After getting a BFA in the mid 1990′s, he moved to Minneapolis where he has been building a body of unique and thought provoking work while exhibiting at museums, galleries and universities throughout the United States. His work is also found in private collections all over the globe. He has found a really strong and creative community in Minneapolis with a supportive audience and ambitious, talented artists. Building upon this community, he has also been the gallery director of the Minneapolis Arts Collective, Rosalux Gallery, for the past ten years, helping other artists further their own careers.
Terrence Payne’s archetypal oil pastel portraits combine narrative elements, refined organic forms, along with delicate and bold lines to suggest movement and evolution in his subject’s character. The earnest beauty ensuing from the clumsy actions of his subjects as they stumble through life in pursuit of their ideal existence inspire him. Whether or not they ever reach their prescribed potential is irrelevant to Terrence, it is the fleeting and universal experiences that happen along the way, which truly define their humanity.
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