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Terri Dilling

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ALOFT Acrylic and Mixed Media on Panel 48 X 54"
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SLIPSTREAM, 2013 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Panel 48 X 54"
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NEW DAY Acrylic and Mixed Media on Panel 48 X 72 © ┬ęTerri Dilling
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EBULLIENCE 1 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Panel 40 X 30"
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EBULLIENCE 2 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Panel 40 X 30"
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IMPETUS Acrylic and Mixed Media on Panel 26 X 66 Inches
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FIREWORKS Acrylic and Mixed Media on Panel 29 X 22"
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I AM A DOT Acrylic and Mixed Media on Panel 48 X 60"
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SUNNY PATCH Acrylic and Mixed Media on Panel 40 X 40 X 2 Inches
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MARSHLAND, 2013 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Panel
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VERDANT SPRING Acrylic and Mixed Media on Panel
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CROSSING THE OCEAN Acrylic and Mixed Media on Panel
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GROUNDED 1 Cyanotype, Collage, Ink, Acrylic on Paper
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GROUNDED 2 Cyanotype, Collage, Ink, Acrylic on Paper
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GROUNDED 4 Cyanotype, Collage, Ink, Acrylic on Paper
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GROUNDED 3 Cyanotype, Collage, Ink, Acrylic on Paper
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SPREADING TAIL FEATHERS, 2015 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Panel 48 X 60 X 2 Inches © Terri Dilling
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TAKING FLIGHT Acrylic and Mixed Media on Panel 36 X 36 X 2 Inches © Terri Dilling
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DELTA DAWN Acrylic and Mixed Media on Panel 36 X 36 X 2 Inches © Terri Dilling
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RED DANCE Acrylic and Mixed Media on Panel 36 X 36 X 2 Inches © Terri Dilling
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MISTY BLUE Acrylic and Mixed Media on Panel 36 X 36 X 2 Inches © Terri Dilling
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Atlanta
Works in
Atlanta
Schools
Indiana University, BA
Georgia State University, BFA
Representing galleries
Tags
printmaking, nature, biology, science, abstract, mixed-media, design
Statement

ABOUT

Terri Dilling is a painter and printmaker, inspired by the beauty and complexity of the natural world. Her work evokes a landscape or garden, but also the microscopic worlds contained within. Terri received a BA from Indiana University, a BFA Georgia State University, and has also studied visual arts in England, Spain, and Italy. Travels abroad have been very influential on her work. After being awarded a 2005 residency at the Caversham Centre in South Africa, she revived printmaking in her own practice, and was also inspired to become more active in her community. She joined the effort to found the Atlanta Printmakers Studio, and currently serves as president. 

Terri has received numerous grants and awards, including a Center for Chemical Evolution project grant, Art on the Beltline project grant, Hambidge Center Residency Fellowship, and an Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs collaborative artist grant. She has been featured in a variety of publications including Studio Visit Magazine, New American Paintings, and FORM: Artistic Independence. Her work is in many collections around the world, including the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Fulton County Arts Council, Fidelity Investments, UPS, Four Seasons Hotel, Conrad Hilton, Ritz Carlton, JW Marriott, and ANA Okayama Hotel. Terri is represented in Atlanta by Mason Murer Fine Art.



ART STATEMENT

“I look at a variety of forms and patterns found in nature, and am especially drawn to plants and flowers, as well as microscopic imagery. In addition to the visual forms, I am thinking about growth, energy and movement, and about things floating through the air or under water. A recent grant project with the Center for Chemical Evolution, based in Atlanta, has influenced me to see atoms and molecules in my compositions, reacting with each other and bonding to form more complex shapes and clusters.

All these perspectives come from my personal attempt to understand the world and to appreciate its beauty and complexity. I create my own sense of order and connection between different elements. The motifs that I design become personal symbols, infused with meaning from my perceptions and experiences. My art incorporates painting and printmaking techniques, building up many layers to achieve a sense of visual depth. There is an intellectual approach to my work, but also a very intuitive one. As I allow for part control and part surprise in my processes, I am continually intrigued by the results.”