Terry Adkins

 

Born in Washington, D.C., 1953

Died in New York NY, 2014


Education

M.F.A., University of Kentucky, Lexington KY, 1979

M.S., Illinois State University, Normal IL, 1977

B.S., Fisk University, Nashville TN, 1975

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2018

Terry Adkins, ICA Miami, Miami FL

Terry Adkins: The Smooth, The Cut and The Assembled, Lévy Gorvy, New York NY

 

2017
Projects 107: Lone Wolf Receitals Corps, Museum of Modern Art, New York NY

Terry Adkins: Solitude, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

 

2016

Soldier, Shepherd, Prophet, Martyr: Videos from 1998-2013, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal IL

 

2013

Nenuphar, Salon 94 Bowery and Salon 94 Freemans, New York NY

Recital, Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston IL

 

2012

Recital, Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga NY

The Principalities, Galerie Zidoun, Luxembourg

 

2010

Riddle of the Sphinx, Amistad Gallery, Philadelphia PA

 

2009

Meteor Stream, American Academy in Rome, Italy

 

2008

Songs of Hearth and Valor, Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse NY

 

2007

Belted Bronze, Pageant Soloveev, Philadelphia PA

 

2005

Black Beethoven, Wheaton College, Norton, MA; travelled to: Bronx River Art Center, Bronx NY

 

2004

Black Beethoven, Pageant Soloveev, Philadelphia PA

 

2003

Towering Steep, Friede-Strauss Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH

Sanctuary, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia PA

Darkwater, Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Facets, PPOW Gallery, New York NY

 

2001

Deeper Still, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville FL

Songs of New Heaven (New Earth), Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville TN

Greater Deeps, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem NC

Altar Encore, Zora Neale Hurston Museum of American Art, Eatonville FL

 

2000

Afterflame, The Hand Workshop, Richmond, VA; John Brown House, Akron OH

Wild Ashes Mute, Finesilver, San Antonio TX

Powre Above Powres-Passing Freedom, Saratoga Arts Council, Saratoga Springs NY

 

1999

Firmament RHA Relay Hymn, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia PA

Deeper Heart, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton FL

Afterflame, Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN; travelled to: Krannert Art Museum IL; I-Space, Chicago IL

Powre Above Powres-Passing Freedom, Union College, Schenectady NY

Invisible (Slight Return) Watermark Cargo Gallery, Kingston NY

 

1998

Later Coltrane, Hamilton College Emerson Gallery, Clinton NY

Muffled Drums, PPOW Gallery, New York NY

Afterflame, University of Akron, Meyers School of Art, Akron, OH Distant Mirrors, The New Jersey State Museum, Trenton NJ

 

1997

Guarded Table, Watermark Cargo Gallery, Kingston NY

Temporary Hours (Jean Toomer), The Sculpture Center, New York NY

Seamless Robe, William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, CT1995-6

Firmament RHA, Whitney Museum of American Art at PM, New York NY

Visionary Recital, Hammonds House, Atlanta GA

 

1993

Maroon, LedisFlam Gallery, New York NY

Parameters, The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk VA

Anthem, Weatherspoon Gallery, Greensboro NC

 

1992
Perpetual Choir, LedisFlam Gallery, New York NY

 

1991
Call/Response, Anderson Gallery, VCU, Richmond VA

 

1990

Inside/Out, Valencia Community College, Orlando FL

Enframe, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami FL

Dyad, LedisFlam Gallery, New York NY

 

1989

New Ghosts, Galerie Andy Jullien, Zurich, Switzerland

Hammer Ring, Liz Harris Gallery, Boston MA1987

Hannibal, Galerie Emmerich-Baumann, Zurich, Switzerland 1986

The Sihl, Projekt Binz 39, Zurich, Switzerland

 

 

Group Exhibitions


2018
Sculptures, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York NY

Lord Duveen, My Pictures Never Look So Marvellous As When You Are Here, Lévy Gorvy, London, England

Wiggle, Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels, Belgium

A Brand New Darkness: Various Artists, Galway Arts Centre, Galway, Ireland

A Cris Ouverts, Renne Biennial, Renne, France

 

2017

Second Sight: The Paradox of Vision in Contemporary Art, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick ME
Resonant Spaces: Sound Art at Dartmouth, Hood Museum of Art, Hanover NH

