Terri Friedman

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For years, Terri Friedman has investigated painting through every day materials: kinetic sculpture, installation, and poured paint on sheets of acrylic.  For the past five years, in addition to her kinetic sculpture she has also used the loom to paint. Approaching the loom just like she has engaged her other visual practices. Expanding material limits, diving into color, redefining landscapes, interested in invention and innovation yet borrowing from tradition.  Her work examines the sickly sweet, awkward, uncertain, chromatic, and ornate. Weaving color. Yarn as paint.

By no means has her path as an artist been linear. In a very fluid manner, she has traversed the landscape of paint, sculpture, fiber, collaboration, community, books, social media, and pedagogy as art forms, investigating how they all commingle in the expanded field.

Her work has been exhibited nationally as well as internationally including her recent commissioned ART WALL at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, "The Way Things Go" at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (curated by Rirkrit Tiravanija and Betti Sue Hertz), 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. Her work has been featured in such periodicals as Art in America, Artforum, Los Angeles Times, World Art, and Art and Text. 


Associate Professor, Sculpture
Associate Professor, Fine Arts
Interim Chair, Community Arts
Interim Chair, Sculpture
Interim Chair, Individualized Major


BA, Brown University; MFA, Clarement Graduate School

Website: terrifriedman.com