About the Artist
Terri Thornton is an artist living and working in Fort Worth, Texas where she divides her time between making art, family, and her day-job as Curator of Education at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Thornton’s art is conceptually based with concern for visual and often spatial effect. For consistency and clarity, she identifies all her work as drawing, no matter the form it takes.
Terri Thornton was born in 1958 and grew up in Nacogdoches, Texas. She received a BFA from the University of North Texas in 1980, and a MFA in 1992 from the University of Dallas. Solo exhibitions include: ETHER, a collaboration with art writer and historian Dr. Frances Colpitt in 2008 for testsite 08.1 of Fluent Collaborative, Austin, Texas; November House, a month-long project and exhibition in a vacant house, Fort Worth, 2009; Binary System, Old Jail Art Center, Albany, Texas, 2010; Getting to Know You, The Reading Room, Dallas, Texas, 2013. Group and two-person exhibitions include: Semi-Detached with Jeff McMillan, Sala Diaz, San Antonio, Texas, and Terri Thornton/Cameron Schoepp with Cameron Schoepp, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, Texas, 2003; Cherry Picked: 2007 Survey of Texas Art and Artists, Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas, 2007; Death of a Propane Salesman: Art and Anxiety in Texas, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, 2009; Modern Ruin in a Washington Mutual Bank building scheduled for demolition, Dallas, 2010; Things Held but Never Understood with Rebecca Carter and Sally Warren, Free Museum of Dallas, Dallas, and Quick and Dirty: Modern Ruin 2, a one night pop-up exhibition in a residential neighborhood, Fort Worth, 2011; Boom Town, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Amarillo Entropy, Power Station, Dallas and Artists Commission at Gray Matters Gallery, Dallas, 2013; Walking the Line, Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, Texas, 2016; Minding the Gap, 500X Gallery, Dallas and Unoriginal, Skaftfell Gallery, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland, 2017; An Interlined Gulf, with Travis LaMonthe, closed—language project space, Fort Worth, 2018 and Women on Top, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas, 2019. In addition, Thornton curated where is the power, featuring the work of Alejandro Cesarco, Liam Gillick, Mona Hatoum, Robert Kinmont, Glenn Ligon, Josiah McElheny, Cornelia Parker, Kris Pierce, Chris Powell, Fred Sandback, Valeska Soares, Richard Wentworth, and John Wilcox at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, Texas, 2012. In April 2020, Thornton and her husband, the artist Cameron Schoepp, launched the alternative gallery, Blind Alley Projects with four exhibitions under the title, Liminal Space to show case the work of Francisco Josué Alvarado Araujo, Dario S. Bucheli, Sierra Forester, and Hector A. Ramirez, four TCU MFA graduates who were denied their thesis exhibitions due to closures in response to Covid-19. A full exhibition schedule for Blind Alley begins in June 2020 with an installation by British artist, Richard Wentworth.