Ramsey Library Exhibits

Teresa Prater

On display 1-27 February 1999

About the artist

Teresa Prater is an Assistant Professor of Studio Art in the Department of Art at Converse College, Spartanburg, South Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and her master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts in painting and drawing from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

prater3.jpg (68781 bytes) Her drawings and paintings have been shown in seventeen one-person exhibitions and over 100 exhibitions nationally and in Mexico. She works primarily with charcoal on paper, using the figure and supporting symbolic images to create high contrast narrative environments.

Four of her charcoal drawing were included in the 1998 South Carolina Triennial Exhibition at the South Carolina State Museum

In her own words...

It is the distinct expressive manner of mark making, high contrast of lights and darks, and the dramatic sense of mystery created by the charcoal medium that fascinates me the most. The richness of the medium combined with narrative implications come together to portray scenarios that explore the human consciousness. As with most of my work the drawings are developed intuitively. Often begun without any clear idea or direction, each drawing is developed at its own pace and time. As with dreams, the interpretation comes later, either through another's insightful comment or through my own realization.

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