Robert Thiele: 30
Nov. 28, 2009 - Jan. 2, 2010
Opening reception Nov. 28, 2009, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Having taught art at Miami-Dade College since his arrival in Miami in the 1960s, Thiele has impacted generations of artists, including Gean Moreno and William Cordova, who speak strongly of his influence on them. An artist as well as a teacher, he has built up an impressive oeuvre. 30 will present thirty years of Thiele's work, predominantly sculpture from the 1980s and paintings from the 1990s and 2000s. A catalog will accompany the exhibition with essays by Peter Boswell, Curator at Miami Art Museum, and Helen Kohen, former art critic for the Miami Herald and currently in charge of the Vasari Project, an archive of Miami art history.
Thiele divides his time between Miami, Florida and Brooklyn, New York, maintaining a studio in both cities. He began exhibiting publicly in the early 1970s. He participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art's Biennial Exhibition in 1975. His work has been seen most widely in Florida, where he taught at two schools. His numerous solo exhibitions include several in public institutions. Among these are the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in 1988 and Miami Art Museum, in 2001. The distinguished critics and curators who have written essays on his work include Peter Frank, Mark Ormond, Carter Ratcliff, and Robert J. Sindelir.
(L-R): T.S. #3, 1982, T.S. #4, 1982, T.S. #5, 1982