Justin Terlecki

Justin Terlecki is an artist living and working in St. Paul, Minnesota. Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Terlecki graduated from Youngstown State University in 1997 earning a BFA in painting and printmaking. He has exhibited his work regularly in the Twin Cities since moving to Minnesota in 1998. In 2009, Justin received a Jerome Fellowship for Emerging Printmakers through Highpoint Center for Printmaking. This fellowship funded a series of prints inspired by his travels to India and Spain.

His current work explores the relationship between memory, loss and communication. Terlecki’s work is included in the permanent collection of the McDonough Museum of Art and many local and national private collections.

Artist Statement:

My work is based on personal experiences. I create autobiographical narratives inspired by specific moments in time. I capture these moments through extensive travel sketchbooks, gathered images and memory. Representations of everyday life in familiar settings are an important part of replicating these experiences; as is the effort to express the atmosphere, mood and depth of these scenes. The narrative provides the framework to investigate the themes of time, individual perception and human relationships. As a painter and printmaker, I explore the mystery of connection through nonverbal communication.

Justin Terlecki "Baptism" | 2005 | lithograph | $300.00
image: 15 x 19" | unframed

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