Terri Friedman's work examines the dilemma of water as a hybrid art form that explores an impoverished yet complex biology and kinetics. In her kinetic sculptures, colored water moving becomes painting in perpetual motion. Her current sculpture and pours explore environmental issues, landscape as metaphor, and bottled water with humor and irreverence. Using non-traditional materials, methods, and saccharine palettes, her work questions the artificial boundaries between painting and sculpture (color and form), temporal and permanent, abstract and representational, earnest and ironic, heroic and humble.
Her work has been exhibited nationally as well as internationally including the Orange County Museum of Art Biennial, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Geffen Contemporary, L.A.C.E., San Jose Museum of Art, pW139 Amsterdam, The Icebox Athens, c/o Gallery Oslo, and Pavilions Supermarket in West Hollywood. Her work has been featured in such periodicals as Art in America, Artforum, Los Angeles Times, World Art, and Art and Text.
Senior Adjunct Professor, Sculpture