STUDIO ADDRESS
9907 N. Edison Street
Portland, Oregon 97203¬
503-869-7950
jane.terzis@gmail.com
https://www.janeterzis.com/

EDUCATION
Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration,
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, 1977
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1972

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
• Associate Professor of Art, University of Alaska Southeast, 2002 – 2011
• Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art, University of Alaska Southeast, 1983-2002
• Assistant Professor of Art, University of Alaska Southeast, 1980-82 (Alaska Arts in the Prisons Project)
• Medical Illustrator, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, 1976
• Illustrator and Graphic Designer, Freelance studio, 1977-present. Full-color Illustrations for Levi’s, Price Waterhouse, State of Alaska, Alaska Magazine, Sealaska Corporation, Alaska Airlines, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

ADMINISTRATION
• Chair, Humanities Department, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Alaska Southeast, 2009 – 2011
• Art Discipline Co-Chair, 2004 – 2011
• President of Board of Trustees, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, 1985-86
• Director, Alaska Arts in the Prisons Project, 1980-82

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
House Foundation for the Arts
Alaska State Council on the Arts
Juneau Arts and Humanities Council
International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Member Artist
Callipeplon Society, Member of Board of Directors
The Oregon Community Foundation, Grants Panelist

AWARDS AND HONORS
• United Academics Outstanding Faculty of the Year, 2010
• Featured Artist, Tidal Echoes, University of Alaska Southeast, Publisher, 2010
• Honorable Mention, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Juried Exhibition, 2009, David Mollett, Juror
• Distinguished Alumna Exhibiting Artist and Jarvis Stewart Lecturer, Ohio Wesleyan University, 2006
• Nominee, Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant, 2007 and 2008
• Best of Show, All Alaska Juried Exhibition 1998, Lucinda Barnes, Juror
• Best of Show, Northwest Juried Art ‘90, Spokane, WA, Jim Edwards, Juror
• Honorable Mention in Painting, All Alaska Juried Exhibition 1995, Richard West, Juror
• Honorable Mention in Painting, “Her Art Works” 1992, Women’s Caucus for Art, Southbend, IND, Lynda Benglis, Juror
• Honorable Mention in Painting, All-Alaska Juried Exhibition 1992, Ned Rifkin, Juror
• Cash Award, “Women Artists ‘92”, Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA, Donna Billick and Mildred Howard, Jurors
• Juror’s Merit Award, International Exhibition, Alexandria, Louisiana 1990,
Louisiana Museum, Hugh M. Davies, Juror

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS
Murals, Classroom Wings, Riverbend Elementary School, Juneau, 2000
Topographic Trail Maps, Mendenhall Glacier Visitor’s Center, Us Forest Service, 1998
Mural, Children’s Wing, Juneau Memorial Library, 1989

PUBLICATIONS
Tidal Echoes, University of Alaska Southeast, 2009
Tidal Echoes, University of Alaska Southeast, 2007
Ohio Wesleyan University Magazine, feature article
Rasmuson Purchases for the Museum of the North
University of Alaska Museum of the North, electronic catalog of museum objects
Spot the Dog, catalog published 2005, Anchorage Museum of History and Art
Painting Alaska, published 2000, Alaska Geographic Society
Icebreakers; Alaska’s Most Innovative Artists, published 1999 by Decker & Morris, Inc.
Who’s Who in America
Who’s Who in North American Colleges and Universities.
American Corporate Identity/16, 2000, David E. Carter, editor, for Welsh Terriers logo
American Corporate Identity/13, 1998, David E. Carter, editor, for Art Boy Inc. logo
American Corporate identity/3, 1987, David E. Carter, editor, for Made in Alaska logo

COLLECTIONS
Ross Museum, Ohio Wesleyan University
University of Alaska Southeast
University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum of the North
The Rasmuson Foundation
The Alaska State Museum
The Anchorage Museum
Alaska Contemporary Art Bank
Gregory M. Carr
Ivan C. Gayler

