Darryl DeAngelo Terrell (b. 1991) is a BLK queer lens-based artist, digital curator, and teaching artist currently based in Detroit, MI and Chicago, IL. A recent MFA graduate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he studied Photography. Darryl's work is centered around the philosophy of F.U.B.U. (The shit is for US) He thinks about how his work can aid to a larger conversation about blackness, and it many intersectionalities. His work explores the displacement of black and brown people, femme identity, and strength, the black family structure, sexuality, gender, safe spaces, and personal stories, all while keeping in mind the accessibility of art.
Darryl is currently a 2018 Luminarts Fellow in Visual Arts, a 2017/18 Hatch Project Artist in Resident at Chicago Artist Coalition, 2017 Artist in Resident at ACRE, a semifinalist for the 2017 Edes Fellowship. Darryl has also shown at The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Brooklyn, NYC YC, 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 make work that encourages conversation while challenging the viewers. Work that makes niggas feel apart, and included. Work that induces emotion and reaction. I wanna make you think about your views when you see my work.
My art practice is driven by the things I consider to be my addictions i.e social media, music, pop culture, narratives and black people. I use these topic as entry points in my work, to explore what it is to be black in America. I have started to think about the Black, femme, and queer body as one and separate entities, and how they occupy and demand space in the American landscape.
These ideas are being fleshed out through photography, video, performance, print media, sound, social engagement, and storytelling. Looking at artist like Solange, Danez Smith, Marlon Riggs, Carrie Mae Weems, Lyle Ashton Harris, Ebony G Patterson, Glenn Ligon, Issa Rae, and the ALL the Black Femmes in my life.