Terri Friedman on Yarn Painting

Gallery Talk

Art Wall artist Terri Friedman discusses her monumental textile yarn painting in the context of her discovery of and engagement with the medium of weaving. She will talk about the importance of color and humor, and about overcoming her trepidation about making a 24 × 60–foot artwork—her largest ever—on a four-foot loom in less than four months.

Born in Colorado and educated in Rhode Island, India, and Los Angeles, Friedman is an artist, teacher, mother, and global traveler. Inspired by a wall-sized tapestry by Joan Miró, she enrolled in a weaving class in 2013. Weaving is Friedman’s latest step in a continuum of painting, sculpture, fiber, collaboration, community, social media, and pedagogy.