Terri Friedman



Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California, M.F.A. 1993.

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, B.A. with Honors 1986.

Solo Exhibitions

2020. CUE Art Foundation, New York City, New York. catalogue. (curated / organized by Kathy Butterly)

2019. Hello Uncertainty, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, California.

2017.   The Smell of Gasoline, ACME Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

2016.   ART WALL,  UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley California.  August 2016 - February 2017.

2012.   Set me free,  Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta,  Georgia

2011.    Delirious Lucky, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, California

2007.   Mystic Vacation, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California.

2002.   Breathing Underwater, Cheryl Numark Gallery, Washington D.C.

2001.    Falling Up, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California.

2001.   Terri Friedman: New Work, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, Ca.

2000.   Adventures in Denial, jenjoygallery, San Francisco, California.

1999.   Aspirations, The Guard Shack @ Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California.

1998.   thirsty, Jessica Fredericks Gallery,  New York, New York.

1997.   Water in a Straitjacket, Special K Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California.

1996.   "If you want chocolate, why are you eating vegetables?",   W139,  Amsterdam,  TheNetherlands. (in collaboration with Twan Janssen)

1995.   Sunny von Bulow is Still Alive, The Victoria Room,  San Francisco, California.

1994.   Sunny von Bulow is Still Alive, Sue Spaid Fine Art,  Los Angeles, California.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019. The Weight of Matter, Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, California.

Thread, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California

Woven Stories, Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, California.

2018.   Handmade: Women Reshaping Contemporary Art, Westport Art Center, Westport, Connecticut.

2017.    A line can go anywhere, James Cohan Gallery, curated by Jenelle Porter,  New York. NY. 

            DUST, Guerrero Gallery,  San Francisco, California.

            Liminal Focus, Barbara Mathes Gallery, Curated by Jesse Penridge, New York, NY.

            By the River, ACME Gallery,  Los Angeles, California.

2015.   The Way Things Go, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,  San Francisco, California.

            Curated by Rirkrit Tiravanija and Betti-Sue Hertz

2013.   ReMODEL,  Peggy Phelps Gallery,  Claremont Graduate University, California.

2010.   Set Theory 1, The Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California

            Intimate Nature, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California

            Everyday Mystics, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, California

            Alluring Subversions, Oliver Art Gallery, CCA, Oakland, California

2009.   IAA Retrospective Exhibition, Channing Peake Gallery,  Santa Barbara, Ca.

            A Measure of Humanity, Grand Galleries, Tracy, Ca.

2007.   lemonsky Projects, Curated by Jane Hart, Miami Florida.

2006.   Final Show, Cheryl Numark Gallery, Washington D.C.

2003    Los Angeles Post Cool, San Jose Museum or Art, San Jose, California & Otis College, Los Angeles, California.

Curated by Michael Duncan.

2002.   Transparent, Cheryl Numark Gallery, Washington D.C.

             Organic/Mechanic, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconisin.

Glow: Aspects of Light in Contemporary Art, University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas.

2002.   Fleurs du Mal, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California.

             The Importance of Being Earnest, Occidental College, Pasadena, California.

2001.   Surface and Paint (Terri Friedman, Sally Elesby, Pia Fries),  CRG Gallery.  NYC.

2000.   Munchie Munchie, Diverseworks, Houston Texas.

Los Angeles,  Cheryl Numark Gallery, Washington D.C.

Cool Painting,  Brian Gross Fine Arts, San Francisco, California.

1999.   Survivalist,  Southern Exposure, San Francisco, California.

            Tripindicular,  Lemon Sky,  Los Angeles, California.

Slippery,  Blohard Gallery,  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Life in Space, Dave Muller- Three Day Weekend Project, Four Walls & CCAC

            Hubcap Diamond Star Halo,  Claremont Graduate School, Claremont CA.

1998.   Love at the end of the Tunnel, or the Beginning of a Smart New Day, Center on Contemporary Art,  Seattle,


The Comestible Compost,  Pavilions Market, Los Angeles

1997.   Orange County Museum of Art Biennial, Newport, California.

            Working Out the Kinks, Hersleusgate 10B, Berlin, Germany.

            Plastered, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California.

            Diskland, Snowscape,  shed im eisenwerk,  Frauenfeld, Switzerland.

            From Los Angeles, W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

1996.  The Unbearable Whiteness of Skiing, Artists Space Hooghuis,  Arnhem, The Netherlands.

            New Age Dada,  Kunstruimte Berlin,  Berlin, Germany.

            Between the Acts,  The Icebox, Athens, Greece. 

            Between the Acts,  C/O Gallery, Oslo, Norway.

            Ether,  Angles Gallery,  Los Angeles, California

An Embarrassment of Riches,  Huntington Beach Art Center,  California.

L.A. Freewaves Festival,  MOCA- Geffen Contemporary,  Los Angeles,

Inside the Exterior, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions,  Los Angeles,

Septet, Post Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

The Human Condition, Caren Golden Fine Art,  New York, New York

A scattering matrix, Richard Heller Gallery,  Los Angeles, California.

Simple Means,  Montgomery Gallery Pomona College,  Claremont, California.

           Material Wise, Langelo, The Netherlands.

           Chalk: a momentary chillout room, Factory Place Gallery,  Los Angeles,

1995.  Machine, Newport Harbor Museum of Art,  Newport, California.

           Action / Station, Santa Monica Museum of Art,  Santa Monica, California.

           Postmarked L.A., P.P.O.W.,  New York, New York.

           Felicity, Jan Baum Gallery,  Los Angeles, California.

           LoCal, Southern Exposure,  San Francisco, California.

           December 20th, Richard Heller Gallery,  Los Angeles, California.

1994.   L.A.X. 1994, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

Constructed Views, Woodbury College, Burbank, California.

Current Abstractions, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

           Pixies, Fairies, and Netherworlds, Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles, California.

           Balls, Newspace Gallery, curated by Suzanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles, California.

           The Graduate, Site, Los Angeles, California.     

1993.   The Zone, Sue Spaid Fine Art,  Los Angeles, California. 


2012 – present:  invention_mother, social media project with Desiree Holman. 
2014.   Greater Good Science Center, UCBerkeley.  Created a large interactive Gratitude wall for an event of 1000 people coming together to honor recipients of 5 year grants studying the effects of gratitude on the human brain. 
2009-2011. Johns Hopkins Hospital Pediatric Oncology Ward, Baltimore Maryland, funded by Mayor Bloomberg of NYC:.  Completed 7 large paintings for the ward inspired by children’s books.  It was part of a larger project to inspire inner city youth to read.
2012.   ReMODEL 2: Sculpture Education Now, Claremont Graduate School.  Co-organizer with artist/professor Shirley Tse (Cal Arts). Hosted by artist
Rachel Lachowicz.
2010.   ReMODEL: Sculpture Education Now. Symposium CCA.  Co-organized with Shirley Tse.
1995-Present.  Zing Magazine, NYC. West Coast Contributing Editor,  (magazine published by artist Devon Dikeou).


Julia Wolkoff, Artsy.net, These Artists are Changing our Expectations of What Tapestry Can Be, June 13, 2019.

Juxtapose Magazine, Terri Friedman greets the Uncertain in her new solo show at Guerrero Gallery. March 26th, 2019,

Eve Wood, Riot Material, Weight of Matter, https://www.riotmaterial.com/weight-of-matter/ May 17, 2019.

Jenelle Porter, Vitamin T: Textiles and Threads in Contemporary Art, Phaidon Press (Book), 2019.

San Francisco Magazine, Making Waves: 100 Artists Putting the East Bay on the Map, June 2018.

Martha Schwendener, New York Times, What to See in New York Galleries this Week, Sept. 13, 2017.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Catalogue, The Way Things Go, 2015

Johns Hopkins Hospital Art Commission: Catalogue, 2011.

Kenneth Baker,  San Francisco Chronicle, Unspecified, July 16, 2011.

DeWitt Cheng, East Bay ExpressGreen Zones, November 3, 2010.

Chris Miles, Terri Friedman, Artforum , October 2007.

Jessica Dawson, Flying Colors at Numark, The Washington Post, January 17, 2002.

Shauna Miller, Breathing Under Water, Washington City Paper, January 18, 2002.

Chris Miles, Terri Friedman and Philip Argent, Artforum (on line), November 2001.

Doug Harvery, Synthetics: Big Palstic, LA Weekly, November 16 – 22, 2001.

Joan Crowder, Flower Power, Santa Barbara News Press-Scene, May 27th, 2001.

Joseph Woodard, All Natural, Santa Barbara News Press, March 30th, 2001.

Laura Lark, The Munchie-Munchie/Diverseworks-Houston, Artlies, #27 Summer 2000.

Glen Helfand,  ‘Cool Painting 2000’, San Francisco Bay Guardian, February 2, 2000.

Jim Jenkins, Humanizing the MachineSculpture, December 1999, pp. 41 – 47.

Doug Harvey,  Closures, Openings,  Los Angeles Weekly,  Nov. 26 – Dec. 2, 1999.

