Terry Ekasala: Speaking Up

June 24 - July 06, 2017 Request information about this piece


Matter & Light Gallery is pleased to announce Speaking Up, an exhibition of abstract work by Vermont artist Terry Ekasala, on view June 2nd – July 6th, 2017.

The current show contains 12 paintings and 12 mixed media works on paper by Vermont artist Terry Ekasala and selected by Catamount Arts Gallery Director Katherine French.The paintings are an expressive reflection of personal and artistic experience realized as visual metaphor.

Born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, Ekasala graduated from the Art Institute in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In 1983 she set up her first studio at the Clay Hotel and Youth Hostel on Espanola Way in Miami Beach. Ekasala became a member of the Artifacts Art Group. She was also part of a group of graffiti artists whose work on abandoned buildings was featured in the Miami Herald and as background in major advertising campaigns.

In 1987 Ekasala moved to Paris and eventually set up a studio in Belleville where she was part a diverse artistic community that organized the first artist squat or reclaimed studio space to become legal in Paris. During this time she moved from figurative to abstract and she exhibited widely in Paris, Berlin and New York. In 2001 Ekasala moved to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom and has exhibited work in at Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury, the Burlington Center for the Arts (BAC), and with Metalstone Gallery in New York City. The current exhibition at Matter & Light represents her first opportunity to show in Boston.

Ekasala’s work is in numerous private collections. She resides with her family in East Burke, Vermont and creates large and small abstract paintings in what she calls her dream studio on the side of a mountain nearby.


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