From her home base in Oregon Terri Warpinski travels the world to pursue her creative practice. She is a Professor of Art at the University of Oregon and was a Fulbright Scholar in Israel 2000-2001. Recent awards include an Individual Artist Fellowship (2014), two Career Opportunity Grants (2015, 2013) from both the Ford Family Foundation and the Oregon Art Commission. Her work has been shown in over 125 exhibitions including the Pingyao International Festival of Photography in China; the US Embassy in Jerusalem; Houston International Fotofest; Center for Photography at Woodstock; the University of the Arts Philadelphia, and San Francisco’s Camerawork. Currently her solo exhibition Surface Tension is touring, after opening in Fort Collins, Colorado at the Lincoln Center in September 2014, it travels through 2017 with venues currently booked in Nebraska, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, New Mexico and Arizona.
Terri Warpinski creates imagery that reflects her reverence for the natural environment and her interest in the traces of human connection embedded in the landscape. An inveterate traveler, Warpinski has most often photographed in the desert environments of the United States and Mexico, as well as central and eastern Australia. In recent work she has been drawing on imagery from travel through the Middle East, Western Europe and China, while also continuing to address her home landscape from the coastal rainforest to the sage plain of the high desert. Helen A. Harrison of The New York Times has written of Warpinski: “She is especially attuned to the often subtle evidence of human impact on nature. . . . (Her work) invite(s) speculation about the secrets that may be revealed by close scrutiny and creative speculation.”
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SELECTED GRANTS, AND FELLOWSHIPS:
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