Terri Warpinski

Fish/Pearce Award

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Terri Warpinski (lives De Pere, WI) has a BA in Humanistic Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and an MA in Drawing and Photography, and an MFA in Photography from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. She has exhibited her work at the Fotofest, Houston, TX; University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Camerawork in San Francisco, CA; and Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY; as well as at the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel; and Pingyao International Festival of Photography, China. Warpinski’s artist books are in the collections of Amherst College, MA; University of California-Berkeley; Yale University, New Haven, CT; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; and Stanford University, CA. She had a Fulbright Senior Fellowship to Israel, and is Professor Emerita of Art at the University of Oregon and Educator of the Society for Photographic Education. She was awarded a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Research Fellowship to Berlin and was a resident at Playa, OR; Ucross Foundation, WY; Myndlistarmanna (SIM), Reykjavik, Iceland and Scuola Internazionale di Graphica, Venice, Italy. She is the co-founder of newARTSpace, a non-commercial, artist-driven exhibition and event space in De Pere, WI.

Statement from the Artist:
My current work is rooted in the histories and futures of our fragile ecosystem through an examination of land preserves undergoing the process of re-wilding and ecological recovery. By manipulating photographic imagery and including a wide range of related source materials, I seek to make visible a state of mind: a way of perceiving and connecting information and ideas across time and space that are not entirely visual in nature. In doing so, I aim to address various notions related to time, observation, destruction and restoration, the accumulation of knowledge, and the shadow of memory.