Terry Allen (1943- ) was born in Wichita, KS and raised in Lubbock, TX. Allen later moved to Los Angeles to study art, receiving his BFA in 1966 from Chouianrd Art Institute. He is a multidisciplinary artist in the truest sense of the term working as a sculptor, painter, instillation artist, writer, composer and musician. He is also a successful recording artist, having recorded several albums. Terry Allen has received numerous awards and honors including multiple National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and is included in the Buddy Holly Walk of Fame. His works have been exhibited in many prestigious galleries and museums throughout the United States and abroad. Terry Allen and his wife, Jo Harvey Allen, currently reside in Santa Fe, New Mexico.