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Terrance James

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Experiments of Yacub (specimen 000_01B_011), 2015 Giclée Print 30 X 25 X 0 Inches © Terrance James Jr.
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Children of Yacub (000_06A_009), 2015 Giclée Print 30 X 25 X 0 Inches © Terrance James Jr.
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Children of Yacub (000_04B_006), 2015 Giclée Print 30 X 25 X 0 Inches © Terrance James Jr.
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Children of Yacub (000_05B_005), 2015 Giclée Print 30 X 25 X 0 Inches © Terrance James Jr.
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Electric Greys and Neon Blacks: Narcissus & Nemesis, 2013-2014 Digital C Print 30 X 90 X 0 Inches © Terrance James Jr.
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Hemorrhage, 2018 Giclée Print 20 In X 24 In © Terrance James Jr.
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Their Eyes Were Watching Gawd [014_01A_008], 2017 Giclée Print 20 In X 24 In
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Untitled , 2017 Giclée Print 20 In X 24 In © Terrance James Jr.
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Radiation (self portrait), 2017 Giclée Print 16 In X 20 In © Terrance James Jr.
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Melaninated [025_01A_001], 2018 Giclée Print 20 In X 24 In © Terrance James Jr.
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Heads of Æther, 2017 Mixed Media Varied Dimensions © Terrance James Jr.
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Untitled (self portrait), 2017 Giclée Print 16 In X 16 In © Terrance James Jr.
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Usurper of the Æther [092] (self portrait), 2017 Giclée Print 20 In X 24 In © Terrance James Jr.
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Usurper of the Æther [157] (self portrait), 2017 Giclée Print 16 In X 16 In © Terrance James Jr.
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Carcinogenesis [008_05A_007 CT], 2015 Giclée Print 20 In X 24 In © Terrance James Jr.
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[026_01B_015], 2018 Giclée Print 16 In X 20 In © Terrance James Jr.
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Vertebrae [025_04A_006] , 2018 Giclée Print 16 In X 20 In © Terrance James Jr.
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Quick Facts
Birth year
1989
Lives in
New Jersey
Works in
NYC
Schools
Parsons School of Design, 2013, MFA
Tyler School of Art, Temple University, 2011, BA
Bio/CV

TERRANCE JAMES (b. 1989)
www.terrancejames.com

I am an interdisciplinary artist and photographer interested in the social complexities of a biologically engineered future; a future that poses the question, “what exactly is human?”

I navigate futures that look to the materiality of flesh and biological data as the tools with which to speculate a complex human condition. Artificial humans, prosthetic enhancement, organic printing in the third dimension, human cloning and organ harvesting, digitized consciousness, population control, disease management, biological warfare, interplanetary colonization; what do all these innovations mean for disenfranchised populations of the melaninated variety? What does that world look like?

Utilizing photography, sculpture, and installation I explore ideas of disembodiment, metamorphic transmutation, anthropomorphism, and transhumanism. In an attempt to render my own existence, I examine speculated biological futures through the lens of Blackness. In an attempt to reach theoretical perfection, do we completely disrupt ecological connectivity with the modification of biological systems and the human body? What does all this mean for bodies like mine? … if we still inhabit permanent bodies at all.
 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017   As You Were, curated by Jonathan David Smyth for Float Photo Magazine
           Participant Film Screening, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2016   Black and White, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
2015   Parsons Reunion Alumni Exhibition, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY
           Victory for Tyler, Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA
2014   Hyper-Active, Parsons The New School for Design, Shanghai, CN
           SeeMe Exhibition Space, SCOPE Art Miami, Miami Beach, FL
2013   More of This, Less of Everything Else, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY
           Future Projections, Auckland Photo Festival, White Studios, Auckland, NZ
           Align: Parsons MFA Photography, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2012   Groupshow, Counterspace Gallery, Las Vegas, NV, USA
           Charterparty, Parsons MFA Photography, Photoville, Brooklyn, NY
           Parts and Labor II, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
           Hennessy Youngman Presents: IT’S A SMALL, SMALL WORLD, Family Business Gallery, NY
           Parts and Labor, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2011   Senior Thesis Exhibition, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

2013   MFA, Parsons The New School for Design, New York
2011   BA, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia
2010   Temple University Japan Campus, Tokyo, Japan
           テンプル大学ジャパンキャンパス

RESIDENCIES

2017    Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

AWARDS, GRANTS, & RECOGNITION

2017   Skowhegan & Parsons The New School of Design, Matching Fellowship
2016   ArtSlant/Georgia Fee Residency Shortlist Recognition
2015   ArtSlant Prize, Round 5 Showcase Winner
2015   Victory for Tyler, Judges Award: 2nd Place
2014   Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant Nominee
2013   Dean’s Scholarship Award, Parsons The New School for Design

BIBLIOGRAPHY, CATALOGUES

2017    Float Magazine, “As You Were” Curated by Jonathan David Smyth
2016    LUMINA Vol. XIV, Sarah Lawrence College Literary & Art Journal 
            Black and White: 2016 Exhibition Catalogue, Black Box Gallery    
2015    ArtSlant, “Under The Radar”
2013    More of This, Less of Everything Else: MFA Thesis Exhibition Catalogue