Born in Washington, DC. U.S.A
Lives in the Chicago area.
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.
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
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”
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
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,
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
Permanent collection at the David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland
Title “Re-Enslavement” / Mixed Media / 78” x 78” / 2008
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