After a 30-year academic neuroscience research career, E. Ingrid Tietz began exploring alternate ways of expressing ideas, thoughts and emotions through visual imagery.
Drawing on her experimental career, her conceptual and gestural abstract works revolve around contemporary, representational and non-representational forms. Her evolving artistic images derive from her intrinsic responses to life and death, to social issues, and to her environment. This range of internalized emotions is expressed and continuously revised using a variety of tools and media to create provocative porcelain sculptures, as well as abstract oil and cold wax paintings. Her current work focuses on integrating these two approaches.
Her work has appeared in numerous juried and curated exhibitions. She was recognized in the Fall 2017 Ann Arbor Women Artists juried show, and was a Featured Emerging Artist in the 2017 Michigan Ceramic Arts Society exhibition. The Detroit Free Press (Freep.com) also highlighted her 2017 ArtPrize 9 submission. Filii Fragiles, a large scale (48” x 84 x 16"”) 3D, slip-cast porcelain work was exhibited at ArtPrize 10
She moved to Detroit, MI in 1978 to obtain a PhD from Wayne State University and now lives in Ann Arbor, MI, where she has trained for the past 8 years with regional and national artists in diverse media, including ceramics, and oil and cold wax.