Terry Allen
Selected works
Installation photography, Terry Allen: The Exact Moment It Happens in the West
Installation photography, Terry Allen: The Exact Moment It Happens in the West
Terry Allen<br>
The Cowboy's Dreams of Home Turn to Chili-Up-The-Desert, 1969<br>
mixed media on paper<br>
Framed: 38 1/4 x 31 1/4 x 1 3/8 in. (97.2 x 79.4 x 3.5 cm)
Terry Allen<br>
Hobbs (Anterabbit / Bleeder), 1983<br>
mixed media on paper<br>
Framed: 18 1/2 x 24 in. (47 x 61 cm)
Terry Allen<br>
The Exact Moment (MemWars), 2018 - 2019 <br>
mixed media on paper<br>
30 x 22 in. (76.2 x 55.9 cm)
Terry Allen<br>
MOMO Lo Mismo<br>  
mixed media<br>  
dimensions variable
Terry Allen<br>
Installation photography<br>
Terry Allen - Ghost Ship Rodez: The Momo Chronicles<br>
10 March - 16 April 2011
Terry Allen<br>
Momo Chronicle IV: Rodez, Volver; Rodez face, 2009<br>
gouache, pastel, color pencil, graphite, press type, spackle, collage elements<br>
28 1/4 x 39 1/4 in. (71.8 x 99.7 cm)
Dugout I & Dugout II: Hold on to the House
Blaffer Museum, Houston, TX 2005
Terry Allen<br> 
Dugout I & Dugout II: Hold on to the house<br>
Blaffer Museum, Univ. of Houston, Houston, TX<br>
16 April - 11 June 2005
Terry Allen<br> 
Dugout I & Dugout II: Hold on to the house<br>
Blaffer Museum, Univ. of Houston, Houston, TX<br>
16 April - 11 June 2005
Dugout I
L.A. Louver, 2004
Terry Allen<br>
Dugout I<br>
Installation photography<br>
Stage 2
Terry Allen<br>
Dugout I<br>
Installation photography<br>
Stage 1
Terry Allen<br>
Dugout I<br>
Installation photography<br>
Stage 3
Dugout II (Hold on to the House)
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA 2004
Terry Allen<br>
Dugout II (Hold on to the house)<br>
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA<br>
Video and installation sculpture, including images from Dugout III Warboy (and the backboard blues)<br>
28 February - 15 May 2004
Terry Allen<br>
Dugout II (Hold on to the house)<br>
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA<br>
Video and installation sculpture, including images from Dugout III Warboy (and the backboard blues)<br>
28 February - 15 May 2004
Terry Allen<br>
Dugout II (Hold on to the house)<br>
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA<br>
Video and installation sculpture, including images from Dugout III Warboy (and the backboard blues)<br>
28 February - 15 May 2004
Dugout III Warboy (and the backboard blues), 2005
REDCAT, Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Terry Allen<br>
DUGOUT III: Warboy (and the Backboard Blues)<br>
at the State Theater Company<br>
Austin, TX<br>
January 2004<br><br>

 L.A. Theatre Works at the Skirball Cultural Center Los Angeles, CA and recorded for L.A. Theatre Works' weekly National Public Radio show 'The Play's The Thing.' <br>
Starring Jo Harvey Allen with Terry Allen, Lloyd Maines and Richard Bowden<br>
3, 4, 5 March & two performances 7 March 2004<br>
<br>
Dugout III was performed in at the State Theater Company in Austin, TX<br>
January 2004
Terry Allen<br>
DUGOUT III: Warboy (and the Backboard Blues)<br>
at the State Theater Company<br>
Austin, TX<br>
January 2004 <br><br>

L.A. Theatre Works at the Skirball Cultural Center Los Angeles, CA and recorded for L.A. Theatre Works' weekly National Public Radio show 'The Play's The Thing.' <br>
Starring Jo Harvey Allen with Terry Allen, Lloyd Maines and Richard Bowden<br>
3, 4, 5 March & two performances 7 March 2004<br>
<br>
Dugout III was performed in at the State Theater Company in Austin, TX<br>
January 2004
Terry Allen<br>
DUGOUT III: Warboy (and the Backboard Blues)<br>
at the State Theater Company<br>
Austin, TX<br>
January 2004 <br><br>

