Terri Dilling-bio

Terri Dilling


Terri Dilling is a painter and printmaker, inspired by the beauty and complexity of the natural world.  Her work evokes a landscape or garden, but also the microscopic worlds contained within. Her art is a mix of macro and micro viewpoints, of structured order and random marks. “I allow for part control and part surprise in my processes, which continually intrigues me as an artist.”

Terri received a BA from Indiana University, a BFA in Drawing, Painting & Printmaking from Georgia State University and has also studied visual arts in England, Spain, and Italy. She currently serves as president of Atlanta Printmakers Studio. Terri has received numerous grants and awards, and her work is in public and private collections around the world.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2012, 2013,  Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
  • 2013   “Secret Gardens”, University of West GA, Carrollton, GA
  • 2013   “Colorcast” Couture Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2012  “Connecting the Dots”  Spruill Gallery, Dunwoody, GA
  • 2011 “Assembly”,  Portal Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 2010, 2006, 2002,  Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 2001 “Domain” Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
  • 2000, 1998,  Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA
  • 1997  D Miles Gallery & Studios, Decatur, GA

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2013   “Flight” Printmaking Exhibit, Atrium Gallery, Atlanta Airport, GA
  • 2012   Atlanta Printmakers Studio Exhibit, Chastain Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 2012   “From Cosmology to Neurology and Back Again” curated by Jerry Cullum, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 2012   “FLOW” printmaking exhibit, Hambidge Center Gallery, Rabun Gap, GA
  • 2011 “Lair”, Sixfold Collective Abernathy Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
  • 2011 Atlanta Printmakers Studio Exhibit, Hudgens Center for the Arts, Gwinett, GA
  • 2011 South Africa: Artists, Prints, Community, 25 Years at Caversham Press, 808 Gallery at Boston University, Boston MA
  • 2011 “Life Iconic”, curated by Jiha Moon Get This! Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 2011  Atlanta Juried Printmaking Exhibit, Chastain Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 2010  Atlanta Printmakers Studio Selections, Gallery Walk at Terminus, Atlanta, GA
  • 2010  Atlanta Printmakers Studio Exhibit, Abernathy Art Center, Sandy Springs, GA
  • 2010 “The Price is Right” Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 2009 “Abundance” Collaboration BWAC Outdoor Sculpture Show, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2009 “The FriendSHIP Project” Collaboration, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA
  • 2009 “Remembrance” Abernathy Art Center, Sandy Springs, GA
  • 2009 “Multiple Impressions 2” Averitt Center for the Arts, Statesboro, GA
  • 2008 “Multiple Impressions” Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston, GA
  • 2008 “Georgia Green” Georgia College & State University Museum, Milledgeville, GA
  • 2007 “Little Things Mean a Lot” Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 2007 “Elementals” Printmaking Exhibit Blue Tower Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 2007 “Personal Vocabulary” – Prints from the Caversham Centre Residencies Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta, GA
  • 2007 “Ruburbs and Other Spaces – Land Use and Environmentalism”, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA
  • 2007 “Ladylike – Women Artists Working in the South”, Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Madison, GA
  • 2007 Atlanta Printmakers Studio Exhibit, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 2006 “Drawn in Georgia” MOCA GA at Suntrust Plaza, Atlanta, GA
  • 2006 “Pink Days/Azure Nights” Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
  • 2006 Atlanta Printmakers Studio Exhibit, Gainesville State College, Oakwood, GA
  • 2005 “Switch II” Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 2005 “A Sense of Place” Gertrude Herbert Institute, Augusta, GA
  • 2004 Works on Paper, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 2004 Southern Print Biennale, N. Georgia College, Dahlonega, GA
  • 2004 Mini Print International Taller Galeria Fort, Cadaqués, Spain2003 “Tension and Release”, Art Institute and Gallery, Salisbury, MD
  • 2003 “The Essence of Nature”, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 2003 “Cycles, Patterns, Intervals” Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA
  • 2002 Decatur Arts Festival Juried Exhibit Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
  • 2002 “Breadth” Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 2001 “Repetition” Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 2001 “Our Visions / Our Voices” Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 2000 Two Person Exhibit, D Miles Gallery & Studios, Decatur, GA
  • 1999 Group Exhibit juried by Jerry Cullum Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 1999 “The Recycled Show” D Miles Gallery & Studios, Decatur, GA
  • 1999 Decatur Arts Festival Juried Exhibit Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
  • 1999 “Switch” Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 1999 Juried Student Exhibit Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
  • 1998 IVAC Members Show City Hall East Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 1998 “Inside Edgewood” The Arts Exchange, Atlanta, GA
  • 1996 “Contemporary Visions” D Miles Gallery & Studios, Decatur, GA
  • 1996 Group Exhibit Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA

