David C. Terry is an artist, independent curator and cultural producer and is currently the Director and Curator for C24 Gallery in New York City. Terry, based in Berlin was previously a visiting faculty member at Bard College, Berlin. Prior to Bard, Terry was the Director and Curator of Grants and Exhibitions at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) overseeing the Grants, Curatorial/Exhibition, Residency and Alumni Programs. Prior to coming to NYFA, Mr. Terry was Assistant Director at the Pelham Art Center, where he directed and curated the exhibition, educational and outreach programs.
Born and raised in Washington, D.C. and a New York City resident for 24 years, Mr. Terry’s professional career covers a wide range of curatorial, artistic, administrative and academic experience. He has taught a variety of classes including objective and figurative drawing, abstract and figurative sculpture, portraiture and environmental and site--specific sculpture to students of all age ranges. He earned his BA at the College of William and Mary, and while earning his MFA in Sculpture from the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Terry began his administrative, curatorial and teaching career at the Philadelphia Arts League. Mr. Terry is a working artist, a curator with over 100 exhibitions and curatorial productions and experiences to his name nationally and internationally, as well as a juror, and a panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural affairs, Bronx Council on the Arts, Westchester Biennale and the Westchester Arts Council’s ’50 for 50’ Festival, the Alexander Rutsch Award in Painting, the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence Program, Lumen Arts Festival, and a member of the GIA Support for Individual Artists Group Steering Committee as well as Board Member of the College Art Association and the Executive Member of the Fine Arts Federation.
Mr. Terry’s awards include Artists in the Marketplace Program, The Bronx Museum of the Arts; BRIO, Bronx Council on the Arts; The Puffin Foundation; New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture, the Arts and Business Council’s Arts Leadership Institute Award and the Elizabeth Foundation’s Residency Grant and the Node Center for Curatorial Studies’ Innovators Grant.