Born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1949, Terry Winters attended the High School of Art & Design in New York and continued formal art training at the Pratt Institute, receiving a BFA in 1971. His early paintings are influenced by minimalist, monochromatic paintings, like those of Brice Marden. Winters has a love of drawing which led him to introduce schematic references to astronomical, biological and architectural structures as the subject matter of his paintings. He began exhibiting his work in 1977, and by the early 1980's his ideas had developed into loose grids of organic shapes beside lushly painted fields.
His first solo-exhibition in New York, in 1982, was at the
Sonnabend Gallery; subsequently, he was included in the Whitney
Biennials of 1985, 1987 and 1995. Additionally, he held a one-man
show at the Tate Gallery in London; his work has exhibited at
the Corcoran Gallery of Art as well as with many international
museums and galleries. Bill Goldston invited Winters to print
at the Universal Limited Art Editions studio in 1982. Winters'
work at ULAE has become increasingly complex, combining elements
of drawing with painting. The artist lives and works in New
York and Geneva, Switzerland.