Terri Dowell-Dennis uses techniques from sculpture, photography, printmaking, and quilting to create mixed-media works exploring identity, gender, and ancestry specific to Appalachian culture. She holds a BS in Art Education, Appalachian State University, Boone NC; an MFA from Clemson University, Clemson SC; and a MALS degree from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem NC, with a focus on religious studies. Terri served as Curator of Education (and performance) for SECCA, Winston-Salem (1990-2008) and Associate Curator of Education for Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC until 2022. In these roles she worked closely with many artists and performers including Lesley Dill, Fred Wilson, Tim Rollins, Willie Birch, and Liz Lerman. Terri is two-time recipient of a North Carolina Artist Fellowship (2000, 2006). From 2003-07, her work traveled in five southeastern states with Thresholds: Expressions of Art and Spiritual Life, curated by Eleanor Heartney. Other exhibitions include Woman's Work at Bennett College, Greensboro, NC (2013); Reverences with Donna Polseno at the Taubman Museum of Art, curator David Brown (2009), and Thinking Through Making at SECCA, curator Wendy Earle (2021).