FLOWER NYACK POWER, Terry Straus, 11-2017, 9” x 12”, mixed media on paper.
TAMPA ORANGE, 2015. oil on canvas, 30” x 40”, series: SUNSET.
Agrizoophobia. 2014 Oil on canvas. 10" x 20"
Terry Straus Tea Pot #4 Frame 12” x 14”, 4/2018. Mixed Media
Mixed media series mindfully combines repurposed magazine flower clippings with re-cycled art supplies on new watercolor paper.
Charcoal series, begun in 2015, examines the mid-day winter sky. The sun and moon, both visible in the winter sky, seem to play in tangled mid century power lines.
The SUNSET series challenges the viewer by visually asking, “Where are you standing?” The painterly series develops deep space using abstract expression techniques in the application of paint. Paint may have been: washed off with turpentine, applied thickly, varnished in areas. Strong compositions often recall Z or X shapes. Straus sources boutique handmade and vintage oils, and grinds pigments and walnut oil and varnish.
Photographs printed and collaged, The series tell the story of newfound love through metaphor. Embracing lovers gaze at an idealized day through the dappled light of a crown canopy.
Collages from this series are mounted on acid free board and signed on the back of the board. Frames are wood and are fitted with screw exes and wire. Each collage is labeled on the back.95.
Not for sale.
Earlier variations of INAMORATA , INAMORATO have been placed, often by charity auction including: Meals on Wheels, Inspire Nyack, Ronald Mc Donald House, and many others. I am honored to donate, so do contact me.
I do still have several important breakthrough pieces which bridge the development of the series. Look for them at studio or gallery exhibitions.
INAMORATA, INAMORATO began in 2010 and is now closed. I will not be creating new works in this series.
Oil paint on canvas, this serise describes the suburban condition through natural landscape and pop-art images. The man-made and natural elements and palettes enrich each other.
Framed still life.
6/8 - 6/10/2018 PATERSON ART-WALK, 2018, The Art Factory Paterson, NJ
5/1 - 6/4/2018 I WANT YOU, I DON’T NEED YOU. Studio 4 Gallery, Peekskill,NY.
5/20 - 5/21/2017 Arts Festival: Open studio, GARNER ARTS, NY
4/22 - -SAVE THE CHILDREN, to benefit Aleppo, CATALIST GALLERY, BEACON, NY
3/11 - 4/24/2017GARNER ARTS CENTER FIRST ANNUAL MEMBERS' EXHIBITION1/2016 METAPHOR: LANDSCAPES OF THE HUDSON VALLEY,
The Valley Cottage Library, Valley Cottage, NY
2/21 - 3/1/2016 PEARL RIVER GROUP SHOW, Pearl River Library, NY
1/7 - 2/28/2016 SUBURBAN LANDSCAPES, The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
11/8/2015 - 7/27/2016 TERRY STRAUS: SOLO EXHIBITION, Silver Tips, Tarrytown, NY
8/3 - 8/10/2015 ART & JAZZ, Gateway Art Center, 4 W. 43 Street, NYC, NY.
12/2014 - 4/2015 The Outside In, Piermont, NY
2/2015 CAPTURED:THE SUN & THE MOON, and THE SKY, Rose Memorial Library, Piermont, NY
9//21/2014 ART IN THE PARK, Piermont Straus Foundation, Piermont, NY
5/9/2014 GARNER ARTS: Open studio. Garner Arts, Garner, NY.
10/2013 GARNER ARTS: RE-IMAGINE, Open Studios at Garner Arts, Garner, NY.
1/2013- 3/2013 JUDITH KALIB OFFICES, Art Students League, Exhibition Outreach,
Judith Kalib-Times Square Offices, New York City, N.Y.
11/2012 TERRY STRAUS: OVER THE HORIZION, Barnes and Nobel, West Nyack, NY
10/2012 GARNER ARTS: RESURRECTION, Garner Arts, Garner, NY.
9/2012 TERRY STRAUS; SOLO EXHIBITION, The Valley Cottage Library, Valley Cottage, NY.
5/20/2012 RESIDENTS ALUMNI SHOW, Art Students League,
Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, Sparkill, NY.
2/25 - 4/20/2012 TURNING: THE NATURE OF SPRING,
Dominican College: Sullivan Library, Orangeburg, NY.
3/2012 Winter Landscapes. Bunberry Cafe, Piermont, NY.
10/2011 CLASS SHOW: HANS WITCHE, The Art Students League, Sparkill, NY.
11/2010 League of our Own!, open studio, Bell-Ans Bldg, Orangeburg, NY
9/2001 ART OF LAGUARDIA, LaGuardia Airport, NY.
7/21 - 8/11/2001 AN ART ODYSSEY: THE MANY WORLDS OF ART, AQA Gallery, Forest Hills, NY.
2/2001 HOME SWEET HOME, AQA Gallery, Forest Hills, NY.
2/27 - 3/20/1999 QA XAXII: Twentieth year Anniversary Show. AQA Gallery, Forest Hills, NY.
4/2 - 5/30/1998 LIFE ON THE EDGE: ALL THINGS ENDANGERED, AQA Gallery, Forest Hills, NY.
1/18 - 2/22/97 CONVERGENCE: EXPLORING OUR ECCLECTIC CULTURE,
AQA Gallery, Forest Hills, NY.
9/28 9/29/1997 Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church. Forest Hills, NY.
10/14 - 11/5/1998 ARTIST'S CHOICE II. AQA Gallery, Forest Hills, NY.
1998 PBS Special, David Blackburn, The Printmaking Workshop.
Masters of Arts Brooklyn College, CUNY Fine Arts Education, June 1995
Bachelor of Arts Queens College, CUNY May. 1991
Associates Arts and Science Fashion Institution of Technology, SUNY Advertising Design, June 1980
Art Students League of New York Artist in Residency Program, January 2012
Lehman College, CUNY—Fall 1992, Summer 1994
Board of Education of the City of New York, Professional Development— Fall 1998, Fall 1998
The College of Saint Rose—1996
School of Visual Arts—1981,1992,1983, 1984,1985
Long Island University, C.W.Post—1992
The Printmaking Workshop
The Cooper Union, High School Saturday Scholarship Program. Drawing, 1977 - 1978
The Art Students League of New York—1982 -
New York City Public Schools, Teacher of Fine Arts,1992
The University of the State of New York, Public School Teacher Certificate, Art,1996
Teresa Straus, Exhibiting Artist, 1987–
Champion Day Camp, March, 2013 through August, 2016
Board of Education, New York City, 9/06
DellaFemina, Travisano, and Partners, Inc, New York, 1982 - 1987
Freelance graphic design, New York, 1980 - 1982
Terry Straus examines her place in the world through visual images. She often combines deep natural space and graphic color and shape. Visual metaphors, symbols, and art history references are found in her work.
Ms. Straus studied drawing at the Cooper Union Scholarship Program and also studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen’s College and a Master’s from Brooklyn College, and received an Artist-in-Residence Scholarship from the Art Students League. She worked as the Associate Art Director of Forum magazine and as the Assistant to Creative Director of an advertising agency before becoming a tenured art teacher in the New York City high school system. As a member of the Allied Artists Association, Ms. Straus has exhibited her paintings, drawings, and prints widely in galleries, and her monoprints were included in a PBS special during the 1990s.
SUNSET series installed , gallery at Valley Cottage Library.2016. http://www.vclib.org/arquivos/5854.VCL_Focus_Fall-2016_WEB.pdf
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