Gina Teichert

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Gina Teichert paints fractured fairytales of the American West, alternating between juicy mark making and naïve linework on canvases that are at once flat and full of depth. Fields of bold color vibrate against painterly, almost posterized rendering reminiscent of Wayne Thiebaud’s raked surfaces or the gobstopper striations of Chuck Close.

Teichert synthesizes her own experiences in cattle ranching and the fashion industry with heroines built from the mythos of the popular West. Tipping her hat to Garth Ennis, Robert Rodriguez, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and Sergio Leone, Teichert’s shadowy characters populate worlds that could just as easily be home to transcendental painter Agnes Pelton or the grandmother of Western art, Georgia O’Keeffe.

Born in the Great Basin, Northern California based Teichert walks in two worlds – one built on tradition and one in constant pursuit of the new. She studied painting at the Academy of Art San Francisco and served as a gallery guide and youth art instructor at SFMOMA until early 2020. Her work has been shown at de Young Museum, Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, West Coast Biennial, and Coors Young Guns. In 2018, Alaska Airlines acquired her piece, Outerlands, which now welcomes travelers to San Francisco International Airport.


When it comes to visual culture, you could say I’m omnivorous. My art practice is a summation of all things seen and experienced in today’s West. From my childhood on a working cattle ranch to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and billboards above the Las Vegas Strip, my own journey feels like a sun drenched, cinematic trip. It taught me that the West has as many interpretations as people, and no one narrative can apply to all. For me, sharing Western art beyond its self-imposed boundaries is about blowing the gates off a tightly kept culture and revisiting something I left behind for the city – a sense of place rooted in the still wild parts of the American West.

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