Faculty - Tera Galanti
Since 2002, my artistic practice has incorporated biological studies, cultural inquiry, painting and sculptural experimentation within the broad field of “eco-art”. Specifically, I have questioned our relationship with the domesticated and wild creatures and the culturally perceived notion of what constitutes “the wild”. In my ongoing research, I recently discovered a relatively new direction in literary and cultural studies, which examines the intersection between human beings and animals. The questions raised within these essays parallel many of my own concerns and open up new formal possibilities. My work has been exhibited at the Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center, The Armory Center in Pasadena, The Municipal Art Gallery in Los Angeles and locally at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum. International exhibitions include Ha Noi College of Fine Arts, and the Art Center at Silpakorn University, in Bangkog, Thailand.