David C. Terry
1994 University of Pennsylvania, Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture.
1990 The College of William and Mary, Bachelor of Arts.
Sept. ‘19 Director & Curator. C24 Gallery, NYC.
Sept. ‘18 Artistic Director & Curator. C24 Gallery, NYC.
January ‘18 Guest Lecturer, The Cornerstones of Your Practice. Bard College Berlin, Germany.
January ‘18 Director and Curator, Grants and Exhibitions. New York Foundation for the Arts, NYC.
July ‘12 Director of Programs and Curator. NYFA, NYC. Managed all Program areas including Fellowships,
Curatorial, Fiscal Sponsorship and NYFA Learning/Professional Development and Asian Programs.
2002 Senior Officer/Curator, Programs and Awards. New York Foundation for the Arts, New York,
NY. Managed the Fellowship Program, Concordia Career Advancement grant program, Artists’ and
Audiences Exchange Public Service Program and Curatorial Exhibition program, In conjunction with
the New York State Council on the Arts, coordinated and conducted Artists’ Community Meetings,
Outreach Contact Meetings and Professional Development Seminars throughout New York State,
bringing together marginalized artists, addressing issues they face in their communities and careers,
reviewing portfolios, artists’ statements, and resumes.
1998/01 Assistant Director. Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY.
1996/98 Program Coordinator. Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY.
Responsible for overall course offerings, including visual arts classes, outreach programs, workshops
and director of the summer arts camp. Determine class content, hire and supervise instructors,
prepare class brochures and marketing strategies, and produce press releases. Coordinate all aspects
of exhibits for the center gallery, including curating exhibits, corresponding with artists, making
shipping arrangements, preparing exhibit labels and price lists, hanging gallery installations, and
assisting with show openings.
1998/03 Artist Studio Manager. Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY. Managed studio residency program.
1996/97 Instructor. Nassau BOCES Cultural Art Center, Syosset, NY. Taught environmental and sitespecific
sculpture at the area’s high school for the arts.
1995/96 Instructor. Educational Center for the Arts, New Haven, CT. Taught figurative sculpture, drawing,
portrait sculpture, and installation art at the area’s high school for the arts. Responsible for curriculum
development, budgeting, and obtaining materials.
1994/06 LEAP Coordinator and Instructor. Creative Arts Workshop (CAW), New Haven, CT. Liaison
between LEAP, CAW administrators and class instructors. Responsible for hiring instructors, purchasing
materials, scheduling classes, and managing the program. Also taught art for underserved
third grade students through the Leadership, Education, and Athletics in Partnership (LEAP) program.
1993 Instructor. University of Pennsylvania and the Arts League, Philadelphia, PA. Developed curriculum,
budget, designed and taught classes in objective and figurative drawing and abstract and figurative
sculpture for undergraduates and adults. April - December 1993.
BOARD AND COMMITTEE EXPERIENCE
College Art Association, Board of Directors. Present
Fine Arts Federation, Secretary. Present
Grantmakers in the Arts, Support for Individual Artists Group Steering Committee. Present.
Alliance for Sustainable Arts Professional Practices, NYC. Present.
Bronx River Art Center, Transitional Board. 2012.
SELECTED CURATORIAL, JUROR and PANELIST EXPERIENCE
Curator.You Belong Here & The Seventh View. C24 Gallery, NY. January 2020.
Curator.Culture Keeper & Analogous Dimensions. C24 Gallery, NY. November 2019.
Curator.Word Up!. C24 Gallery, NY. September 2019.
Curator.Pool Party. C24 Gallery, NY. July 2019.
Curator.Rock, Paper, Scissors. C24 Gallery, NY. May 2019.
Curator.Transfigured. C24 Gallery, NY. January 2018.
Curator.Core Sample. C24 Gallery, NY. November 2018.
Juror. Open Exhibition. The Art League, VA. July 2018.
Curator.Muse and Muse. The Czech Center, NY. March 2018.
Curator.Feral Vision. NYFA Gallery, NYC. January 2018.
Curator.GendeRealizations. McKinsey & Company, NYC. November 2017.
Curator.Artists as Innovators. The Dorsky Museum, NY. September 2017.
Curator.Off Time. NYFA Gallery, NYC. September 2017.
Curator.Facial Profiling. C24 Gallery, NYC. July 2017.
Juror. Agora 32nd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. NYC, NY. June 2017.
Curator.McKinsey V: Global Crossings. McKinsey NYO, NYC. May 2017.
Curator.Informality. NYFA Gallery, NYC. May 2017.