Printmaking Portfolios / Portfolio Exhibitions

  • 2013 “Homespun Technology”, SGC International Conference, Milwaukee, WI
  • 2012 “Primoridal Soup”, SGC International Conference, New Orleans, LA
  • 2009 “Folium darwinii” Atlanta Printmakers Studio, Atlanta, GA
  • 2009 “Mind the Gap” Southern Graphics Council Conference, Chicago, IL
  • 2007 “Printed Bookmarks” – estampe.be Kasba Atelier de Gravure, Charleroi, Belgium
  • 2007 “Taking Off” Atlanta Printmakers Studio, Atlanta, GA
  • 2006 “Cartography” Southern Graphics Council Conference, Kansas City, MO

Awards & Grants

  • 2013   Art on the Beltline, Project Grant, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. with matching grant from the Center for Chemical Evolution
  • 2012 Center For Chemical Evolution, Extended Project Grant,GA Tech/Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • 2011 Center For Chemical Evolution, Seed Grant GA Tech/Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • 2010 Art on the BeltLine, Project Grant Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
  • 2009 Hambidge Center Residency Fellowship Fulton County Arts Council
  • 2009 Friendship Project, Collaborative Artist Grant, Office of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta, GA
  • 2005 Caversham Residency in South Africa, Fultion County Arts Council
  • 2004 Multiples Project Winner MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA
  • 2000 Faculty Scholarship Plaque Georgia State University
  • 1999 Best of Show, “The Recycled Show” D Miles Gallery, Decatur, GA
  • 1999 Vera Jernigan Green Memorial Art Award Georgia State University
  • 1998  Individual Artist Grant Dekalb Council for the Arts
  • 1998 School of Art and Design Printmaking Award, Georgia State University


  • 2000 Drawing & Painting, BFA Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
  • 1999 (Summer) Painting in Barcelona School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
  • 1994-1996 Continuing Studies – Visual Arts Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA
  • 1989 College of Arts & Sciences, BA (Telecommunications & Religious Studies) Phi Beta Kappa, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • 1988 (Summer) Visual/Performing Arts London Program, Boston University, London, England


  • 2013   Jezebel Magazine, April Issue
  • 2012   Studio Visit Magazine, Winter Edition
  • 2012   Contemporary Impressions (Journal of the American Print Alliance) Winter 2012
  • 2011  FORM: Artistic Independence 2011
  • 2007 New American Paintings, Volume #70
  • 2002 New American Paintings, Volume #40
  • 2000 Blue Milk Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 1
  • 1998 GSU Review, Georgia State University, Winter Issue


  • 2012  Hicks, Cinque, Art Voices Magazine, June-July 2012
  • 2012  Cullum, Jerry, ArtsATL.com, May 7
  • 2012   Lampe, Lilly, Burnaway.org, April 4
  • 2012   Michaud, Debbie, Creative Loafing (Culture Surfing), Atlanta, GA, March 22
  • 2011 Fox, Catherine, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Dec. 2, D6
  • 2011 Cullum, Jerry, ArtsCriticATL.com, October 6
  • 2010 Hansell, Sally, “Site Specific in Georgia”, Fiber Arts, Nov/Dec 2010, p.10
  • 2007 Sale, Beth, The Flagpole, Athens, GA, April 18
  • 2006 Fox, Catherine, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 23, K5
  • 2006 Cullum, Jerry, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 12, L3
  • 2005 Jones, Rhonda, Metro Spirit, Augusta, GA, September 8
  • 2005 Cauley, HM, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 3, JN2
  • 2003 Ehrhardt, Ursula, The Daily Times, Salisbury, MD, Nov. 2, E8
  • 2002 Fox, Catherine, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Aug. 30, Q6
  • 2002 Nouraee, Andisheh, Creative Loafing, Atlanta, GA, Feb 6-12, p. 12
  • 2001 Cullum, Jerry, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Aug. 17, Q8

Selected Collections and Commissions

  • Fulton County Arts Council, Atlanta, GA
  • Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA
  • Fidelity Investments, Inc. Boston, MA
  • Meditech, Atlanta, GA
  • Koury Business Center, Elon University Elon, NC
  • Four Seasons Hotel, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
  • JW Marriott Hotel, Ankara, Turkey
  • Conrad Hilton, Hong Kong. China
  • Plaza Hotel Headquarters, Morristown, NJ
  • ANA Okayama Hotel, Okayama, Japan
  • Ritz Carlton, Tyson’s Corner, VA
  • UPS, Atlanta, GA
  • Alston and Bird, Atlanta, GA
  • Parker, Hudson, Rainer and Dobbs, Atlanta, GA
  • Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA


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