Tallulah TerryllOakland, CA
Tallulah Terryll's work reflects a fascination with the rhythms of everyday life. Even outside of her art practice, the artist is drawn to instances of such repetition, as evidenced by an ongoing project in which she uses a pedometer to measure her number of steps daily and distance traveled, which are then neatly plotted on a graph. Likewise, in the absence of figuration or narrative, Terryll's repeated round glyphs emerge as patient recordings of time and movement. Her undulating, abstract fields of circular shapes are generated using a unique print method involving hand-cut stencils made of reinforced paper, through which she brushes watercolor and acrylic. Each work is built up in multiple layers of paint, ink, and translucent Japanese paper secured to panel; the final surface contains a shifting rhythm of interior and exterior as its various layers merge and interact.
Tallulah Terryll was born and raised in Seattle, WA where she received her BFA in printmaking and painting in 2003. After a stint in Japan she moved to Oakland, CA to pursue a career as a printmaker.