Terry Adkins (1953-2014)


Born 1953 in Washington, D.C., Terry Adkins is an interdisciplinary artist and musician. Leading the Lone Wolf Recital Corps - a sound-based performance collaborative founded in Zurich in 1986 - he and fellow corps members stage installation-based multimedia happenings that interact with and employ architecture, sculpture, video, music, spoken word, costumes, and recorded sound.

Adkins graduated from Fisk University with a Bachelor of Science, from Illinois State University with a Master of Science, and from the University of Kentucky with a Master of Fine Arts. Select solo exhibitions of his work include the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Projekt Binz 39, Zurich; Sculpture Center, New York; Indianapolis Museum of Art; and The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. In 2012 his career spanning retrospective Recital premiered at the Tang Museum, Saratoga, New York. Adkins is a recipient of the Jacob H. Lazarus Rome Prize and Fellowships from USA Artists, The Joan Mitchell Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. The artist teaches as a Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania and lives both in Philadelphia and Brooklyn, New York.

Muffled Drums (from Darkwater), 2003

Bass drums, mufflers
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