Biography

“As an artist, I am interested in the beauty and complexity of the natural world, especially its structures, patterns and cycles. Through gestural marks and organic forms, I make reference to the landscape around us, and also the emotional landscape within. Dots and lines are among the most basic visual marks, and I see them as metaphors for the elemental particles that make up everything, always in motion and evolving. I want to put the emphasis on verbs more than nouns, creating a sense of energy and movement, yet also maintaining a sense of balance within the work.”

Terri Dilling is a painter and printmaker who lives and works in Atlanta.  She combines different techniques to create abstract visual environments using imagery inspired by nature, science, and architecture. Dilling received her B.F.A. in Drawing, Painting, & Printmaking from Georgia State University and her B.A. from Indiana University. She has also studied visual arts in England, Spain, and Italy.

She has served on the board of directors and is an instructor for the Atlanta Printmakers Studio. She was awarded a Fulton County sponsored printmaking residency at the Caversham Centre in South Africa, was selected twice for an individual artist grant by the Dekalb Council for the Arts, and has received many other awards for her art. Dilling’s work can be found in various collections, including Fulton County Arts Council, Fidelity Investments (Boston, MA), UPS (Atlanta, GA), Four Seasons Hotel (Marrakech, Morocco), Conrad Hilton (Hong Kong), JW Marriott (Ankara, Turkey), and ANA Okayama Hotel (Okayama, Japan).

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