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“Memory, technology and the environment are topics that have repeatedly influenced my work.  I believe that being in touch (both literally and metaphorically) with our physical surroundings and expressing that encounter visually, enables us to create deeper connections with and understandings of the world. This idea parallels the ancient Greek and Roman mnemonic device known as the " memory palace"  in which specific places and locations are used as a structure to enhance memory.  In my work, which uses photography mixed media, and installation, landscape and natural  forms have a symbiotic relationship with memory.  Technology often enters the scene and challenges this relationship."

 

Terry Gips’ work has been shown throughout the US and also in China, Poland and Germany.  She has had solo shows at the Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth; Light Work Gallery in Syracuse; Troyer Fitzpatrick Lassman Gallery in Washington, DC; Harmony Hall Art Center in Maryland; and Sarah Doyle Gallery at Brown University; and elsewhere.  She was formerly represented by A.I.R. Gallery in NYC and Galatea Fine Art in Boston; she shows frequently in Provincetown at the School House Gallery and at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum as well as other New England venues.  Her works are in the collections of the National Museum of American Art and the National Women’s Museum in Washington as well as other public and private collections.

Gips received a National Endowment for the Arts grant in photography in the 1980's and funding for a 2010 project from the Fine Arts Sea Grant program at the University of Rhode Island. She received a Master of Architecture degree from Yale in 1971 where she also studied photography with Walker Evans and Paul Caponigro.  In the following years, she taught art at Colgate University, Goddard College and the Universities of Vermont and Maryland.  She served as director of the art museum at the University of Maryland in College Park during the 1990's and curated historical and contemporary art exhibitions, and organized several interdisciplinary performance events integrating technology with the arts. 

She began visiting Cape Cod while in college, and lived in Wellfleet from 2000 to 2016. She served on the Wellfleet Conservation Commission for seven years and on the board of the Wellfleet Historical Society and Museum; she also works with other arts, environmental and progressive political groups. She and her husband moved to New Bedford, MA in 2016.