Terry Allen

decade

1940s

1943

Terry Allen is born in Wichita, Kansas.

decade

1960s

1962

Terry Allen moves to Los Angeles to attend Chouinard Art Institute.

1962

Terry Allen and Allen Ruppersberg meet on the first day of school at Chouinard.

1966

Terry Allen earns his BFA from Chouinard.

1966

Terry Allen, Allen Ruppersberg, and a group of friends from Chouinard cofound Gallery 66, a cooperative gallery in Los Angeles that operates for one year.

1969

Terry Allen’s wife, Jo Harvey Allen, is one of the waitresses at Allen Ruppersberg’s project Al’s Cafe.

1969

Terry Allen sells his first record, Going to California, as a “side dish” at Al’s Cafe.

decade

1970s

1971

Terry Allen performing at Al’s Grand Hotel, 1971. Photo: Gary Krueger. Courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali, New York.
Inside album cover, Terry Allen Live at Al’s Grand Hotel: May 7th, 1971, 1971.

1971

Terry Allen records a live album at the opening night of Allen Ruppersberg’s Al’s Grand Hotel and spends the night in the “Al Room.”

1971

Terry Allen has a solo exhibition at the Mizuno Gallery.

1971

Terry Allen has a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

decade

1980s

1981

Terry Allen, Angel Whispers, 1981/82. Lithograph on paper, edition 7 of 30; 22 × 30 in. (55.9 × 76.2 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Jeanne Marienthal-Weislow, 1986.47. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.

1984

Terry Allen composes the music for Lynn Hershman Leeson’s interactive video work Lorna.

1984

Terry Allen composes music for Lynn Hershman Leeson’s work Lorna.

1987

Terry Allen moves to Santa Fe.

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