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Dominic Terlizzi, AIR – Spring 2016

"Peaceable"

“Terlizzi has made vigorous and bold abstractions whose geometry is like Constructivism made to the specifications of an internet-era ultra-maximalist … The abstraction in this work is a unique, dizzying structure built around the forms of the objects themselves. In spite of that and because of it the work becomes a complex system, not a ploy to be noticed through pretzel logic … in a crowded field of abstract painters.” _Jacob Feige

Dominic Terlizzi was born in Maryland and he currently lives and works in Baltimore. He received his MFA from Hoffberger School of Painting MICA in 2008 and a BFA from The Cooper Union NYC in 2003. Recent solo shows include Aver Vero at Vox Populi (Philadelphia) and Zero Hero Yolo Solo at The ICA/Chicken Box (Baltimore). He has also exhibited in London, New York, Washington DC and Delaware amidst other places.

About the Artist-in-Residence in Painting & Drawing at UTK
The Artist-in-Residence Program was initiated in 1982. Each semester an invited resident artist teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses in the painting and drawing curriculum. The AIR program has been highly successful in making a direct connection to the marketplace of ideas that surrounds art centers such as New York City, Chicago, and LA. The artists we bring to campus represent a spectrum of current sensibilities in painting and drawing holding sway in the art world today.
The AIR is integral to the core of the graduate student and undergraduate student experience, and adds significantly to the vitality and vibrancy of the dialectic engaged by the various faculty and students of the School of Art.
http://art.utk.edu/painting_drawing/faculty/air.html
for more information contact Assoc. Prof. Jered Sprecher at jspreche@utk.edu or 865.974.9396

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