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Terry Lee Dill

Terry Lee Dill was born in Hutchinson, Kansas. By the age of seven he had lived in over thirty-seven states. He finally settled in Iowa and won a series of art scholarships in high school. After high school he worked heavy construction on one the first nuclear power plants and soon became the assistant to the head structural engineer. The head engineer, his mentor, recommended that he to go to college. Terry went on to receive an associate of arts degree in architectural engineering and then a BFA in painting and sculpture after being awarded the first art scholarship from Drake University. He was then offered a full scholarship, teaching assistantship and a research grant at the University of Iowa where he earned an MA and MFA in Sculpture.

After moving to New York City, he created a series of small maquettes for large scale sculpture and later produced a number of these as sculptures and architectural pieces. He was the first person to win two New York Foundation on the Arts Fellowships in both sculpture and architecture and won a third time several years later. He has lectured on his work at fifty different universities around the country including Stanford, Yale and Harvard, and has had a dozen one-person shows. After moving to Detroit, Terry earned his MA in Architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art and taught at College for Creative Studies. He continues to work on commissioned art projects, developing architectural concepts including the design and fabrication of one of the smallest houses in Los Angeles.

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NEWS: Terry is participating in another group show in Northville, Michigan this month 3/4 to 3/26. Be sure to check it out if you're in the area. For more info visit Beyond The Blueprint: Architects' Other Art >


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