This week’s open threads have focused on African-American painters. There were so many to cover, so I only chose names out of a hat. Today’s thread will highlight the works of Terry Dixon.
Terry Dixon (b. Washington, D.C, 1969) is an African American visual artist. He was awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Atlanta College of Art in 1992 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicagoin 1995. His various art techniques include painting, photography, computer art, video, and electronic music. Dixon’s imagery is fueled by his love for jazz and electronic music. It explores kinetic connections with his abstract style and reflects a heavy influence of African Art and Abstract Expressionism.
Dixon began exhibiting in 1991 while living in Atlanta, Georgia and landed on the art scene in Chicago at BAREWALLS 2000, a live art exhibition coordinated by the School of The Art Institute of Chicago. His works have been acquired by many private and public collections, such as the Sandor Collection in Chicago, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and theDavid C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland at College Park.