diptych Good Vibes, monotype, intaglio by Terri Fridkin

Local printmaker Terri Fridkin will be exhibiting “Convergence” at MUSE Gallery, 52 N. 2nd Street in Old City Philadelphia, October 4–29. The public is invited to a First Friday reception on October 6, 5–8pm. Also at MUSE, Fridkin will be participating in POST (Philadelphia Open Studio Tours) on Sunday, October 8, 12–6pm, and will host an Artist’s Reception on October 22, 2:30–4:30pm.

Fridkin’s hand-pulled prints are bold and subtle, simple and complex, static and mobile. The foundation of Fridkin’s current works are converging shapes, lines and colors. The interdependent and interlocking relationships of these components alternately produce energy and synergy which generates structure to Fridkin’s compositions. Discipline and instinct allow these outcomes that provide a sense of harmony to counteract the disorder in today’s chaotic world.

Fridkin’s work is a combination of various printmaking techniques, such as intaglio, relief, monotype and chine collé. Her visceral and mental journey is guided by inks, matrices, and papers, including artist-made paper. Her prints are further enhanced by incorporating paint, collage, pencil or pastel. Discovery, experimentation and invention are the converging forces that inspire Fridkin to create.

Terri Fridkin is best known for her dynamic, abstract and mixed media prints that embody intense color and graphic forms. A graduate of the design school at Drexel University, Fridkin lives and works in the Philadelphia area. After teaching art for several years, she left to pursue printmaking at art centers and studios in New York and Pennsylvania. Fridkin is also a monitor in the etching studio at Fleisher Art Memorial.

Fridkin has presented solo shows at Muse Gallery and Main Line Art Center. Selected juried and invitational exhibitions include Woodmere Art Museum, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Hall, The Galleries at William Patterson University in NJ, Southern Printmaking Biennale VII International Exhibition at the University of North Georgia, and the Washington Printmakers Gallery in DC. Fridkin has won numerous awards and her work is in private and public collections. She is represented by Muse Gallery and is a member of the American Color Print Society, the Cheltenham Guild of Printmakers, and Star wheel Printers.

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