Interested in ritual, communal intimacy and strange mystical events, Tetz’s paintings are drawn from the romantic histories of a figure in landscape and the seemingly endless possibilities of surface and form. Evoking memory or a distant, artificial arcadia, the affect is often more poetic than narrative - with bodies and nature activated through inventive figuration, high key and muted colour combinations, abstract interventions and intuitive gestures.
Born in Calgary, Alberta, Tetz lives and works in Montreal. She has studied at Red Deer College, Emily Carr and most recently graduated from the MFA program at Concordia University. Her work was featured in the Magenta Foundations Carte Blanche: A Survey of Canadian Painting and in 2012, she was as a finalist in the RBC Painting Competition. She has received grants from the Conseil des Art et des Lettres du Quebec, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation and in 2016, was awarded the Brucebo Residency Fellowship. Tetz’s work has been exhibited across Canada and she is represented by Lisa Kehler Art + Projects in Winnipeg and Jarvis Hall Contemporary in Calgary. Most recently, her work was featured at Art Los Angeles Contemporary through LKAP and is currently part of the touring exhibition, American Fine Art, "life's not fair and people don't act right", through BBQLA in Santa Monica.