Taking the form of mixed media painting and illustrated ceramic vessels, Astrid Terrazas’ (b. 1996) symbolic work re-writes worlds. With unflinching vulnerability, Terrazas conveys stories that push personal and communal trauma towards tangible healing. Working in an illustrative, highly detailed style, Terrazas’ multimedia paintings resemble a visual dream diary full of transient figures, archaic symbols, and illogical narratives. Merging dreamscapes, Mexican ancestral folklore, lived experiences, and unearthly transfigurations, Terrazas’ personal range of recurring motifs function as artifacts of protection and evoke universal metaphors of transformation. Terrazas received her BFA in Illustration from Pratt Institute in 2018. She has exhibited work at P·P·O·W, New York, NY; Y2K Group, New York, NY; Andrea Festa Fine Art, Rome, Italy; Marinaro, New York, NY; Fort Makers, New York, NY; Gern en Regalia, New York, NY; Front Gallery, Houston, TX; 98 Orchard St, New York, NY; and Nicodim, NY, NY; among others. Her work has been featured in articles in Art in America, Art Maze Mag, The Art Newspaper, and The Brooklyn Rail and was recently on view in 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone at The Aldrich Contemporary Museum of Art, Ridgefield, CT, and Boil, Toil + Trouble, curated by Zoe Lukov and Abby Pucker, in Miami, FL.
Lives and works in Queens, NY
2018 B.F.A. Illustration, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
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