Gallery Artists:
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Jeffrey Terreson

b. 1955

   Born in 1955, Jeffrey Terreson was raised in Bedford, NY, where his natural
artistic talent was recognized at a young age. He earned a merit scholarship to the
Columbus College of Art and Design, where he received his BFA in 1976 at the top of
his class. After apprenticing with artists Robert Hendel and Mark English, Terreson
found the means to support himself through illustration. During this time, his art was
purchased and published by Fortune 500 companies including Mobil, IBM and NBC,
as well as the United Nations and the PGA. His art has appeared in nationally
published periodicals including Time, Newsweek, National Geographic and Reader’s
Digest and has been commissioned by the likes of Ralph Lauren and Joseph Abboud.

   After a great deal of success as an illustrator, Terreson decided to embrace
his true passion and desire to express himself through paint. He absorbed the art
and ideals of some of the 20th centuries most groundbreaking artists such as Jasper
Johns, Joan Snyder, Mark Rothko, Larry Poons, Julian Schnabel and Hugh Steers.

   Drawing from the legacy of abstract expressionism, Terreson’s powerful
imagery reflects man’s spiritual quest and psychological struggle of existence in both
the internal and external world. Embracing the process of painting through the use of
vibrant pigment and encaustic wax, Terreson achieves an uninhibited gestural style
illuminating himself as a “sculptor in paint.”

   Historically used by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, encaustic is a
technique that involves mixing pigments into wax, which is then heated and “burned”
with different instruments. The process is exciting and dramatic and has added a
level of improvisation to Jeffrey Terreson’s art. Pure color hues mingle with texture as
the artist spontaneously molds and sculpts the surface of the canvas with his
dynamic energetic gesture. Terreson’s moody surfaces explore and evoke
landscape, still life and figural forms as thematic associations within a sophisticated
play of color and light.

   Terreson received the National Award of Excellence from The American Juried
Art Salon. Additionally, he was one of the ten artists chosen in a national search by
Southwest Art Magazine to feature in their own select portfolio edition. In January
2015 Jeffrey exhibited his work at the Katonah Museum of Art ‘s 'Line Describing
Cone’ juried by esteemed curator of the Museum of Modern Art, Eva Respini.

*Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe Correspondent, The Boston Globe, November 14, 2012, G3

"Ever since I can remember, design and color have been my touchstones. It is where I begin, and the guide I consult to the end. Though design is the core, recent years have seen a strong development in spontaneity being the very center of my initial connection. The creative impulse grabs me at any moment of the day. Always ready. Eyes triggered. It is a beloved curse. I could be inspired by an obscure image from nature, how the sun hits a shape, or the angle of a shadow, the isolation of nature in its environment, the natural graphic, a design in a single rock, tree, water, person, or shape. Whatever it is, it becomes alone in place, framed by its setting, where the restriction of representation disappear." -- Jeffrey Terreson

2022   Two-man Show, Essentia, Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2020   Group exhibition/Forward Contemporary Gallery, Katonah, NY
2019   Solo exhibition/Locality, Forward Contemporary Gallery, Katonah, NY
2019   Group exhibition/Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, CO
2019   Juried Group exhibition/Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
2018   Solo exhibition/Main, Forward Contemporary Gallery, Katonah, NY
2018   Solo exhibition/Commonality, Terreson: Beacon, Beacon, NY
2017   Group exhibition/Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2017   Solo exhibition/Power in Grace, Bedford Historical Hall, Bedford, NY
2017   Solo exhibition/Flourish, Terreson: Beacon, Beacon, NY
2016   Solo exhibition/Terreson, Parasol Project, Manhattan, NY
2016   Solo exhibition/Opening, Terreson: Beacon, Beacon, NY
2015   The Armory Show, NY
2015   Solo Exhibition, Bedford, NY
2015   Solo Show, Space 16, South Hampton, NY
2015   Group Show, Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2014   Art Basel, Miami
2013   Solo Show, Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2012   Shang Hai Art Fair, Shang Hai, China
2012   Solo Show, Hampton Classic, Bridgehampton, NY
2012   Samuels Owens Gallery, Greenwich, CT
2011   Solo Exhibition, Bedford, NY
2011   Solo Show, Palm Dessert, CA
2011   Hampton Classic, South Hampton, NY
2009   Solo Exhibition, Bedford, NY
2008   Solo Show Gallery SoNo, Norwalk, CT
2007   Solo Show, Magnor Gallery, Bridgewater, NJ


2018    Art Market, East Hampton, NY
2018    Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, CO
2016    Art Market, East Hampton, NY
2016    Terreson, Parasol Project. Bowery, Manhattan, NY
2016    Solo, Terreson: Beacon Fine Art Gallery, NY
2015    Divergence, Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2015    Equus, Spa Fine Art, Saratoga, New York
2015    Clear, Bedford Historical Hall, Bedford, New York
2014    Passages, Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2014    Equus, Spa Fine Art, Saratoga, NY
2013    Bedford, Bedford Historical Hall, Bedford, NY
2013    Gold, Gold Cup, Old Salem Equestrian Center, North Salem, NY
2013    Equus, Spa Fine Art, Saratoga, New York
2012    Equus, Samuel Owens Gallery, Greenwich, CT
2012    Equus, Wellington Winter Equestrian Festival, Palm Beach, FL
2011    Pop Up, Hampton Classic, East Hampton, NY
2010    Entry, Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
2010    Scapes, Brenner Gallery, Palm Dessert, CA
2009    Child, Gallerie Sono Norwalk, CT
2009    One, Bedford Historical Hall, Bedford, NY
2008    Solo, Gallerie Sono, Norwalk, CT
2008    Solo Magor Gallery, Westwood, NJ
2007    Solo, Gallerie Sono, Norwalk, CT
2006    Solo, Magor Gallery, Westwood, NJ
2006    River, Gallerie Sono, Norwalk, CT
2006    Color Collective, Richards Gallery, Ridgewood, NJ
2005    Momment, Richards Gallery, Ridgewood, NJ
2005    Passages, Gallery Yellow, Cross River, NY


2014     Hammond Museum. North Salem NY. Northeast Regional Show. 

            Juror - David McFaden , Curator Emeritus of Museum of Art and Design, NYC. October

            6 entries juried in.

            Driven. 1.828 m x 1.828 m. 2013,              Transition. 1.092 x 1.193m. 2013,   

           Siren. 1.219 m x 1.219m. 2013.                  Lyrical.  0.939m x 1.295m.  2013

           Winters Spring. 1.219m x 1.828m. 2012     Driven Sketch.  40.6 cm x 50.8 cm 2012       

           Driven Sketch - Permanent Collection  

2015    New Britton Museum of Art,  Collection request. New Britton Ct.  January

2015    Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah NY - Northeast Regional Show- Line Describing Cone.

           Juror - Eva Respini, Curator MoMA. Museum of Modern Art, NYC.

           Driven. 1.828 m x 1.828 m. 2013


Hammond Museum
Katonah Museum of Art
New Britain Museum of Art