My work is informed by extraordinary life experiences that have shaped my aesthetic and world view. I have an intense curiosity about places and the ways in which they can bring us together, pull us apart and remind us of who we are. As an artist, I don’t simply “see” visual stimuli—I absorb them, and they become a part of my psyche.  As a young woman, I traveled with Ringling Brothers Circus for two years, lived on a train, performed in every contiguous U.S. state, and gathered thousands of indelible impressions from garish to gorgeous that often find their way from my memory to my brush. I’ve experienced the exotic cultures of China, India and SE Asia, swum with sting rays in the Caribbean and paddled through a Mississippi swamp. 

The more I’ve traveled and ventured out, the more I’ve come to recognize the tissue that connects us as humans no matter where we live, how we speak, what we eat and drink, how we love or what we find beautiful. I mine that rich tapestry of experience and attempt to create a universal language on canvas that can speak to everyone. 

My intuitive, abstract style of painting and collage-making allows me to turn off my brain and revel in my non-critical, non-objective way of being. With no specific outcome in mind, I respond to the changes in the picture as I explore and interact with my materials by layering paint and paper, sanding and marking, creating open spaces, altering and adjusting. I move between intuition and logic, chaos and order. Being aware and open, taking risks with the materials, I reunite and record fragments of thought, feeling, and memory.

 

Professional Affiliations

Women Painters West
Collage Artists of America
Louisville Visual Arts
National Collage Association

Public Collections

University Hospital OB/GYN & Women's Health at UofL, Louisville, KY         
Bluegrass Eye Center, Crestwood, Ky
Insight Communications
Mann & Fox Dental, Louisville, KY
The Tower at PNC Plaza, Pittsburgh, PA
University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, Lexington, KY
River City Wellness, Louisville, KY
Arts and Crafts Dental, Louisville, KY
K.Norman Berry Architects, Louisville, KY
First Kentucky Trust, Louisville, KY
UBS Financial Services, Louisville, KY

Publications

Kentucky homes and garden magazine, july-aug 2017
undermain http://www.under-main.com/newsletter/a-unique-pairing-teri-dryden-at-b-deemer/
Leo Weekly,  May-2017, March -2013, Aug-2011
Courier Journal, June-2017, May-2015, 
Voice Tribune, March-2011
http://www.louisvillevisualart.org/artebella/2017/9/19/vignette-teri-dryden

Selected Shows and Exhibitions

2018

Shiro Oni Studio Artists Residency, Onishi Japan Aug-Sept
Objects of Art  Santa Fe 2018, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Danville Community Arts Center, Danville, KY (juried invitational)
Marburger Art Show, J. Compton Gallery, Round Top, TX

2017

B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY   (group show)                                                                                                                               Brandt-Roberts Gallery, Columbus, Ohio (juried invitational)
Objects of Art Santa Fe 2017, Santa Fe, New Mexico
New Editions Gallery, Lexington, KY (juried invitational)
MS Rezny Studio Gallery, Lexington, KY Juror: Kurt Gohde (juried exhibition)
B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY (solo exhibition)
New Editions Gallery, Lexington, KY (group show)

2016

 New Editions Gallery, Lexington, KY (group show)
 Community Arts Center, Danville, KY (group show)

2015

 New Editions Gallery, Lexington, KY (3 person show)
 Swanson Contemporary, Louisville, KY (solo exhibition)
 MS Rezny Studio Gallery, Lexington, KY  Juror: Nathan Zamarron (juried exhibition)

2014

10th Annual Mazin Juried Art Exhibition, Patio Gallery, Louisville, KY   Juror: McCrystle Wood, 2nd Place Award
MS Rezny Studio Gallery, Lexington, KY    Juror: Jenine Culligan

2013

28th Annual Juried Exhibit, National Collage Society
Community Arts Center, Danville, KY   Juror: Boris Zakic
PUBLIC Gallery, Louisville, KY (invitational group show) 
MS Rezny Studio Gallery, Lexington, KY   Juror: Arturo Sandoval
 Swanson Contemporary, Louisville, KY (solo exhibition)
4th National Juried Exhibition of Small Scale Works of Art, MTSU Todd Art Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN   Juror: Jochen Wierich

2012

Mazin Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Patio Gallery, Louisville, KY   Juror: Wendi Smith, 3rd Place Award
56th Mid-States Art Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Art, Evansville, IN   Juror: Peter Plagens
SRAM pART Project, Cedar Lake Theatre, NYC (juried invitational)
National Collage Society 28th Annual Juried Exhibit, Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College, PA
                                                           Jurors: Daniel D. Miller, Christine Poggi and Carol Wisker,  (Top Honor) Pat Dewes Award

The Firehouse Gallery, Louisville, KY (group show)
 Hardscuffle Gallery, Louisville, KY (5 person show)
 MS Rezny Gallery, Lexington, KY  (juried group show) Juror: Jack Girard, Purchase Award and Honorable Mention

2011

Mazin Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Patio Gallery, Louisville, KY   Juror: Ed Hamilton, 3rd place award
Patio Gallery, Louisville, KY (5 person show)
 The Firehouse Gallery, Louisville, KY (solo exhibition) 
Hudson Home, Louisville, KY (solo exhibition) 
Women Painters West Celebrates 90 Years, Designer Service Group, Los Angeles, CA
Water Tower Regional Exhibition, The Water Tower, Louisville, Kentucky   Jurors: Alice Gray Stites and Suzanne Weaver
 Burbank Creative Arts Center, Burbank, CA (group show)

2010

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery   Curator: Mary Oliver
Collage Artists of America, VIVA Art Center, Sherman Oaks, CA   Juror: Franklyn Liegel, 2nd place award
Women Painters West, VOCA, Venice, CA   Juror: Scott Canty, 2nd place award
Brand 39 Works on Paper, The Brand Library, Los Angeles, CA   Juror: Gloria Williams Sander
Orlando Gallery, Tarzana, CA   Curators: Bob Gino and Don Grant
All Media Juried Exhibition 2010, Palos Verdes Art Center, CA   Juror: Dan Callis
Ventura County Government Center, Ventura, CA   Curator: Phyllis Doyon
Four Faces of VIVA, VIVA Art Center, Sherman Oaks, CA   Juror: Carol Bishop
Gallery Western LA, CA   Curator: Monica Lee (three person show) 
TOAA Open Juried Exhibition, Thousand Oaks (CA) Community Gallery   Juror: Donna Granata, 3rd place award
Southern California Open Regional Exhibition, VIVA Art Center, Sherman Oaks, CA   Juror: Diane Calder
Canoga Park (CA) Art Center (for the Dept of Cultural Affairs)   Curator: Teri Dryden

2009

VIVA Ten, All Group Show, VIVA Art Center, Sherman Oaks, CA   Juror: Gerald Brommer
Valley Artists Guild/Gold Medal Exhibition, VIVA Art Center, Sherman Oaks, CA  Juror: Ramela Grigorian Abbamontial, 2nd place award
Collage Artists of America, VIVA Art Center, Sherman Oaks, CA   Juror: Katherine Chang Lui