Terry Rodgers is an internationally recognized artist who has worked and lived in Massachusetts, Washington, DC, and Ohio.
His first solo European museum exhibition opened May, 2009. In addition, his work has been represented in numerous museum group exhibitions in Europe between 2006 and 2010. In 2007, his work appeared in Art Basel. And in 2005, three of his monumental figurative canvases were presented at the Bienal de Valencia.
Abroad he has had solo exhibitions in galleries in Amsterdam, Brussels, Zurich and Milan, and participated in group shows around the world. He will have upcoming exhibitions in New York and Amsterdam in 2011. In the United States, he has had solo gallery exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Chicago.
European Musea exhibiting his work include the Stedelijk Museum-Hertogenbosch, the Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung in Munich, the Museum Franz Gertsch in Burgdorf, the Museum Folkwang in Essen, the Scheringa Museum of Realist Art in Spanbroek, the Kunsthal Rotterdam, the Kunsthalle Krems in Austria, Kunsthalle Emden in Germany, and me Berlin. Opening in September, his works will be represented in the Helnwein Museum Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague and in the Kunsthalle Rotterdam.
Terry’s most recent book, Terry Rodgers — Dimensions of Ambiguity, was released in 2009. Terry Rodgers — The Apotheosis of Pleasure, was released in 2006. Both books were published by TORCH Books of Amsterdam. Also, Rodgers has been featured in numerous publications in America and abroad including Die Welt, Art in America, Citizen K, German GQ, Kunstbeeld, Arte, Art and FLAUNT to name a few. His works can also be followed widely in blogs internationally.
Rodgers’ current work focuses on portraying contemporary body politics. His rendering of an imaginary leisure life stands as an iconic vision of the tensions and confusions endemic to today’s society. These images are not snapshots or slices of life, but rather a compression and dissection of our rampant imaginations and mediated influences. The seductive and marvelous glamour of the outer world jars against the vulnerability and delicacy of our inner and private selves.
Terry Rodgers attended Amherst College, with a major in the Fine Arts. His strong interest in film and photography influenced his style in the direction of representational realism in art.