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Terry M. Dixon

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Website

Schools
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1995, MFA
The Atlanta College of Art, 1992, BFA

Tags
conceptual, abstract, photography, mixed-media

Biography - Exhibition Resume - Publications - Collections
Bio
Terry Dixon - Interdisciplinary Artist
Born in Washington, DC. U.S.A
Lives in the Chicago area.
 
Artist Terry Dixon is a very unique artist that has had the opportunity to be featured on the front cover of the International review of African American Art, 2009 and selected as one of the next artist to collect in BusinessWeek Magazine in the May of 2005 article “Photography’s Golden Age”, as Dixon is noted for juxtaposing photographic images with his abstract paintings.http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_18/b3931117_mz070.htm
 
Terry is a native of Washington, DC and was born of the arts.  As Dixon grew up, he was given the opportunity to explore the visual arts through his parents.  His mother was an aspiring painter and his fathers job was in advertising, so a young Dixon was destined for creativity.
 
In route to receiving his BFA from the Atlanta College of Art in 1992, Terry composed new art perspectives by employing various visual art techniques through painting, photography, computer art, video, and electronic music.
 
In 1993, he pursued his MFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, completing the program in 1995.
 
Throughout his body of work, Terry explores kinetic connections with his abstract line creations.  His painting style is sometimes aggressive and sporadic and then slows down to a smooth sense of control.
 
His imagery reflects a heavy influence of African Art, Abstract Expressionism, and this is all fueled by his love for jazz and electronic music.
 
Some of Terry's work explores different parts of the human face, and body, and abstracted in various ways that pull the viewer deeper into his creations. Certain pieces are influenced by interactions with society and political issues while others are free flowing ideas that move to the mental rhythm of his creativity.
 
His imagery has been noted to be complex and somewhat musical in its flow across the surface of his creations. Terry's mind travels across a vivid color palette in the execution of his paint strokes and then fuses black ink and abstract lines over the surface to jolt the viewer's eye into many different angles across the canvas.
 
Terry Dixon began exhibiting in 1991 while living in Atlanta, and now has been exhibiting his work nationally and internationally since 2000.  Terry landed on the art scene in Chicago, at BAREWALLS 2000, a live art exhibition coordinated by the School of The Art Institute of Chicago. He has been in various solo and group exhibitions ,and has been busy working on projects for various solo exhibitions.  His works are owned by various private collectors in the United States, Europe and a part of the very prestigious Sandor Collection in Chicago.  
Exhibition Resume / Publications / Collectors
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014     Delta North, Bluffton University, Bluffton Ohio
 
2011     Terry Dixon “Re-Enslavement Revisited”, Center For The Arts, Manassas, Virginia
 
2009     “Recent Works” Union Street Gallery, Chicago, Heights, Illinois
 
2006     “Jazz On Canvas” NorthWestern University, Evanston, Illinois
 
2005      “FACES”  Solo Exhibition,  Elmhurst College, Guest Lecturer, Elmhurst, Illinois
 
2004      “Recent Works”  Solo Exhibition, The Illinois Institute of Art, Guest Lecturer
                Chicago,   Illinois
 
 
TWO PERSON EXHIBITION
 
2010      “Re-Enslavement Revisited ” Terry Dixon & Robert Morris  
               Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library / Washington, DC.
               Exhibiting work and an artist lecture in conjunction with author Douglas A. Blackmon
               (Pulitzer Prize Winner) for his book titled “Slavery by Another Name”
               www.slaverybyanothername.com
 
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013      Convergence - Jazz, Films & The Visual Arts - David C. Driskell Center / University of Maryland
               College Park, Maryland
 
2011      Bacardi Artisan Series, Gallery Guichard, Chicago, Illinois
 
2011      ArtPadsf  Art Fair, San Francisco, California
 
2010      [Prak-sis] Contemporary Art Association, Kepco Gallery, Seoul South Korea
 
2009      “Finale” Exhibition, 4Art Inc. Gallery - Juried Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois
 
2008      Repose Gallery, Chicago Illinois
 
2007      “2-3-d-7”  Energy Gallery - Online - Juried Exhibition, Toronto Canada
 
2007       “The New Breed”  Blake Palmer Gallery - Juried Exhibition, Chicago , Illinois      
 
2003       “Contemporary Art Influenced by African Culture” - Juried Exhibition
                The Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, Illinois
      
2003       “BAREWALLS 2003”,  The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
                                                              
 
2002       “BAREWALLS 2002”,  The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Illinois
                                                              
 
2001       Group Show, Juried Exhibition, Robert T. Wright Gallery, Lake County Illinois
 
2000       “BAREWALLS 2000”,  The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
                                                              
 
1995       “Urban Reality ” - Video Screening - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
                Chicago,Illinois
 
1992       “Recent Works by James Malone & Terry Dixon” Group Show - Juried Exhibition
                Trinity Art Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
 
1992       “Family Affair ”  James Malone & Terry Dixon, Group Show, Walker Gallery,  
                Atlanta,Georgia
 
 
PUBLICATIONS
 
News & Messenger / The Event Edition - Artist Terry Dixon, Re-Enslavement Revisited - The Caton Merchant Family Gallery in Manassas VA. / 2011
 
International Review of African American Artist / Front Cover Art / 2009
 
Featured Artist / Chicago’s - MODA FG Fashion Magazine - 2009
 
Chicago Artist Coalition “Artist to Watch”  - March 2008 / Full Page Article
 
BusinessWeek Magazine  / May 2nd 2005 Issue / Photography’s Golden Age / P.86,87,88
“One of the next artist to collect“ / US. Publication & July 2005 BusinessWeek
Magazine / European Publication
 
“Willow Review”  / Illinois Arts Council
Review of artist Terry Dixon / Front Cover Painting
Vol. 31 Spring 2004
 
 
COLLECTIONS
 
Permanent collection at the David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland
Title “Re-Enslavement” / Mixed Media / 78” x 78” / 2008
 
COLLECTORS
 
Richard & Ellen Sandor - Sandor Collection - Chicago, Illinois
 
Martin & Helena Barbier - Paris France
 
Florence Pierre - Paris France
 
Mathew Holzmann - Santa Ana California
 
Philipp Eirich - Grayslake, Illinois
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