Only search

Current Resume

Resume of Terrence James Coffman
123 North Center Ave.
Jefferson, WI 53549
920 674-4674
414 241-9773
mail to:


President Maryland College of Art and Design 1974-1983

President Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) 1983-2003


Artist-in-Residence Cardinal Stritch University 2006 to 2009

Artist-in-Residence tutoring BFA, MFA and PHD candidates at the
Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland Spring 2011

Artist-in-Residence, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design 2004-2006

Fellowship artist/teacher, Lacoste School of Art, Provence, France 1995

Instructor, Smithsonian Institute Associate Program
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 1970 to 1973


Corcoran College of Art and Design

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Faculty included Elmer Bischoff, Richard Linder and Larry Rivers


Ford Foundation Grants 1966 and 1967

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Scholarship 1966

Corcoran College of Art and Design Scholarship 1966 and 1967

City of Milwaukee Art Commission Annual Award 1987

Milwaukee Historic Third Ward Association Award 2000

Senator Herb Kohl Commendation 1995

Governor Tommy Thompson Commendation 1995

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation: Frank Kirkpatrick Award 2001

Wisconsin Association of Colleges and Universities 2003

Laird Leadership in Art Award 2008

Grand Prize, Forward 2014: A survey of Wisconsin art now 2014. Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI.

Recipient: Wisconsin Visual Art Achievement Award 2016


Juror: Milwaukee International Airport Selected Dennis Oppenheim 2001
Juror: Milwaukee Veterans Park selected Ned Kahn sculpture "Wind Leaves" 2004
Panel Leader and Team Leader: Milwaukee River Walk, Artist Mary Miss. 2001
Maryland College of Art & Design Garden, Artist Siah Armajani. 1983
Juror: Wisconsin Visual Art Lifetime Achievement Award 2004-2008
Juror: University of Wisconsin Madison Student Exhibition 2006
Juror: Milwaukee Art Museum, Lakefront Festival of the Arts 2004 & 2006
Juror: Milwaukee Domes Art Festival 2012 & 2014
Juror: Mineral Point Art Festival 2014
Juror: Sauk County Art League 2016


The 2011 & 2012 World Bicycle Relief SRAM pART exhibition NYC and Chicago
All exhibitions at The Delafield Arts Center, Delafield WI. 2013-2014


o International Business Machines (IBM), Rockville, MD.
o Federal Home Mortgage Corporation, Washington, DC
o Guarantee Bank of Virginia, Fairfax, VA.
o General Electric Company, Rockville, MD.
o Joseph Califano and Associates, Washington, DC
o Joseph Hennage collection, Chevy Chase, MD.
o National Trucker's Association, Washington, DC
o Grady Management Company, Montgomery County, MD.
o Montgomery County Maryland Collection, Rockville, MD.
o Jane Pettit, Milwaukee, WI.
o Andrae Electric Collection, Milwaukee, WI.
o Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI.
o Philip Orth Collection, Milwaukee, WI.
o Arthur Anderson Company, Milwaukee, WI.
o Milwaukee Country Club, Milwaukee, WI.
o Fred and Ann Vogel, River Hills, WI.
o Wyndham Hotel, Milwaukee, WI.
o Cincinnati Bell, Cincinnati, Ohio
o Johnson Foundation/Johnson Bank, Racine, WI.
o Grunfeld Collection, Washington DC
o George Watts & Sons Collection, Milwaukee, WI.
o Elaine Marshall collection, Door County, WI,
o Esker collection, Naples Florida
o Gary Gresl collection, Milwaukee, WI.
o Mellows collection, Milwaukee WI.
o Strong collection, Milwaukee WI.
o David Uihlein collection, Milwaukee WI.
o Quarles and Brady LLC collection, Milwaukee WI.
o Dan & Jill Casey collection, Naperville Il.
o Edward Shanley collection, Milwaukee WI.
o Northwestern Mutual Life, Milwaukee, WI.
o Philip Hook, London, England.
o Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, NYC
o Vincent van Gogh Library Nuenen The Netherlands
o West Bend Insurance Collection, West Bend, WI.
o Ackaway Collection, New Jesery.
o The Peggy Annz Collection, Milwaukee, WI.
o J.Pabst Collection, Milwaukee, WI.


