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Terrence A Reese

About The Author

TAR, Inc. 1992 to Present

For these Clients... I create Images and Copy to Market, used in Advertising & Public Relations


Aaliyah, Lisa Stansfield, LL Cool J, Tears for Fears, R. Kelly, Savage Garden, Tupac, Billy Joel, B.B King, Shaquille O’Neal, P Diddy, Notorious Big, Lionel Hampton, Ron Carter, Siedah Garrett, Missy Elliott, D'Angelo, A Tribe Called Quest, Mary Ann Faithful, Jay-Z, George Clinton, Faith Evans and The Brand New Heavies

Music Labels:

Warner Bros, Sony, MCA, Motown, Virgin and BMG

Commercial Advertising:

Sears, Nike, Levi’s, Coca Cola, AT&T, Apple, Advil and McDonalds


Harper’s Bazaar, Details, Vibe, Esquire Weekly, Essence and Vogue

Reflections 1994 – 2020

A series of 70 black and white documentary-style photographs of the personal living spaces of renowned Americans. Individuals featured include: Dr. Selma H. Burke, Ophelia DeVore-Mitchell, Byron Lewis, Russell Simmons, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Dr. Dorothy Height, The Nicholas Brothers, Thomas J. Burrell, Lois Mailou Jones, Gordon Parks, William T. Coleman Jr., Herman J. Russell, Rev. Joseph E Lowery, Amiri Baraka, Congressman Charles Rangel, Dr. Kenneth Clark, Julian Bond, Lionel Hampton, Daisy Bates, Faith Ringgold, Ron Carter, Elizabeth Catlett and Former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Exhibitions & Lectures for Reflections

2020 Wright Museum of Art

2019 Art Center Sarasota

2018 The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture

Charles H. Wright Museum

North Carolina State University

Galeria Valid Foto Bcn Barcelona, Spain

African American Museum of Nassau, Long Island.

2017 Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University

African American Museum, Philadelphia

International Civil Rights Center & Museum, Greensboro, NC

2016 Merrill Lynch

University of Wisconsin

The DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago

Na Kashirke Gallery, Moscow

2015 Smithsonian Institution Libraries

Louvre, Paris

The Beverly Art Center, Chicago

DePaul University, Chicago

The Union League Club, Chicago

2014 The Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

Galerie Myrtis - Emergence 2014: International Artists to Watch

Chicago State University,

Parkland University, Champaign, IL

2013 DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago, IL

Crete Elementary School, Crete, IL

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI

2011 Faie African Art gallery, Chicago, IL

2008 The International Center of Manhattan

2007 Harlem School of the Arts, New York


Reflections was the feature of documentary film by Lincoln Motor Company in November 2014.


The Science of Seduction

Awards & Grants

2017 The New York Portfolio review

2016 Second Avenue Arts Collectors Show / SPRING 2016

2015 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 2016 Fellowship, Semifinalist

Chicago Artadia Awards, Finalist

Dave Bown Projects 10th Semiannual Competition, Honorable Mention.

City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Individual Artists Program, Creative Projects Grant Award

Smithsonian Institution Outwin Boochever 2016 Portrait Competition, Semifinalist

2014 Museum of Science and Industry Black Creativity exhibition, Best of Media

First Paul Collins Diversity Award Art Prize, Honorable Mention

2012 Bombay Sapphire Art Contest

2011 Curate NYC competition, 1st place

Reflections II 2017 to Present

Reflections in Permanent Collections

The Smithsonian Institution

Grand Rapids Art Museum

The DuSable Museum of African American History

New York University, Langone Medical Center

Reflections has been added to the Catalogue Collections

The Smithsonian Libraries, Yale University, Columbia University, Princeton University, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Kunsthalle Basel in Switzerland, Museum of Modern Art in NY, Rubell Family Collection, Rhode Island School of Design, Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, Griffin Museum of Photography and Chrysler Museum of Art.


University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale

Bachelor of Arts, Cinema & Photography with minor in African American Studies

Artist in Residence

University of Wisconsin, January 2016

Terrence A Reese


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