L.A. Theatre Works at the Skirball Cultural Center Los Angeles, CA and recorded for L.A. Theatre Works' weekly National Public Radio show 'The Play's The Thing.' <br>
Starring Jo Harvey Allen with Terry Allen, Lloyd Maines and Richard Bowden<br>
3, 4, 5 March & two performances 7 March 2004<br>
<br>
Dugout III was performed in at the State Theater Company in Austin, TX<br>
January 2004
Youth in Asia
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, NC, 1992
Traveled
Terry Allen<br>
The Country Song, 1987<br>
mixed media construction<br>
54 x 74 x 20 in (137.2 x 187.9 x 50.8 cm)
Terry Allen<br>
The Prisoner Song, 1984<br>
mixed media on lead<br>
46 1/2 x 46 1/2 in (118.1 x 118.1 cm)<br>
Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Terry Allen<br>
Youth in Asia, 1992<br>
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC; <br>
traveled to: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX; <br>
1993, Newport Harbor Museum, Newport Beach, CA, and <br>
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
China Night
Fresno Art Center and Museum, CA, 1985
Traveled
Terry Allen<br>
China Night, 1985<br>
Fresno Art Center and Museum, Fresno, CA, <br>
traveled to; University Fine Arts Gallery, Tallahassee, FL<br>
Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Terry Allen<br>
China Night, 1985<br>
Fresno Art Center and Museum, Fresno, CA, <br>
traveled to; University Fine Arts Gallery, Tallahassee, FL<br>
Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Terry Allen<br>
China Night, 1985<br>
Fresno Art Center and Museum, Fresno, CA, <br>
traveled to; University Fine Arts Gallery, Tallahassee, FL<br>
Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Public commissions
Terry Allen<br>
Road Angel, 2016<br>
bronze with audio and light<br>
65 x 181 x 81 1/2 in<br>
Installation view<br>
The Contemporary Austin – Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2016. Commissioned by The Contemporary Austin with funds provided by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation. Image © The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.
Terry Allen<br>
Road Angel, 2016<br>
bronze with audio and light<br>
65 x 181 x 81 1/2 in<br>
Installation view<br>
The Contemporary Austin – Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2016. Commissioned by The Contemporary Austin with funds provided by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation. Image © The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.
Terry Allen<br>
Road Angel, 2016<br>
bronze with audio and light<br>
65 x 181 x 81 1/2 in<br>
Installation view<br>
The Contemporary Austin – Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2016. Commissioned by The Contemporary Austin with funds provided by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation. Image © The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.
Terry Allen<br>
Scioto Lounge, 2013-2014<br>
Three unique bronze sculptures<br>
Columbus, Ohio<br>
Photo courtesy of The Columbus Foundation
Terry Allen<br>
Scioto Lounge, 2013-2014<br>
Three unique bronze sculptures<br>
Columbus, Ohio<br>
Photo courtesy of The Columbus Foundation
Terry Allen<br>
Scioto Lounge, 2013-2014<br>
Three unique bronze sculptures<br>
Columbus, Ohio<br>
Photo courtesy of The Columbus Foundation
Other public commissions
Terry Allen<br>
Corporate Head, 1991<br>
Commission for Poet's Walk, Citicorp Center, Los Angeles, CA <br>
unique bronze<br>
68 x 35 x 28 in (172.72 x 88.9 x 71.12 cm)
Terry Allen<br>
Shaking Man, 1993<br>
Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco, CA
Terry Allen<br>
Modern Communication, 1993<br>
New Communication Plaza, Kansas City, MO
Terry Allen<br>
Notre Denver, 1994<br>
Commission for Denver International Airport, Baggage Claim area, Denver, CO<br>
unique bronze<br>
each figure approx 48 x 40 x 18 in (121.9 x 101.6 x 45.7 cm)
Terry Allen<br>
Golden Time, 1995<br>
Sony Picture Entertainment, Culver City, CA
Terry Allen<br>
Belief, 1999<br>
Vontz Center for Molecular Studies<br>
University of Cincinnatti, Cincinnati, OH
Terry Allen<br>
Liquid Assets, 1999<br>
Sterling Software, Dallas, TX
Terry Allen<br>
Countree Music, 1999<br>
George Bush International Airport, Houston, TX
Terry Allen<br>
The Book(secret), 2001<br>
Morton/Donnelley Trust, Los Angeles, CA
Terry Allen<br>
Bookman (Read Reader), 2003<br>
Texas Tech University<br>
New Student Union/Library Walkway, Lubbock, TX
Terry Allen<br>
Wish, 2003 - 2004<br>
Commission for Dallas Ft Worth Airport<br>
New Terminal South Ticket Hall, Dallas, Texas<br>
unique bronze<br>
30' x 15' x 3' (9.14 x 4.57 x 0.91 m)
Bio

1943 Born, Wichita, KS
Lives and works in Santa Fe, NM

Education:
1966 BFA Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA

biography
Portrait of Terry  Allen. Photo: Paul O'Connor.
Photo: Paul O'Connor
Selected L.A. Louver exhibitions
26 Jun 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
Gallery exhibition
10 Mar 2011 - 16 Apr 2011
Gallery exhibition
4 Mar 2004 - 10 Apr 2004
Gallery exhibition
10 Dec 1996 - 15 Feb 1997
Gallery exhibition
Selected museum exhibitions
Ohio State University, Urban Arts Space
Columbus, OH
25 Sep 2014 - 8 Nov 2015
Museum exhibition
Museum of Contemporary Art
Los Angeles, CA
2 Oct 2011 - 13 Feb 2012
Museum exhibition
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
Winston-Salem, NC
31 Oct 1992 - 24 Jan 1993
Museum exhibition
Fresno Art Center and Museum
Fresno, CA
1 Jan 1985 - 1 Feb 1985
Museum exhibition
Selected public commissions/installations
Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria
The Contemporary Austin
Austin, TX
17 Dec 2016
Public commission/installation
Genoa Park
Columbus, OH
26 Sep 2014
Public commission/installation
Publication
Terry Allen Cassette
Terry Allen: Cowboy and the Stranger
L.A. Louver and Paradise of Bachelors
Cassette
Summer 2019
Video




Selected articles
Lingan, John. Terry Allen Finally Gets His Due.
The Washington Post Magazine, 29 January 2020.
full article, PDF | washingtonpost.com

Terry Allen on his life and art. Artforum, 16 Aug 2019.
full article, PDF | artforum.com

Terry Allen :: The AD Interview. Aquarium Drunkard, 6 Aug 2019.
full article, PDF | aquariumdrunkard.com
Dambrot, Shana Nys. Terry Allen: Laughing Through the Sad Songs. LA Weekly, 25 Jul 2019.
full article, PDF | laweekly.com

Pagel, David. Review: The L.A. art exhibition that will have you laughing, gasping and crying. LA Times, 16 Jul 2019.
full article, PDF | latimes.com

Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. Terry Allen at L.A. Louver | Art Talk. KCRW, 27 Jun 2019.
full article, PDF | kcrw.com
Artist website
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