1993-present Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2004-2013 Grace Chosy Gallery, Madison, WI
2010-2011 Lydon Contemporary, Chicago. IL
2012-present Wantoot Gallery, Mineral Point WI.

EXHIBITIONS (partial listing)

1966 The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington.D.C.
Corcoran Invitational

1969 Lee Nordness Gallery, New York, N.Y.
Skowehegan Artists

1972 University of Virginia, Petersburg, VA.
Group Show

1978 Baltimore Museum of Fine Art, Baltimore, MD
"5 Ways of Seeing, Personal Realties"

1987 Milwaukee Art Museum
Cudahy Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
"On Wisconsin" Invitational

1984-1989 Posner Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Four One-person shows and several group exhibitions

1991-2013 Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Ten One-person shows and several gallery artist group exhibitions

2003 and 2007 Art Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2004 and 2007 Palm Beach Contemporary, Palm Beach, Florida
The International Contemporary Art & Design Fair

2005 Grace Chosy Gallery, Madison, WI.
County Road Y One Person Show

2006 Lakeland College, Sheboygan, WI.
Terrence Coffman One Person Show

2006 Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI.
HWY D One Person Show

2008 Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
The Center Avenue Paintings one person show

2009 The Northwestern Mutual Life Gallery
Cardinal Stritch University
25 year retrospective exhibition

2009 Mark Gallery, NJ group show

2009 Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
"Summer in Wisconsin" group exhibition

2010 Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
"Rusted Hearts and Gardens," one person show

2011 Delafield Art Center, Delafield, WI
"Terrence James Coffman" one person show

2011 Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Summer Group Show of Gallery Artists

2012 Grace Chosy Gallery, Madison, WI
"Irish Paintings," one person show March 2012

2012 Guenzel Gallery, Door County WI.
"Travels Within the Frame" Group show

2013 Grace Chosy Gallery, Madison WI.
"Artists of the Midwest" Group show.

2013 Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
"Landscapes" one person show

2013 & 2014 Wantoot Gallery. Mineral Point WI.

2014 Promega, Madison, WI. 3 person show

2014 Charles Allis Art Museum, Forward 2014:
A survey of Wisconsin Art now Milwaukee, WI.

2015 Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee WI.
"Coffman" One Person Exhibition

2016 January-Febuary @Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI.
"Wallflowers" Group show.

2016 Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI.
"Summer in Wisconsin" Group show.

2016 Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI.
Two-person show @ Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, WI.

2018 Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwakee WI.
One person show.


"A Walk Through the Wheatfields: The Missing Journals of Vincent van Gogh"is a fictional novel published in 2003 ISBN 0-533-14046-3 Revised and re-published in 2013.

"Terrence James Coffman: the Center Avenue Paintings"is a catalog of recent paintings and photographs of the artist at work available through Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee WI.

Terrence James Coffman: "Songs from Center Avenue Studio" a CD of original songs and music recorded in 2008 at Independent Studios in Milwaukee WI and distributed by Center Avenue Studio, Jefferson, WI. The album includes Coffman's moving tribute to his father, Handsome Man and other original compositions about family lovers an outlaw and a dog named Blue.

Terrence James Coffman: "Goodnight Betoe" (retitled), a CD of songs and music by contemporary singer/songwriters and traditional old time ballads recorded in 1997 at Independent Studios in Milwaukee WI. The album was re-released in 2007 and is distributed by Center Avenue Studio, Jefferson, WI.

Terrence James Coffman: "Live at the Coffee House" was recorded October 25 2008 at Milwaukee's historical coffee house. The album includes cover songs by Dylan, Tom Russell, Kate Wolf, Michael Smith and Don Mclean as well as several of Coffman's original tunes including Buckeystown Summer Moon, Fireflies In Her Hair, and his moving tribute to his father, Handsome Man.

"100 Artists of the Midwest" published by Schiffer books May 2012

"Artists Homes and Studios" published by Schiffer books May 2015

Recent Works by Terrence Coffman published by Charles Allis Art Museum July 2015


The Cezanne Conspiracy,
Poison. Saints. Leper. Nectar.
Van Gogh's Missing Journals
Eeny Meeny, Miny, Moe


van Gogh: The Play
Yellow Christ: Paul Gauguin
A Buckystown Christmas