Evelyn Patricia Terry is a brilliant artist who has parlayed her talent into a lucrative career. Her works have been displayed locally, nationally and internationally. She has artwork in more than 400 private, public and corporate collections, in addition to the collections of the Haggerty Museum at Marquette University and the Milwaukee Art Museum.
After earning a master of science degree from the School of Fine Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Terry went on to earn a master of fine arts degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). As a full time professional artist, writer, educator, and curator, Terry works diligently to help establish historically disenfranchised artists. Her artwork, transforming a variety of themes into various bodies of work over more than 35 years, has been collected internationally with a concentration of private patrons and corporations in the Midwest.
In 1998, Terry completed a commission for the Midwest Convention Center as part of the John and Murphy Burke permanent collection. Other awards during the past 10 years include the Milwaukee Individual Artist Fellowship and the Intermedia Arts/McKnight Interdisciplinary Fellowship.
In 1999, Terry ventured into the field of public art with an award from the Spirit of Milwaukee Neighborhood Millennium Art Initiative to transform an existing Milwaukee County bus shelter into a functional work of art. And, In 2000, she was awarded a commission to create 12 sculptures for Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport, which were installed near the elevators on each level in the new parking structure during the airport expansion project in 2002.
Today Terry maintains a studio at Milwaukee’s Lincoln Center for the Arts as she continues to break down barriers and build a prestigious career doing what she is most passionate about—capturing life in art form.