Bio: Justin Terlecki is a recent addition to Lowertown Lofts Artist Cooperative in St. Paul, Minnesota. Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Terlecki graduated from Youngstown State University in 1997 earning a BFA in painting and printmaking. He has exhibited his work regularly in the Twin Cities since moving to Minnesota in 1998. In 2009, Justin received a Jerome Fellowship for Emerging Printmakers through Highpoint Center for Printmaking. This fellowship funded a series of prints inspired by his travels to India and Spain. Terlecki's work is represented by Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis since 2011.
Artist Statement: My work is based on personal experiences. I create autobiographical narratives inspired by specific moments in time. I capture these moments through extensive travel sketchbooks, gathered images and memory. Representations of everyday life in familiar settings are an important part of replicating these experiences; as is the effort to express the atmosphere, mood and depth of these scenes. The narrative provides the framework to investigate the themes of time, individual perception and human relationships. As a painter and printmaker, I explore the mystery of connection through nonverbal communication.