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Christopher T. Terry

Christopher Thomas Terry was born in Stanford, Connecticut in 1956. He is a classical realist painter whose work is characterized by interiors sparsely populated with carefully arranged objects whose work has been described as art at its rational best. He lives in Logan, Utah.

Terry earned a BA in studio art from Rhode Island College in 1978 and an MFA in painting from University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1981. He is currently a professor of art at Utah State University.

Terry's work has been recognized nationally and locally. In 2002, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and in 1993, he won the best in the show at the Charlotte invitational. He also won the purchase award for Telluric Reflection at the Springville Museum of Art in 1992.

Biography adapted from Artists of Utah.

Christopher T. Terry was born in Stamford, Connecticut in 1956. He attended Rhode Island College in Providence, RI where he earned a BA in Studio Art in 1978. He continued his education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in 1981. After moving back to Connecticut, he began exhibiting his paintings in and around the New York area in 1982. Accepting a teaching position at California State University, Long Beach in 1984 brought him to the west coast where he exhibited his work at galleries in both Los Angeles and San Francisco. In 1988 he accepted a position at Utah State University and began teaching painting and drawing there.

Professor Terry is the recipient of numerous awards as a painter including the Utah Visual Artist Fellowship, and a WESTAF/NEA Fellowship in Painting. He has twice been the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship for Teaching and Research in Germany and in 2000 was a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome. He continues to exhibit his paintings at galleries in the United States and Germany.

Biography courtesy of the Artist's Website.

Newspaper Articles

"2 U.S.U. Faculty Members Will Show Their Artwork." The Deseret News, January 1997.

"Arts Council Fellowships go to 6 Artists with a View." The Salt Lake Tribune, November 1, 1992.

"Art Notes: Textile Artist Weaves into Town." The Salt Lake Tribune, October 27, 1991.

"Art Notes: Shows Open at Finch Lane, U.S.U. Galleries." The Salt Lake Tribune, January 13, 1991.

"Best Bets for the Week Ahead." The Salt Lake Tribune, September 27, 1992.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, October 31, 1999.

"Galleries." The Deseret News, April 18, 1993.

"Mt. Olive Artist to Show Work with Fellow Painter." News Sentinel, April 26, 2000.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, January 12, 2003.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, April 9, 2000.

"Still-life Artist Featured at U.S.U. Exhibit offers 23 Christopher Terry Works Until January." The Deseret News, November 21, 1999.

"Terry's Order and Power: Parkinson's Perception." The Salt Lake Tribune, February 23, 1992.


Olpin, Robert S., William C. Seifrit, and Vern G. Swanson. Artists of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1999.

Swanson, Vern G., Robert S. Olpin, Donna Poulton, and Janie L. Rogers. 150 Year Survey Utah Art & Artists. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith, 2002.

Swanson, Vern G., Robert S. Olpin, and William C. Seifrit. Utah Painting and Sculpture. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1997.

Swanson, Vern G., Robert S. Olpin, and William C. Seifrit. Utah Art. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith Publishing Co, 1991.

Who's Who. Who's Who in the West 27th edition, 2000-2001. New Providence, NJ: Marquis, 1999.

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