acrylic, wool, metallic, chenille cotton fibers
46 x 28 in
Terri Friedman’s work responds to the current climate of anxiety and uncertainty by enlisting color, abstraction, and text to explore topical issues and personal narratives. Brain science, in particular research on neuroplasticity and epigenetics, are growing fields that set the context for her work. She explores with fiber the brain-body connection, mental health, and the brain’s ability to rewire from psychological and physical trauma.
After receiving her BA from Brown University and her MFA from the Claremont Graduate School, Friedman exhibited her kinetic sculptures at such venues as the San Jose Museum of Art, MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary, Orange County Museum of Art, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. More recently she has exhibited her large-scale tapestries at the Berkeley Art Museum (Art Wall), San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Long Beach Museum of Art, CODA Museum, Netherlands, and gallery exhibitions in New York and California curated by Jenelle Porter, Glenn Adamson, Betti-Sue Hertz, and Rirkrit Tiravanija. In 2019 she was featured in Vitamin T: Threads and Textiles in Contemporary Art (Phaidon Press), and in 2020 had a solo exhibition at the CUE Art Foundation in New York City curated by artist Kathy Butterly.