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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, L'oeil de la Photographie, 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: 3rd Annual Group Show, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY (Paula Tognarelli)                                                         2017: The Visual Metric, The Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA (Paula Tognarelli)                               2017: Gemini, from the Series Mother, SPG National Competition, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY (Aline Smithson)   2017: Self Portrait Confined, 3rd Open Call, Providence Center for Photographic Arts, Providence, RI (Paula Tognarelli)   2017: Beyond the Selfie, Select Self Portraits, Southeast Center of Photography, Greenville, SC (Miss Aniela)
2017: Animalia, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (Arlette Kayafas)
2017: Select Works JP Terlizzi, Jurors Choice, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (Alyssa Coppelman)
2017: Family, Umbrella Arts Gallery, New York, NY (Harvey Stein)
2017: Photography Re-Imagined V: Visual Storytelling, Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale AZ (Cig Harvey)
2016: Night Photography: Dusk to Dawn, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT (Lance Keimig)
2016: Masks, Southeast Center of Photography, Greenville, SC (Aline Smithson)
2016: Pink Slippers from the Series Mother, Jurors Choice, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2016: Perch, from the Series Hunter's Calling, SPG National Competition, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY (Elisabeth Biondi)
2016: Pink Slippers from the series Mother, Honorable Mention, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX (Ann Jastrab) 
2016: In the Moment, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT (Olaf Willoughby)
2016: Night 2016, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (Sean Corcoran)
2016: Portraits and Portrayals, Gallery 136 1/2, Manchester, CT (Michelle Rogers Pritzl)
2016: Work from the Series Hunter's Calling, ONWARD Compé '16, Project Basho Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (Richard Renaldi)
2016: Animalia, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT (Traer Scott)
2016: Work from the Series Hunter's Calling, Portfolio ShowCase Vol. 9 The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (Maggie Blanchard) 
2016: Photo Noir, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT (Aline Smithson)
2016: Work from the Series Hunter's Calling, Berlin Foto Biennale, Berlin, Germany
2016: Portraits 2016, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (Martha Schneider)                                 2015: International Juried Exhibition, The Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA (Robert Hirsch)                             2015: Work from the Series Hunter’s Calling, FotoLoft Gallery, Moscow, Russia                                                             2015: Oddity, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT (Oliver Wasow)                                                                               2015: Animal World, Umbrella Arts Gallery, New York, NY (Harvey Stein)                                                                       2015: A Mystery and a Dream, Gallery 136 1/2, Manchester, CT (Beverly Rayner)                                                             2015: Work from the Series Between Land and Lake, Moon Star, Root Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (Mickey Boardman)             2015: Portraiture: Pictures in Photography, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR (Kelli Pennington)                                       2015: Work from the Series Hunter’s Calling, Hester Street Gallery, New York, NY                                                           2015: Revelation, Still, Grand Manan Gallery, Grand Manan, NB, Canada                                                                         2015: Travel, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX (Alison Wright)                                                                                     2014: Potters Shop from the Series Moon Star, PDN World in Focus, New York, NY                                                       2014: Potters Shop from the Series Moon Star, Municipal Heritage Museum, Malaga, Spain                                         2014: Solitude, Breakers, Grand Manan Gallery, Grand Manan, NB, Canada                                                                      2014: 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, L'oeil De La Photographie
2017: Mother, PDN Online                                                                                                                                                         2017: Mother, What Will You Remember                                                                                                                               2017: Mother, F-Stop Magazine                                                                                                                                               2017: Photo of the Day, Don't Take Pictures                                                                                                                           2016: Hunter's Calling, Edge of Humanity Magazine                                                                                                           2016: Hunter's Calling, Lenscratch                                                                                                                                         2016: Ain't Bad Magazine                                                                                                                                                         2016: 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                                                                               2015: Potters Shop, from the Series Moon Star PDN World in Focus 2015                                                                         2015: Perch, from the Series Hunter’s Calling, Abridged Magazine 0_39 The Never Never, Derry, Ireland

 

RECOGNITION    

2017: Deb, from the series Raven's Point, Jurors Award, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins CO                   2016: Mother, Finalist, Photolucida Critical Mass                                                                                                                 2016: ONWARD Compé '16                                                                                                                                                     2016: Pink Slippers, from the series Mother, Jurors Choice, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary                                           2016: Pink Slippers, from the series Mother, Honorable Mention, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City TX                                 2016: Hunter's Calling, Portfolio ShowCase Volume 9, The Center for Fine Art Photography                                             2016: Honorable Mention, 9th Annual International Color Awards, Los Angeles, CA                                                           2015: Hunter’s Calling, Finalist, Photolucida Critical Mass                                                                                                   2015: Hunter’s Calling, Honorable Mention, Moscow International Foto Awards                                                                 2015: Honorable Mention, ND Awards                                                                                                                                 2015: Black and White Spider Awards, Beverly Hills, CA                                                                                                     2015: Finalist, Gala Awards, UK                                                                                                                                               2015: Nature & Portrait Nominee 8th Annual Int. Color Awards, Los Angeles, CA                                                           2015: Finalist, 8th Edition Pollux Awards, UK                                                                                                                         2015: Finalist, 7th Edition Pollux Awards, UK                                                                                                                         2015: No. IX, Lens Culture Editors Pick                                                                                                                                 2014: Black and White Spider Awards, Beverly Hills, CA                                                                                                   2014: Finalist, Pollux Awards, 3rd Intl. Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography, Malaga, Spain                       2014: Interview: World Photography Network                                                                                                                     2013: Honorable Mention, TeraBella Media, Richmond TX                                                                                                 2013: Finalist, Best Shots North Yorkshire, England

 

c. JP Terlizzi Photography