Photo by Max Fields

Terry Adkins

Terry Adkins is a conceptual artist whose works integrate sculpture, music, and performance. His sculptures and installations are often comprised of found objects repurposed through alteration and combination, through spoken word or music performance events. Adkins is engaged in an ongoing quest to reinsert the legacies of unheralded immortal figures to their rightful place within the panorama of history. Under the auspices of the Lone Wolf Recital Corps, he stages emblematic installation-based experiences that utilize a variety of real time and static media. Adkins has exhibited and performed widely since 1982: The 2012 Paris Triennale, New Museum New York, American Academy in Rome, Menil Collection Houston, ICA London, Arti et Amicitiae Amsterdam, Whitney Museum of American Art, Studio Museum in Harlem, Rote Fabrik Zurich, ICA Philadelphia, Brooklyn Museum of Art, MOMA PS1, New World Symphony Miami and Sculpture Center New York, among others. He is a recipient of the Jacob H. Lazarus Rome Prize and Fellowships from USA Artists (James Baldwin Fellow), The Joan Mitchell Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Adkins received his BS from Fisk University (1975), his MS from Illinois State University (1977), and his MFA from the University of Kentucky (1979). Adkins is currently Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

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Date & Time
  • Mon. Nov 18, 6:30 pm
For Performa 13, Terry Adkins, Blanche Bruce, and the Lone Wolf Recital Corps present Last Trumpet for brass and 4 Akrhaphones and Nobody Knows My Name for brass, voice, and percussion.