Exhibition: Artful partners 

Exhibition Duration: December 07. 2022 – March 10. 2023

Opening Reception: December 07. 2022

The Artful Partners Exhibition indicates how art can in a meaningful way mold relationships, reflecting as such, internal sentiments or innermost thoughts that ordinary human interaction, in all its’ forms, is unable to express or even comprehend.

The Artful Partners show contains artworks, in varying art media, painting, sculpture, installations or photography, created by several international artist couples, that live and sometimes at times work together. Thereby, in this theme we delve into an artistic microcosm of countless relations, memories and dreams. This world is where the art couple intercommunicates, while at times manifesting the reminiscent passages of their life relationships into works of art or maintain them in the realm of ideas.  In this way, they allow us to better understand the subliminal elements that form the emotional foundations of a sentimental bond between two creative individuals.

First and foremost, the Artful Partners exhibition emphasizes the vital importance of mutual communication between people, something that, if stretched out, from the inside locus of a relationship, to the outside field of the macrocosm and the contemporary world, is beyond doubt necessary. To borrow a term from botany, this cross pollination works to transfer ideas from one area or medium to another resulting in new and innovative forms. These novel possibilities are responses, nurtured within the couple’s environment that demonstrate the interplay between individuals at times across disciplines based on critical interconnection and close observation.


Participating Couples:

Cecilia Whittaker-Doe and Don Doe

Bill Pangburn and Renee Magnanti

Vincent Ciniglio and Tina Mouchon

Bill Hall and Stephanie deManuelle

Maria De Los Angeles and Ryan Bonilla 

Ron Morosan and Miriam Bloom

Eirini Lindarki and Vincent Parasot 

Joanne Ross and Michael McKeown

Panos Charalambidis and Mary Chairetaki

Martha Dimitropoulou and Apostolos Karakatsanos

Phyllis Merriam and Victor Merriam

Neal Adams and Andis Applewhite

Myong Hi Kim and Tchah Sup Kim



Thalia Vrachopoulos holds a doctorate in the Philosophy of Art History from the City University of New York Graduate School. She has curated over one hundred national and international exhibitions, biennials, accompanied by scholarly catalogues. Dr. Vrachopoulos is a tenured Professor of visual arts at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York. She has written books, scholarly essays and reviews for NYArts Magazine, Visual Culture AD, Part, +-0 , Public Art, Art in Culture, Art in Asia and Sculpture, Wolganmisool, Asia Pacific and has been included in many international panels. Dr. Vrachopoulos has also served on many prestigious advisory panels for art fairs and non-profit institutions. Dr. Vrachopoulos’ contributions have been recorded in the permanent collection of the Princeton library Archives of Accomplished Women in the Arts.


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Please contact the Curator

Thalia Vrachopoulos: [email protected], 212-237-8023

Gallery Hours: 10 AM- 6 PM, M – F


 The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

860 11th Avenue

New York, NY  10019


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About John Jay College of Criminal Justice: An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice   of   The  City  University  of  New  York  offers  a  rich  liberal  arts  and  professional  studies  curriculum  to  upwards  of 15,000 undergraduate  and graduate students from more than 135 nations. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as  an  applied  art and  science in service  to society  and as an  ongoing conversation  about  fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law.