Terry Allen is a visual artist and songwriter who was raised in Lubbock, Texas. He graduated from Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles and has worked as an artist & musician since 1966. He has received numerous awards and honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship and National Endowment for the Art Fellowships. His work has been shown throughout the United States and internationally, including Documenta and San Paolo, Paris, Sydney & Whitney Biennales and is represented in major private and public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and L.A. County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (MCASD) and Houston & Dallas Museums of Fine Art.
Allen has recorded 13 albums of original songs, including classics Juarez and Lubbock (on everything), both re-issued in 2016 on Paradise of Bachelors label. His most recent and highly acclaimed Paradise of Bachelors re-issue of Allen’s theater and radio work is Pedal Steal, 2019. His New album Just Like Moby Dick will be released January 2015 on Paradise of Bachelors. Allen has performed his music throughout the United States and Europe and his songs have been recorded by such diverse artists as Bobby Bare, Guy Clark, Little Feat, Robert Earl Keen, David Byrne, Cracker, Doug Sahm, Ricky Nelson and Lucinda Williams. Terry Allen lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his w