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The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
MFA, Studio Art (Photography concentration) 1999 

School of Visual Arts (New York, NY)
September 1994 – May 1995

Connecticut College (New London, CT)
BA cum laude, Studio Art (Painting concentration) 1988


Award of Excellence, Artists of the Upstate, Artisphere, 2018.
Best in Show, Artists of the Upstate, Artisphere, 2016, 2017.
Semifinalist, 91rst International Competition, The Print Center 2017.
Research & Professional Growth Grant, Furman University, 2005–2007, 2010, 2012, 2014-15, 2017.
Barton Photography Award, 41rst Juried Show, Anderson Art Center, 2016.
Flash Powder Retreat, invited participant, 2015.
Artistic Development Grant, Metropolitan Arts Council of Greenville, 2004, 2015.
Juror's Award, Photo 2014, Yeiser Art Center, 2014.
Juror's Award, Juxtapose, Darkroom Gallery, 2014.
C.A.P. Sabbatical Grant, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 2005-06.
Faculty Development Grant, Furman University, 2002, 2005.
Portfolio Merit Award, Juried Members Exhibition, The Houston Center for Photography, 2002.
International Faculty Seminar to Cuba, Furman University, 2001.
Marshall F. Wells Fellowship for MFA students, The University of Texas at Austin, 1998.
College of Fine Arts Travel Fellowship, The University of Texas at Austin, 1997.


"Frame By Frame: On Polly Gaillard." TOWN Magazine, p. 96-97, September 2018.

Furman in the British Isles. Published with Willard Pate and British Isles Study Away students. Funded by Furman University Study Away Office, 2017.

Sonnets. Published by Flash Powder Projects (now Yoffy Press: Atlanta), ISBN 978-1-943948-03-1, Edition of 500, 2016.

Still.Untitled 2012 (Berlin), image co-published with Gill Allen’s poem, Furman Magazine, p. 74, Fall 2014.

Photography : Painting :: Terri Bright : Michael Brodeur, exhibition catalog. Funded by South Carolina Arts Commission, 2005.

Emrys Foundation 20th Anniversary Calendar, three images were reproduced, 2003.

Caribbean Chronicles.” Seven images co-published with article by Cleve Fraser, Furman Magazine, p. 2-9, Fall 2001.


"At the Griffin, Selections and Connections," Boston Globe, July 19, 2018.

"Sonnets," OURS Photo Magazine, April 17, 2017.

"Terri Bright: Sonnets," Lenscratch, August 5, 2016.

"Sonnets by Terri Bright," Fraction Magazine, Issue 80, November 2015.

"Between Time: Photographer Terri Bright Finds Beauty in Ubiquity," TOWN Carolina, p.33-35, January 2014.

"Private Places, Public Spaces,” Furman Magazine, p.14-19, Winter 2005.


2015  Sonnets, Metropolitan Arts Council, Greenville, SC

2014  Beautiful Ruins, Furman University, Greenville, SC

2012  Leave of Absence, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

2011  Untitled Photographs: 3x, Anderson College, Anderson, SC

2010  Untitled Stills, Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC

2009  Illuminations, The Metropolitan Arts Council, Greenville, SC

2007   Between Time: Portraits from the Staten Island Ferry, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY
              Untitled Stills, Southern Light Gallery, Amarillo, TX
              Sabbatical Work, Furman University, Greenville, SC

2006   Inner Order, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO
              Evidentiary, Exit Gallery, University of Nevada at Reno, NV

2003   Subjunctive Spaces, University Center Gallery, The University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
              New Work, Lipscomb Gallery, SC Governor’s School for the Arts, Greenville, SC

2002   Untitled Photographs, Weitman Gallery, Washington University School of Art, St. Louis, MO

2001   hidden stretches/certain facts, The Galleria, UC Berkeley extension, San Francisco, CA

1998   Recent Photographs, The Performing Arts Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX

1997   Storefront Church Series, The Gallery at the Kent School, Kent, CT



24th Juried Exhibition, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA (juror: Richard McCabe, Curator of Photography, Ogden Museum, New Orleans)

Art Through The Lens, Yeiser Art Center, Peducah, KY (juror: Lynn Whitney, Associate Director School of Art, Bowling Green University)

Northern National, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI (juror: artist Mark Steven Greenfield)

6th Annual Juried Exhibition, Spartanburg Library, Spartanburg, SC (juror: Allen Coleman, independent curator)

Fraction 10th Anniversary Exhibit, PushDot Gallery, Portland, OR

Artists of the Upstate, Greenville, SC (juror: Chotsani Elaine Dean). Award of Excellence.

43rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Anderson Art Center, Anderson, SC (juror: Esther Randall)


91rst International Competition: Semifinalist Exhibition, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA (jurors: Kelly Baum and Jennifer Farrell, Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Allegeny National, Allegany Arts Council, Cumberland, MD (juror: Shannon Perich, curator, Smithsonian National Museum of American History)

Artists of the Upstate, Greenville, SC (juror: Denise Dietrich, Director of Lee Gallery, Clemson University). Best in Show.

Re-vision: New Directions in Traditional Genres, 4-person exhibition, Furman University, Greenville, SC

Light and Shadow, Mildred Cox Gallery, William Woods University, Fulton, MO


Through the Lens, Yeiser Art Center, Peducah, KY (juror: Sarah Stolfa, Director of the Philadelphia Photo Art Center)

Fresh + Flash + Photographic / Terri Bright, Adam Reynolds, Ivette Spradlin, Mike Tittel, Indiana University, College of Art & Design, Columbus, IN (curated by Jennifer Riley, independent curator)

Artists of the Upstate, Greenville, SC (juror: Kathleen Thum, Clemson University). Best in Show.

41rst Juried Show, Anderson Art Center (Sandra Rupp, Hampton Gallery). Barton Photography Award.

Faculty Exhibition, Furman University, Greenville, SC


Punctum, Photographic Center NW, Seattle, WA (juror: Julia Dolan, Curator of Photography, Portland Museum of Art)

Photo '15, Multiple Exposures Gallery, Alexandria, VA (juror: Sarah Greenough, Curator of Photographs, National Gallery of Art)

APG Selects, Atlanta Photography Gallery, Tula Arts Center, Atlanta, GA (juror: Mary Stanley, independent curator)

South Carolina Photography Faculty, Riverworks Gallery, Greenville, SC (invitational exhibition held in conjunction with the Society for Photographic Education  - Southeast Regional Conference)


Human-Altered Landscape, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT (juror: Russell Lord, Curator of Photographs, New Orleans Museum of Art)

Photo 2014, Yeiser Art Center, Peducah, KY (juror: Mary Anne Redding, Santa Fe School of Art & Design).  Juror's Award.

Juxtapose, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction VT (juror: Kyohei Abe, Director/Curator, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography). Juror's Award.


Road, Castell Photo Gallery, Asheville, NC (juror: W.M. Hunt, curator/author)

Photowork 2012, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY (juror: Susan Thompson, Guggenheim Museum)

Family Dynamics, Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA  (Juror: Henry Horenstein)

33rd SC Artists Competition, Pickens Museum of Art, Pickens, SC (juror: Marcia Wood, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta)

Peducah Photo 2012, Yeiser Art Center, Peducah, KY (juror: Ellen Simak, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN)


Street Stories, Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA (juror: Debbie Hagan, Editor, Art New England)

Light-Struck, PhotoStop Gallery, White River Junction, VT

In Your Dreams, Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, GA (juror: Jerry Cullum, curator/critic)

Simplicity, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX (juror: Robert Hecht)


5x5 Exposed, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA (juror: Kathleen Ewing, Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington DC)

Scholastic Invitational, Greenwood Museum, Greenwood, SC

Domicile, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX (juror:  Susan Kirchman)

Beyond the Lens: 5 Photographic Artists/5 Interpretations, Village Studios/Gallery, Greenville, SC


Far From Home, Vermont Photography Workplace, Middlebury, VT


On the Subject of Scale: 5 Photographic Artists, Manwaring Gallery, Connecticut College, New London, CT

Found Objects: Terri Bright and Kim Sholly, Centre Stage, Greenville, SC

Furman Faculty Exhibition, FYI Gallery, Greenville, SC


Wall Space: Terri Bright and Pamela Pecchio, Isabella Cannon Gallery, Elon University, Elon, NC

Trends in Photography, Pickens County Museum of Art, Pickens, SC


All Together Now, Creative Research Lab, Austin, TX

80th Photo International, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA (juror: Stephen Pinson, Curator of Photography Collection, New York Public Library)