Curator.Borderless: In Perspective. Lite-Haus Galerie, Berlin, Germany. December 2016.
Curator.Borderless: In Time. Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam, Netherlands. November 2016.
Curator.Borderless: In Residence. NYFA Gallery, NYC. November 2016.
Curator.Decensortized: A Safe Space. Westbeth Gallery, NYC. August 2016.
Curator.Folk My Life. NYFA Gallery, NYC. July 2016.
Juror. Go Figure: Sculptors Alliance. Governors Island, NYC. May 2016.
Curator.Solitary Refinement. NYFA Gallery, NYC. March 2016.
Curator.Visualaries: Shocase of Select Media Artists. Art Portfolio GOLD Panel, NYC. February 2016.
Juror. 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. IFP Media Center, NYC. February 2016.
Curator.Stacks: 3 Decades of Writing Fellows Installation. NYFA Gallery, NYC. November 2015.
Curator.Triacontagon: A Celebration of 30 Years of Fellowships. Westbeth Gallery, NYC. July 2015.
Curator.La Crisalida. NYFA Gallery, NYFA, NYC. May 2015.
Curator.Subsequent Archaeologies. NYFA Project Room, NYFA, NYC. May 2015.
Curator.Back to Life: Resurrection Reimagined. Saint Ann Church, NYC. April 2015.
Curator.Face to Placed. Deutsche Bank Gallery and NYFA Gallery, NYFA, NYC. February 2015.
Curator.Configured. Onishi Gallery, NYFA, NYC. February 2015.
Curator.G.E.T 1. NYFA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. January 2015.
Curator.50 for 50. Westchester Arts Council. White Plains, NY. December 2014.
Curator.Lumen International Arts Festival. COAHSI, Atlantic Salts. Staten Island. June 2014.
Curator.Colectiva 21. Guatemala and NYFA. NYC. November 2013.
Curator.Talking Transition. Duarte Park. NYC. November 2013.
Curator.Pangea. Dumbo Arts Festival, NYFA. Brooklyn. September 2013.
Curator.Re: Formed. Westbeth Gallery, NYFA, NYC. August 2013.
Curator.Lumen Festival. COAHSI, Lyons Park. Staten Island. June 2013.
Curator.After Affects. Chashama. NYC. February 2013.
Curator.NYFA @ F212. Fahrenheit 212. NYC. January 2013.
Curator.NYFA @ The Rockefeller Foundation. The Rockefeller Foundation. December 2012.
Juror. New Rochelle Art Association. New Rochelle, NY. November 2012.
Curator.Digital/Electronic Arts @ NYFA. NYFA Gallery. DUMBO. October 2012.
AWARDS and RESIDENCIES
Innovators Grant Residency. The Node Center for Curatorial Studies, 2015.
Residency for Arts Workers as Artists. The Elizabeth Foundation, 2011.
Arts Leadership Institute Award. Arts & Business Council of New York, a division of Americans for the Arts, 2010.
Artists in the Marketplace Program (AIM). The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 2000-2001.
The Bronx Council on the Arts. Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) Grant Recipient, June 2000.
The Puffin Foundation Ltd. Grant Recipient, February 2000.
Vermont Studio Center. Sculpture, March 2000.
Artist in Residence. Bronx River Art Center and Gallery, Bronx, NY, 2000.
New York Foundation for the Arts. Artist Fellowship, Sculpture, 1999.
2020 A Horse Walks into A Bar. U. Mass. Fine Arts Center, Amherst, Mass. March.
2020 Pelham Art Center: 50 Years. Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY. January.
2019 Foodie Fever. John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY. September.
2019 Vax: Probrono. West Germany, Berlin, Germany. May.
2019 Harlem Perspectives II. Faction Art Projects, New York, NY. February.
2018 THAT. HRD Art Space, Berlin, Germany. May.
2018 Off Time. NYFA Gallery, New York, NY. January.
2017 Social Photography. Carriage Trade Gallery, New York, NY. January.
2015 La Alianza, Girls, Exhibition. Rogue Gallery, New York, NY, February.
2014 Social Photography III. Carriage Trade, New York, NY, November.
2013 A Necessary Shift. Elizabeth Foundation, New York, NY, November.
2013 I Have a Dream. El Taller Latino Americano, New York, NY, August.
2011 Arts Workers Showcase. The Project Space, Elizabeth Foundation, New York, NY, August.
2011 Social Photography. Carriage Trade Gallery, New York, NY. January.
2006 Penn-Design. Louis Meisel Gallery, New York, NY. January.
2005 Blame it on Rio. White Box, New York, NY. June.