Iren Tete is an artist originally from Sofia, Bulgaria who is currently based in Gainesville, FL. Tete is Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Florida and was recently Visiting Faculty in Ceramics at the Alberta University of the Arts in Calgary, Canada.
Tete has exhibited solo exhibitions at Galleri Urbane (Dallas, TX), Gallery 371 (AUArts, Calgary, Canada), and The Lee Dam Art Center for Fine Art (Marysville, KS), among others. Her work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including shows in Nebraska, Texas, New York and Florida. In 2020, she was selected as an Emerging Artist by Ceramics Monthly Magazine and as a finalist for the Hopper Prize. Tete has completed residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts (Helena, MT), Zentrum fur Keramik (Berlin, Germany), Northern Clay Center (Minneapolis, MN), University of Cincinnati DAAP (Cincinnati, OH), among others.
Tete has recently exhibited at the Dallas Art Fair and UNTITLED, Art Miami Beach. This year her wok will be featured in two biennale exhibitions – Latvia Ceramics Biennale (Daugavapils, Latvia) and Officine Saffi (Milan, Italy).