Pittsburgh Artist Registry

Terry Boyd

Terry Boyd

Artistic Category Artist

Kara Skyling, Ryan Woodring 

Career Level Emerging
Experienced With Collaboration, Commissions, For-hire services, Leading workshops, Lectures, Performances, Public art, Speaking engagements, Teaching engagements

Through abstraction and performance, Boyd creates work in which a fascination with life and an inflexible demeanor towards conceptual and minimal art can be found. The work is untraditional, yet systematic using neutral imagery with an emphasis on line and action.His practice provides an uncanny set of tools for creating a simplified approach in the world of drawing & sewing - he makes meticulous objects extracted from memory. By blurring the lines between the ideas of memory and experience, he creates intense idiosyncratic moments through repetition and oscillation. His works and actions are to simply trigger an abstract, emotional response to a visual object.


2013    Carnegie Mellon University + Masters in Arts Management
2009   Carnegie Mellon University + BFA, Painting / Contextual Practice
2004   Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts + Painting


2015   Ptilonorhynchidae @ Revision Space, Pittsburgh PA (upcoming)
2015   The Aesthetics of Disfunction @ Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh PA

2014   Bowers & Embroideries @ Jeffrey Smith Studios, Pittsburgh PA (upcoming)
2014   Perhaps She is Frightened At Being Dead II @ The MINE Factory, Pittsburgh PA
2014   The Neverlands @ 709 Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
2013   #Vivaforever @ The College Inn Project, Pittsburgh PA
2009   Testing My Testosterone @ The Frame, Pittsburgh PA


2015    I Just Want the Paper, curated by Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi  (venues TBA)
2014   AAP 103rd Annual Exhibition @ Westmoreland Museum of American Art , Greensburg PA
2013   Disambiguate @ Kipp Gallery, Indiana PA
2013   Seven Degrees of 7 @ Space 101 Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
2013  40.4406° N, 79.9961° W @ Joanna Angie Gallery, Buffalo NY
2013   Open Studio @ Radiant Hall, Pittsburgh PA
2011   Pittsburgh’s Rising @ Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh PA
2011   180min @ Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh PA
2010   New Juried Visual Art Exhibition @ Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh PA
2009   From the Vault @ Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
2009   Death of a Craftsman @ Lunar Gala Fashion Show, Pittsburgh PA
2009   $211853335.7 : 3.02647 * 107 in3 * $7/in3 @ Frame Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
2008   New Media @ The Children’s Museum, Pgh PA
2008   I HEART ROBOTS: A Spaceadelic Video Dance Party @ Pittsburgh Filmmakers , Pgh PA
2008   Caught Looking II @ PNC Park with Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh PA
2008   Art is Dead @ Lunar Gala Fashion Show, Pittsburgh PA
2007   Machine Wash Warm Water @ <c> S P A C E, Pittsburgh, PA
2007   Mosaic: Lenses, Gender in Focus @ UC Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2007   Caught Looking @ PNC Park Jumbo-TRON, Pittsburgh PA
2006   Three-D Media @ Ellis Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2005   Concepts @ Chem. Lab Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2005   Congressional Art Exhibit @ US Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.
2005   PGSA @ State Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA


2014   The MINE Factory August Resident
2014   Pittsburgh Emerging Artist of the Year Nominee
2013   Pittsburgh Emerging Artist of the Year Nominee
2012   Brew House Distillery 7 Resident
2011   2nd Place, Thomson Reuters Case Competition
2010   1st Place, Artistic Excellence, CMU Meeting of the Minds
2010   Fellow, Summer Undergraduate Research, CMU
2008   1st Place Augusta Fisher Porter Award, CMU
2007   1st Place John L. Porter Award, CMU
2007   Small Undergraduate Research Grant, CMU
2006   1st Place Harry Holland Art Award, CMU


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201
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