Curriculum Vitae

Terry M. Boyd • b. 1986 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Boyd is a multi platform artist who uses performance, pattern and fiber art, to explore the mind. His recent body of work employs both drawing and unconventional sewing techniques to create a visual “white-noise” that is meant to connect audiences to lost memories, forgotten dreams, and personal histories by allowing an access point to the unconsciousness. For Boyd, the repetitive nature of the process serves as a visual mantra that triggers a meditative state. Removing the referent to the external world, these sewn abstractions guide the viewer back to the unending and elegance of the line, and invite the viewer to look inward for meaning.

His staged performances use a compound bow to shoot a yarn-tethered arrow back and forth through a stretched canvas, as if it were a needle and thread, to magnify the process of sewing to a scale at which it becomes dangerous. This method of sewing tears apart gallery walls and disintegrates the fabric, breaking the mending and healing metaphor of sewing, using violence to create an elegant tension between life and death.


2013    MAM, Carnegie Mellon University + Data Marketing & Digital Strategy
2009   BFA, Carnegie Mellon University + Electronic Time-Based Media & Painting & Contextual Practice
2004   Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts + Painting


Cindy Lisica Gallery – Houston TX,  USA
reference: contemporary – Toronto ON, Canada


2017   All I Want Is Someone To Occasionally Touch Me @ The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh PA
2016   I Can’t Say That I Don’t Know That I’m Alive @ Cindy Lisica Gallery, Houston TX
2016   Trying To Remain Positive @ Union Project, Pittsburgh PA
2016   Dark Matter @ Delmar Gallery, St. Louis MO (duo show with Amanda McCavour)
2015   Bowers & Embroideries @ Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh PA
2015   Image Crafting @ Jeffrey Smith Studios, Pittsburgh PA
2014   Pins & Needles @ Revision Space, Pittsburgh PA
2014   Perhaps She is Frightened At Being Dead II @ The MINE Factory, Pittsburgh PA
2014   The Neverlands @ 709 Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
2013   #Vivaforever @ The College Inn Project, Pittsburgh PA
2009   Testing My Testosterone @ The Frame, Pittsburgh PA


2016   Texas Contemporary Art Fair @ Houston TX
2016   The Affordable Arts Fair @ New York NY
   Smithsonian Contemporary Craft Show @ Washington DC
2016   Architectural Digest Home Show @ New York NY
2015   AQUA Art Miami, Art Basel @ Miami FL (featured sale)
2015   Texas Contemporary Art Fair @ Houston TX
2015   Three Rivers Arts Festival @ Pittsburgh PA (Best in Show)


2016   Accelerationism @ Pfizer Gallery, Bklyn, NY
2016   John Riegert, 2015 @ SPACE Gallery, Pgh PA
2016   Verse Envisioned @ PANZA Gallery, Millville PA
2015   Gatherings: Contemporary Drawings @ Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, Chautauqua NY
2015   Small Works @ Art Space 616, Sewickley PA
2015   AAP 104 Annual Exhibition @ Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown OH
2015   Black and White @ Jask Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
2015   Over And Back @ Surplus Space, Portland OR
2015   12×12 Rewind @ Modern Formations Gallery, Pgh PA
2015   I Just Want the Paper  @ The MINE Factory, Pittsburgh PA
2014   AAP 103rd Annual Exhibition @ Westmoreland Museum of American Art , Greensburg PA
2013   Disambiguate @ Kipp Gallery, Indiana PA
2013   Seven Degrees of 7 @ Space 101 Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
2013   40.4406° N, 79.9961° W @ Joanna Angie Gallery, Buffalo NY
2011   Pittsburgh’s Rising @ Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh PA
2011   180min @ Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh PA
2010   New Juried Visual Art Exhibition @ Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh PA
2009   From the Vault @ Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
2009   Death of a Craftsman @ Lunar Gala Fashion Show, Pittsburgh PA
2009   $211853335.7 : 3.02647 * 107 in3 * $7/in3 @ Frame Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
2008   I <3 Robots @ Sullivan Galleries, Chicaog IL
2008   ATTRA @ Cummings Gallery, Erie PA
2008   New Media @ The Children’s Museum, Pgh PA
2008   I HEART ROBOTS: A Spaceadelic Video Dance Party @ Pittsburgh Filmmakers , Pgh PA
2008   Caught Looking II @ PNC Park with Andy Warhol Museum, Pgh PA
2008   Art is Dead @ Lunar Gala Fashion Show, Pittsburgh PA
2007   Machine Wash Warm Water @ <c> S P A C E, Pittsburgh, PA
2007   Mosaic: Lenses, Gender in Focus @ UC Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2007   Caught Looking @ PNC Park Jumbo-TRON, Pittsburgh PA
2006   Three-D Media @ Ellis Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
2005   Concepts @ Chem. Lab Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
2005   Congressional Art Exhibit @ US Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.
2005   PGSA @ State Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA


2015   Pittsburgh Emerging Artist of the Year Nominee
2015   Best In Show – Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh PA
2015   Emerging Artist, Three Rivers Arts Festival
2015   Eben Demarest Trust Award, The Pittsburgh Foundation
2015   Artist in Residence, Bhutan
2015   Fellow, Flight School Artist Advancement
2014   The MINE Factory August Resident
2014   Pittsburgh Emerging Artist of the Year Nominee
2013   Pittsburgh Emerging Artist of the Year Nominee
2012   Brew House Distillery 7 Resident
2011   2nd Place, Thomson Reuters Case Competition
2010   1st Place, Artistic Excellence, CMU Meeting of the Minds
2010   Fellow, Summer Undergraduate Research, CMU
2008   1st Place Augusta Fisher Porter Award, CMU
2007   1st Place John L. Porter Award, CMU
2007   Small Undergraduate Research Grant, CMU
2006   1st Place Harry Holland Art Award, CMU


Abe Kenmore, “New Art Shows Explore Media Similarities, Differences“, The Chautauquan Daily, 1 Jul 2015
Nadine Wasserman, “At the PCA, three artists take things apart to put it all togetherPgh City Paper,  1 Apr 2015
Alexandra Oliver, “Terry Boyd At the MINE Factory“, A Pittsburgh Art Blog, 14 Aug 2014
Susan Constance “Great Weekend for Touring the Galleries“, Digging Pittsburgh, 25 Feb 2014
Mike May, “Exhibits“, Pittsburgh Magazine, Jan 2014
Jenna Bodnar, “Neverlands Channel Pain and Peter Pan“, The Tartan, 20 Jan 2014
Genevieve Barbee, “Terry Boyd // Visual Artist“, The AP Collection, 17 Jan 2014
Diana Roth, “Local Mixed Media Artist Explores Death Through Narrative of Peter Pan“, Cultural Trust Press Room, 13 Dec 2013
Robert Raczka, “Revisit ‘Girl Power’ with The Spice Girls Live at The Inn“, Pittsburgh City Paper, 4 Sept 2013
Nick Keppler, “Meet Terrence Boyd, the Dude Who Loves the Spice Girls So Much He Creates Spice Girls Paintings“, VICE, 27 Sept 2013
Ryan Woodring, “Ex-Girlfriends: The Painstaking Photographic Recreations By Terry Boyd“, Woodring Press, 20 Nov 2012
Mary Thomas, “Three Rivers Arts Festival Remains Free and Green”, Pittsburgh Post Gazette (image), 30 May 2010


2015   Over & Back – Visiting Artist Lecturer, Portland OR
2015   SIX x ATE: Cut & Paste – Guest Artist Lecturer, Pgh PA
2015   Indiana University of Pittsburgh – Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Pgh PA
 2015 Point Park University – Artist Studio Series, Pgh PA
2015   University of Pittsburgh – Designing Intuition, Pgh PA
2014   Flight School, Pittsburgh Filmmakers & Center for the Arts, Pgh PA
 2014 Carnegie Mellon Museum of Art, Pgh PA
2014   Carnegie Mellon University, Pgh PA
2013   The Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University, Pgh PA
2012   Flight School, Pittsburgh Filmmakers & Center for the Arts, Pgh PA 
 2009 Carnegie Mellon University Pre-College, Pgh PA
2008   Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts, Erie PA