GRANTS RECEIVED
Career Opportunities Grant, Alaska State Council on the Arts, 2009
Individual Artist’s Assistance Grant, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, 2001
Career Opportunities Grant, Alaska State Council on the Arts, 2001
Career Opportunities Grant, Alaska State Council on the Arts, 1997
Individual Artist’s Assistance Grant, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, 1997
Career Opportunities Grant, Alaska State Council on the Arts, 1995,
Teacher Recognition Certificate, National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts ’94,’95
Career Opportunities Grant, Alaska State Council on the Arts, 1993,
Individual Artist’s Assistance Grant, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, 1993
Individual Artist’s Assistance Grant, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, 1990
Project Grant to Arts R Us, Alaska State Council on the Arts, 1989
Major Grant to Arts R Us, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, 1989
Initiative Grant to Arts R Us, Alaska State Council on the Arts, 1987
Project Grant to Arts R Us, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, 1986

REPRESENTATION
RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, Oregon, Jeannine Grafton, Director
Well St. Art Co, Fairbanks, Alaska – David Mollett, Director
Western States Arts Federation, Artists’ Register website, Award-Winning Artists
International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, Alaska

PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
• First Monday Art Presentations, sponsored by The Alaska Photographic Center
• Artist Talk, Learning To Live In The World”, Springfield, Oregon
• AWAKE, presentation of my artwork, Philo, CA 2008
• Public Lecture, University of Alaska Southeast Evening at Egan, The Transformative Nature of Art
• Jarvis Stewart Distinguished Alumna Lecturer, Ohio Wesleyan University, My Creative Work
• Public Lecture, University of Alaska Anchorage, The Face
• Guest Instructor, University of Alaska Anchorage, intermediate/advanced painting classes
• Guest Instructor, Ohio Wesleyan University, intermediate/advanced painting classes
• Alaska State Museum, portrait workshop for children
• Anchorage Museum of History and Art, portrait workshop

