Terri Dowell-Dennis

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Terri Dowell-Dennis

Founding Artist

After completing her MFA at Clemson University’s School of Art and Architecture, Terri Dowell-Dennis moved to Winston-Salem to work as an educator at the newly expanded Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). She remained there for 17 years, most of those as Curator of Education. She is currently the Associate Curator of Education at the Weatherspoon Art Museum (WAM) at UNCG.

On weekends, Terri can often be found at the Studios at 434 Brookstown Avenue. Though she works in a variety of media, her current focus is on printmaking and textiles. Her influences include: Appalachian folk forms, domesticity, an interest in the study of religion and spiritual practice, and the relationship between chance and intention, perhaps owing to her interest in the work of John Cage.


Terri has exhibited her work primarily in the south for forty years. She has been the recipient of two Artist Fellowships from the North Carolina Arts Council and an Artist Project Grant.