Theresa M Ketterer

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About Theresa M Ketterer

 
 
  • Biography

    Animals display behavior for survival that in humans is considered virtuous. My depiction of animals started with wolves. Throughout college, I struggled with undiagnosed Fibromyalgia. I began depicting wolves to remind myself to be strong and endure. Growing up, my mother told me the Sioux called the Pawnee ‘wolves’ because of their remarkable endurance. The animals in my work represent the best and worst of human emotions. Though it started with a Sioux tale, I now use symbols from numerous cultures. As a Pagan artist, I work primarily with symbols and alphabets of interest to Pagans, but as an art historian, I include elements rooted in art history. Norse, Greco-Roman, Native American, and Celtic symbols are commonly seen in my drawings. The Theban alphabet is used in almost all of my work because of its aesthetic and magical qualities. The words relate to my meaning but rarely can they be read. My work is about my emotions, my hopes, or self-motivation. At times, my works are spells intended as blessings to friends or praise the gods. I want viewers to connect with the images on their own terms, not for them to understand the iconography, but it is there for those who wish to interpret it.

    Feel free to contact me with commissions.

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  • Education

    2012 - 2014

    Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

    2008 - 2012

    School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • Upcoming Events

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    Event: Duality: An Exhibition of Works by Theresa Marie Ketterer

    Dates: Sept. 9, 2014 - May 31, 2015

    Venue: Chrystoph Marten Salon, 511 West 25th Street #608 New York, New York 10001

    The works in the exhibition constitute a series of the same name, Duality. Each work is binary in its theme
    and composition. The dualities in the works represent those in the artist’s life: masculine/feminine,
    love/hate, and sad/happy. Symbols and elements of iconography are layered into the composition. These
    are works that give rewards for time spent with them. Ketterer’s Duality may be concerned with opposing
    forces, but the exhibition seeks balance in the gallery.

    Event: Walking Wounded: An Exhibition of Works by Theresa Marie Ketterer

    Dates: Oct. 24, 2013 - Jan. 15, 2014

    Venue: Chrystoph Marten Salon, 511 West 25th Street #608 New York, New York 10001

    The term ‘walking wounded’ refers to the soldiers requiring the least medical attention in combat zones. The works in this exhibition, Walking Wounded, like most of my my 4 years of college, are reminders of the strength that can come from weakness and the ability of humans to endure.

    Event: Zwölfenbeinturm

    Dates: July 7, 2012 - Oct. 15, 2012

    Venue: Universität Bibliothek, Weimar, Germany

    Exhibition of works about the relationship between painting and nature.

    Event: Y.O.L.O. Youth Show

    Dates: May 12, 2012 - June 15, 2012

    Venue: Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

    An exhibition of emerging artists in Chicago.

    Event: School of the Art Institute of Chicago BFA Exhibition

    Dates: March 17, 2012 - April 4, 2012

    Venue: School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, Illinois

    Exhibition of work by graduating BFA students.

    Event: Lightwolf: A Solo Exhibition by Theresa Ketterer

    Dates: Oct. 10, 2010 - Oct. 24, 2010

    Venue: Siragusa Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

    A solo display of large wolf collages.

    Event: Lightwolf: A Solo Exhibition by Theresa Ketterer

    Dates: Oct. 10, 2010 - Oct. 24, 2010

    Venue: Siragusa Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

    A solo display of large wolf collages.

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Education

2012 - 2014

Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

2008 - 2012

School of the Art Institute of Chicago


There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: Duality: An Exhibition of Works by Theresa Marie Ketterer

Dates: Sept. 9, 2014 - May 31, 2015

Venue: Chrystoph Marten Salon, 511 West 25th Street #608 New York, New York 10001

The works in the exhibition constitute a series of the same name, Duality. Each work is binary in its theme
and composition. The dualities in the works represent those in the artist’s life: masculine/feminine,
love/hate, and sad/happy. Symbols and elements of iconography are layered into the composition. These
are works that give rewards for time spent with them. Ketterer’s Duality may be concerned with opposing
forces, but the exhibition seeks balance in the gallery.

Event: Walking Wounded: An Exhibition of Works by Theresa Marie Ketterer

Dates: Oct. 24, 2013 - Jan. 15, 2014

Venue: Chrystoph Marten Salon, 511 West 25th Street #608 New York, New York 10001

The term ‘walking wounded’ refers to the soldiers requiring the least medical attention in combat zones. The works in this exhibition, Walking Wounded, like most of my my 4 years of college, are reminders of the strength that can come from weakness and the ability of humans to endure.

Event: Zwölfenbeinturm

Dates: July 7, 2012 - Oct. 15, 2012

Venue: Universität Bibliothek, Weimar, Germany

Exhibition of works about the relationship between painting and nature.

Event: Y.O.L.O. Youth Show

Dates: May 12, 2012 - June 15, 2012

Venue: Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

An exhibition of emerging artists in Chicago.

Event: School of the Art Institute of Chicago BFA Exhibition

Dates: March 17, 2012 - April 4, 2012

Venue: School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, Illinois

Exhibition of work by graduating BFA students.

Event: Lightwolf: A Solo Exhibition by Theresa Ketterer

Dates: Oct. 10, 2010 - Oct. 24, 2010

Venue: Siragusa Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

A solo display of large wolf collages.

Event: Lightwolf: A Solo Exhibition by Theresa Ketterer

Dates: Oct. 10, 2010 - Oct. 24, 2010

Venue: Siragusa Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

A solo display of large wolf collages.

 

Biography

Animals display behavior for survival that in humans is considered virtuous. My depiction of animals started with wolves. Throughout college, I struggled with undiagnosed Fibromyalgia. I began depicting wolves to remind myself to be strong and endure. Growing up, my mother told me the Sioux called the Pawnee ‘wolves’ because of their remarkable endurance. The animals in my work represent the best and worst of human emotions. Though it started with a Sioux tale, I now use symbols from numerous cultures. As a Pagan artist, I work primarily with symbols and alphabets of interest to Pagans, but as an art historian, I include elements rooted in art history. Norse, Greco-Roman, Native American, and Celtic symbols are commonly seen in my drawings. The Theban alphabet is used in almost all of my work because of its aesthetic and magical qualities. The words relate to my meaning but rarely can they be read. My work is about my emotions, my hopes, or self-motivation. At times, my works are spells intended as blessings to friends or praise the gods. I want viewers to connect with the images on their own terms, not for them to understand the iconography, but it is there for those who wish to interpret it.

Feel free to contact me with commissions.

 
 
 

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