Teresa Petersen is an artist living and working in the city of Detroit, Michigan. She works in several media, specializing in found-object assemblage sculptures, collages made from vintage prints, catalogs, and magazines, and mixed media pieces containing elements of both. The individual objects making up each piece serve to form a cohesive final structure as well as individually relate to the theme of the piece as a whole. Her work emphasizes and explores the relationships between women's stereotypes and ideals: in culture, in nature, and in our throw-away society.
Current and Future Art Shows
Saturday, October 6, 2012: 2-8pm 2012 Pioneer Building Open House, Pioneer Building, 2679 East Grand Boulevard, Detroit MI. Artists of the Pioneer Building throw open their studios.
Saturday October 27, 2012: 10am - 9pm Liberty Local Handmade Craft Fair, Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI. The best of independent craft in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor.
Places Featuring Teresa's Work
Flatiron Building, Wicker Park, Chicago.
Catawampus is an experimental gallery, showing a select group of emerging and mid-career artists.
Paint Creek Center for the Arts,
407 Pine St., Rochester, MI.
PCCA is dedicated to promoting the arts and artistic excellence through a full range of cultural programs including exhibitions, studio art classes, outreach programs, community involvement projects, and The National City Art & Apples Festival.
Art & Invention Gallery,
1106 Woodland St., Nashville TN.
Art & Invention Gallery focuses on inventiveness in fine art, craft and original furniture. Adult and Children Workshops are held throughout the year as an outlet for creative energy.
Detroit Artists Market,
4719 Woodward Avenue, Detroit MI.
The Detroit Artists Market fosters a vibrant and distinctive artistic community in Detroit and Michigan by promoting, exhibiting and selling the work of emerging and established artists, through educational programming and art exhibitions, and by serving as a resource to all who seek to expand their knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of art.
Bird Homes, Teresa Petersen.
Twenty-five full-color collage prints of birds living in their meticulously-decorated homes. Paperback with glossy color pages, and available from Lulu. Preview Bird Homes online at Lulu.
The Altered Object: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration, Terry Taylor, (2007) Lark books.
A sequel to the successful book Altered Art, this book focuses on transforming everyday objects into art, and showcases ten successful artist and their work. You can order it on Amazon.