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Terry Marks
Born 1960 (1960)
New York City, United States
Nationality American
Field Painting
Training New York Academy of Art
Movement Stuckism
Left to right: Charles Thomson with US Stuckists, Nicholas Watson, Terry Marks (with cat), Marisa Shepherd, Jesse Richards and Catherine Chow in Marks' New York apartment in 2001. The paintings on the wall are by her.

Terry Marks, is a Stuckist artist in New York City. She was one of the US artists in the show The Stuckists Punk Victorian at the Walker Art Gallery during the 2004 Liverpool Biennial. She is also a tattooist and member of the Screen Actors Guild.


Life and art

Terry Marks was born and raised in New York City. As a young teenager she met painter Joseph Wolins, known for his work during the WPA period, who became her first art teacher and mentor.

In 1980, she moved to London, England, where she lived for nine years, went to art college and worked in a lot of hellish pubs pulling pints for football hooligans. Marks received a BA Hons in Fine Art Printmaking from the Central/St. Martin's School of Art (1987) and an MFA in painting at New York Academy of Art (1993). After a chance hearing of a radio piece on Stuckism in 2001, she became founder of New York Stuckism, a local chapter of the international ReModernist art group. In addition to exhibiting with the Stuckists in England, she has also shown her work with the Melbourne Stuckists in Australia.

The Experiment by Terry Marks, 36 x 24 inches, Oil on canvas

Other notable shows include her solo exhibition "This is Not an installation" (2004) at the Koi Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, and participation in the 1st Stuckist International (2002), Stuckist Centre, London. Marks has been exhibiting her work since 1982 and has taken part in many exhibitions in the United Kingdom, USA, and Australia. Her work is in numerous private collections in the USA & UK.

Nightmare Mirror by Terry Marks, 24 x 18 inches, Oil on canvas

In a 2004 interview for NY Arts Magazine, she made the following statement about Stuckism that has been often quoted and translated into many languages:

We all choose to be painters, but not as if rock & roll, television, cars, cinema, jazz, and the whole 20th century never happened.[1 ]

On her process, she has said,

I arrange pictures I've collected in odd juxtapositions to trigger subconscious imagery and evoke a dream state. My compositions emerge from this process and the act of painting - lead white on a dark surface, then layers of translucent colours.[2]

Selected awards

1990 Dori Brown Award, Northern Arts Council (USA).

1988 CCA Galleries Award for Print, Christies Contemporary Arts, London.

1987 Whitworth Young Contemporaries, Manchester England Whatman Paper Award, Young Printmakers Editions, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK. Whatman Paper Award, British Printmakers Council, UK.

See also

Burning the evidence by Terry Marks, 24 x 18 inches, Oil on canvas


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Milner p.131

Strickland, Carol (2004) NY Arts Magazine, Stuckist in New York City: An Interview with Narrative Painter Terry Marks

Milner, Frank ed. (2004), "The Stuckists Punk Victorian" National Museums Liverpool, ISBN 1-902700-27-9

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