“Abstract painting creates a purely visual language; a language which requires no words, no interpreter, and can be appreciated without reference to an underlying culture. There is no attempt to access history, no direction to force an outcome. The canvas becomes a mirror reflecting the painter’s identity. Between the viewer and the artist, there is no verbal interference; the exchange is purely visual.” – Terry Krumm
Dr. Terry Krumm is a celebrated abstract/non-representational painter as well as an accomplished filmmaker and architect. His array of accomplishments includes decades of academic experience, both learned and professed, as well as an impressive profile of exhibitions at numerous renowned museums and galleries.
Krumm’s credentials as a professional are indeed a testament to his inherent affinity for art and his propensity for discovering, exploring, and sharing the past, present, and future of the visual language.
Krumm’s calling took shape in the 1950’s as an art student studying at multiple top universities. During a brief time at UCLA, Krümm was mentored by acclaimed abstract painter Adolf Gottlieb. With Gottlieb’s encouragement, Krümm eventually relocated to New York City where he taught at Hunter College and had the opportunity to associate with some of the most distinguished artists of the time.
In the late 1960s, Krumm created CRAM, Creative Research in Art and Media, for which he developed and utilized innovative film techniques in order to disseminate information from the contemporary fine art culture to educational institutions. During this time, Krumm lived in the Berkshires of Massachusetts where he designed his living and painting environment which would evolve into a distinct architectural philosophy, a thriving development design firm, and many built structures.
Terry Krumm’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries both nationally and internationally, including the Albright-Knox Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum, and Denver Museum.