Terry Winters

Life Dates:
b. 1949
Artist Biography:
Terry Winters (born 1949 Brooklyn, New York) is a painter whose work reintroduced figuration into painting in way that was consonant with the Modernist legacy. Klaus Kertess wrote that “in the mid 1970s, Terry Winters and such peers as Carroll Dunham, Bill Jensen, and Stephen Mueller began to feel increasingly constricted by painting’s and drawing’s phenomenological order and orders. How to reintegrate more variegated mark making and spatiality, how to give body not just to process but to metaphor, without sacrificing the hard-won physicality and non-narrative abstractness so crucial to late Modernism—all of these became overriding concerns.”[1] His work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions, including two retrospectives at the Whitney Museum, and is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. He is represented by the Matthew Marks Gallery in New York. (Wikipedia)