Terry Schupbach-Gordon

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Terry Schupbach-Gordon

Founding Artist

Terry Schupbach-Gordon addresses concepts of identity, fragility and strength in a deeply personal narrative about who we are and how we claim grace. A printmaker and book artist working with images and language seen through the lens of disability, Schupbach-Gordon uses images exploring concepts of water and buoyancy to describe and re-frame our understanding of frailty and resilience. While the work is not "about" disability, disability is the lens through which she sees the world. Her prints are a combination of intaglio, woodcut, collage, and letterpress. Many are cut and pieced, and hand stitched. Originally from Kentucky, Terry earned both her BFA and MFA from Indiana University and taught Printmaking and Book Arts at Kenyon College from 1979- 1983, and at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design from 1983- 1988. In 1988 she opened Catbird (on the Yadkin) Press in Tobaccoville, NC, where she lives and works.