Terry Adkins (1953–2014, b. Washington, D.C., d. Brooklyn, NY) was a sculptor, musician, filmmaker, printmaker, and orchestrator of installations and experiences. A thoughtful and rigorous artist and teacher, his work remains hugely influential and widely acclaimed. Adkins grew up in Alexandria, Virginia, and studied printmaking before receiving an MFA in sculpture from the University of Kentucky, Lexington. One-person exhibitions of Adkins’ work include Recital at the Frances Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, NY, that travelled to the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, IL (2012); an exhibition of video art at the University Galleries at Illinois State University (2016); a restaging of performances by the Lone Wolf Recital Corps, Adkins’ revolving collective, at the Museum of Modern Art, NY (2016); Infinity is Always Less Than One at the ICA Miami (2018); Resounding at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation (2020); and shows at the Fisk University and the Frist Museum in Nashville (2020). Adkins was included in the Performa Biennial in 2013, the Whitney Biennial in 2014 and the Venice Biennale in 2015. Work by Adkins is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Studio Museum in Harlem, in New York; The Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C., the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Fine Arts San Francisco; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Tate Collection, UK, among others, and private collections worldwide. From 2000 until his death, Adkins was a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania.