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Terra Fuller
updated: 03/05/2011
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Denim Diptych
Detail - Denim Diptych
Pumpkermelon
Mulberry Stains and Raindrops
Tie-dye Triptych
Moon & Stars Watermelon (Amish Heirloom), Dedicated to Vija Celmins
Black Veggies & Black Fruit
Tramp Art and Milk Glass
Prison Art and Tramp Art
Me Trying the Simple Life
Pets Painted on Rocks
My Calico Pets
Big Salad
Studio of Pet Portrait Painter
Visiting an Old Itinerant Painter
 
Portfolio Keywords:  craft, documentary, narrative, nature, landscape
 
 
Denim Diptych by Terra Fuller
Denim Diptych
graphite on paper
2009
12 " x  12 " 
Detail - Denim Diptych by Terra Fuller
Detail - Denim Diptych
graphite on paper
2009
0" x  0" 
Pumpkermelon by Terra Fuller
Pumpkermelon
graphite on paper
2006
13" x  12" 
Mulberry Stains and Raindrops by Terra Fuller
Mulberry Stains and Raindrops
graphite on paper
2007
15" x  14" 
Tie-dye Triptych by Terra Fuller
Tie-dye Triptych
graphite on paper
2006
16" x  19" 
Moon & Stars Watermelon (Amish Heirloom), Dedicated to Vija Celmins by Terra Fuller
Moon & Stars Watermelon (Amish Heirloom), Dedicated to Vija Celmins
pencil on paper
2008
20" x  18" 
Black Veggies & Black Fruit by Terra Fuller
Black Veggies & Black Fruit
pencil on paper
2008
26" x  24" 
Tramp Art and Milk Glass by Terra Fuller
Tramp Art and Milk Glass
graphite on paper
2007
15" x  19" 
Prison Art and Tramp Art by Terra Fuller
Prison Art and Tramp Art
pencil on paper
2008
48" x  48" 
Me Trying the Simple Life by Terra Fuller
Me Trying the Simple Life
graphite on paper
2005
14" x  14" 
Pets Painted on Rocks by Terra Fuller
Pets Painted on Rocks
graphite on paper
2005
14" x  16" 
My Calico Pets by Terra Fuller
My Calico Pets
graphite on paper
2006
10" x  10" 
Big Salad by Terra Fuller
Big Salad
graphite on paper
2006
18" x  20" 
Studio of Pet Portrait Painter by Terra Fuller
Studio of Pet Portrait Painter
pencil on paper
2008
17" x  16" 
Visiting an Old Itinerant Painter by Terra Fuller
Visiting an Old Itinerant Painter
pencil on paper
2006
24" x  20" 

Artist Statement

My drawings document experiences and adventures traveling around the rural United States and reference the art historical tradition of traveling itinerant artists while I negotiate the global migratory reality of the 21st century. In an increasingly complicated and technological world, these drawings explore the notion of making something out of nothing, or almost nothing – tramp art, animals and houses painted on rocks, canjos (banjos made out of tin cans.), etc. Journeys such as visiting Amish families, spending time at hippie communes, and attending survival camp in the desert result in drawings that blend the aesthetics of American folk art and untrained object makers while posing questions about art/craft, identity, travel/tourism, and consumerism of the postmodern age. Eclectic influences include the photos of Sally Mann’s Virginia home, itinerant painters of early America, folk artists of the Midwest, music by John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, and Dolly Parton, the tramping journals of John Muir, travel writers and much more.

Artist Bio / CV

Education

2001   Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT                MFA, painting and printmaking 

1998    The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL BFA, painting and interdisciplinary studies

Solo and two-person exhibitions
2008 Adventure Art II-XIX, Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
2007   Terra Fuller & Sarah Gamble, PS122, New York, NY    Terra Fuller and Anne Roecklein, Art Hospital, Bloomington, IN    
              
Selected Group Exhibitions
2008 International Film Fest,Hungarian Multicultural Center, Medosz Art Center, Budapest, Hungary; Zeichner Anonyme/ Selections, Galerie Stadtscheune, Ottendorf on the North Sea, Germany; Zeichner Anonyme, blutenweiss, Berlin, Germany
 
2006  Connections, Taylor Jenson Fine Arts, Palmerston North, New Zealand; The Black and Tan Journals, Aratoi Museum of Art & History, Masterton, New Zealand; Mostyn 2006, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, North Wales, United Kingdom; National Print Biennial, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; National Print Biennial, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN 

2005  Postcards from the Edge, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY;Strictly Drawing, Bloomingdale Park District Museum, Bloomingdale, IL organized by The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Alumni Affairs; Made in NA,MA, Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA; Contemporary Drawing 2005, T.W. Wood Gallery & Arts Center, Vermont College, Montpelier, VT; American Color Print Society National Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, PA 

2004  Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? Champion Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA; 2nd Loyola University Chicago Print Biennial, Crown Center Gallery, Chicago, IL; Printmakers Invitational Exhibition, Community Art Partners, Glen Ellyn, IL 

2003Girls Gone Wild, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, NY; University of Illinois Wildlife Clinic Benefit Auction/Exhibit, Champaign-Urbana, IL 

2001 M.F.A. Thesis Show, New Haven, CT 

2000; Yale Graduate Student Show, New Haven, CT; City -Wide Open Studios, New Haven, CT 

1998   Eye Candy, Contemporary Artist’s Workshop, Chicago, IL 

1997  Women In Abstraction, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL