UP-COMING SHOW SCHEDULED: April 23 - May 31, 2015
Artist Reception: Friday, April 24, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
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.”
She lives in Eugene, Oregon, where she is a Professor of Art at the University of Oregon. In addition to university-level coursework, Warpinski teaches workshops, most addressing the landscape as subject or alternative/archaic photographic processes. She has led field courses to the area surrounding the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for 20 years, initiated a program in the northern Italian village of Oira in 2005, and taught a multi-national field course centered on the Arava Desert of Israel during her Fulbright Fellowship in 2001.