Sarah Coleman,  Survivalist,  San Francisco Bay Guardian, Oct. 13-19, 1999. Vol.34  

Leslie Jarvis, Tripindicular at Lemon Sky,  Artweek, Sept.1999, Volume 30, Issue 9.

Michelle Grabner, Cut Out and Keep (Simon Periton), Frieze Art Magazine, September 1998.

Jim Demetre,  Love at the End of the Tunnel, New Art Examiner, July/August 1998.

Matthew Kangas, Flower power and frivolities, The Seattle Times, Feb.12, 1998, p.19.

Jim Demetre, End of the world? I feel fine, The Seattle Weekly, February 1998.

Susan Kandel & Marilu Knode, Love at the end of the Tunnel,  (catalogue)-C.O.C.A., 1998.

M.A. Greenstein,  ‘Terri Friedman:  Heavy Breathing’,  World Art, Winter 1998.

Michael Duncan,  'Terri Friedman at Special K',  Art in America,  September, 1997.

Christopher Miles,  'Heavy Breathing: Artist Terri Friedman Talks Respiration', SOMA, August, 1997.

Carmine Iannaccone,  'Terri Friedman at Special K Exhibitions'Art Issues,  Summer 1997.

Garret Keith, 'Terri Friedman: Water in a Straitjacket', zingmagazine, Summer, 1997.

Marilu Knode, "A scattering matrix: Richard Heller Gallery', zingmagazine, Summer, 1997.

Daniella B.Walsh,  'Where all things old are new again', Orange County Register, May 11, 1997.

Cathy Curtis, 'Inextricable References', Los Angeles Times (O.C.), May 6, 1997.

Susan Kandel,  'Oozing Images',  Los Angeles Times, March 7, 1997.

Bruce Guenther, 'Beyond Ego's Shadow',OrangeCounty Museum of Art, Biennial Catalogue, 1997

Mario Cutajar,  'Terri Friedman at Special K Exhibitions', Artweek,  April, 1997.

Christopher Miles,  'A Scattering Matrix'Artweek,  February, 1997.

Suvan Geer, 'An Embarrassment of Riches' -Huntington Beach Art Center, Artweek, Nov., 1996.

Cathy Curtis, 'Riches' Spins Its Gold From Everyday Straw, Los Angeles Times,O.C. Oct., 14, 1996.

Lisa Anne Auerbach,  The Land of the Bland,  The Reader,  June 16-22, 1996.

Cathy Curtis,  Taking on 'Risk' Turns Out to be Pretty Safe BetL.A. Times, O.C., June 4, 1996.

Christina Petrinos,  Between the ActsThe Art Magazine,  Athens, Greece,  March-April 1996

M.A.  Greenstein,  Action/Station: Exploring Open SystemsNew Art Examiner,  Jan. 1996.

Devon Diqeou,  Between the Acts,  Athens Greece,  (catalogue),  January 1996.

Peter Frank,  Art Picks of the Week:  Septet,  Los Angeles Weekly,  February 2-8, 1996.

Suvan Geer,  Spirit and Soul,  ArtScene,  January 1996.

Glen Helfand,  Terri Friedman, Stephen Shackelford- Victoria Room, New Art Examiner, Nov. 1995.

Rebecca Solnit,  San Francisco Fax, Art Issues, November/December, 1995.

Cathy Curtis,  Going Through the MotionsLos Angeles Times (O. C.),  Nov. 7, 1995

Daniella B. Walsh,  Artists Probe the Price of Progress, Orange County Register, Nov., 12,  1995.

Devorah L. Knaff,  Beauty as Beguilingly Defined by the Blind, Press Enterprise,  Nov.12, 1995.

Kenneth Baker, Art That Needs No One's Approval, San Francisco Chronicle, September 30, 1995.

Peter Frank, Art Picks of the Week; Action Station,  Los Angeles Weekly, Sept.22 - 28, 1995.

Johnny Ray Huston,  Night and Day: It's a Sunny Day,  San Francisco Weekly, August 16-22,  1995.

David Bonetti,  Gallery Watch, San Francisco Examiner,  September 1, 1995.

Kim Levin,  Short List,  Choice Section,  Village Voice,  July 5, 1995.

Glen Helfand,  California Sweet, San Francisco Weekly, April 12-18, 1995.

Robin Emerson,   Artist Profile: Terri FriedmanStrobe Magazine, April/May 1995.

Peter Frank, Art Picks of the Week; LAX '94Municipal Art Gallery, L. A. Weekly,  Jan. 13-16, 1995.

Noel Korten,  L.A.X.,  Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery,  (catalogue),  Dec. 1994.

