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JP TERLIZZI
b. 1962, lives and works in New York City 

JP Terlizzi is a visual storyteller who uses photography to explore themes of memory, relationship, and identity. Drawing inspiration from his personal experiences he captures moments that convey narratives—whether the story is a framed moment that reveals something about family and home, or a poetic interpretation of a fading reality, the feeling of loss and detachment are recurring themes in his work.

Born and raised in the farmlands of Central New Jersey, JP currently lives in Manhattan. His career spans thirty years as creative director for a boutique agency specializing in retail design. He earned a BFA in Communication Design at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and has studied photography at the International Center of Photography in New York. His work has been exhibited in the United States and abroad including shows at The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, Umbrella Arts Gallery, New York, NY, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX, Project Basho Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Municipal Heritage Museum, Malaga, Spain, and The Berlin Foto Biennale, Berlin, Germany, among others. He was recently named a Photolucida 2016 Critical Mass Finalist for his series Mother and was a 2015 Critical Mass Finalist for his series Hunter’s Calling which was also selected for ONWARD Compé '16. His work has been featured in PDN, Lenscratch, The Photo Review, F-Stop and Abridged Magazine.

He also finds writing in the third person a little strange.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Communication Design, Kutztown University of PA

Continuing Education
International Center of Photography, New York, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS                                                                                                                                                     2017                                                                                                                                                                                    Gemini, from the Series Mother, SPG National Competition, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY (Aline Smithson)           Self Portrait - Confined, 3rd Open Call, Providence Center for Photographic Arts, Providence, RI (Paula Tognarelli)
Beyond the Selfie, Select Self Portraits, Southeast Center of Photography, Greenville, SC (Miss Aniela)
Animalia, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (Arlette Kayafas)
Select Works JP Terlizzi, Jurors Choice, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (Alyssa Coppelman)
Family, Umbrella Arts Gallery, New York, NY (Harvey Stein)
Photography Re-Imagined V: Visual Storytelling, Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale AZ (Cig Harvey)

2016
Night Photography: Dusk to Dawn, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT (Lance Keimig)
Masks, Southeast Center of Photography, Greenville, SC (Aline Smithson)
Pink Slippers from the Series Mother, Jurors Choice, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Perch, from the Series Hunter's Calling, SPG National Competition, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY (Elisabeth Biondi)
Pink Slippers from the series Mother, Honorable Mention, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX (Ann Jastrab)
In the Moment, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT (Olaf Willoughby)
Night 2016, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (Sean Corcoran)
Portraits and Portrayals, Gallery 136 1/2, Manchester, CT (Michelle Rogers Pritzl)
Work from the Series Hunter's Calling, ONWARD Compé '16, Project Basho Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (Richard Renaldi)
Animalia, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT (Traer Scott)
Work from the Series Hunter's Calling, Portfolio ShowCase Vol. 9 The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (Maggie Blanchard)
Photo Noir, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT (Aline Smithson)
Work from the Series Hunter's Calling, Berlin Foto Biennale, Berlin, Germany
Portraits 2016, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (Martha Schneider)

2015
2015 International Juried Exhibition, The Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA (Robert Hirsch)
Work from the Series Hunter’s Calling, FotoLoft Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Oddity, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT (Oliver Wasow)
Animal World, Umbrella Arts Gallery, New York, NY (Harvey Stein)
A Mystery and a Dream, Gallery 136 1/2, Manchester, CT (Beverly Rayner)
Work from the Series Between Land and Lake, Moon Star, Root Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (Mickey Boardman)
Portraiture: Pictures in Photography, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR (Kelli Pennington)
Work from the Series Hunter’s Calling, Hester Street Gallery, New York, NY
Revelation, Still, Grand Manan Gallery, Grand Manan, NB, Canada
Travel, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX (Alison Wright)

2014
Potters Shop from the Series Moon Star, PDN World in Focus, New York, NY
Potters Shop from the Series Moon Star, Municipal Heritage Museum, Malaga, Spain
Solitude, Breakers, Grand Manan Gallery, Grand Manan, NB, Canada
Albus, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013
Soho Digital Gallery of Art, New York, NY

2012
Soho Digital Gallery of Art, New York, NY

PUBLICATIONS
2017
Mother, PDN Online
Mother, What Will You Remember
Mother, F-Stop Magazine
Mother, phosmag
Photo of the Day, Don't Take Pictures

2016
Hunter's Calling, Edge of Humanity Magazine
Hunter's Calling, Lenscratch
Ain't Bad Magazine
Work from the Series Hunter's Calling, Abridged Magazine 0_14 Floodland, Derry, Ireland 
2015
Perch, from the Series Hunter’s Calling, The Photo Review 2015
Potters Shop, from the Series Moon Star PDN World in Focus 2015
Perch, from the Series Hunter’s Calling, Abridged Magazine 0_39 The Never Never, Derry, Ireland 

RECOGNITION
2017
Self Portrait- Confined, Jurors Award, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins CO

2016
Mother, Finalist, Photolucida Critical Mass
Perch, Soho Photo Gallery National Competition, New York, NY 
ONWARD Compé '16
Pink Slippers, Jurors Choice, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 
Pink Slippers, Honorable Mention, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City TX  
Hunter's Calling, Portfolio ShowCase Volume 9, The Center for Fine Art Photography
Honorable Mention, 9th Annual International Color Awards, Los Angeles, CA

2015
Hunter’s Calling, Finalist, Photolucida Critical Mass
Hunter’s Calling, Honorable Mention, Moscow International Foto Awards
Honorable Mention, ND Awards
Black and White Spider Awards, Beverly Hills, CA
Finalist, Gala Awards, UK
Nature & Portrait Nominee 8th Annual Int. Color Awards, Los Angeles, CA
Finalist, 8th Edition Pollux Awards, UK
Finalist, 7th Edition Pollux Awards, UK
No. IX, Lens Culture Editors Pick

2014
Black and White Spider Awards, Beverly Hills, CA
Finalist, Pollux Awards, 3rd International Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography, Malaga, Spain
Interview: World Photography Network

2013
Honorable Mention, TeraBella Media, Richmond TX
Finalist, Best Shots North Yorkshire, England

 

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