Terri Fridkin


Wall Sculptures

Printmaking/Mixed Media

Mixed Media Prints on Handmade Paper

Artist's Biography

Terri Fridkin is best known for her dynamic, abstract and mixed media prints that embody intense color and graphic forms. An honors graduate of the arts and design college at Drexel University, Fridkin lives and works in the Philadelphia area.  After teaching art for several years in Philadelphia, she left to pursue printmaking at studios and schools in New York and Pennsylvania. She has been  monitoring the etching studio at Fleisher Art Memorial since 2014.

Fridkin has presented solo shows at Muse Gallery, Main Line Art Center, and Coldwell Banker.  Selected juried and invitational exhibitions include Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia, 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 D.C.  Fridkin has won numerous awards and her work is in private and public collections.  She is a member of Muse Gallery, The American Color Print society, The Cheltenham Guild of Printmakers, Star Wheel Printers, The Guild of Papermakers, and The Professional Artist Members at Main Line Art Center.

Artist's Statement

Shapes, lines and colors are the foundations of my hand-pulled prints. They are bold and subtle, simple and complex, static and mobile.These abstract elements allude to forms that are both natural and architectonic. The interdependent and interlocking relationships of these components alternately produce energy and synergy which generates structure to the compositions. Discipline and instinct allow these outcomes that provide a sense of harmony to counteract the disorder in today’s chaotic world.

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

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2018
Seismic Shift, Welcome Gallery Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2017
Convergence, Muse Galery, Philadelphia, PA

2015
My Better Half, Welcome Gallery Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2014
In Reverse, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Terri Fridkin: Works On Paper, Coldwell Banker, Philadelphia, PA

Group
2019
American Color Print Society, River Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville, NJ

Print Explosion: A Biennial Celebration 2019, Galleries at Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

Penn Medicine Art Exhibition, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Cherry Hill, NJ
Juried Exhibition

Cheltenham Printmakers Guild, Yocum Institute for the Arts, West Lawn, PA

Conversations, Art Times Two, Gallery at Princeton Brain and Spine, Princeton, NJ, Invitational

The Guild of Papermakers, Montgomery County Community College Fine Art Gallery, Blue Bell, PA, Invitational

Art of the State: 52 Years, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
Jurors: Janet Koplos, Rachel Mozman Solano, Marin R. Sullivan
Honorable Mention Award for Work on Paper

Goggleworks 13th Annual Juried Exhibition, Reading, PA
Juror: Judith Schwartz

Wayne Art Center Regional Juried Spring Open, Davenport Gallery, Wayne, PA
Juror: Stuart Shils

CFEVA Members' Exhibition, Felicity R. "Bebe" Benoliel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Mary Salvant

3rd Annual Juried Show: Mixed Media, Bethlehem Contemporary House Gallery, Bethlehem, PA

Beyond Mark Making: Star Wheel Printers, Artworks, Trenton's Visual Art Center, Trenton, NJ

Professional Artist Members, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Juror: Charlotte Lowrey

New Now II, InLiquid Gallery in the Crane Building, Philadelphia, PA

2018
Muse 41st Anniversary Show, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

215/610 CONTEMPORARY, The Art Gallery at Delaware County Community College, Media, PA, Juror: Jean Shin

Star Wheel Printers Small Works, 3rd St Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Cheltenham Printmakers Guild, The Arts Center Gallery at Germantown Academy, Ft. Washington, PA

Muse Collective, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

ACPS  Annual Fall Exhibition, Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

Dear Fleisher, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA, Invitational

Kind of Blue, Artspace:1241, Philadelphia, PA, Invitational

Art of the State: 51 Years, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, Juried

Fresh Impressions, Moody Jones Gallery, Glenside, PA, Invitational

Star Wheel Printers, Banana Factory Arts, Bethlehem, PA, Invitational

Goggleworks Center for the Arts 12th Annual Exhibition, Reading, PA, Juror: Thora Jacobson

