Terri Rolland has lived and worked in New Mexico for nearly 30 years. She received her BFA from Moore College of Art, and studied at Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy. She has exhibited her work in Santa Fe, New York, Philadelphia, Denver and Santa Cruz, including four solo exhibits with Linda Durham Contemporary Art here in Santa Fe. She was featured in Alcove 12.2 at the New Mexico Museum of Art in 2012.
Terri is an 2008 Grant Recipient from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation. She was a fellow at Mac Dowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire in 2004, and a resident at Jentel Colony in Sheridan, Wyoming in 2006. She received a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant in 1988. Her work has been widely reviewed, including twice in Art in America.
In speaking about her work, she says:
Color is most important to me in painting. Next is the resonance of simple images, both organic and geometric. Elemental shapes of color relate and repeat to create vibration, pattern, musicality and a playful sense of formalism. If there be refinement, let it be ponderous, slow and true. If there be a hard-edge, let it embody the wobble of the hand, and the slump of paint off the brush. I love the subtle play of tension and surprise that painting can allow. Landscape, music and Taoism influence and inform my work.