Skip to Content

Terry Adkins

Showing 1 of 1

Print this page

Terry Adkins does not have an image.

Terry Adkins
American, (1953–2014)
" Born in Washington, DC, sculptor, photographer, and performance-artist Terry Adkins was based in Brooklyn, NY. He grew up in Alexandria, VA, and after studying printmaking at Fisk University, Nashville, TN, and Illinois State University, Normal, he earned an MFA in sculpture from the University of Kentucky, Lexington. Adkins was an artist-in-residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, in 1982–1983. A subsequent residency at MoMA PS1, Queens, NY, led to a two-year stint in Zurich as part of an exchange program, beginning in 1986. Adkins was in Zurich when he formed the Lone Wolf Recital Corps. Adkins started teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, in 2000. He remained on Penn's faculty for the rest of his life. Work by Adkins is represented in major public collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City; Tate Modern, London; and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, and has been exhibited internationally. In 2012, Terry Adkins Recital, a 30-year retrospective exhibition of Adkins' work, opened at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, and traveled to the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Adkins was selected to participate in the 2014 Whitney Biennial; he died the month before it opened. Recognition of Adkins’ work has continued posthumously. His work was included in the 2015 Venice Biennale. Projects 107: Lone Wolf Recital (2017) at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, presented a selection of Adkins’s “sculptures, performance props, and paraphernalia, and documentary videos of recitals.” Later exhibitions include Terry Adkins: Resounding (2020–2021) at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Saint Louis, MO, and Terry Adkins: Our Sons and Daughters Ever on the Altar (2020–2021) at Fisk University and Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN. —Adapted and excerpted from, accessed 11-4-2021" via, Brandywine Workshop and Archives

Artist Objects

Your current search criteria is: Artist is "Terry Adkins".