Gwen Terpstra

Gwen Faber-Terpstra

Gwen Faber-Terpstra will receive her MA in Painting, from Savannah College of Art and Design, in November 2019. Previously she earned a BA in Art at SFSU with further studies at California College of Art in graphic design, and studies in painting at the San Francisco Art Institute, and UC Berkeley.

Terpstra cultivated a singular, award-winning, music oriented graphic design business called Terpstra Design, San Francisco, which she operated for over 25 years. She owns, curates and directs Gallery 60SIX, San Francisco, representing mid career artists with an emphasis on designers who are fine artists, multi-disciplinary artists, and artists working with inventive materials.

Her personal painting and sculpture, rooted in expressionism, and post minimalism, arrives within the context of her long career in graphic design. It utilizes type and fragments of type as abstract formal elements with a constructivist aesthetic, with a nod to social theorist Yuval Noah Harari’s ideas about technological control. Her work has been shown in venues locally and internationally, including, The SF Art Institute, Michael Martin Gallery, SF, The Somar Gallery, SF, Kalhasa jazz venue, Palermo, Sicily, Streamline, San Francisco, and her MA thesis exhibition at Savannah College of Art and Design.

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