Thea Gahr is a bilingual artist, printmaker, educator, curator, and community cultural maker. Committed to the health and balance of the land she works to create a catalyst of positive social and environmental change. As a longtime member of Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, a decentralized collective of artists in the greater America and ECPM 68 an autonomous school in Mexico City, she is dedicated to the brilliant and difficult experiment of working collectively and collaboratively. Her relief prints, paintings, and mix media show the energy of the marks and speak directly to the emotional body inviting more expansive intelligence with the hopes of inspiring change for collective well-being. She is an Adjunct Instructor at Linfield University since 2012, teaching drawing, painting, and printmaking and is the Gallery Curator of the Linfield Gallery. Her work spans the borders of Mexico, Haiti, and the US. She grew up in a large multi-lingual farming family in the costal foothills of Oregon, which has greatly informed her work.
Among other things she is a long-distance cyclist, aerialist, stitcher, builder, gardener, traveler and is interested in land restoration.