Terry Slade

Department Chair
Professor of Art and Sculptor in Residence
Email: sladet@hartwick.edu

Terry's teaching responsibilities include 3-D design and all levels of sculpture.

His work has included the use of many different media including found objects, wood, paper, stone, bronze and glass, producing worksTerry Slade ranging in size from small objects to large indoor and outdoor installations. The primary focus has been exploring the relationship between humans and the natural world, often using objects from nature, such as sticks, branches and seedpods, many cast in bronze while occasionally incorporating blown or cast glass.

For over 20 years, he has been researching and documenting ancient monuments, stone circles, burial chambers, etc., throughout the British Isles and Brittany in Northwestern France. His interest in pre-history has resulted in many drawings titled "memories of history", as well as numerous sculptures in cast bronze and installations in wood and mixed media inspired by his research trips. In addition to this is interest in traditional sculptural materials; Slade has been working with cast, blown and fused glass since 1992, producing a variety of sculptural, decorative and functional glass objects.

He states, "I am interested in the similarities of shapes, forms, and marks found in both the carved rock images and stone circle configurations and those seen in the macro and micro world and posing questions about the life on the earth, the relationships between humans and nature, and those similarities of naturally occurring forms."

In 2009, the work titled "Sunspots at Sea" was commissioned by the Pulmatier Cruise Line and can be viewed on the "Sovereign of the Sea" homeport of Barcelona, Spain. In 2010, works titled "Sunspots in Yorkshire" and "Sunrise Arch" were seen at the Himalayan Sculpture Garden in Ripon, England.

In 2012, Slade produced "Earth Mantra", a six foot diameter spherical shape comprised of 100 fused glass discs using fused glass to evoke contemplation of our place as humans in the universe and to be mindfully aware of the beauty, fragility and amazement at our circumstances.

Slade has been commissioned to produce and install a large version of "Earth Mantra" in fused glass for the Munson Williams Proctor Museum in Utica NY. This new work, which will be approximately 15' in diameter, is to be presented in the main atrium along with an exhibition of smaller works and drawings. The show is scheduled for Spring 2016.

In the summer of 2013 Slade installed a site-specific sculpture titled "Sense of Place" at the Brattleboro Museum of Art in Brattleboro Vermont.

In over 100 solo exhibitions, Slade's work has been viewed widely throughout the United States, including five solo gallery exhibitions in NYC, as well as solo exhibitions in Rochester, Albany, Utica, NY, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Cleveland, Ohio, Memphis and Knoxville, Tennessee, Duxbury and Pittsfield, Massachusetts, among others, as well residencies and exhibitions in Great Britain, Italy, France with exhibitions in Japan and Spain. His work is represented in private and public collections in the US, Japan and Europe.

Terry L. H. Slade has been Professor of Art and Sculptor in Residence at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY since 1983. He is currently the Chair of the Department of Art and Art History. He lives and works in Schenevus, NY.

Website List
Kingston Biennial / July 09

Sunspots at Sea / Commission / Fall 08 - installed April 09

What were they thinking / summer 08

Sunspots / outdoor installation / Wing , Great Britain / summer 07 - 08 - 09

Lifeblood Exhibition / Great Barrington, Mass / Fall 07 - 08

Commission work / 2004 - 05

Main web page / not update since NYC show in Fall 06