Terry Winters (American, b.1949) is a painter and engraver whose paintings resonate well with the Modernist legacy. Winters was born in Brooklyn, NY, and he graduated with a BFA from the Pratt Institute in 1971. After graduation, Winters painted for 10 straight years without exhibiting his work even a single time, making his first solo exhibition debut at the Sonnabend Gallery, New York, in 1982. In the 1970s, Winters and his peers such as Carroll Dunham (American, b.1949) and Stephen Mueller (American, b.1947) were interested in variegated mark making without sacrificing the physicality and non-narrative abstractness that were integral to Modernism. Most of Winters''s work is inspired by architecture, technology, and the natural sciences in general. In the 1990s, Winters started to use a lot of grids and colored shapes in his paintings. Winters is also a highly skilled printmaker and draftsman, and he often exhibits works from this genre aside from his painting exhibitions. Examples of his works include THEOPRASTUS'' GARDEN (1982), Process Color (2007), and Wood/Cut/Figures (2011).

In 1982, Bill Goldston invited Winters to print at the studio of the Universal Limited Art Editions. Winters has also published a number of books including Ocular Proofs (1995), Graphic Primitives (1999), and Filters in Stock (2009). Winters has held a number of solo exhibitions in diverse places, including at the Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY, (1982), Kunstmuseum, Lucerne, Switzerland (1985), University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, (1988), and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (2009).

In addition to these solo exhibitions, Winters has also participated in a number of group exhibitions including Drawing in Black and White, at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, (1994), Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria, (1997), and Drawings, Russell Bowman Fine Art, Chicago, IL, (2012). Winters is represented by the Matthew Marks Gallery in New York. Winters now lives and works in New York and Geneva, Switzerland.

Timeline

1949
Born in Brooklyn, USA
1971
B.F.A., Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, USA
1977
Began to exhibit his work
1982
Invited by Bill Goldston to print at the studio of the Universal Limited Art Editions
Lives and works in New York, USA and Geneva, Switzerland

Exhibitions

2012
Drawings, Russell Bowman Fine Art, Chicago, USA
Terry Winters: Cricket Music, Tessellation Figures, & Notebook, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2011
Terry Winters: A new description of nature, Richard A. and Rissa W. Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, USA (solo)
Tankstelle Martin Bormann: New Acquisitions for the Collection, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Measuring the World: Heterotopias and Knowledge Spaces, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria
2010
Terry Winters: Linking Graphics, Prints 2000-2010, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, USA (solo)
New Works: Prints, Drawings, Collages, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
2009
Mixografia: Innovation and Collaboration, Portland Art Museum, Portland, USA
A Decade of Printmaking: 1999-2009, Tsinghua University Art Museum; Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Terry Winters: Signal to Noise, Paintings and Drawings 1998-2008, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (solo)
2008
Terry Winters, Patrick de Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
Terry Winters: Recent Works, Studio d'Arte Raffaelli, Trento, Italy
2007
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2006
New Paintings, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Remote Viewing: Invented Worlds in Recent Painting and Drawing, St Louis Art Museum, St Louis, USA
Recent Acquisitions: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, USA
Terry Winters, Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany
Eye on the Collection: Toward Abstraction, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, USA
Recent Drawings, McKee Gallery and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, USA
Drawn, Exposed, and Impressed: Recent Works on Paper from the Cleveland Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA
2005
Eye on the Collection: Toward Abstraction, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, USA
Notes for Color Coding: Paintings and Monoprints by Terry Winters, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, USA
Terry Winters, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, USA
Terry Winters: Prints & Sequences, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, USA
Remote Viewing: Invented Worlds in Recent Painting and Drawing and Prints into Drawings, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Terry Winters: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, 1994-2004, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA
Brice Marden, Al Taylor, Terry Winters: Works on Paper, David Nolan Gallery, New York, USA
Carroll Dunham, John Newman, Terry Winters, Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany
2004
Tear Down This Wall: Paintings From The 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Terry Winters, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, USA
Under $2,000 Albers/Zaugg, Brooke Alexander Editions, New York, USA
Terry Winters, 1981-1986, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, USA
2003
Visions and Revisions: Art on Paper since 1960, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Contemporary Prints and Photographs from the Bruce Brown Collection, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, USA
Game Over, Galerie Grimm/Rosenfeld, Munich, Germany
2002
Meisterwerke Der Graphischen Sammlung, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
Keine Kleinigkeit, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Terry Winters, Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany
Pressed: The Silkscreen, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, USA
Images of Nature, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Drawn from a Family: Contemporary Works on Paper, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, USA
Under Pressure: Prints from Two Palms Press, University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
Terry Winters: Paintings, White Cube, London, England
2001
The Modern Woodcut, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Works on Paper, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England
Terry Winters: Printed Works, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Terry Winters: Drawings, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, USA
Terry Winters, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, USA
Mythic Proportions: Painting in the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, USA
2000
Terry Winters, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
To The Rescue: Eight Artists in an Archive, Jewish Museum, San Francisco, USA
Botanica, Illinois State University, Normal, USA
Arbeiten auf Papier, Michael Hasenclever, Munich, Germany
1999
Terry Winters: Graphic Primitives, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, USA
Tricia Brown & Terry Winters: Works on Paper, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, USA
Terry Winters: Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany
To the Rescue: Eight Artists in an Archive, International Center of Photography, New York, USA
1998
Young Americans 2: New American Art at the Saatchi Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, London, England
Master Drawings of the Twentieth Century, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, USA
Terry Winters, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England
1996
Nuevas Abstracciones, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
1994
Drawing in Black and White, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
1992
Terry Winters, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
1991
Terry Winters, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Sieben amerikanische Maler, Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst, Munich, Germany
1989
Selections from the Beatrice and Phillip Gerch Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
1988
Terry Winters, Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany
Terry Winters Painting and Drawing, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
1987
Currents 33: Terry Winters, St Louis Art Museum, St Louis, USA
Terry Winters: Painting and Drawing, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
Terry Winters Drawings, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, USA
Terry Winters, Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston, USA
Terry Winters Paintings, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Terry Winters, Gallery Mukai, Tokyo, Japan
The 40th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1986
Terry Winters: Eight Paintings, Tate Gallery, London, England
Terry Winters Paintings, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, USA
Terry Winters Lithographs, Castelli Graphics, New York, USA
Terry Winters (Drawings/Lithographs), Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, USA
1985
1985 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Terry Winters Bilder und Zeichnungen, Kunstmuseum Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
1984
Terry Winters, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, USA
Terry Winters, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
1983
Terry Winters, Vollum Center Gallery, Reed College, Portland, USA
Recent Acquisitions, Solom R. Guggenhein Museum, New York, USA
1982
Terry Winters, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, USA

Public Collections

Whitney Museum, New York
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Tate Museum, London
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Aspen Art Museum