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Terry Furchgott

County: King County

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Born in 1948, Terry Furchgott moved to England after college to paint and illustrate children’s books. In 1977 she undertook an epic journey to the Far East and India, sketching her way through multiple cultures before settling in Seattle with her husband and 3 children. There in 1988 she began her long affiliation with the Harris Harvey Gallery where she continues to exhibit her work.

Furchgott is primarily a figurative painter and colorist. She often uses decorative borders to expand the narrative, and to suggest a world of coexisting interior and exterior realities in the psychic as well as the physical world.

Thematically Furchgott’s paintings have always explored her experience of being a woman in this culture. The nature and power of the Feminine and the ability of women to perceive and ground the Divine in their everyday lives is at the heart of her work.

A Core Instructor at the Gage Academy for over 35 years, she has taught and fostered the creativity of hundreds of students and emerging artists. Active in the field of Public Art, Furchgott has completed multiple commissions celebrating the cultural diversity of communities throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Furchgott has received Individual Artist Awards and Fellowships from the Washington State Arts Commission, the King County Arts Commission, and Artist Trust. Her work is represented in the collections of the WSAC, Microsoft, the Seattle Center, the UWMC, McDonald’s, the United States Postal Service, plus in many hospitals, schools, and public buildings.

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