The Colby College Museum of Art holds the complete print oeuvre of Terry Winters, an artist whose prints are integrally linked to his paintings and drawings. Winters began making prints with Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE) in 1982, and since this first lithograph, Ova, he has worked in the full range of print techniques. Winters’s imagery is equally expansive. Frequently organized in serial groupings, his prints display free floating cellular structures or clusters of spirals, knots, grids, and veined networks. Occasionally he incorporates texts or numbers into his works, as in his Tokyo Notes series (2005). He has also used printmaking to initiate collaborations, working with the literary critic Jean Starobinski on Perfection, Way, Origin (2001), the novelist Ben Marcus on Turbulence Skins (2004), and the essayist Eliot Weinberger on In Blue (2008). In addition to ULAE, Winters has created prints with many other internationally recognized print publishers including The Grenfell Press and Two Palms in New York, Aldo Crommelynck in Paris, KIDO Press in Tokyo, and Gemini G.E.L. in Los Angeles. Numbering more than 200 works, the Winters Print Collection came to the Colby Museum of Art in 2002 as a partial gift from the artist and ULAE, with the remaining support drawn from the Museum’s Jere Abbott Acquisitions Fund. Winters has given one impression of each subsequent edition to Colby, and his ongoing generosity will allow the Museum to continue to represent his print publications in their entirety.
Biography of Terry Winters
Internationally known for his paintings and drawings, Terry Winters is also one of the most distinguished contemporary printmakers. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1949, he received a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in 1971. Winters had his first one-person show in New York in 1982, the same year that his first lithograph was published by ULAE. Since then his paintings, drawings, and prints have been exhibited widely in the United States and abroad and his prints have been the subject of retrospectives at the Detroit Institute of Arts (1999), the Metropolitan Museum (2001), and the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München (2014). Winters lives and works in New York City and Columbia County, New York.