Artist, teacher, writer, and Turner Prize nominee (1985), Terry Atkinson was founder-member (with colleagues John Bowstead, Roger Jeffs and Bernard Jennings) of the group Fine-Artz (1963-3), and (with David Bainbridge,Michael Baldwin and Harold Hurrell) of the group Art & Language (1968-74), two of the most influential collectives in contemporary Western art.
Art & Language was formed around the teaching forums at Coventry and Hull Art Colleges, and with teaching-as-work its raison d'être, projected teaching/conversation/text as a central resource of art practice.
A graduate of the Slade School of Art, Terry Atkinson has taught at the Birmingham and Coventry Colleges of Art and at the University of Leeds, where his is currently Senior Fellow in the School of Fine Arts, History of Art and Cultural Studies. His work has been seen at documenta (1972), the Venice Biennale (1984) and in many distinguished venues before and since, such as the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, the Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, and Kunst-Werke, Berlin, culminating in the recent solo exhibition at the Agora Art Tower, Athens (2001).
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