Born in 1965 in New York, USA
Lives and works in New York, USA

Terry RICHARDSON

solo shows

2016
- Terry Richardson, Eden Rock, Saint Barthélemy
- Portraits, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong

2015
- The Sacred and The Profane, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
- Rizzoli Book Release Pop Up Exhibition, Galerie Perrotin Book Store, Paris, France

2012
- Terrywood, OHWOW, Los Angeles, CA

2011
- Mom + Dad, Half Gallery, NY

2006
- Terry Richardson: Kibosh, Galleria Marchina, Brescia, Italy

2005
- Terry Richardson: Kibosh, Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea, Palermo, Sicily

2004
- Terryworld, Deitch Projects, New York

2003
- Terry Richardson: Too Much, Kunst-Werke Berlin – KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

2000
- Smile, Alleged Gallery, NY

1999
- Terry Richardson, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France

1998
- These Colors Don't Run, Alleged Gallery, NY

group shows

2016
- Takashi Murakam’s Supeflat Collection From Shohaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer, Yokohama Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

2012
- Contemporary Fashion Photography, Christophe Guye Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
- Rebel, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2011
- The Kate Moss Portfolio and Other Stories, Danziger Gallery, New York, NY
- Art in the Streets, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA

2009
- Vice Photography Show, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY

2008
- every Picture tells a Story … or at least is a Story, Laurel Gitlen – Small A Projects, New York, NY

2006
- The Kate Show, Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- New York’s Own, Fuse Gallery, New York, NY
- American Icons, Corkin Gallery, Toronto, ON

2005
- From the Source, Fashion Photographs, Corkin Gallery, Toronto, ON
- Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD
- onedotzero stockholm, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
- Opening Of The Gallery Space At 76 Rue De Turenne, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France

2004
- Fashination, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
- Beautiful Losers, Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

2003
- my people were fair and had cum in their hair, Team Gallery, New York, NY
- Chic Clicks, NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Dusseldorf, Germany

2002
- Chick Clicks, Modefotografie zwischen Kunst und Auftrag – Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
- Archeology of Elegance, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

2001
- Maurizio Cattelan, Doug Aitken, Jack Pierson, Terry Richardson and Ed Ruscha, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France

Selected Bibliography

- Hong Kong exhibition at ART HK 11, 2011, Published by Diesel Pacific Limited, 164 pages
- MOM/DAD boxed set, 2 volumes, 2010, Published by Morel Books, Paperback, 140 pages
- Wives, Wheels, Weapons text by James Frey, 2008, Published by JMc & GHB Editions, Paperback, 104 pages
- Terry Richardson vs Jackass exhibition catalogue at La Foret Museum, Tokyo, 2008, Published by American Apparel Japan, Paperback, 56 pages
- Rio Cidade Maravilhosa, 2008, Published by Diesel / Vintage Denin Ltda, Hardcover, 212 pages
- FTW exhibition catalogue at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, New York, 2006, Published by JMc & GHB editions, Hardcover, 104 pages
- MANIMAL, 2006, Published by Hysteric Glamour, Hardcover, 83 pages
- Terry Richardson: Stern Portfolio, 2004, Published by Stern Gruner + Jahr AG & Co., Paperback, 96 pages
- Terryworld, 2004, Published by Taschen, Hardcover, 292 pages
- KIBOSH, 2004, Published by Damiani, Hardcover, 320 pages
- Feared by Men, Desired by Women exhibition catalogue at Shine Gallery, London, 2000, Published by Guiding Light, Hardcover, 40 pages
- Too Much , 2002, Published by Sisley, Paperback, 102 pages
- SON OF BOB, 2000, Published by Little More, Paperback, 95 pages
- Terry Richardson: Hysteric Glamour, 1998, Published by Hysteric Glamour, Hardcover, 142 pages

Terry RICHARDSON - Postcards set

Terry RICHARDSON - Postcards set

Goodie

$44.23 Excluded VAT

Terry RICHARDSON - "Playboy Special California Dreaming"

Terry RICHARDSON - "Playboy Special California Dreaming"

