Terri Maxfield Lipp
To appreciate this very moment, and live it as fully as I can, without getting too distracted by the trivial flutterings of existence.
Born in the midwestern United States; raised in a quaint little town surrounded by forest and corn; received grade/high school public education; wandered around the United States, following bliss and exploring Life for approximately 15 years before attending Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL; after that, the adventure continued with a delightful amount of time spent in Tuscany, followed by a six year stay in Washington, DC. Now living in Rome, Italy. All is good.
Northern Illinois University
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
BA in Art History
minor in Fine Arts
minor in Anthropology
Honorary Doctorate in Ridiculous Behavior
Vaguely Relevant Work Experience:
The Studio, Rockford, IL 1986-1988: Photography, portrait studio; family portraits, senior photos, pets, newborns, engagement photos, etc.
Freelance Photographer, Midwest United States, 1987-1992: weddings, business events, family and personal portraiture, etc.
Radio Host, Beloit, WI, 1989-1991: Beloit College Radio, created the “The Max Factor,” a 3 hour a week program, the best of psychedelic music and obscure recordings
The Dark Room, Rockford, IL 1989-1992: custom photo lab; machine and hand develop film and prints, specializing in B&W
ARTisan Gallery, Northampton, MA 1993: curator, sales
Nocchia Gallery, Cortona Italy 2005: independent curator & consultant
Nebula Creatives, Chicago, IL 2015 – present: Resident Artist, Graphic Design, and Director of Communications, and Producer for the film “Lab 99” (a science fiction comedy-drama).
American Visionary Art Museum’s Shining Walls/Shining Youth Mosaic Project, Baltimore, MD (Volunteer, March 2015): grouting, cleaning, and assistance with installation of large scale mosaic, Phase IV on the rooftop of the AVAM (American Visionary Art Museum) building in Baltimore, Maryland; directed by Sara Allen Harper.
Workshops and Other Studies:
The Third Eye Photographic Workshop, Southern France, May/June 2017: instruction and inspiration from fine art photographer Robin Davis
Traditional Painting Techniques Workshop, Rome, Italy, July 2017: intensive study of traditional Florentine and Flemish painting techniques, with Italian master painter, Adriano Fida
Dal Reale al Visionario (From the Real to the Visionary) Workshop, Rome, Italy, July 2018: intensive study of taking one’s creativity to a higher level, with Italian master painter, Adriano Fida
Corsi di Pittura e Disegno (Painting and Drawing Courses), 2016 to present: continuing studies with Master Adriano Fida, as well as fine artist Bianca Camilla Gambrioli
Selected Exhibitions and Festivals:
Arts Walk, city festival, Rockford IL 1991: exhibited/sold hand printed B&W photography, hand colored with ground pigment on Ilford Texture Cotton Rag paper
Gallery 10, Rockford IL 1991: exhibited custom, hand printed/colored B&W and color prints
The House Cafe, DeKalb, IL 1999: Grand opening; group show, exhibited 3 large paintings ~ “honored” to have one stolen
Tuscan Sun Festival, Cortona, Italy 2005: Curator for J Henry Fair photographic exhibit
Tuscan Sun Festival, Cortona, Italy 2006: translator for award winning Italian journalist Lilly Magi
Coffee And Poetry Festival, Cortona, Italy 2006: onstage translator for U.S. Poet Laureate Mark Strand ~ it was a complete disaster: read about that humiliation here
Facets, Solo exhibition in 2012; private location in Washington, DC: great fun
Back To Life Exhibition at Historic Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC, April 2014: Curator and participant in 5 artist exhibition, Chapel of Historic Congressional Cemetery: and yes, it was awesome
Off The Beaten Track Warehouse Private Grand Opening, Washington, DC, April 2014: group show of 22 artists
Off The Beaten Track Warehouse Public Grand Opening, Washington, DC, May 2014: group show of 22 artists
TML Arts Open Studio Exhibitions, Washington, DC, 2014-2015 monthly exhibitions of paintings, photography, soundscapes
The Alchemy Of Making, Homebody Interior Design Boutique, Washington, DC, 2014: 1 month exhibition
TML Arts Studio Closing Exhibition, Washington, DC March 2015; exhibition of my own work plus that of up-and-coming young artist Adrienne Adams, and recent MFA graduate Claudia Furlow.
Mostra Internazionale Arti Visive “Omaggio a Gino Severini – Premio Città di Cortona” 4 Edizione, Cortona (AR), Italy; October 2015: winner of 1st Annual “Premio Nocchia Galleria” and CCGS Award for exceptional use of color as expression
La MIAV, Lucignano (AR), Italy; April 2016 – Exhibition of international artists
THOMA, Rome (RM), Italy; August 2017 – Exhibited paintings at this annual multimedia festival of the arts
THOMA, Rome (RM), Italy; July 2018 – Exhibited paintings at this annual multimedia festival of the arts