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Terry Coffman, Artist-in-Residence at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, is an accomplished artist, author, musician, and an internationally recognized leader in art education. He studied at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Prior to serving as MIAD’s president from 1983-2003, Coffman was president and academic dean at the Maryland College of Art & Design. In 1995, he was awarded a fellowship at the Lacoste School of Art in France where he taught and conducted research for his novel, A Walk Through the Wheat Fields, The Missing Journals of Vincent van Gogh (Vantage Press, 2002).

A gallery featuring many of Coffman’s recent paintings can be found at his website,

Coffman’s work has received several awards and has been in numerous exhibitions, including shows at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Lee Nordness Gallery in New York, the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Tory Folliard Gallery. He has performed professionally at nightclubs and music venues in Milwaukee and Washington D.C. He is currently represented by Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee and the Grace Chosy Gallery in Madison, Wisconsin.