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2023 Fairy Tale, RiverSea Gallery of Art, Astoria, Oregon (solo)
2021 Women of Vision, Alaska State Museum Spring/Summer exhibition from the museum’s permanent collection (group)
Artists on Rotation, Ford Gallery of Art, Portland, Oregon (group)
2019 Astoria Freak Show, Secret Gallery, Astoria, Oregon (group)
2018 Solo Exhibition, Springfield Oregon Arts Commission
Solo Exhibition, Boys Fort, Portland, Oregon
Solo Exhibition, McVarish Gallery, Astoria, Oregon
West End-ister Dog Show, Boys Fort, Portland, Oregon (invitational)
10 x 10, McVarish Gallery (invitational)
2017 Portland Big 500, (invitational)
Torn Pages, Mel’s, Portland, Oregon (invitational)
2016 Women in Art 2016, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, California (invitational)
Boys Fort, Portland, Oregon (group)
2015 Boys Fort, Portland, Oregon (solo)
2014 Boys Fort, Portland, Oregon (solo)
Mel’s, Portland, Oregon (invitational)
Passage, Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland, Oregon (juried)
2013 Hokusai, Portland, Oregon (group)
2012 Accanto, Portland, Oregon (solo)
Figurative Show, Mel’s, Portland, Oregon (invitational)
Black and White, Mel’s, Portland, Oregon (invitational)
2011 Jane Terzis: Early and Recent Paintings, University of Alaska Anchorage Kimura Gallery (solo)
2009 Art Port Townsend, Northwind Arts Center, Jess Van Nostrand, Juror (juried)
Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Juried Exhibition, 2009, David Mollett, Juror,
Honorable Mention (juried)
Reflections on Alaskan Statehood, Kenai Visitors & Cultural Center (invitational)
2008 Faculty Exhibition, UAS Sitka (invitational)
ART BOX/ED, International Gallery of Contemporary Art (invitational)
2007 Prayer for the Protection of All Beings, International Gallery of Contemporary Art (solo), International Gallery of Contemporary Art Juried Exhibition
2006 Acts of Unremarkable Bravery, Ross Museum, Ohio Wesleyan University (solo)
Museum Gala, Anchorage Museum of History and Art (invitational)
Small Works Exhibit, Well Street Art Co. (invitational)
The Gregory M. Carr Collection, Benefit Art Auction (group)
2005 Prayer for the Protection of All Beings, Alaska State Museum (solo)
A New Sense of Wonder, University of Alaska Museum of the North (invitational)
Members’ Exhibition, International Gallery of Contemporary Art (invitational)
Spot the Dog, Anchorage Museum of History and Art (juried)
12 x 12, Juneau Douglas City Museum, (invitational)
2004 All-Alaska Juried Exhibition, Michael Rush, Juror
International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, (invitational)
Empire Gallery, Juneau (invitational)
UAS Art Faculty Exhibition, Juneau Douglas City Museum
2003 Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, Exhibition of 2002
Acquisitions; Contemporary Works by Alaskan Artists
International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK, Gallery Members
Exhibition (invitational)
Empire Gallery Artists for Peace, Juneau (invitational)
2002 The Town is Changing, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK (solo)
The Town is Changing, Well Street Gallery, Fairbanks, AK (solo)
The Town is Changing, Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, Juneau, AK (solo)
Spirit of Alaska: The Inner Landscape, Kenai Convention & Visitors Bureau (invitational)
All-Alaska Juried Exhibition, Elizabeth A. Brown, Juror
2001 Off the Wall, Decker/Morris Gallery, Anchorage, AK (group)
2001: A Fish Odyssey, Kenai Convention & Visitors Bureau (invitational)
2000 Big Heads, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage
(invitational)
Invitational 7, Decker/Morris Gallery, Anchorage
All-Alaska Juried Exhibition, Lawrence Rinder, Juror
1999 Portfolio Arts Gallery, Juneau, AK (solo)
Alaska State Council on the Arts Contemporary Art Bank New Purchases
University of Alaska Faculty Exhibition, Decker/Morris Gallery,
All Alaska Juried Exhibition, Lucinda Barnes, Juror
Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni Exhibition
1998 Lesser Angels & Minor Demons, International Gallery of Contemporary Art,
Anchorage (solo)
Lesser Angels & Minor Demons, Site 250 Gallery, Fairbanks, AK (solo)
1997 Artists’ Collection Exhibition, International Gallery of Contemporary Art,
Erotic Invitational, International Gallery of Contemporary Art
Reality Check, Decker/Morris Gallery (invitational)
1996 Portfolio Arts Gallery (invitational)
1995 All-Alaska Juried Exhibition, Richard West, Juror
Hourglass, International Gallery of Contemporary Art (group)
Invitational ‘95, Stonington Gallery, Anchorage
A Sense of Wonder, University of Alaska Museum, Fairbanks, AK (group)
New Works by 21 Artists, Portfolio Arts Gallery
1994 Eight Juneau Artists, Main Street Gallery, Ketchikan, AK
All-Alaska Juried Exhibition, Neal Benezra, Juror
Poseurs, Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA (solo)
1993 Portfolio Arts Gallery (invitational)
Gallery Site 250, Opening Exhibition, Fairbanks, AK (invitational)
National ‘93 Small Works Exhibition, Cobbleskill, New York, Ann Philbin, Juror
1992 Her Art Works, National Women’s Caucus For Art, Southbend Art Center,
Indiana, Lynda Benglis, Juror
Alaska ‘92, Visual Art Center of Alaska, Anchorage, AK (invitational)
All Alaska Juried Exhibition, Ned Rifkin, Juror
Poseurs, Alaska State Museum, Juneau, AK (solo)
Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia (group)
Bread of Russia, Czar’s Summer Palace, Benois Museum, Petrodvorets, Russia (group)
1991 Women Artists ‘91, Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, Donna Billick and Mildred
Howard, Jurors
Chautauqua International, Jamestown, New York, Jeff Crist, Juror
Gallery Still, Juneau (invitational)
Art Faculty Exhibition, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
1990 Juried International, Alexandria Museum of Art, Louisiana, Hugh M. Davis,
Juror
Kulturzentrum, Vladivostok, Russia (group)
Northwest Juried Art ‘90, Spokane, Jim Edwards, Juror
All-Alaska Juried Exhibition, James T. Demetrion, Juror
1988 Isolation, Arts R Us, Juneau, AK (group)
Mask, Stonington Gallery (group)
University of Alaska Art Faculty Exhibition, Alaska State Museum, Juneau, AK
Northwest Juried Art ‘88, Spokane, Washington, Chris Bruce, Juror
Stonington Gallery, Anchorage (invitational)
Collaborative Show, Arts R Us, Juneau, AK (group)
1986 Museum Show, Arts R Us, Juneau, AK (group)

