Framed Gallery
African American Art
Framed Gallery
African American Art

Terry Lynn

For over a decade, Terry Lynn employs figurative painting with spirited gestures and textural
layers of imagery to narrate his family’s history in the South. More recently, he has developed
his individual practice with a deeper exploration of abstraction, expanded use of media, and the
integration of provocative political and cultural commentary. Still inspired by his family’s history
and traditions, but influenced by current social issues and his own personal revelations, he
bridges the past with the present through a dynamic mix of materials and forms. He activates
nostalgic, rural landscapes as well as portraits and gathering scenes with loose, broad,
abstracted gestures - some markings reminiscent of graffiti. He combines paint, photographs,
and referential details like cotton and ticking fabric upon earthy undertones, energizing each
composition with jewel-toned, some almost neon, highly-saturated brushstrokes. His works
possess a timeless, powerful spiritual presence, telling stories which dissolve the past into the
present and memory with reality.

Terry Lynn received his BFA from the University of Memphis and his MFA from the University of
Mississippi, and currently lives and works in Memphis. His work has been exhibited across the
United States and among private collections. 


  • 4
    Framed
    Acrylic collage on paper
    24 x 27
    $3,800
  • blue
    Framed
    Acrylic collage on canvas
    24 x 27
    $3,800
  • vanity
    Framed
    Acrylic collage on paper
    24 x 27
    $3,800