Terry Plater

A colorist by nature, I value the craft, the history, and the traditions of painting as well as the process. I primarily paint the figure, landscape, and interpretive portraiture in oils and pastels, in sizes ranging from 4” x 6” to 4’ x 6’.  For the most part self-trained, I have studied at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Massachusetts, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, and the Art Students’ League in New York City; I count these schools as my institutional and artistic reference points, and as centerpieces of my artistic community. I maintain an interest in questions of equity and aesthetics and my work often seeks to understand the ways in which those two concepts can be reconciled.

Recent shows

Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca NY, Fall 2011:  Seriously Series

Community School of Music and Arts, Ithaca NY, February – March 2011:  “Passages – in honor of Black History Month

Extraordinary Activities

Ithaca area wineries/painted barrel project participant:  Six Mile Creek Winery 2008 – present

Community School of Music and Arts “Arts for all Marathon,” October 2008:  artist/scholarship fundraiser

The Greater Ithaca Art Trail, Ithaca, NY (1999, 2000 – 2008):  member

Ithaca Fine Chocolates, Ithaca NY: 2004-2005 Art Bar Artist

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