Michael Duncan, L.A. Rising Art in America, December, 1994.

Susan Kandel, Over the Top, Los Angeles Times, December 8, 1994.

Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Venice Art Walk, Santa Monica Outlook, May 10, 1994.

Noel Korten,  Current Abstractions,  Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery,  (catalogue), March, 1994.

Jan Tumlir, Processes and Properties-Current Abstractions, Artweek, March 24, 1994.

Peter Frank,  Art Picks of the Week; Current Abstractions, Los Angeles Weekly, March 24, 1994.

William Wilson, …Works Aren't Always What They Appear To Be,Los Angeles Times,March 18, 1994.

Michael Duncan.  The Zone / Technocolor,  Frieze International Art Magazine,  Nov. / Dec. 1993.

Published Essays/Reviews

1995 – Present.  Contributing Editor Zing Magazine, NYC.

Terri Friedman,  A Conversation with Jonathan Borofsky, zingmagazine, New York, spring, 1997.

Terri Friedman,  Devon Dikeou, Christian Schumann, Robert Heckes at Postmasters Gallery,  zingmagizine, New York, autumn, 1996.

Terri Friedman, Tim Hawkinson - Ace Gallery New York,  zingmagazine, winter 1995.

Terri Friedman, Veered Science / Vital Matrix - Los Angeles,  zingmagazine, New York, fall 1995.

Terri Friedman, Basking in Bali, Buzz Magazine, Los Angeles, California, Nov. 2004


2001 - present. California College of the Arts

            Interim Chair Sculpture, Community Arts, and Individualized.

Associate Professor

Oakland and San Francisco, California 

Sculpture / Painting /Graduate / Interdisciplinary Critique

2001    Mills College  

Oakland, California

Visual Arts Foundation

1999 – 2001 College of Creative Studies & Arts and Letters, University of California

Santa Barbara, California

Lecturer: Upper & Lower Division Sculpture / Concept Classes / Drawing

1998 – 1999 California College of Arts and Crafts

 Oakland, California

 Sculpture / Experimental Media

1996 – 1999.   Claremont Graduate University

            Claremont, California

            Visiting Artist:  Sculpture / Installation / Painting

1997 Otis College of Art and Design

 Los Angeles, California

 Praxis:  Art and Art History.

1996.  Art Center College of Art and Design, Pasadena, California

 Visiting Artist Workshop: New Genres

Visiting Artist – Lecturer 

2016.    Artist Lecture, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. 

2013.    CCA Painting Department, Notes from the Studio.

2008.   Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.

2001.   California State Long Beach, Long Beach, California.

            University of California, Berkeley, Graduate Department of Art (Critique Class).

            University of California, Santa Barbara, Graduate Department of Art.

            Friends of the Israel Museum, Lecture, Santa Monica California.

1999.   University of California, Santa Cruz, Department of Art, CA.

            University of California, Berkeley Department of Art,  Berkeley, CA.

            San Jose State University Department of Art, San Jose, California.          

           Otis College of Art Graduate Department,  Los Angeles, California.

1998.  California College of Arts and Crafts, Graduate Multi Media, Oakland, Ca.

1997.  Orange County Museum of Art,  Newport, California.

1996.  Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.  MOCA Contemporaries.

           Southern California Institute of Architecture: visiting artist.  Los Angeles, CA.

1995.  Brown University Department of Art, visiting artist,  Providence, Rhode Island.

           Wellesley College Department of Art,  visiting artist, Wellesley, Massachusetts.

           Santa Monica Museum of Art, 'Friday Evening Salon', Santa Monica, CA.

           Docent Council,  Newport Harbor Museum of Art,  studio visit/lecture, Venice.

1994.     Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Modern and Contemporary Art Council-"Q & A", Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles, California.

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California.  ( in conjunction with "Current Abstractions" and "Los Angeles Exhibitions").

1993.  University of California at Santa Barbara Department of Art,  Santa Barbara.

           Pomona College Department of Art,  Claremont, California.


2012.                  Travel Grant, California College of the Arts.

2010.                  California College of the Arts,  Faculty Development Grant.

2000.                 Santa Barbara Arts Fund Grant, 2000. 

1999.                  Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Grant,  San Francisco.

1996 – 2004.     Contributing Editor/Writer,  zingmagazine, New York, New York.

1995 - 1998.       Artist's Advisory Board, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles.

1994.                   Cultural Affairs Honorarium, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery.

1986.                   Albin Polesak Award.   Brown University.

1983.                   Internship with Artist Charles Simonds,  Retrospective, Guggenheim Museum, NYC.