After 32 years of teaching and administrative service at the University of Oregon, Terri Warpinski
is now a Professor Emerita of Art dedicated to a full-time practice as a studio artist. Her creative
and scholarly career is distinguished by a Fulbright Fellowship (Israel 2000-2001) and most recently
as a recipient of a DAAD Research Grant (2016) to Berlin working with the Stiftung Berliner Mauer
as her host institution. She is the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship (2014), and two Career
Opportunity Grants (2015, 2013) from the Ford Family Foundation and the Oregon Art Commission.
She has been awarded artist residencies at Ucross (2000), Playa (2011, 2014) and Caldera (2016).
Her work reflects her long-term interest in the traces of human activity embedded in the landscape.
Recently completed projects include Surface Tension: three landscapes of division; and Liminal Matter:
Fences a collaboration with Portland poet Laura Winter. She has been a member of SPE since 1980.
She served two terms as the regional chair of the Northwest Region (1986-1990), served two terms
on the national board of SPE (2000-2008), and served two terms as the Chair of the board of directors
(2002-2006). Most recently, in the spring of 2018, Warpinski received the award of highest distinction
conferred by the Society for Photographic Education at their international conference in Philadelphia
as the Honored Educator of 2018.
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SELECTED AWARDS, GRANTS, AND FELLOWSHIPS
2018 Honored Educator, Society for Photographic Education
2017 Research Visit Grant, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) to Berlin
2016 Golden Spot Invitational Residency, Caldera, Sister, OR
2016 Director's Award, Landscapes, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
2016 Career Opportunity Grant, Oregon Art Commission and Ford Family Foundation
2015 Artist Residency, ANNEX;art, Berlin, Germany
2015 Artist in Residence, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy
2014 Individual Artst Fellowship, Oregon Art Commission.
2014 Career Opportunity Grant, Oregon Art Commission and Ford Family Foundation
2014 Invited Residency, Playa Residence Program, Summer Lake, Oregon
2014 Yaddo Artist Residency, Saratoga Springs, NY . Alternate, 2014
2010 Artist Residency Fellowship, Playa Resdiency Program, Summer Lake, Oregon.
2001 Fulbright Senior Scholar, Israel. Artist-in-Residence, Arava Institute for Environmental Studies
2000 Ucross Foundation Residency, Clearmont, Wyoming.
2016 Surface Tension, Sam Hill Gallery, Prescott College, Prescott, AZ
2015 Surface Tension, Haas Gallery, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA
2015 Surface Tension, Rochester Institute of Technology
2015 Dittmar Memorial Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
2014 Surface Tension (solo exhibition) Lincoln Center for the Arts, Fort Collins, CO
2014 Surface Tensions, University of Nebraska Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE
2014 Surface Tension, Workspace Gallery, Lincoln, NE
2012 Photography NOW 2012, Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York. Selected by Natasha
Egan, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago.
2012 The Long Now, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon.
Curated by Stamatine Gregaory, Independent curator, New York.
2011 LandMarks, SRO Photo Gallery, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
2009 Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, Ca
2008 PingYao International Photography Festival, Shaanxi Province, China
2008 Photography Re-Imagined, Titl Gallery, Phoenix, AZ Christopher James, Juror
2006 Double Vision, the collaborative work of Terri Warpinski and Garry B Frtiz, Jacobs Gallery,
Eugene Center for the Performing Arts, Oregon
2004 14th Annual Center Awards Exhibition, The Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel, CA
2003 Sustaining Vision, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA.
Curated by Anne Wilkes Tucker
2002 Solo exhibition Austin Peay University, Tennessee.
2001 Perpetua: A Collaboration on Place. With Susan Brandeis and Janice Pittsley.
2001 Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, Oregon.
2001 David Barnett Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin..
2001 Depicting Oregon: Recent Photographic and Mixed Media Work. Newport Art Center, Newport,
1999 Ameen Art Gallery, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana.
1999 A Vision Honored, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, Washington. Juried by Linda
Connor. Honorable Mention.
1999 Common Boundary, Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York. Juried by Sandra Phillips,
Curator of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
1999 Expo 18, b. j. spoke gallery, Huntington, New York. Juried by Clare Bell, Associate Curator,
1999 Cut & Paste, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago. Juried by Ginny Sykes and Cynthia Weiss
1996 Fragments and Field Studies, Harris College. Coordinated by International PhotoFest, Houston,
1995 The Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, Oregon.
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS:
Stanford University Library Special Collecitons, Stanford, CA (Liminal Matter, 2015)
Texas State University - San Marcos Library, Special Collections (Liminal Matter, 2015)
University of California-Berkeley Library, Special Collections, Berkeley CA (Sagebrush, 2015; Liminal Matter,
University of Washington Library, Special Collections, Seattle, WA (Sagebrush, 1997; Liminal Matter, 2015)
Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. 2014
Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York. 2012
PacificSource Insurance National Headquarters, Eugene, Oregon. 2005
Port of Portland Port Authority Headquarters, Portland, Oregon. 2000
Lane Community College Library, Eugene, Oregon. 1999
Central Oregon Community College, Bend, Oregon. 1999
College of Saint Catherine, St. Paul, Minnesota. 1996
State of Oregon, Percent for Art Program.
Ford Alumni Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon. 2011.
Law Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 1999.
Oregon State University Valley Library, Corvallis, Oregon 1998.
Lawrence Hall, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 1991.
Loso Hall, Eastern Oregon State College, LaGrande, Oregon, 1990.
Science Complex, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 1989.
Washington State Art Commission Purchase for Art in Public Places.
Klickitat School District, Klickitat, Washington, 1992.
Selkirk School District. Ione, Washington, 1991.
Erie Art Center, Erie, Pennsylvania. 1982
University of Iowa, School of Art & Art History, Iowa City, Iowa. 1983
University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, Alumni Association Purchase Award. 1984
Miller Brewing Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 1980
1983 Master of Fine Arts, University of Iowa, School of Art and Art History, Photography
1982 Master of Arts, University of Iowa, School of Art and Art History, Photography and Drawing
1980 University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, graduate work in Printmaking
1979 Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Humanistic Studies