Terri Rolland has lived and worked in New Mexico for over thirty years. She received her BFA from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia in 1977, and studied at Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy. She has taught at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and at Pennsylvania State University, Ogantz.
In the past three years, she has been a fellow at Ucross, at MacDowell, and at the Roswell A-I-R Program. She received a grant from the Pollock Krasner Foundation in 2020. She is a 2008 grant recipient from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation. She was a fellow at MacDowell in 2004, and a resident at Jentel in 2006. She received a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant in 1988. Her Roswell exhibit Resonance was featured in New Mexico and Desierto magazines. She has also been featured in Catamaran, Monodnak and New American Paintings magazines. Her work has been widely reviewed, including twice in Art in America.
She has exhibited her work nationally, most recently in a solo exhibit Resonance at the Roswell Museum in 2021. She was in a two-person show Out There with artist Jeff Kreuger at Gallery Fritz in 2019. In 2012, she was an artist in Alcove 12.2 at the New Mexico Museum of Art. She has shown her work in several New Mexico art venues including the Harwood Museum, Center For Contemporary Art, El Museo Cultural, the Governor’s Gallery, the Santa Fe Art Institute, 516 Arts, and many other commercial and non-profit art spaces.