Teresa Larrabee – Red Lodge Clay Center

Teresa LarrabeeRed Lodge, Montana

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Red Lodge Clay Center, Long-Term Resident 2021 – 2022

Teresa Larrabee is an interdisciplinary ceramic artist and educator from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She earned her BFA from the University of New Mexico in 2012 and her MFA in 2019 from the University of North Texas. She has taught at multiple universities, colleges, and community classes, assisted artists at workshops and in their personal studios, and participates in multiple avenues at craft schools. Currently, Teresa is a long- term resident artist at Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, MT.

Anxieties are the perfect catalysts for creation. They turn apathy into obsession. They make emotion kinetic. My figurative sculptures embody ambiguous, self-referential narratives that act as a resolution between myself and my anxieties by questioning society’s status quo of what is acceptable and what is taboo. My works allow me to communicate uncomfortable conversations in a space where they are comfortably seen, discussed, and digested. I take an interdisciplinary approach to making by exploring different materials and processes as a means of embedding symbolism into each narrative. My interest in multiplicity and its visual correlation to habits and rituals reflects both the calming and adverse aspects of repetition. I am interested in that fine line between compulsive and compulsory.