Terri Dilling

Terri Dilling

Atlanta, GA, United States

About Terri Dilling

Terri Dilling is inspired by the natural world, creating abstract paintings and cyanotypes. See her COLLECTIONS for thematic groupings of work.

"As an artist, I am inspired by the beauty and complexity of the natural world. Through gestural marks and organic forms, I make reference to the landscape around us, and also the emotional landscape within. 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.

I am intrigued by the transformation of an artwork during its creation, with actions and reactions that occur along the way. Some elements get pushed back and covered over, while others are pulled forward, and when a painting is finally complete, it contains a rich history. For me, this process corresponds with the way we build and experience our lives moving from one ephemeral moment to the next."


Terri received a BA from Indiana University, a BFA Georgia State University, and has also studied visual arts in England, Spain, and Italy. She has received numerous grants and awards, and her work is in public and private collections around the world. She helped found Atlanta Printmakers Studio, the city's first open access printmaking studio, and served on the board for thirteen years. She lives and works in Atlanta.


2019/20 “Inside Out”, Turner Center for the Arts, Valdosta GA
2019 “Abstract Art’s Unlimited Boundaries”, Louisa Gould Gallery, Marthas Vineyard MA
2019 “Diary” Installation, Art Fields, Lake City, SC
2018 "Featured Artist" Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
2018 "Blue" EYP Gallery 100, Atlanta, GA
2018 "Flora" Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, FL
2017 “Vitality” Mason Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
2017 Mason Fine Art at Art Expo NY, New York
2015 "Terri Dilling" Mars Hill University, Mars Hill, NC
2015 "Germination" Mason Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
2014 "Terri Dilling" University of North Georgia, Gainesville, GA
2013 New Work, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
2013 “Secret Gardens” University of West GA, Carrollton, GA
2013 “Colorcast” Couture Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden
2012 “Connecting the Dots” Spruill Gallery, Dunwoody, GA
2012 “Refresh” Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
2011 “Assembly” Portal Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2010 New Work Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2006 “Vivariums” Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA