Terry Conrad, current Grant Wood Fellow in Printmaking, will present the lecture titled Tangible Objects on Tuesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in 116 Art Building West.
Terry Conrad uses printmaking as a medium of trace and mark-making as well as a way to connect with people and place. He also works in writing, sculpture, and collage. In Conrad’s work, process is inseparable from the finished object. Most recently, his explorations deal with extending the studio outside the traditional workspace and into the world. Tools, inks, and other materials are frequently made from found materials, creating objects and prints that are often time-based. Collecting and gleaning the landscape for materials ends up being an important part of the content of his work.
Terry Conrad is from outside of Buffalo, New York. He received his BFA from Alfred University and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Some recent exhibitions have been in Arkansas, New York, Philadelphia, and smaller communities in upstate New York. In 2014, he was awarded a Saratoga Program for Arts Funding (SPAF) Artist Grant to develop the Adirondack Forum, a collapsible venue to function as a meeting place, performance space, and classroom. He and his wife Rachel Ziegler-Sheridan founded a preschool in Round Lake, New York.