Terese Agnew

Year inducted: 2012
1959-

Terese Agnew is an artist who works in a wide variety of media. She began her art career as a public sculptor. Her early work included several temporary installations that engaged hundreds of people in the art–making process. Her permanent works include The Wisconsin Workers Memorial in downtown Milwaukee at Zeidler Union Square (1995). Agnew began making art quilts in addition to sculpture. Her quilts are intricately detailed and intensely embroidered using a process she calls “drawing with thread.” Her quilts are included in permanent collections including the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Works by Terese Agnew