Cul-de-Sac: Art from a Suburban Nation, Radford University Art Museum, Radford, VA


Texas Vernacular: Terri Bright, Andrew Liccardo, Eric Weller, Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, Dallas, TX

Proof, Fine Arts Gallery, George Mason University (held in conjunction with the Society for Photographic Education-Mid-Atlantic conference), Fairfax, VA (juror: Chan Chao)

National Prize Exhibition, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA (juror: Joseph Thompson, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art)

Photo National, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA (juror: Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography at the Philadelphia Museum of Art)

Illuminance, Fine Arts Gallery, Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock, TX (juror: Keith Carter)

Photography : Painting :: Terri Bright : Michael Brodeur, Metropolitan Arts Council, Greenville, SC

Terri Bright: New Work, SilverEye Photography Center on-line gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

River Run, Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, SC

4x4, Roe Art Gallery, Furman University, Greenville, SC


PhotoAustin V, IDEA Gallery, Austin, TX (juror: Debra Sugerman)

Photography Now, South Shore Arts Center, Cohasset, MA

Furman Art Faculty, The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, Greenville, SC

Magic Silver Exhibition, Clara Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, KY


5x7, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX

School’s Out: Emerging Artists of the Southeast, City Art Gallery, Columbia, SC

Twenty Years of Graduate Photography, Creative Research Lab, Austin, TX (curator: Mark Goodman)


New American Talent: 17, The Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX (juror: Kathryn Kanjo, ArtPace, San Antonio)

Juried Exhibition, The Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX (juror: Anne Wilkes Tucker, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston) Portfolio Merit.

Personal Viewpoints, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA (juror: Michael Kenna)

University of Georgia Student-Faculty Exhibition, Palazzo Vignotti, Cortona, Italy

Emrys Photography Exhibition, Gallery 291, Greenville, SC


The Light Factory 2001, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC (juror: Paul Roth, Corcoran Gallery of Art)

This American Lawn, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ  (juror: Lennee Eller).  Traveling exhibition funded by the Arizona Commission for the Arts

Second International Photography & Digital Image Biennial Exhibition, Wellington B. Gray Art Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (juror: Evon Streetman)

Southern Visions, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC

Illuminance, The Fine Arts Gallery at the Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock, TX   (juror: Rod Slemmons, Seattle Art Museum), Juror’s award.


 Juried Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX (juror: Ellen Handy, International Center for Photography)

The Art of Photography, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL (juror: Arnold Drapkin, TIME Magazine), Juror’s Award

The Light Factory 2000, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC

Midwest Photography Invitational XI, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI (traveling to University of Cincinnati, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Purdue University and Hope College)

Faces of the Upstate, Furman University, Greenville, SC


Four Walls, Three Years, The Blanton Art Museum, Austin, TX 

Photowork, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY (juror: Howard Greenberg, Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY)

Photography 1999, Nexus Gallery, New York, NY (juror: John McIntyre, International Center for Photography, NY)

In Progress, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (juror: Joe Deal)

Human Landscape, Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, NY (juror: Evan Kriss, The NY Times Sunday Magazine)


Texas Photographic Society: 7th Annual Exhibition, Southwest School of Art & Craft, San Antonio, TX (juror: Steven Yates, Museum of New Mexico), Juror’s Award.

National Photography Competition, Visual Arts Program, St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery, New York, NY (juror: Ellen Handy, International Center for Photography)

Altered Realities, MooBoo Gallery, Oakland, CA (juror: Clarence Towers, San Francisco Photography Center)


The Magic Silver Show, Gallery of Art, The University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA (juror: Linda Connor)

New Work, Gallery Lombardi, Austin, TX                                                                                             


Edward Albee, New York, NY
Nicolas Bragg, Winston-Salem, NC
Martha and David Dolge, Greenville, SC
Todd Nicolet and Evan Gatti, Durham, NC
Grace Harlow-Klein, Rochester, NY
Blair Knobel, Greenville, SC 
Richard Levy, Albuquerque, NM
Robert Milam, Dallas, TX
Nick Radel, Atlanta, GA
Bruce and Alice Schlein, Greenville, SC
Amanda Stahl, Johnson City, TX
Marie Watkins, Greenville, SC
Robert Wilson, New York, NY