Pilchuck Prints, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, Speed Museum of Art, Louisville KY

 

2016

Field Studies, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn NY

The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania

Après Beethoven, Musée de la Musique, Paris, France

 

2015

All the World’s Futures, curated by Okwui Enwezor, 56th Venice Biennale, Italy

Human Ecology 101, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York NY

I Like It Like This, S2 x Drake, Sotheby's, New York NY

Under Color of Law, The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, Collegeville PA

Nero su Bianco, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy

The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL

Color Fields, Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery, MassArt, Boston MA

Immersed, organized by Annette DiMeo Carlozzi, Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio TX

 

2014

Prospect New Orleans: Prospect.3: Notes for Now (P.3), New Orleans LA

Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN

Art or Sound, Fondazione Prada, Venice, Italy

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY

 

2013

Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Grey Art Gallery, NYU, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York NY

Art Stage Singapore 2013, Zidoun Gallery, Singapore

 

2012

Intense Proximity, La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

The Bearden Project, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York NY

Radical Presence, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston TX

Clifford Owens: Anthology, MoMA PS1, Queens, NYTrue North, The Anchorage Museum, Anchorage AK

Alpha’s Bet Isn’t Over Yet, The New Museum, New York NY

Magical Visions, University of Delaware Museums, Wilmington DE

 

2010

The Crude and the Rare, The Cooper Union, New York NY

Artist & Artifact, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Time Equals Distance Over Speed or Nothing, Pageant Soloveev, Philadelphia PA

The Vagabond Can’t Draw - Spazi Aperti, Accademia di Romania In Roma, Rome, Italy Accademia delle Accademie, Complesso Monumentale Santo Spirito in Sassia, Rome, Italy

 

2009

Sound: Print: Record, University of Delaware Museums, Wilmington DE

 

2008

Neo-Hoodoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith, Menil Collection, Houston, TX; MoMA PS1, Queens NY

Black Is, Black Ain’t, Renaissance Society, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit IL

Thunderbolt Special – The Great Electric Show and Dance, Project Row Houses, Houston TX

Nightwatch Research Project, The Verbeke Foundation, Stekene, Belgium

 

2007

Ensemble, Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA Spectral Evidence, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn NY

 

2006

Paper Trail, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA Shoebox Sculpture 9, University of Hawaii, Honolulu HI

 

2005

Inventors, Movers and Makers, Museum Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Double Consciousness - Black Conceptual Art Since 1970, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston TX

 

2004

Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn NY

 

2002

Time/Frame, Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin TX

 

2001

Mind Fields, Wake Forest University Gallery, Winston-Salem NC

Red, Black and Green, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York NY

 

2000

Passages: Contemporary Art in Transition, Miami Art Museum, Miami FL

 

1999

Narratives of Art & identity, De Young Museum of Art, San Francisco CA

Selected Works from The Permanent Collection, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York NY

 

1998

Postcards from Black America, De Beyerd Museum; Frans Hals Museum, The Netherlands

Interpreting, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn NY

May Day – The Rights of Spring, PPOW Gallery, New York NY

African American Art, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton NJ

 

1997

Seeing Jazz, International Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

Material Dialogues, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton NJ

 

1996

Other Bloods, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT; The Painted Bride, Philadelphia PA

 

1995

Required Nuance, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York NY

Other Bloods, Museum Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Material Matters, The Anchorage, Brooklyn NY

It’s Only Rock & Roll, The Phoenix Museum of Art, Phoenix AZ

Minumentals, Watermark/Cargo Gallery, Kingston NY

 

1994

Western Artists/African Art, The Museum for African Art, New York NY

The American Flag in Contemporary Art, Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland  OH

...It’s How You Play the Game, Exit Art, New York NY

Points of Interest/Points of Departure, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco CA

 

1993

Edward Albee’s Other Eye, Hillwood Art Museum, Brookville NY

In the Ring, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island NY

 

1992

Egyptomania, Hillwood Art Museum, Brookville NY

The Endowed Chair, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York NY

Southern Black Aesthetic, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem NC

Present Tense, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee WI

 

1991

Cadences: Icon and Abstraction in Context, The New Museum, New York NY

New Generations: New York, Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery, Pittsburgh PA

Dommenikos Theotokopoulos: A Dialogue, Philippe Briet Gallery, New York NY

 

1990

The Blues Aesthetic, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington D.C.

Taking Shape, The Memorial Arch, Prospect Park, Brooklyn NY

From Earth to Archetype, LedisFlam, New York NY

 

1989

Selections, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown MA

Object Makers, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem NC

Pillar to Post, Kenkeleba Gallery, New York NY

 

1987

Espirit, Salama-caro Gallery, London, England

ArtBasel 87, Galerie Emmerich Baumann, Basel, Switzerland

Kulturhaus Palazzo, Liestal, Switzerland

Sihlquai Kunsler, ProjektBinz 39, Zurich, Switzerland

 

1986

In the Tropics, Longwood Arts Project, Bronx NY

Soundwave NYC, City Gallery NY


1984

Studio Artists, P.S.1 Institute for Art & Urban Resources, The Clocktower, New York NY

From the Studio, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York NY

African American Artists, The High Museum, Atlanta, GADarkness, William Paterson College, Wayne NJ

 

1983

Juss’ Jazz, Kenkeleba House, New York NY

 

1980

Dimensions & Directions, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson MS

Alternatives by Black Artists, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC

Three Views, Hardart Gallery, Washington DC

 

 

Selected Performance Recitals

 

2013

Postlude (Corpus Specere) & At Osiris, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York NY

Liquid Gardens, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, Evanston IL

 

2012

Facets, Arthur Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College, Saratoga, NY

Last Trumpet, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX

 

2011

The Portent, Amistad Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

2010

Paradiso XXVII, Romanian Academy in Rome, Italy

 

2009

Hiving Bee, American Academy in Rome, Italy

Freedom Suite, New Museum, New York, NY

Invocation for Bessie Smith, P.S. 1 MOMA, Queens, NY

 

2008

Thunderbolt Special, Eldorado Ballroom, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX

Songs of Hearth and Valor, Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse, NY

 

2005

Solemnis, Wheaton College, Beard Gallery, Norton, MA

 

2004

Pinewood Air, Pageant, Philadelphia, PA

 

2003

Recovery Blues, Faulkner Auditorium, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Titan, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

 

2001

The Still, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL

Voodoo, Zora Neale Hurston Museum of American Art, Eatonville, FL

Solid Clouds, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN

 

2000

Facets, The New World Symphony of Miami, Miami, FL

Testament, Summit County Historical Society, John Brown House, Akron, OH

 

1999

Azure, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

Taperlight, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

 

1998

Ohnedaruth, John Coltrane Song Cycle, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

 

1997

Temporary Hours, Jean Toomer Song Cycle, Sculpture Center, New York, NY

 

1996

Last Trumpet, The Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York, NY

De Jacht Zwarte Piet, Museum Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam

 

1991

Telefonia, Hall of Science, New York, NY

 

1990

Lithium AZ, Rigiblick Theatre, Zurich

 

1988

Alto Age, The Institute for Contemporary Art, London

 

1987

Mirliton, Kulturzentrum Rote Fabrik, Zurich

 

1985

Trance, P.S. 1, Institute for Art & Urban Resources, New York, NY

 

1983

New Music America Festival (with Harmolodica), Washington, D.C.

 

1982

Churinga, University of Cincinnati, School of Fine Arts, Cincinnati, OH

 

1981

Fault, (with Sherman Fleming) Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C

 

 

Public Collections

 

Tate Collection, London, England

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX

Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS

Syracuse University Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA

New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ

The New School, New York, NY

Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ

Bank Julius Bar, Zurich

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Pérez Art Museum Miami, FL

The University of Texas at Austin, TX

 

 

Grants and Awards

 

2014

Monument Lab, Pew Center for Arts & Heritage (grant and site specific installation in the City Hall Courtyard) Philadelphia, PA

 

2009

Jesse Howard, Jr. / Jacob H. Lazarus – Metropolitan Museum of Art Rome Prize

 

2008

United States Artists James Baldwin Fellow

 

1997

Perspectives in African-American Art Award, Seagram Americas, New York, NY

 

1995

New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, New York, NY

 

1994

Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship, Brooklyn, NY

 

1989

SECCA 7 Fellowship, Winston-Salem, NC

 

1986

National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Washington, D.C.