Not having my own family archive of photos to look back upon, I have always enjoyed looking at old family photos from my aunts, uncles and cousins. I would sit with the images quietly and create my own narrative on the circumstances for the photo, asking myself why this specific moment was chosen to be captured and preserved. I enjoy looking for resemblances of myself in old family members and wonder what my distant relatives would be like if they were alive today. What personality traits and mannerisms would we have in common? Would we be close and share that familial bond that I have with so many of my relatives? For over a year, I have wanted to create a project with these photos. Somehow preserving the past while incorporating myself and preserving the present. Utilizing a digital composite photograph, I incorporate my own blood specimens on slides and stitched them on the image to create a new family portrait and archive that permanently bonds me with my past. The working title for the series is called Bloodline. Looking forward in developing the body of work further and adding more to the series.
So excited to have one of my self portraits White Shirt from my new series The Cedars Run Silent accepted in PH21 Gallery in Budapest, Hungary. The exhibition will run from September 28th - October 24th, 2107. Big thank you to both Zsolt Batori and Krisztina Domjan for selecting my image and for the opportunity to showcase my work to an international audience. How cool is that!
Thank you to the review committee at The Gallery at Greenly Center, Bloomsburg University for selecting Pins, from the series Mother for inclusion in the Reunion Exhibition. The show opens November 3rd to December 5th 2017 with an opening reception on November 3rd from 6-8pm. Excited to be part of the show and looking forward to seeing the selected artists works that relate to the interpretation of Reunion.
It was a great opening reception at the Davis Orton Gallery for The 3rd Annual Group Exhibition. The walls were filled with so many great works. Thrilled to be included with so many friends and hanging on the same wall right next to Susan Rosenberg Jones and Joan Lobis Brown. Karen Davis did a fantastic job of putting the show together, the images all worked nicely and had a great flow. Thank you to the amazing Paula Tognarelli who juried the show and for including my image. It's always nice to see Paula in person, thank you for taking the time and driving the 4 plus hours to attend the opening AND then to make the same drive back home in one day. You truly are a rare gem to the photography world. If you're in Hudson New York stop by and see the show. It runs July 29-August 28th. Davis Orton Gallery 114 Warren St.
I am very happy to be exhibiting again in 2018 at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins CO. The Center is one of my favorite places to be a part of. Thank You to juror Jennifer Murray for selecting my image Geothermal Cleanup (Iceland) for inclusion in the Water Exhibition and to Hamidah Glasgow for the tireless efforts she puts forth to make The Center an amazing place that supports and provides opportunities to the photographic community. The Water Exhibition will run from December 22, 2017 - January 27, 2018.
It was a great opening night at Soho Photo Gallery in NYC. Thank you to Aline Smithson who curated the show. Soho Photo Gallery initiated its first juried national photo competition in 1995 and it has been an annual event ever since. Each year, the Gallery receives hundreds of entries from photographers all over the United States. It was an honor to be included and to actually see how the images all worked so nicely together. Plus it was very cool to hang next to two amazing photographers that I admire, Russ Rowland and Jennifer McClure. If your in Soho check out the gallery on White Street. The show is going on until July 22nd. http://www.sohophoto.com/2017/07/06/2017-national-competition-winners/
Thank you to juror Paula Tognarelli and Karen Davis for including one of my self portraits Manan from my new series The Cedars Run Silent in the galleries 3rd Annual Group Show which runs July 29th to August 27th, 2017. Opening Reception July 29th 5-7pm. If your in Hudson, NY stop by to what will be an amazing show.
Thank You to Paula Tognarelli at the Griffin Museum in Boston for including The Conversation from the series Mother as part of the Instagram Exhibition that will be running concurrently in the Main Gallery with the 23rd Juried Exhibition Show. There are 84 images as part of the virtual exhibit from 81 artists. So happy to be included. http://griffinmuseum.org/show/23rd-juried-exhibition-for-instagram/
Just finished an intense week long workshop called the Personal Story with CIg Harvey. This was my second workshop with Cig. It's a lot of hard work with very little sleep, and yes a lot of writing, but in the end its amazing to create so many images that you are truly proud of that contributes to a larger body of work. Thank you Cig for sharing your incredible gift with all of us and spending the time to nurture our individual creative minds. This is what makes you so special and so loved by many.
