Thierry Goldberg Gallery

Vanessa Gully-Santiago
No Touch

April 7th – May 7th, 2017
Opening: Friday, April 7th, 6–8pm

Thierry Goldberg is pleased to present No Touch, an exhibition of new drawings by Vanessa Gully-Santiago. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. The show opens on April 7th with a reception from 6 to 8pm and will run through May 7th.

Whether through painting, drawing, or video, Vanessa Gully-Santiago employs the female form to explore themes of sexuality as they relate to the modern digital experience of women.The works in “No Touch” portray women in ghostly tableaux, with figures inhabiting empty or sparsely furnished rooms. There, either alone or with others, the characters, often rendered in compromising positions, engage in fetishistic acts with questionable levels of acquiescence.

Vacillating between the humorously outlandish and the darkly sinister, each scene retains a degree of sexual charge, occupying an uncomfortable space that positions the viewer as both witness and participant in the activities of these disconnected subjects.

Vanessa Gully-Santiago (b. 1984), currently lives and works in New York. She holds an MFA from Rutgers University, where she was the recipient of the Paul Robeson Emerging Young Artist Award, and a BFA from The Cooper Union. Her first solo show was held at American Medium (Brooklyn, NY) in 2016, and she has recently exhibited at Foxy Production (New York, NY), 247365 (New York, NY), Peninsula Art Space (Brooklyn, NY), Smart Objects (Los Angeles, CA), and the Bruce High Quality Foundation (New York, NY). Gully-Santiago has participated in residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, and her work has been written about on Artspace and Hyperallergic.

For more information please contact the gallery at or 212.228.5730