Art on Paper, Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD, Juried

Professional Artist Members, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA, Juried

Cheltenham Center for the Arts Anniversary Show, Cheltenham, PA, Gail Taflin Memorial Award for Abstract Work

2017
Muse@40, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

ACPS 78th Annual Fall Exhibition, Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

Black Cat Tavern Presents: Star Wheel Printers, Black Cat Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Expanding Horizons in Printmaking: A Biennial Celebration, Galleries at Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

Connections and Disconnections, Goggleworks, Reading, PA, Invitational

Star Wheel Printers: Current Work, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Art of the State: 50 Years, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, Juror: Carla Bengtson

From Slavery to Freedom, Old City Jewish Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Invitational

A Celebration of Art and Life Juried Exhibition, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Juried

Professional Artist Members, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA, Juried

4th Biennial Snowflake Salon, Artspace:1241, Philadelphia, PA, Invitational

2016
Muse Gallery 39th Anniversary Show, Philadelphia, PA

ACPS 77th Annual Fall Exhibition, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA, The Stella Drabkin Memorial Award

Southern Printmaking Biennale VII International Exhibition, Bob Owens Gallery,

University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA, Juror: Nicholas H. Ruth

Creations, Legend Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Invitational

Print, Press, Repeat: National Juried Printmaking and Book Art Exhibition, Galleries at William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, Juror: Phil Sanders

Washington Printmakers National Small Works Exhibition, Washington, DC, Juried

Summer Exhibition ACPS, Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville, NJ, Honorable Mention

A Celebration of Art and Life, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Juried

Abington Art Center Annual Exhibition, Jenkintown, PA, Juror: Leah Modigliani

American Color Print Society, Haverford College, Haverford, PA

Professional Artist Members Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA, Juried

Cheltenham Printmakers Guild, State Capital Building: East Wing of the Rotunda,

Harrisburg, PA, Invitational

Visions in Print, Congregation Beth Or, Maple Glen, PA

2015
Main Line Art Center Members Exhibition, Haverford, PA, Juror’s Selection Award

Muse Gallery 38th Anniversary Show, Philadelphia, PA

Old Enough to Know Better, The Women’s Caucus For Art, Crane Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Juried

ACPS Members Exhibition,The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA, The Michael Lasuchin Memorial Award

Memories and Metaphors, Holy Family University Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Explorations in Printmaking, Widener University, Chester, PA

Surface and Tension: Star Wheel Printers, Orchard Artworks Gallery, Bryn Anthyn, PA

All About Art, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA, Juried

Collaborative 20, St Asaph’s Gallery, Bala Cynwyd, PA, Invitational

Act ll Anniversary Exhibit, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Artist Members, Main Line Art Center, Philadelphia, PA, Juried

2014
Snowflake Salon, Heavy Bubble HQ, Philadelphia, PA, Invitational

Abington Art Center Annual Exhibition, Jenkintown, PA, Juror: Gerard Brown

Members Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA, Works on Paper Award

Visions in Print, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

ACPS 75th Anniversary Fall Exhibition, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

Art of the State: 47 Years, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, Juried

Outer Limits: Art Beyond Phillys Borders, Art Gallery at City Hall, Philadelphia, PA, Juried

Cheltenham Art Center: Four Printmakers, Cheltenham, PA, Invitational

65th Anniversary Exhibition/Artists Equity,  MCGOPA,Conshohocken, PA, Juror: Charles

Stainback

ACPS Spring Exhibition, Markeim Art Center, Haddonfield, NJ

Cheltenham Guild of Printmakers, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

Professional Artist Members, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA, Juried

2013
Into The Light, Episcopal Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA, Invitational

Muse Gallery 36th Annual Members Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

Black & White + One: ACPS Annual Members Exhibition, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

An Expression of Renewal, Appel Gallery at Katz JCC, Cherry Hill, NJ, Invitational

