29 Questions with Teri Dryden

Teri Dryden is a prolific artist with boundless energy. So when we asked her to select 10 questions to answer, it came as no surprise that she over-delivered. So, here we are with 10 29 Questions with Teri Dryden so you can get to know her a little better.

Teri’s House of Paper solo exhibition is on view at WheelHouse Art May 24 – July 6, 2024.

 
Outside of art, what hobbies do you have or how do you like to spend your free time?
be with friends....travel. read. binge watch Netflix
What do you like to listen to while working in your studio?
I love the old school soul and R&B….Curtis Mayfield, Bobby Womack, Mary Wells
Do you have any pets?
Cat
What is your favorite [book, movie, or television show]?
I have too many…..

If you could be any animal, what would you be?
MY cat
 
Do you believe in the power of manifestation?
YES!!! I went to Japan on a great big manifestation
If you could have one superhero power, what would it be?
I want to fly!!!

What is your favorite rule to break?
Everything in moderation including moderation.
 
What is your quirkiest hidden talent?
I can twirl a baton

What is one skill would you like to master?
Speak Japanese or get better with French
 
What is your favorite food/restaurant?
Anything Japanese

What is your favorite sport?
Baseball

What do you daydream about?
making really minimal art

What is your proudest accomplishment?
living the life I want
 
What is your astrological sign
Capricorn

Do you collect anything?
Art….

What is one thing you tried and will never do again?
Tap dance
 
What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?
My first….Ozzy Osborn, Edgar Winter and Alice Cooper. I was 15.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
Back up a little

What was your first job?
Babysit then a dishwasher at a local restaurant
 
What was the worst job you ever had?
Dishwasher at a restaurant

Do you believe in ghosts?
I used to. When my Aunt Val dies, I kept summoning her but she never came.

Do you think dreams have hidden meanings? 
I hope not!

What is your most irrational fear?
spiders

What would be the title of your memoir?
I grew up in a House of Paper

What is your favorite article of clothing?
My overalls.

If you got stranded on a desert island with only 3 items, what would they be?
Sunscreen wine and avocados

Where do you go when you need fresh inspiration?
Outside….LA, New York, 

What’s your go-to guilty pleasure?
Potato chips