]