Meet The Artist - Terry Niedzialek

     Terry Niedzialek is a sculptor, painter, dancer, performance artist and shiatsu massage therapist based in Kutztown PA. Her work is an intersection of large scale sculpture, painting, hair sculpture, the body, nature, movement, energy and healing. Various media are used to explore issues of body, nature and transformation. She received a BFA from New York Institute of Technology. Since 1983, hair sculpture exhibitions, live events and performances have been presented in the US and Europe, and through the worldwide media. After spending the 1980’s in the East Village, she left to found a studio in rural Pennsylvania. Blending art and healing, her art evolved to include more natural elements.

     Terry Niedzialek is a recipient of Fellowships and Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pollack-Krasner Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Selected Exhibitions and Performances:

New York City: Fashion Institute of Technology ~ Jus de Pomme Gallery ~ Parsons School of Design ~
Ave B Gallery ~ Fashion Moda ~ Fifth Avenue Galleries of the Empire State Building

Paris: Galerie Alain Oudin ~ The American Center

London: Victoria & Albert Museum, “Fashion and Surrealism”; Crucial Gallery

Milan: Galerie Il Diaframma

Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art ~ Painted Bride Art Center

Washington DC: National Museum of Women in the Arts ~ International Sculpture Conference

Sarasota: Ringling Museum of Art

Niedzialek’s hair sculpture projects have been underwritten by Roger & Gallet in France and by Holiday Hair Fashions, Aubrey Organics, and the Body Shop in the U.S.A.

Collections: Include Lehigh University Art Galleries in Bethlehem, PA; New Arts Program in Kutztown, PA; Galerie Alain Oudin in Paris, France; Galerie Il Diaframma in Milan, Italy; New York Institute of Technology and private collections.

Magazines, Newspapers and Broadcast Television: Include NBC, FOX, ABC, CBS-TV, as well as CNN Headline News, BBC-TV, RAI-TV, The Morning Show and the Queen Latifah Show. People Magazine, The New York Times, Harpers, USA Today, Ceramics Monthly, Fiber Arts, Coiffure International, Modern Salon, Italian Vogue, French Elle, I-D, and British Vogue.