The artist was born in Angarsk (Irkutsk), Russia in 1961 and soon moved to Latvia, where she spent many years and graduated (MFA) from the University of Fine Arts of Latvia in Riga. Artist multifaceted, an a outstanding specializing in etching, mezzotint, aquatint and drypoint.
Terauds’ work is full of beautiful detail, faint color, and a wide variety of subject matters. Every print contains its own mystery, identity, and stylistic elements. Terauds’ viewers and collectors have a great appreciation for her uniqueness and spiritual alchemy.
Terauds received her Master degree in printmaking from the Latvian Academy of Arts. She has been a recipient of many awards and recognition including the Medal of the 3 rd Biennale of Ex Libris in Grudziadz, Poland in 1993; 1st prize of International Exhibition of Small Graphic Art in Beius, Romania in 1994; 1st prize of International Exibition of Ex Libris Ciurlionis-120 in Vilnius, Lithuania in 1996; and most recently Best in Category at the Perrysburg Art Fair Ohio in 2005.
Terauds’ solo exhibitions include Sasel Haus in Gramburg, Germany in 1994 and 1995; Gallery of Graphic Arts in Tokyo, Japan in 1999; and Starkweather Gallery in Romeo, Michigan. Terauds has also exhibited in many group exhibitions including the International Ex Libris Biennale in Vilnius, Lithuania in 2005; International Contemporary Engraving Biennial in Romania in 2005; International Ex Libris Biennale in Sint-Niklass, Belgium in 2003; and the V Graphic Art Biennale, Dry Point in Uzice, Yugoslavia in 2002.
Art lovers will appreciate the unique style and perfect technique of engraving that, over the centuries, is also perpetuated by the hands of Marina Terauds.