black girl in cotton field

TWIN Terry and Jerry Lynn
2Jan-2Feb 2013
david lusk gallery, memphis


paint brush

About the artist

Terry Lynn was born in Memphis TN and grew up in Arlington. He began showing his paintings at Gestine Art gallery on Beale street. He enrolled in architectural technology before studying for a BFA at the University of Memphis, where he received a BFA. Terry collaborates on art with his twin brother Jerry under the signature "Twin". His twin and he have shown in many solo and group exhibitions and have been collected worldwide.


Terry Lynn has used sculpture, painting and installations to explore the complexity between art and life. "I'm interested in the land, figure, place, and time. " Art is life, and life is art," Terry's art challenges traditional beliefs through his artistic choices.


Terry honed his labor extensive approach as a teenager while working as a laborer with his brick mason grandfather. He developed a painterly stroke from working with his father painting and remolding homes. " I learned the value of hard work and a work ethic at a very young age ....I spent hours practicing and improving my craft ...I remember listening to families stories of how things use to be." Inspired by those narratives and personal revelations he creates work that evoke and challenge the viewers memories and emotional response.