PRESS
“I find (it) a completely enigmatic painting – absolutely magical”…Lucinda Barnes, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

“…a curious innocence – a spectral quality that’s very dreamlike. It’s quite cinematic”…Ned Rifkin, Director, High Museum of Art, Atlanta.

“One of Alaska’s premier portrait painters…characteristic of her painting style is her uncanny ability to capture the essence of her subjects’ individuality while also revealing how she, herself, feels about them.”…Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Museum Today.

“While Terzis’ portraits are engagingly painterly, with loose brushstrokes and bold color, what makes them so good is that Terzis can draw. She has a master’s degree in medical illustration from the University of California in San Francisco and teaches anatomy to art students at the University of Alaska Southeast. The solo exhibition program at the Anchorage Museum represents one of the most competitive and prestigious artistic opportunities in the state. Terzis has earned her place in that spotlight.”… Julie Decker, Anchorage Press.

“The portrait is a subject where the artist, if imposing too much of his own personality or technique, is at risk of failure. Consequently, we find some of the most honest and beautiful images in this area. Jane Terzis’ back of the head portrait, Nine Year Old Kid, contributes a contemporary take on the subject that is coy and humorous. Her confident yet lyrical brushwork renders a particular head that becomes youth in general.”
Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Documents and Inventions: Art from the Permanent Collection, Images from Experience, David Mollett, Curator

“Throughout an artistic career that has included commercial and medical illustration as well as graphic design and collegiate-level instruction, Jane Terzis has centered her creative practice on the work that she began at age four: painting people. Learning to Live in the World presents a collection of tender and introspective portraits of characters who exist within the realm of each painting and capture the challenges of living in today’s world. While nearly all of the faces in this series are fictional, Terzis doesn’t question why she paints what she paints ‘but in the end the people in these paintings are self-portraits, as most artworks tend to be.’” Springfield, Oregon Arts Commission, Amber Fossen, press release for Terzis solo exhibition: Learning To Live In The World.

Her work exists in another world all its own, yet it also reflects back on the world we live in. She has always made the viewer work; to think, to question, to want to know more about what is going on in her work and to wonder about her. Who is this little girl or boy? What is really happening in the painting? Who is the artist, Jane Terzis? The subject matter is always enigmatic. But at the same time, it is always so approachable. The compositions are never complex, the images are always easily “readable” in so far as who is there and what is happening, but the meaning of the narrative is never obvious; sometimes without offering any rational conclusion. Her work sticks in the mind I think because her people are innocent, and vulnerable; because she makes herself vulnerable by showing her willingness to explore strangeness through the eyes of the children she invents to experience it. I have always found her work to be brave in how she employs psychological content without really going there. And rich with layers of meaning. And it never disappoints. Marty Kalb, Professor Emeritus, Ohio Wesleyan University

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