Matthew Terry is a Fine Art Photographer and graduate of the Academy of Art University, where he attained his BFA-Photography with a focus in Fine Art Photography in December of 2014. Currently located in the Davenport Iowa/Quad City area, Matthew picked up his first film camera in 2004 at age 16, and since has exhibited and sold work at galleries in Rome, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Colorado, and Omaha, among others. Additionally seeing work published both Nationally (Iowa, Vermont, New York, Atlanta) and Internationally (Italy, England)

Growing up in the Midwest, he long felt alienated in both a physical and mental sense. Lost within his surroundings he found photography, and through this medium he found a way to connect with other individuals who also felt a similar level of detachment.

Endlessly intrigued by the ability to capture and hold a distinct moment in time within a world constantly in motion, Matthew combines subjective perspective with universal appeal to create conceptual imagery that questions not only the identity of who we are, but also how we interact & relate to that which surrounds us.

Whether he’s capturing a Landscape, Architecture, or the Human Form, his work challenges the relation of inherent truths & fiction that occur in our existence.

Utilizing contrasting tones, and a distinctly deliberate perspective influenced by combining the conscious and subconscious as a means to question reality, Matthew showcases conceptual photos which evoke a level of detachment subtle enough for most people to connect with. It is through this connection that Matthew proves on a perceptual level just how related we actually are.


2014 BFA, Academy of Art University, School of Photography.  

Various Outlets/Permanent Displays

  • 6 of my Images are in the Permanent Collection of The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City

  • I have be represented by Star Dog Gallery as a Contributing Artist since 2013

  • I am a continuing contributor to local upstart newspaper: The Gold Coast Almanac.

  • I have worked as a Staff Photographer/Occasional Videographer at Codfish Hollow Barnstormers Starting in the Summer of 2018