Terri Dilling is inspired by the beauty and complexity of the natural world, especially its structures, patterns and cycles. Her abstract work makes reference to the landscape around us and also to the emotional landscape within.  She incorporates drawing, painting and printmaking techniques, building up many layers to achieve a sense of visual depth.  Her paintings convey both movement and a sense of balance.  “I am intrigued by the transformation of an artwork during its creation” says Dilling. “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.  It also reflects how every moment is ephemeral.”


Dilling 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 many collections around the world. The artist currently lives and works in Atlanta.




2018 Stanley Beaman and Sears Architecture, Atlanta GA

2017, 2015, 2013, 2012 Mason Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2015 Mars Hill University, Mars Hill, NC

2015 University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2014 University of North Georgia-Gainesville, Gainesville, GA

2013 University of West GA, Carrollton, GA

2013 Couture Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden

2012 Spruill Gallery, Dunwoody, GA

2010, 2006, 2002 Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2001 Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, GA



2018 “Flora” Cornell Museum of Art, Delray Beach FL

2017 “Abstraction” Meghan Candler Gallery, Vero Beach FL

2017 “Gathered III” MOCA GA, Atlanta GA

2017 Faculty, Alumni Show, Georgia State University, Atlanta GA

2016 “Line” Blue Spiral 1, Asheville NC

2016 “Abstraction Today” MOCA GA, Atlanta GA

2016 “Southeast Regional” LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, GA

2015 “Square Foot” Projects Gallery, Miami, FL

2014 Collector’s Choice Exhibit, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA

2013 “Flight” Printmaking Exhibit, Atrium Gallery, Atlanta Airport, GA

2012 “From Cosmology to Neurology and Back Again” curated by Jerry Cullum, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2011 Life Iconic, curated by Jiha Moon, Get This! Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2011 Atlanta Juried Printmaking Exhibit, Chastain Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2009 “The FriendSHIP Project” Collaboration, MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA

2008 “Georgia Green” Georgia College & State University Museum, Milledgeville, GA

2007 “Personal Vocabulary” – Prints from the Caversham Centre Residencies, Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta, GA

2007 “Ladylike – Women Artists Working in the South”, Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Madison, GA

2006 “Pink Days/Azure Nights”, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA

2005 “A Sense of Place”, Gertrude Herbert Institute, Augusta, GA

2004 Mini Print International, Taller Galeria Fort, Cadaqués, Spain

2003 “Tension and Release”, Art Institute and Gallery, Salisbury, MD

2003 “The Essence of Nature”, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2003 “Cycles, Patterns, Intervals”, Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA

2002 “Breadth” Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2001 “Repetition” Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2001 “Our Visions / Our Voices” Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta,  GA



2017 Featured Artist Award, Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, Atlanta GA

2016 Juror’s Merit Award, Southeast Regional, LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, GA

2011-13 Center For Chemical Evolution Project Grants,Georgia Tech/Emory University, Atlanta, GA

2010 Art on the BeltLine, Project Grant, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

2009 Hambidge Center Residency Fellowship, Fulton County Arts Council

2005 Caversham Residency in South Africa, Fulton County Arts Council



2000, Drawing & Painting, BFA, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

1999 (Summer) Painting in Barcelona, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1994-1996 Continuing Studies-Visual Arts, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA

1989 College of Arts & Sciences, BA (Phi Beta Kappa) Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

1988 (Summer) Visual/Performing Arts London Program, Boston University, London, England



2017 Brantley, Rebecca, ArtsATL.com, June 27

2017 Wertz, Orion, Burnaway.org, April 20

2017 Brantley, Rebecca, ArtsATL.com, April 7

2016 Cullum, Jerry, ArtsATL.com, June 23

2013 Fox, Catherine, ArtsATL.com, Oct 9

2012 Hicks, Cinque, Art Voices Magazine, June-July 2012

2012 Cullum, Jerry, ArtsATL.com, May 7

2012 Lampe, Lilly, Burnaway.org, April 4

2011 Fox, Catherine, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Dec. 2, D6

2011 Cullum, Jerry, ArtsCriticATL.com, October 6

2010 Hansell, Sally, “Site Specific in Georgia”, Fiber Arts, Nov/Dec 2010, p. 10

2006 Fox, Catherine, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 23, K5

2006 Cullum, Jerry, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 12, L3

2003 Ehrhardt, Ursula, The Daily Times, Salisbury, MD, Nov. 2, E8

2002 Fox, Catherine, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Aug. 30, Q6

2002 Nouraee, Andisheh, Creative Loafing, Atlanta, GA, Feb 6-12, p. 12

2001 Cullum, Jerry, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Aug. 17, Q8



2018 American Artwork

2015 Manifest International Drawing Annual #10

2015 Fresh Paint Magazine, Issue 7

2012 Studio Visit Magazine, Winter Edition

2012 Contemporary Impressions (Journal of the American Print Alliance) Winter 2012

2011 FORM: Artistic Independence 2011

2007, 2002, New American Paintings, Volume #70 & Volume #40



Norwegian Cruise Line

Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, GA

PFW Advisors, Atlanta, GA

Sun Dial Restaurant, Atlanta, GA

City of Atlanta, Office of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta, GA

Fulton County Arts Council, Atlanta, GA

Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY

Fidelity Investments, Inc. Boston, MA

Meditech, Inc., Atlanta, GA

Four Seasons Hotel, Marrakech, Morocco

JW Marriott Hotel, Ankara, Turkey

Conrad Hilton, Hong Kong. China

Plaza Hotel Headquarters, Morristown, NJ

ANA Okayama Hotel, Okayama, Japan

Ritz Carlton, Tyson’s Corner, VA

UPS, Atlanta, GA

Alston and Bird, Atlanta, GA

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA



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