Artist Terry Dixon is a very unique artist that has had the opportunity to be featured on the front cover of the International review of African American Art, 2009 and selected as one of the next artist to collect in BusinessWeek Magazine in the May of 2005 article “Photography’s Golden Age”, as Dixon is noted for juxtaposing photographic images with his abstract paintings.
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 style. 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, and 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 private collectors in the United States, Europe and a part of the very prestigious Sandor Collection in Chicago.