Terrence Payne is a midwestern American artist residing in Minneapolis Minnesota.  He has exhibited his work at galleries, universities and museums throughout the midwest and his work can be found in private, museum and corporate collections around the globe.  Terrence’s artwork has received critical acclaim and recognition from Beautiful Decay, Juxtapoz, Dwell Magazine, Bust Magazine, It’s nice That, The Jealous Curator, Boooooom, and The Minneapolis Star Tribune to name a few.  In the spring of 2002 Terrence founded what has become the longest running artists collective in Minneapolis called Rosalux Gallery. He has served as the leader of Rosalux since the beginning, helping many Minnesota artists realize their artistic ambitions and further their studio careers through their relationship with the gallery.

The main theme found in my artwork is community.  I am interested in how people use their relationships with one another to build on their own identity as well as to influence the behaviors of those around them.  I use the aggravated playfulness of my large-scale oil pastel drawings to create archetypal portraits of specific individuals which when put together in groups portray segments of communities and their relationships with one another.  I accomplishes this by using an accessible visual language along with refined organic forms, text, patterns and costuming to lure the viewer in and create a relationship with my work based on shared experience. I typically use a single pattern to unify a body of work and identify the overall theme of that community and then let the figures, objects and narratives define the individuals within that community.  The humorous and empathetic allegories resulting from my creations may leave more questions than answers to these initial queries, but will surely offer entertaining comforts for my audience nonetheless.

Awards

 

Sage Award for Outstanding Design 2013 for production of Matching Drapes
 


Selected Exhibitions
 


Kindness, Burnett Gallery, Minneapolis MN 2015, 2016

Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN annually 2002-2016

Absurdities Crept In, Grayduck Gallery, Austin, TX 2012

Flourish, MAEP Galleries, Minneapolis Institue Of Art, Minneapolis, MN 2010

NEST, Alcoa House, Minneapolis, MN October 2008

Patterns Of Behavior, Umber Studios, Minneapolis, MN March 2008

Benedicta Arts Center, College of Saint Benedict, St Joseph, MN March 2005

Draw, SOO Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN November 2004

Minot State University, Minot, ND March 2003

Urban Studio on Webster, Chicago, IL January 2002

Flatlands Gallery, Minneapolis, MN May 2001

Gage Gallery, Augsburg College Minneapolis, MN February 2001

Hughes Center For The Arts, University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND September 1999

MC Gallery, Minneapolis, MN May 1999

Minnetonka Center For The Arts, Wayazata, MN March 1999

ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL June 1998

 

 

Articles & Links

 

 

The Jealous Curator, October 2016

 

Fields Magazine, Spring 2016

 

City Pages, October 2015

 

MPLSART, October 2015

 

Minnesota Monthly, April 2015

 

This Old House Magazine, March 2014

 

Juxtapoz, January 2013

 

Beautiful Decay, October 2013

 

Le'Toille Magazine, October 2013

 

Supersonic Art, October 2013

 

Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 13, 2013

 

It's Nice That, December 2012

 

Escape Into Life, October 2012


Bust Magazine, August 2012


Anthology Magazine, July 2012

 

PBS Newshour blog, March 20012


The Jealous Curator, June 2012


Carne Magazine, May 2012


MNOriginal, TPTV, March 2012


Juxtapoz Magazine Blog, November 2011


Dwell Magazine, October 2012

 

Blu Magazine, November 2011

 

Art Nouveau, April 2011

 

The Etsy Blog, March 2011


Paper Darts Magazine, volume 3, March 2011


MPR news, state of the arts, November 5, 2010


Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 4, 2010


Booooooom, October 2011


Brown Paper Bag, April 2011

 

City Pages: 100 Creatives, Novemebr 2010


Art Hound, October 2010


Minnesota Monthly, October 2006, 2007, 2010


Twin Cities Luxury and Fashion Magazine  April 2009

 

Design Sponge, October 2008

 

Apartment Therapy, October 2008


Alarm Magazine September 2007


Rake Magazine fall arts quarterly 2006


Roadtrip Nation, PBS, 2005

 












 

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