Very excited that Gemini from my series Mother was selected for the 2017 National Competition Exhibition at Soho Photo Gallery in NYC from July 5-22nd. A very warm thank you to juror Aline Smithson for all the time and effort she spent in reviewing 2000 images from 219 photographers and having the daunting task to narrow it down to 40. Thank You Joel Morgovsky for the opportunity to participate in the show. Looking forward in exhibiting along side of so many friends; Susan Rosenberg Jones, Russ Rowland, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Jung S Kim, and Tira Khan. See you at the opening reception on July 6th.
Thank You to Kat Kiernan editor of Don't Take Pictures for featuring my image Pins, from the series Mother as today's Photo of the Day. Very cool to have the image showcased just in time for Mother's Day even though the image is kinda tense for a day that we should be honoring our Mothers. All good.
Thank you to juror Arlette Kayafas for the opportunity to exhibit in the Animalia Exhibition at C4FAP with the selection of Tick with Pheasants from the series Hunter's Calling. The exhibit will feature many variations on the theme and will showcase our complicated relationships with animals. Exhibition runs April 7th through May 13th 2017.
It was a pleasure to finally get to meet all the wonderful people who run the Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, CO. Hamidah Glasgow, Sunshine Divis and Ren Burke. What a beautiful space and organization. They hosted an amazing weekend for the photographers of the Singular/Signature Exhibition and welcomed us with open arms to the Ft. Collins Photographic Community. The weekend was filled with artist talks, portfolio reviews, work shares, and community building. A huge thank you to juror Alyssa Coppelman who had the daunting task to narrow down the submissions to 50. It was great to make new friends and be in the company of so many gifted photographers.
Looking forward to having my image, Self Portrait - Confined as part of the upcoming 3rd Open Call exhibit at Providence Center for Photographic Arts. The opening reception will be Thursday, February 16, 5-9 pm and will run until March 9, 2017. Thank You to juror Paula Tognarelli, Ex. Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography for taking the time to look at so many images. I am honored that you have chosen my image out of the 1400 images submitted from over 420 artists. The image will be part of a group show featuring work from 60 photographers.
Very honored to be the featured photographer for this month’s issue of F-Stop Magazine’s Love Issue with my series “Mother” Thank you to F-Stop Editor, Christy Karpinski for featuring my series and to Cary Benbow for the interview. Check out the issue here. http://www.fstopmagazine.com/blog/2017/02/interview-with-photographer-jp-terlizzi/
Excited to have two of my images selected from my current self portrait series for the Beyond the Selfie Exhibition at The SE Center for Photography in Greenville, SC. The exhibition opens March 3rd and will run until March 31, 2017. Thank you to Juror Miss Aniela and Michael Pannier for the opportunity to show my work. I share this honor with several photographers including Nicole Campanello, Ralph Hassenpflug, and Sharon Covert all of whose work I have admired along with several other talented photographers.
After a temporary set back in my image making due to personal issues, I am excited to be able to pick up my camera once again and share some new work that I created while visiting Iceland in December, some of which will be added to my current self portrait series. Enjoy.
Check out my series Hunter's Calling in this months Edge of Humanity Magazine where I am the featured contributor.
Happy Day from the series Mary, Queen of Peace will be part of the Family Exhibition at Umbrella Arts Gallery held in Manhattan on February 2nd. Thank You to juror Harvey Stein for selecting my image. I share this honor with 44 photographers including ICP friends Paul Kessel and Russ Rowland.
A very big Thank You to Juror Alyssa Coppleman who has chosen Self Portrait, Confined for the Jurors Award along with two additional images that will be on display for the Singular/Signature Exhibition March 3rd - April 1 2017 at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO. I share this honor with my friend Janet Holmes along with several other photographers who also will be exhibiting.
A very special Thank You to Liam Cunningham for pushing me out of my comfort zone to explore self portraiture and to Cig Harvey, for your guidance and mentorship in helping me hone my voice, without the both of you this award would not be possible.
I look forward in attending the opening reception and finally getting to meet Hamidah Glasgow along with all the wonderful people who run the gallery. C4FAP does tremendous work for the photographic community and I look forward to be able to contribute and take part. See you in March!