Terri Loewenthal USA


Terri Loewenthal is an Oakland-based artist whose work challenges and revives the predominantly male canon of landscape photography by using a female voice to liberate the genre from the strictly representational. Her works are single-exposure, in-camera compositions that utilize special optics developed by Loewenthal to compress vast spaces into complex, evocative environments. These photographs present landscape not as it may appear visually, but how it could be experienced emotively and through the imagination.

She has exhibited at diverse venues including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, CA), Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley, CA), San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (San Jose, CA) and Booth Western Art Museum (Cartersville, GA). Her work is included in many collections, public and private, including the City of San Francisco, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, Fidelity Investments, Facebook and Instagram.

She is also founder of The Chetwood, a residency program that provides housing for artists visiting the Bay Area, allowing them to create lasting community with supportive peer networks outside of typical art-making structures. Loewenthal is a frequent collaborator with many Bay Area arts organizations including Creative Growth (Oakland, CA) and has been an active musician for over a decade; her bands Call and Response, Rubies and Shock have performed extensively nationally and internationally. Terri has a Bachelor of Arts from Rice University in Houston, Texas and is originally from Washington, D.C. and South Florida.




BA Rice University, Houston, TX

selected Exhibitions


Havasu Falls (Solo Show), Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA Janus II with Miya Ando, Marcela Pardo Ariza, James Perkins and Amy Lincoln, CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA Psychscapes (Solo Show), Hug Galerie, Photo Saint Germain, Paris, France


American Dreams or Imagined Lands? with Mark Klett, Byron Wolfe, Jack Spencer and Christa Blackwood, Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA
Our Eyes Are On Fire, with Tammy Rae Carland, Jeffrey Cheung and Masako Miki, Curated by Lena Wolff, Sarah Shepard Gallery, Larkspur, CA
Creative Reverence with Colter Jacobsen and David Wilson, Round Weather Gallery, Oakland, CA Psychscapes (Solo Show), Hug Galerie, Photo Saint Germain, Paris, France
We’re All in This Together with Masako Miki, Amy Nathan and Rebekah Goldstein, CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA
BEYOND WORDS: In Support of Black-led Organizations Fighting for Social Justice and Equity, CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, Online
Fundraiser to Support Frontline Heroes, Jackson Fine Art, Online
Echoes of Bauhaus Photography Cast Long Shadows, Ruth’s Table, San Francisco, CA

About the West with Ansel Adams and Danny Lyon, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Surreal Sublime, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
Summer Mixer with Wayne White, Jen Stark, Mark Wagner, Arno Beck, Stephen Ormandy and Kathryn Macnaughton, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

Shego/Hego/Ego – McEvoy Collection, Paris Photo, Paris, France No Time, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
FOCUS: California, Art Toronto, Toronto, CanadaPsychscapes (Solo Show), CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA
Special Editions, Minnesota Street Projects, San Francisco, CA
Slow Dialogues, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Experiments in Environment, Graham Foundation, Chicago, IL
Action Painting, Adobe Gallery, San Francisco, CA

The Possible, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
The New Westward Expansion, Tartine, San Francisco, CA
Ghost in the Room (Solo Show), La Porte Peinte, Noyers-sur-Serein, France

Quotidian, CelerySPACE, Berkeley, CA

Thinking Like the Universe, Curated by Aimee Friberg, Hatch Gallery, Oakland, CA
Natural Selection, Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, CA Petite Sensation (Solo Show), diPietro, San Francisco, CA
Auction to Benefit the Artists, Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA Cinematheque Silent Auction, Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Six Degrees of Separation, LoBot Gallery, Oakland, CA
Take (Solo Show), DDC Lab, New York, NY
Sights of Sounds, Park Life, San Francisco, CA


