terri amig attended the corcoran school of art and design, washington, d.c., california institute of art, valencia, california with further studies at pennsylvania academy of fine art, with timothy hawkeworth, and at anderson ranch.
she lives and works from her home/studio near the coast of southern new jersey.
"i fear this power of speech has robbed us of our senses. On a world composed of 70% water, one might reasonably expect to find that a world's highest life form there, in the water. Birth and a lifelong struggle with gravity are not becoming to a world's highest life form. Put another way, perhaps this world's highest life form is not the teller of this tale."
In Terri Amig's work I don't see, so much as sense, the dignity swimming in these intimate portraits, these life forms, brimming through invisible swirls of oil. While my own words plod through the thick everyday tangles of language, these creatures make it stunningly obvious that this world's highest life form has yet to be discovered.