Terry Towery lives and works in New York, and has exhibited in over one hundred exhibitions internationally over the past thirty years. His work remains in prominent museum collections, numerous private collections, and is published regularly. Towery holds a baccalaureate degree from Florida State University and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Florida. Currently, Towery teaches as Associate Professor of Art at Lehman College CUNY and Associate Professor of Photography at Parsons.
His photographic work references classical still life painting, but emphasizes the medium of photography by using selective focus, a large format camera, and the platinum and palladium printing process. He draws influence from the works of Giorgio Morandi and Irving Penn. While simple in subject matter, his aesthetically and technically beautiful work serves as a commentary on the photographic medium and its relationship to the history of fine art.