Terry Donsen Feder | Paintings

On view September 29 – October 11 , 2014

EBK Gallery [small works].
218 Pearl St.
Hartford, CT


The selected work being shown in the gallery was born out of an encounter with illuminated manuscripts some years ago by the artist Terry Donsen Feder. In her paintings there are two perceived spaces that reside on a shared surface. One is reflected and blurred. The other illustrated and clear.
As she says, “…In medieval manuscripts, words or music or design form a flat plane. In the center of a page is a scene that suggests you might be able to enter into if you read the text or sing the music or perform the devotions written on the page.”
“I use oil paint and primer on metal. In my work the unpainted metal surrounding the image forms the flat plane, and there’s a painted illusionistic image in the center very different from the flatness of the metal. I often work from photographs and sketches of landscapes. The painted center is about hand and expression, the metal about machine, even technology. Contradictions we live with.”
The artist lives and works in Farmington, Connecticut.    E. B. K.


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CV / Resume

Terry Donsen Feder

CV / Resume

M.A. 1970 Modern British Literature Temple University
B.A. 1967 English Ithaca College
Non-degree courses at Hartford Art School;
Various Drawing, Intaglio and Bookmaking classes

EBK Gallery [small works] , Hartford, CT
Five Points Gallery, Torrington CT

Theaterworks Gallery, Hartford, CT
Faculty show at CCSU, New Britain, CT
Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT

“Water Show,” New Britain Museum
Artspace, “MS Redux”

Brickwalk Gallery
Millrace Books
Unionville Museum
EBK Gallery, West Hartford, Ct
New Space Gallery, Litchfield, Ct.
Clare Gallery, Hartford, Ct.
La Motta Fine Art, West Hartford, Ct.

Before 2006:
Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, Ct.
O’Sullivan Bewick Galleries, Wicklow, Ireland
Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Bachelier-Kardonsky Gallery, Kent, Ct.
Shortell Gallery
Hartford College for Women
University of Ct. Health Center
University of Ct, Storrs, Ct.
Knox Foundation
The Bushnell
University of Hartford and Central Connecticut State University faculty exhibitions
100 Pearl Street Gallery, Hartford, Ct.
Pelham Art Center, Pelham, New York
Connecticut Watercolor Society
Connecticut Women Artists
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts

“Text in Visual Art,” Connecticut Teachers of Art
“Context and Art,” University of Connecticut
“Art and Text,” Meriden Art Center
“The History of Art and Text,” Stamford Museum
“Abstraction and Representation,” New Britain Museum of American Art
“Art and Pornography,” Art Guild, Farmington, Ct.
“Art and Language,” Farmington High School Art Scholar Series

“Eccoci,” 6 x 47’ Peppercorn’s Grill, Hartford, Ct.
Manchester House, Reno, Nevada
Bailey House, Nantucket, Mass.
Private Residence, Farmington, Ct,
My Gym, West Hartford, Ct.
Sol LeWitt project, Cartin Residence, West Hartford, Ct.
Sol LeWitt project, Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford.

Harrison Jenkins Design
Connecticut Childrens Medical Center
Noah Wallace School
Lewis House, Chester, Ct.
St. Francis Hospital
Commissions for private buyers

The New Britain Museum of American Art
The Chase Family
The Bushnell
Reid and Riga
Day, Berry, and Howard
State of Maryland
Portales Investments
Connecticut Childrens Medical Center
University of Connecticut Health Center
The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archives of Concrete and Visual Poetry

2008-10 Artist Mentor, graduate program, Art Institute of Boston
1999-Present Adjunct professor of Art, Central Connecticut State University
2001-Present Adjunct Professor of Art, Hartford Art School,
teacher of Foundation courses, “Issues in Art Making”
2000- 2008 Adjunct professor of English and Art History, Post University teacher of Literature, Composition, American Art, Art History to the Renaissance, Art History from the Renaissance to the Present, all online courses.
1996-2003 Faculty, Multicultural Arts and Technology, program for high school arts students.
1980-2001 Adjunct Professor of English, University of Hartford, teacher of Composition, Literature and AUC courses



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