Book

$22.36 Excluded VAT

Terry RICHARDSON - Volumes 1 & 2: Portraits and Fashion

Terry RICHARDSON - Volumes 1 & 2: Portraits and Fashion

Book

$166.57 Excluded VAT

Terry RICHARDSON - Terryworld

Terry RICHARDSON - Terryworld

Book

$14.53 Excluded VAT

Terry RICHARDSON - Kibosh

Terry RICHARDSON - Kibosh

book

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Terry RICHARDSON - Feared by Men, Desired by Women

Terry RICHARDSON - Feared by Men, Desired by Women

book

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  • March 2016
    Elle Men — 5 PAGES

  • March 2016
    Numero China — 4 PAGES

  • February 2016
    Ming Pao Weekly — 2 PAGES

  • February 2016
    Art.Investment — 1 PAGE

  • January 2016
    Hong Kong Economic Journal — 1 PAGE

The Sacred and the Profane, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, March 7 to April 11, 2015

Galerie Perrotin, Paris is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of Terry Richardson at the gallery since 1999. "The Sacred and The Profane" presents a series of new photographs taken in the Western states of America over the past two years. This project was initially meant as a form of documentation of American summer rituals, including fairs, festivals and parades. Throughout his travels, Richardson soon became aware of a pervasive tension that simmered throughout the country between a mystical and religious omnipresence and the sex industry, becoming the focus of the series.

"On the one hand, violence, loneliness, and especially sex seemed to be everywhere, but never far away was the promise of salvation, the love of Jesus, and the fear of turning your back on God. I soon became much more interested in the complicated relationship between desires and fears, beauty and vulgarity, the beauty of nature and also its ugliness, the hope that religion can offer and also the shame.

Ever since John Winthrop led a group of Puritan separatists away from the Church of England and into the New World, America’s relationship with
purity and transgression has been fraught with anxiety. The Puritans believed that the sin of an individual was symptomatic of a blight within the entire society- they preached about living in a ‘city upon a hill’- one which would be a model of Christian charity and righteousness, but whose sins would be seen by the world and by God. Winthrop borrowed the phrase from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, in which Jesus cautioned his followers that “a city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” Transgressions in the early colonies were public affairs, with the guilty parties paraded in front of the town for all to see. Shame was a public experience- think of the fictional Hester Prynne, the famous adulteress, condemned to a life as a marked woman. Her sins, like those of so many others, are shoved in nose of society as both a warning and a teaching tool- church sermons and crime blotters alike laid out these transgressions to dramatic effect, titillating their audiences with glimpses of sin as a tool to enforce the social and religious order.
Hundreds of years later, American society maintains many of the deep-rooted vestiges of our Puritan ancestors. From the hysterical fear of sexuality that led to the Salem Witch Trials, to Prohibition, to Blue Laws, to the Westboro Baptist Church, America, more than anywhere else, seems in many ways obsessed with sin. Even today, hardline religious groups use a similar strategy to their Puritan ancestors of exploiting impropriety to assert and fortify their own doctrines, for example, placing billboards near the sites of transgression- you can buy your pornography or pay for your lap dance, but not without the admonishment of a larger than life, silent Jesus watching over you.

Sin and sanctity have always depended upon one another for survival. It is easier to think that there are two sides- that things are either good or they are bad, that people are either saints or sinners. It is often said that one can see God by looking at the beauty of nature, and when standing in front of the humbling abyss of the Grand Canyon or watching the theatrics of a pink and indigo sunset, it can seem easy to attribute to His hand, to give Him credit for the majestic lion or the noble horse. But do we still see God when the lion has his bloody snout in the carcass of his weaker prey? A zebra might take issue with the idea that the meek shall inherit the earth.

Although this body of work was not something I had set out to explore, I found the repetition of these themes impossible to ignore. Everywhere that I went, zealots were reminding me that Jesus is watching, that those who don’t attend church are destined for a fiery eternity, and that the ten
commandments are very real and very serious. At the same time, sex shops, strip clubs, and pornography are everywhere, guns are available easily in most places, and poverty, bigotry, ignorance, and hatred are pervasive in society, more-so in places that seem to be the most evangelical. Not only can sin and sanctity not exist without the other, but more often than not, there are elements of both in each. Very often we think of a spectrum of opposites as being linear- with the far left as far away as possible from the far right. But to truly understand these differences, we must reimagine the spectrum as being U-shaped, so that each drastic end has more in common with each other than it does with the center." - Terry Richardson