Fragments: Reaching Aspen, 1999
photo collage/scan/inkjet print
image 10 x 6
Terri Warpinski has been a professor of photography at the University of Oregon since 1984. Her B.A. degree is from the University of Wisconsin in Green Bay, and she holds an M.A. and M.F.A from the University of Iowa. Her photographically based creative practice reflects an expertise that bridges the span from handcrafted historical practices to digital media exploring the relationship between personal, cultural and natural histories. 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."
Her work continues to be widely exhibited in galleries, institutions, and international festivals including such venues as the Pingyao International Festival of Photography in China; the US Embassy in Jerusalem; Houston International Fotofest; the Oregon Biennial at Portland Art Museum; Center for Photography at Woodstock; and the University of the Arts Philadelphia. Warpinski served two terms as Chair of the national board of directors (2000-2008) for the Society for Photographic Education, held a residency at the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, and was a Fulbright Senior Scholar to Israel 2000-2001. She is included in many permanent collections, has had numerous works acquired through the % for Art Program, including a recently installed piece in the new Ford Alumni Center on the UO campus. This fall she was invited to a residency at Playa, a new residency program in Summer Lake.