2012 - present

Founder and Director, The Chetwood Artist Residency, Oakland, CA

selected residencies and awards


Djerassi Resident Artists Program Alternate, Woodside, CA
Svane Family Foundation Award Recipient, San Francisco, CA
Google Artist in Residence, Mountain View, CA
Facebook Artist in Residence, San Francisco, CA
Suttle Lodge Artist in Residence, Sisters, OR
SFMoMA SECA Award Nominee, San Francisco, CA
Shared Space Artist in Residence, Pentwater, MI
La Porte Peinte Visiting Artist, Noyers-sur-Serein, France
Acre Visiting Artist, Steuben, WI
Mizzy Gizzy Artist in Residence, Nevada City, CA


selected publications


Havasu Falls Catalogue, Edition of 100, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Psychscapes Catalog, Edition of 100, CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA
Action Painting, Little Paper Planes Publications, San Francisco, CA
The Possible Catalog, Berkeley Art Museum, CA
The Possible Artist Box, Edition of 500, Berkeley Art Museum, CA

Overview, Edition of 200, Land and Sea, Oakland, CA
Petite Sensation, Edition of 500, self-published, Oakland, CA
SHOCK - Heaven 12”, Voltaire Records, San Francisco, CA
Eucalyptus Grove, Edition of 125, Ribbons Publications, Oakland, CA
Explode from the Center - Rubies, Tellé Records, Bergen, Norway
Winds Take No Shape - Call and Response, Badman Recording Co., Portland, OR
Call and Response S/T, Emperor Norton Records, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Bibliography


Kolpas, Norman. “Artist Spotlights.” Western Art and Architecture, February/March 2021


Jennings, Chris. “Utopia.” Aperture, Issue #241, Winter 2020

Huisink, Merel. “Psychedelische landschappen.” Pf Fotografie Magazine - Cover, July 2020

Olsen, Kimberly. “Bay Area Roundup.” Luxe Magazine San Francisco, July/August 2020 2019

Géniès, Bernard. “Nature Forte.” L’OBS Spécial Paris Photo, November 2019

Labong, Leilani Marie. “Prism Break.” San Francisco Magazine, October 2019

Palumbo, Jacqui. “Did Ansel Adams’s Male Gaze Influence His Landscape Photography?” Artsy, Aug 13, 2019

Goldstein, Melissa. “Terri Loewenthal’s Otherworldly Series.” C Magazine, Summer Issue, 2019

Robertson, Michelle. “Oakland artist transforms Calif. landscapes into psychedelic photographs.” SF Gate, May 7, 2019


Horne, Lydia. “Can you spot the hidden images in these psychedelic landscapes?” WIRED, June 7, 2018

Desmarais, Charles. “Ephemeral Landscapes.” San Francisco Chronicle, May 16, 2018

Loesch, Hannah. “Terri Loewenthal explores ‘the intersection of landscape and psyche.’” Museé Magazine (France), April 18, 2018

Kail, Ellyn. “Hallucinogenic Photos of the California Wilderness.” Feature Shoot, April 17, 2018

Seikaly, Roula. “Psychedelic Pictures Reconsider a History of American Landscape Photography.” Humble Arts Foundation, April 10, 2018

Doyle, India. “Like I’m working with them, alongside them, in tandem. Twin meets Terri Loewenthal.” Twin Magazine (UK), March 28, 2018

Smithson, Aline. “Terri Loewenthal: Psychscapes.” Lenscratch, March 15, 2018

Schwab, Katharine. “Landscape Photography on Acid.” Fast Company, March 5, 2018

Deer, Lame and Richard Erdroes. “States of Mind.” Lapham’s Quarterly, Winter 2018


Melendez, Franklin. Show Review - Shock. Artforum, Jan 2011


Public Collections

Collection of the City and County of San Francisco, San Francisco Arts Commission - 49 South Van Ness
21st Century STEM Foundation, Atlanta, GA
Collection of the City and County of San Francisco, San Francisco Arts Commission - SFO Airport Hyatt
Facebook Inc., San Francisco, CA
Instagram Inc., Menlo Park, CA
Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection, Boston, MA
Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection, Phoenix, AZ
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, CA