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Astrid Terrazas, 2021
Photo by Alex MacKay

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 recently been featured in articles in Art in America, Art Maze Mag, The Art Newspaper, and The Brooklyn Rail and is currently on view in 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone at The Aldrich Contemporary Museum of Art through January 8, 2023. Terrazas’s work will be included in the exhibition Boil, Toil + Trouble, curated by Zoe Lukov and Abby Pucker, opening November 28 in Miami, FL.

ASTRID TERRAZAS

b. 1996
Lives and works in Queens, NY

EDUCATION

2018     B.F.A. Illustration, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2022
La Jardinera, P·P·O·W, New York, NY

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022
The Tale Their Terror Tells, Lyles & King, New York, NY
52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT 
Prism, Y2K Group, New York, NY
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm, Nicodim Gallery, New York, NY 
Leave A Light On, The Valley, Taos, NM

2021    
Recovery, P·P·O·W, New York, NY
THE SYMBOLISTS: LES FLEURS DU MAL, Hesse Flatow, New York, NY
Speech Sounds, Real Pain, New York, NY

2020    
Honest Gravy, Marinaro Gallery, New York, NY
Dreamscapes, Fort Makers, New York, NY
The Planter Show, Fort Makers, New York, NY
sunThread, Gern en Regalia, New York, NY

2019    
Spree, Front Gallery, Houston, TX
Ceno Group Show, 98 Orchard St., New York, NY

2018    
Everything I Could Carry, Shotgun Gallery, Dallas, TX

2017    
Goods & Services, The Hollows Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016    
Goodnight, John Boy, Locust, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Works

Selected Works Thumbnails
Astrid Terrazas
Gates of Heaven, 2022
oil on canvas
74 x 54 ins.
188 x 137.2 cm

Astrid Terrazas
Gates of Heaven, 2022
oil on canvas
74 x 54 ins.
188 x 137.2 cm

Astrid Terrazas
Alternative methods of communications; dancing ants, 2021
oil on canvas
60 x 60 ins.
152.4 x 152.4 cm

Astrid Terrazas
Alternative methods of communications; dancing ants, 2021
oil on canvas
60 x 60 ins.
152.4 x 152.4 cm

Astrid Terrazas
Fountains, can I build one, be one?, 2021
oil on canvas
72 x 48 ins.
182.9 x 121.9 cm

Astrid Terrazas
Fountains, can I build one, be one?, 2021
oil on canvas
72 x 48 ins.
182.9 x 121.9 cm

Astrid Terrazas
la casa del Diablo, SE RENTA, 2021
oil on canvas
59 x 78 ins.
149.9 x 198.1 cm

Astrid Terrazas
la casa del Diablo, SE RENTA, 2021
oil on canvas
59 x 78 ins.
149.9 x 198.1 cm

Astrid Terrazas
someone will make a Saddle out of your falling hair, 2021
oil, cochineal pigment on canvas
60 x 60 ins.
152.4 x 152.4 cm

Astrid Terrazas
someone will make a Saddle out of your falling hair, 2021
oil, cochineal pigment on canvas
60 x 60 ins.
152.4 x 152.4 cm

Astrid Terrazas
dos piedres para el cisne, 2021
oil on canvas
46 x 58 ins.
116.8 x 147.3 cm

Astrid Terrazas
dos piedres para el cisne, 2021
oil on canvas
46 x 58 ins.
116.8 x 147.3 cm

Astrid Terrazas
Gates of Heaven, 2022
oil on canvas
74 x 54 ins.
188 x 137.2 cm

Astrid Terrazas
Gates of Heaven, 2022
oil on canvas
74 x 54 ins.
188 x 137.2 cm

Astrid Terrazas
Alternative methods of communications; dancing ants, 2021
oil on canvas
60 x 60 ins.
152.4 x 152.4 cm

Astrid Terrazas
Alternative methods of communications; dancing ants, 2021
oil on canvas
60 x 60 ins.
152.4 x 152.4 cm

Astrid Terrazas
Fountains, can I build one, be one?, 2021
oil on canvas
72 x 48 ins.
182.9 x 121.9 cm

Astrid Terrazas
Fountains, can I build one, be one?, 2021
oil on canvas
72 x 48 ins.
182.9 x 121.9 cm

Astrid Terrazas
la casa del Diablo, SE RENTA, 2021
oil on canvas
59 x 78 ins.
149.9 x 198.1 cm

Astrid Terrazas
la casa del Diablo, SE RENTA, 2021
oil on canvas
59 x 78 ins.
149.9 x 198.1 cm

Astrid Terrazas
someone will make a Saddle out of your falling hair, 2021
oil, cochineal pigment on canvas
60 x 60 ins.
152.4 x 152.4 cm

Astrid Terrazas
someone will make a Saddle out of your falling hair, 2021
oil, cochineal pigment on canvas
60 x 60 ins.
152.4 x 152.4 cm

Astrid Terrazas
dos piedres para el cisne, 2021
oil on canvas
46 x 58 ins.
116.8 x 147.3 cm

Astrid Terrazas
dos piedres para el cisne, 2021
oil on canvas
46 x 58 ins.
116.8 x 147.3 cm