JP Terlizzi ( American, b. 1962 ) is an award-winning New York City photographer whose contemporary practice explores themes of memory, relationship, and identity. His images are rooted through the lens of the personal and heavily influenced around the notion of home, legacy, and family. He is curious how the past relates and intersects with the present and how the present enlivens the past, shaping one’s identity.
Born and raised in the farmlands of Central New Jersey, JP earned a BFA in Communication Design at Kutztown University of PA with a concentration in graphic design and advertising. He has studied photography at both the International Center of Photography in New York and Maine Media College in Rockport, ME.
JP’s highly acclaimed still life work is known for its distinctive use of style, pattern, texture, and color. He uses food and objects that serve as memory that link to a foundation in family tradition, history, and culture. His work has been exhibited extensively in galleries and museums across the United States and abroad including juried, invitational, and solo exhibitions notably at Foto Relevance Gallery, (Houston, TX), Vicki Myhren Gallery (Denver, CO), Gilman Contemporary (Ketchum, ID), Florida Museum of Photographic Art, Danforth Museum (Framingham, MA), The Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester, MA), Ft. Wayne Museum of Art (Ft. Wayne, IN), Candela Gallery (Richmond, VA), and Klompching Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) among others.
JP has been recognized three times in Photolucida’s Critical Mass Top 50 and three times as a Finalist. His work has appeared in The Photoville Fence, and his portfolios have won notable awards of distinction with Klompching Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Sohn Fine Art Gallery (Lenox, MA), and Soho Photo Gallery (New York, NY).
Print and on-line publications include: PDN, Shots Magazine, Yogurt Magazine (Italy), Art Market Magazine, (Israel), Lens Magazine (Israel), Photographer's Companion (China), Abridged Magazine (Ireland), New England Review, Mono Chroma Magazine, Photo Emphasis, All About Photo, L’oeil de la Photographie, and The Photo Review.
JP’s work is held in both permanent and private collections across the US, Canada and Internationally.