Ana Terry has been working in the visual communications industry as an arts educator and graphic designer for over twenty years. She has been exhibiting nationally and internationally since 2000 and her arts practice includes developing individual works / exhibitions, site-specific projects, curating exhibitions, collaborative projects, writing, facilitating arts-led forums, and mentoring emerging artists. She has a Master of Fine Arts by Research from the Dunedin School of Art, is a director with the ADA (Aoteoroa Digital Arts) Network. She is a Fulbright- Scholar-in-Residence at the Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, in Georgia.
Terry has lectured in the fine arts and graphic design undergraduate degree programs at both the University of Otago and the Otago Polytechnic School of Art. In the last 4 years, alongside focusing on her arts practice and freelance work, she has been volunteering in Vanuatu in her capacity as graphic designer / visual communications advisor through Volunteer Service Abroad Aotearoa (VSA). Her first 2-year assignment was working with Wan Smolbag Theatre in Vanuatu (2008-10). In 2011 she returned for a second assignment working with the Farm Support Association (FSA) training staff using open source software and with agronomist Piero Bianchessi editing, designing and illustrating a 128-page technical publication on growing, curing and processing vanilla.
In the last 4 years she and collaborator Don Hunter (Number 8 Collective) were awarded the William Hodges Fellowship Art Residency in Southland, New Zealand (2008) and the inaugural Platform China Artist Residency based in Beijing, China (2010). Number 8 Collective have just completed the project, Un Litro de Agua, a 2 month residency at Casa Tres Patios, this involved exhibiting the works of 10 New Zealand artists and community workshops in Medellin, Colombia. This latest project is now in its second stage with an invitation to co-curate a cross cultural exhibition with curator Anthony Evanko, in partnership with the Museo del Agua and the University of Antioquia, taking place 2013.