Terry Boddie

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Terry Boddie’s work as a photographer and multidisciplinary artist explores the intersection of history, migration and memory and how these forces impact historical and contemporary photographic representation.


Boddie is a photographer and multi-disciplinary artist who explores historical and contemporary aspects of memory, migration and globalization refracted through his experience as a first-generation immigrant from the island of Nevis in the Eastern Caribbean. He experiments with different disciplines in search of a language that transcends our traditional notions of a photograph, blurring the distinctions between photography, drawing and painting. Boddie earned his BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA from Hunter College. He has exhibited his work in institutions including the Parc La Villette in Paris, Brooklyn Museum, Smithsonian, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art Museum of the Americas. Boddie’s awards and honors include artist residences at The Studio Museum of Harlem, The Center for Book Arts, The Brodsky Center, Marie Sharpe Walsh Foundation. He’s also received artist fellowships from Center for Photography at Woodstock, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Brodsky Center, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and from the George and Helen Segal Foundation. His work is in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum, Brandywine Workshop, The National Museum of African American History and Culture. Boddie was a visiting faculty member at Bennington each spring 2019-2021 and the 2021-2022 academic year. He joined the Bennington faculty in Fall 2022.