Born in 1955 in Houston, TX


School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.

Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Print Annex, Ignacio Ramirez Cultural Center, Instituto de Belles Artes, Universidad de Mexico,
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.

BA Fine Arts, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee
(Graduated Magna Cum Laude with departmental honors, Phi Beta Kappa).

School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.

Training Program for Archivists and Field Collectors, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution,
Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Selected Public and Private Collections

The Cameron Museum of Art, Wilmington, N.C.
Casa Lamm/Televisa Cultural Foundation and Museum, Mexico, D.F.
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
Menil Collection, Houston
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Portland Art Museum, OR
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Other Collections

American Airlines, Dallas
The Barrett Collection, Dallas, Gifted to Dallas Museum of Art and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Bering Realty Consulting, Houston
Christ Church Cathedral, Houston
Cisco Systems, Houston
El Paso Energy, Houston
Enron Corporation, Houston
Exxon Chemical, Darien, Connecticut and Houston
Federal Reserve Bank, Dallas
Free International University World Art Collection, Triodos Bank Nederland, Zeist, The Netherlands
Fundacion Vergel, Cuernavaca and New York
Frito Lay, Plano, TX
Hilton Americas, Houston
Houston Lighting and Power Collection, Houston
Iberia Bank, Houston
Norman T. Reynolds, Houston
Museum of the University of the South, Sewanee, TN
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
Rice University Print Collection, Houston
Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Dallas and White Plains, NY
Sands Hotel, Macao, China
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, at Cascade Head Experimental Forest, Otis, OR
Southern Crow Music, Inc., Topanga, CA
Southwestern Bell, San Antonio, TX and St. Louis, MI
Technical Risks, Inc., Houston
Texaco, Inc., Houston
Texas State Bank, McAllen
Touche Ross and Company, Houston
University of St. Thomas, Houston
Vitol, Houston
The Watermill Collection, Water Mill, N.Y.
Willamett Industries, Paper Group, Portland, OR
W.S. Bellows Construction Corporation

Solo Exhibitions

Terrell James: Field Study, May - October, The Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC
Terrell James: Four Paintings, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX
Terrell James, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

Jason McCoy Gallery, Terrell James: Mooring, New York, NY

Barry Whistler Gallery, Terrell James: Announcement, Dallas, TX 

Devin Borden Hiram Butler, Terrell James: Preoccupations, Houston, TX
Gerald Peters Gallery, Terrell James, Dallas, TX

Jason McCoy Gallery, Place for Two Stones, September, New York, NY (catalogue)
Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery (ten previous exhibitions beginning 1991), May, Houston, TX

Froelick Gallery, Drawing into Painting, (five previous exhibitions beginning 1996), Portland, OR

Gerald Peters Gallery (previous exhibition 2003; Pillsbury Peters 2001, catalogue), Dallas, TX

Jason McCoyGallery, The Paintings of Terrell James, November 4 through December, New York, NY

Art Museum of South Texas, Terrell James, Corpus Christi, TX (catalogue)

Loyola University, Downtown Gallery, The Quiet Birth of an Island, New Orleans, LA

C.G. Jung Center, The Lure of Things That are Seen and Heard, Houston, TX

Graham Gallery, Archaic Figures, (three previous exhibitions), Houston, TX


Group Exhibitions

Jason McCoy Gallery, 70 Years of Abstract Painting - Excerpts, New York, NY

The Museum of Fine Arts, Plastic is the New Paper: Works from the Collection, Houston,TX
Froelick Gallery, Pop-up Gallery Exhibition, Palm Springs, CA

Barry Whistler Gallery, Berliner Geschichten: Terrell James, Bo Joseph, Adam Raymont, Dallas, TX
Froelick Gallery, Joe Feddersen - Codex; Terrell James - Studio Window and Field Studies; Victor Maldonado - Less, Portland, OR
Jason McCoy Gallery, I AM NATURE, New York, NY

Stadtbad, Wedding, Berlin, SAVE BERLIN!, curated by Daniel Borden, produced by ExBerliner Magazine
Gallery Homeland, Kunsthalle: Deutschland nach Portland, curated by Paul Middendorf, Portland, OR
Jason McCoy Gallery, Abendlicht, New York, NY
Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Barry Whistler Gallery, Announcement, Dallas, TX
Froelick Gallery, Winter Group Show, Portland, OR

Museo de la Nacion, Amistad, curated by Gus Kopriva, Lima, Peru (catalogue)
Froelick Gallery, Inaugural Exhibition, Desoto Building, July, Portland, OR
Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX (twelve previous group exhibitions)

Arlington Museum of Art, curated by Anne Allen, September, Arlington, TX
Museum of Shanghai, Houston Contemporary, China, July, catalogue
Sin Sin Fine Art, Three, US, Hong Kong, China, July (catalogue, context, summer group shows, each representing different countries)
Beastiary, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR. (nine previous group exhibitions)

Gerald Peters Gallery, Paper, Dallas, TX
Houston Museum of Contemporary Craft and Heritage Gallery, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, Empty Bowls Project, organized by Marie Weichman, March
Winter Group Show, Froelick Gallery, Portland, Oregon, January
Independent Vision, curated by Debbie McNulty, Art League of Houston, TX
Heritage Gallery, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank Building, downtown Houston
Barrett Collection, Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, January

Faculty Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, September-October, curated by Valerie Olsen and Joe Havel, catalogue
Drawing, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, September
Artists, Gerald Peters Gallery, Summer
Gallery Artists, Froelick Gallery, January

Recent Acquisitions, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Ongoing Installation, Free International University World Art Collection, (organized by Waldo Bien), Zeiss, The Netherlands

Permanent Collection, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR

Works on Paper: Acquisitions, 1997-2000, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Four Artists: Leandro Erlich, Joseph Havel, Terrell James, Dean Ruck, (curated by Hiram Butler), Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX

Sensibilities: From Representation to Abstraction, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong, China

With a Quiet Strength: Virgil Grotfeldt/Terrell James, (curated by Clint Willour), Galveston Arts Center, TX

Texas Modern and Post Modern, curated by Alison de Lima Greene, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection, Centro Cultural-Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico

Seeing the Forest Through the Trees, curated by Lynn M. Herbert, The Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX


Grants and Commissions

Residency Fellow, Bald Head Island, NC

Residency Fellow, Edward F. Albee Foundation, Montauk, NY

Mural, Azuma Robata Grill and Sushi Bar, Houston
Commissioned painting, private and public spaces, Sands Hotel Macao.China.
Installation: One Mural, One Painting, Gensler Architects, Houston, March-June

Award, Texas France Arts Alliance

Installation wall, Avant Garden, Houston
Commissioned paintings, private suites and residences, The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas and White Plains, N.Y.

Commissioned paintings, entrances, lobby, Hilton Americas, Houston

Installation: “Archaic Figures, 1 and 2,” Gensler Architects, Dallas

Creative Artist Program Award, Cultural Arts Council of Houston (Selection committee: Sam Gilliam, Neil Printz, and Linda Shearer)

Sailpiece, Houston Festival commission, 180 x 60 x 35’ hanging construction,
installed for two months, corner of Smith and Lamar, Downtown Houston