While Terri Rolland’s work is steeped in the tradition of abstraction and modernist landscape painting, she considers her east coast working-class roots and her feminist/butch/queer sensibility to be a major factor in the development of her aesthetic. She has lived and worked in New Mexico since 1990.
Terri Rolland received her BFA from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia and studied at Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy. She has taught at the University of the Arts (formerly Philadelphia College of Art) in Philadelphia and at Pennsylvania State University, Ogantz Campus. She is a recipient of a 2008 Individual Support Grant from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation and a 1988 Visual Arts Grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. She is the recipient of the Ucross Foundation Fellowship (2019), the Jentel Residency Fellowship (2006) and the MacDowell Colony Fellowship (2004.) She is currently in residence at the Roswell-Artist-In-Residency Program. In 2020 she received a grant from the Pollock Krasner Foundation.