Taste of Shabbos Exhibition, Old City Jewish Art Center, Philadelphia, PA, Invitational

Sea and Sky National Exhibition, Liz Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Juried

Off The Wall, Markeim Arts Center, Haddonfield, NJ

Collaborative 27, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Invitational

ACPS Spring Exhibition, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

64th Anniversary Exhibition/Artists Equity, Galleries at Widener University, Chester, PA, Juried

Annual Members Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA, Printmaking Award

Artists Equity at Goggleworks, Reading, PA, Juried

2012
Abington Art Center Annual Exhibition, Jenkintown, PA, Juried

Members Holiday Exhibition, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

ACPS 74th Fall Exhibition, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA, Juror: Ron Rumford

Art Spirits: Philadelphia, Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts, Burlington, NJ, Juried

Small Wonders, Arch Enemy Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Juried

2012 Exhibition, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia PA, Invitational

Woodmere Art Museum 71st Annual Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA, Juror: Alex Kanevsky,

Collaborative 34, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Invitational

Artist's Bibliography

Roosevelt, Caroline, “Mixed Media: This Week”, Chadds Ford Live, October 18, 2018

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces Finalists for 51st Annual “Art of the State” Exhibition, PR Newswire (www.pnrnewswire.com) May 8, 2018

Rapa, Patrick, “44 Things To Do This Weekend”, Philly Magazine Online, Oct 6, 2017

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces Finalists for 50th Annual “Art of the State” Exhibition, PR Newswire (www.pnrnewswire.com) May 8, 2017  

Print, Press, Repeat: National Juried Printmaking and Book Art, Exhibition Catalogue, 2016

Southern Printmaking Biennale VII International, Exhibition Catalogue, 2016

Washington Printmakers National Juried Small Works, Exhibition Catalogue, 2016

“Old Enough to Know Better: The Women’s Caucus for Art”, Online Exhibition Catalogue, 2015

“Welcome Gallery Exhibition: Terri Fridkin”, Main Line Today, October, 2015

Nagle, Aubrey,First Friday Picks, Philly Magazine Online, October 2, 2014

Brewer, Don, In Reverse, DonArtNews, September, 2014

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces Finalists for 47th Annual”Art of  The State Exhibition, PR Newswire, (www.pnrnewswire.com), June 12, 2014

“A Taste of Shabbos Art Exhibition”, The Jewish Exponent, August, 2013

Woodmere Art Museum 71st Annual, Exhibition Catalogue, 2012

Awards

2019
Art of the State, The State Museum of Pennsylvania
Honorable Mention for Work on Paper

2018
Cheltenham Center for the Arts Annual Exhibition
Juror: Bruce Hoffman
Gail Taflin Silvert Memorial Award for Abstract Work

2017
Cover Winner for POST (Philadelphia Open Studio Tours) sponsored by CFEVA, Together Again, featured on the directories, posters, and postcards

2016
ACPS 77th Annual National Exhibition
Juror: Elizabeth Osborne
The Stella Drabkin Memorial Award for Printmaking

ACPS National Exhibition
Juror: Cheryl Knowles-Harrigan
Honorable Mention

Celebration of Art and Life Exhibition, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Best in Show

2015
Main Line Art Center Members Exhibition
Juror: Nic Coviello
Juror’s Selection Award

ACPS Members National Exhibition
Juror: Evan Summer
The Michael Lasuchin Memorial Award for Printmaking, First Prize

2014
Main Line Art Center Members Exhibition
Juror: Tu Huynh
Works on Paper Award

2013
Fleisher Art Memorial Members Exhibition
Award for Printmaking

Collections

Einstein Medical Networks/MossRehab, Elkins Park, PA

Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller Law Offices, Philadelphia, PA

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Private collections in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, California, and Colorado

Education

Bachelor of Science, College of Arts and Design, Honors
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Continuing Education
Susan Rostow Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Kathy Caraccio Printing Studio, New York, NY
Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA
Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY
Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA