Terry Braunstein (artist)

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Terry Braunstein
Terry Braunstein in her studio.jpg
Braunstein in her studio in 2015
Terry Malikin

Alma materUniversity of Michigan, Maryland Institute College of Art
Known forPhotomontage
Spouse(s)David Braunstein

Terry Braunstein (née Malikin; born 1942) is a photomontage artist based in Long Beach, California.[1] Her work has used multiple media – photography, installation, assemblage, painting, printmaking, video, sculpture and large permanent public art. She also creates artists' books (more than 90, between 1972 and 2016) – some published, most one-of-a-kind artists' books.

Braunstein's art references the style and form of artists Hannah Höch,[1] Max Ernst,[2] Joseph Cornell,[2] László Moholy-Nagy,[1] and Alexander Rodchenko.


Terry Braunstein was born Helen Terry Malikin in Washington, D.C. She received her BFA from the University of Michigan in 1964[3] and her MFA in painting and printmaking from the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she studied with Grace Hartigan. She spent her junior year of college in Aix-en-Provence at l’Ecole des Beaux Arts on a Carnegie Grant. After receiving her MFA, she taught at Prince George's Community College, where she created the Printmaking Department, and later at Northern Virginia Community College. In 1976 she began teaching at the Corcoran School of Art, where she ultimately became the head of the 3rd Year Fine Arts Program and was named Professor Emeritus in 1986. When she moved to California in 1986, she was invited to be a visiting artist at California State University, Long Beach.[1]

This is a collage work by the artist Terry Braunstein


In 1985, Braunstein was awarded a Visual Artist Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1999, and in 2012, she was awarded fellowships by the City of Long Beach. She was invited to Saratoga Springs, New York, for artist's residencies at Yaddo in 1997, 1999, 2003, and 2005. She was the recipient of the National Book Award of the Library Fellows of the National Museum of Women in the Arts for 1994. The resulting work, A Tale from the Fire, was published in April 1995.[4] Terry Braunstein was the recipient of an Open Channels video grant from the Long Beach Museum of Art in 1992. In 2008, she was awarded an ARC Durfee Grant.

Public art[edit]

Terry Braunstein's first public art commission was for a Los Angeles Metro-Rail Blue Line station at Anaheim Street.[5][6][7] During the following 10 years she was awarded a commission to create a major memorial to the Navy presence in Long Beach;[3][8] porcelain panels for the elevators of L.B. City Hall; a tile mosaic street improvement project in downtown Long Beach; and a 10 feet (3.0 m) high book, made of Byzantine mosaic, stainless steel and glass for the City of Cerritos.[3][9] She was commissioned to create two photo-installations for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's "Windows on Wilshire" series, curated by Howard Fox. In 2007 she completed mosaics and colored windows for the Sun Valley Health Center[3][10] through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and projects for the L.B. Transit at six different bus stations,[11] a North Long Beach Entryway mosaic for the Redevelopment Agency of Long Beach, and assisted Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske with art enhancements for Rosie the Riveter Park.

In 2013, she collaborated with choreographer Cyrus Parker-Jeannette and animator David Familian to create an installation-sculpture (10 feet (3.0 m) high bookwork) titled Who is She? for a dance performance that was part of an NEA-funded project, A-Lot, through the Arts Council of Long Beach to bring art to underserved communities.

Navysphere is a Navy memorial located in Long Beach, CA created by Terry Braunstein.


Braunstein's work is in the collections of the Getty Center for the Arts and Humanities, the National Museum of American Art,[12] the Smithsonian American Art Museum,[12] Los Angeles County Museum of Art,[13] the Museum of Fine Arts Houston,[14] the Walker Art Center,[15] Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, the Sackner Collection of Concrete Poetry, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Long Beach Museum of Art, and the Special Collections Library of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Her photomontage book, Windows, was published in 1982 by the William Blake Press and the Visual Studies Workshop.[16]


  • Anderson, Troy, "Cultural Side to Public Projects", LA Daily News, March, 2008 (photos)
  • Berland, Dinah, "Seven Photographers Evoke the Symbolists", L.A. Reader, November 12, 1982
  • Berland, Dinah, "Her Work is an Open Book," Los Angeles Times, August 15, 1982
  • Bohn-Spector, Claudia, “Who is She? Terry Braunstein”, Who is She? Terry Braunstein, Long Beach Museum of Art, Thistle & Weed Press, November 2015
  • Bush, G.M., "Blue Line Platforms Get Touch of Artistry", L.B. Press Telegram, October 24, 1994
  • Cara, Diego, "Terry Braunstein, ensoñadora de fantasías próximas", La Cronica, October 30, 1990 (photos)
  • Cohen DePietro, Anne, Ed., The List, Independent Curators Incorporated, 1980
  • Covarrubias, Amanda, "Campus Clinic Fills Need", Los Angeles Times, April 8, 2008
  • Crane, Barbara,"Three Women of Influence in L.B. Tell Different Stories", L.B. Business Journal, January 2004
  • Creamer, Colleen, "Terry Braunstein, the Cutting Edge of Collage", Darkroom Photography interview, March, 1990 Vol. 12, Number 3, pp. 22–25, 58
  • Curtis, Cathy, "Galleries", L.A. Times, October 2, 1992
  • Davids, Betsy, "Book Arts from the Southland", Visions, Summer 1994
  • Emenegger, Ashley, "Terry Braunstein: Station Identification; Terry Braunstein: Time Bound", THE Magazine
  • Falces, Manuel, "La Magia del Fotomontaje", El Pais (Babelia), Madrid, Spain, February 15, 1997
  • Falces, Manuel, "Instantaneas de lo disperso", El Pais (Babelia), Madrid, Spain, September 9, 1995
  • Falces, Manuel, "La Primavera Fotografica se abre con imágenes históricas y las últimas tendencias del fotomontaje", El Pais, April 25, 1990
  • Falces, Manuel, "Entornos reciclados", El Pais (Babelia), May 19
  • Fontcuberta, Joan, "Sempre ens que da la ironia", l'Avui, April 25, 1990
  • Forgey, Benjamin, "Book as Art", Washington Star, March 13, 1980
  • Fox, Howard, Terry Braunstein: Voyages, Centro Andaluz de la Fotografia publication to accompany exhibition (October, 1990)
  • Gamblin, Noriko, Curator, Terry Braunstein: Stations, Long Beach Museum of Art publication to accompany exhibition (April 4 - June 2, 1991)
  • Gottleib, Shirle, "Terry Braunstein", Art Scene, March 2009
  • Gottleib, Shirle, "Book Mark", Long Beach Press Telegram, December 15, 2006
  • Gottleib, Shirle, "Windows Turning Heads on Wilshire", Press-Telegram, October 6, 1997
  • Gottleib, Shirle, "South Bay Smorgasbord", Visions, Winter 1993
  • Guillamon, Julia, "Un nuevo reparto de atribuciones", La Vanguardia, April 24, 1990
  • Gunter, Veronika Alice and Jane LaFerla, ed. The Penland Book of Handmade Books (New York: Lark Books, 2004)
  • Hassan, Michael, "Reading Journeys Through Bookland by Terry Braunstein", Word & Image, The Ampersand, Quarterly Journal of the Pacific Center for the Book Arts, Volume 12, No. 3 & 4
  • Harvey, Steve, "Drive-by Art (Only in L.A.)", Los Angeles Times, October 1, 1997 (photo)
  • Hennessey, Tom, "Cerritos Artist Has it Covered", L.B. Press Telegram, February 18, 2007
  • Hennessy, Tom, "Navy Memorial Great for Long Beach", L.B. Press Telegram, September 3, 2004
  • Hoffberg, Judith, "Collage Logic", Visions, Fall 1991
  • Hubert, Renée Riese & Judd D. The Cutting Edge of Reading: Artists' Books (New York: Granary Books, Inc., 1999)
  • Hunt, Tamara, "Window Into Art", Los Angeles Times, November 16, 1997 (photo)
  • Joselow, Beth, "H. Terry Braunstein", Washington Review, interview, January 1987 pp. 3–6
  • Lewis, JoAnn, "Things They Don't Teach You in Collage", Washington Post, April 8, 1988
  • Lewis, JoAnn, "Braunstein's Fantasy Montages", Washington Post, October 18, 1986
  • Lewis, JoAnn, "Art Through the Pages", Washington Post, October 7, 1982 (photos)
  • Lewis, JoAnn "Sculpted Books", Washington Post, March 15, 1980
  • McCoy, Mary, "Books Revised with Vision" Washington Post, January 28, 1995
  • Merino, Jose F., "Colvin, Braunstein y America Sanchez exponen desde hoy en la Universidad", El Adelanto
  • Mohr, Bill, "Braunstein's Collages Spotlight Struggles of Women", Press Telegram, April 23, 1989
  • Myers Jr., George, Alphabets Sublime: Contemporary Artists on Collage & Visual Literature (Washington D.C.: Paycock Press, 1983)
  • Myers Jr., George, "Terry Braunstein: Perceptive Bookmaker", Umbrella, interview fall, 1983
  • Schneider, "Life in the Media World", Artweek, May 2, 1991
  • U.S. Department of Transportation, Art in Transit publication citing outstanding public art works in transit systems across the United States, 1995
  • Wasserman, Krystyna The Book as Art: Artists' Books from the National Museum of Women in the Arts (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007)

Personal life[edit]

She is married to David Braunstein and has two children.


  1. ^ a b c d Who is She? Terry Braunstein (Thistle & Weed Press, South Pasadena 2016).
  2. ^ a b Fox, Howard Terry Braunstein: Voyages (Pasadena: Curatorial Assistance, Inc., 1990)
  3. ^ a b c d Braunstein Dedication
  4. ^ National Book Award listing
  5. ^ Local Odysseys Metro page
  6. ^ Local Odysseys documentation
  7. ^ Local Odysseys photograph by Gary Friedman
  8. ^ Navy Sphere documentation
  9. ^ Illuminations documentation
  10. ^ Sun Salutations Documentation
  11. ^ Directions documentation
  12. ^ a b "Terry Braunstein | Smithsonian American Art Museum". americanart.si.edu.
  13. ^ "Terry Braunstein | LACMA Collections". collections.lacma.org.
  14. ^ "Terry Braunstein". mfah.org. Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
  15. ^ "Terry Braunstein". walkerart.org.
  16. ^ "Braunstein's Windows Her Vision, Our Eyes" by Michael Ham 1983

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