Darryl
DeAngelo
Terrell
He/Him They/Them

My name is Darryl DeAngelo Terrell, I'm a Detroit Based artist who primarily works within lens based media (i.e. Photography, Video), performance, and writing. I am also a Curator, DJ, Organizer, and Educator. I received my Master of Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago,  where I studied with Xaviera Simmons, Ayanah Moor, Roberto Sifuentes. I work under the philosophy of F.U.B.U (This Shit Is For Us*). I'm always thinking about how my work can aid to a larger conversation about blackness, and it many intersectionalities. My work explores the displacement of black and brown people, femme identity, and strength, the black family structure, sexuality, gender, safe spaces for all black bodies, and personal stories, all while keeping in mind the accessibility of art.

 

I am currently a Redbull House of Art Resident (2021 due to Covid-19)A 2019/2020 Document Detroit Fellow, 2019 Kresge Arts In Detroit Fellow of Visual Arts, 2019 Artist in Resident at Northeastern Illinois University, 2018 Luminarts Fellow in Visual Arts, 2017/18 Hatch Project Artist in Resident at Chicago Artist Coalition, 2017 Artist in Resident at ACRE, 2017 semifinalist for the Edes Fellowship. I have performed and exhibited work at The Museums of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago IL,  The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Brooklyn, NYC NY, The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, The Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, TN, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art  in Scottsdale, AZ and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC.

I Could Be The Trophy For An Award Show Only Niggas Know...
 The first photograph from Darryl DeAngelo Terrell’s Photography Series Titled: “I Could Be The Trophy For An Award Show Only Niggas Know…” from 2020. The photo features a Black person with an afro, topless, wearing a large black tulle skirt. They have their back turned to the camera.
The second photo from the photography series. The subject is now facing and looking into the camera, holding part of the tulle skirt.
The third photo from the photography series. The subject is facing the camera but with eyes closed, almost as if in a walking motion, fluffing up the tulle skirt.
The fourth photo from the photography series. The subject is facing the camera but walking off-screen. They look back at the camera, half in the fram half out, the skirt following.
I Could Be The Trophy For An Award Show Only Niggas Know..., 2020
Photography Series