Terry Evans has photographed the prairies and plains of North America and the urban prairie of Chicago. Combining both aerial and ground photography, she delves into the intricate and complex relationships between land and people. Her work explores the virgin prairie, working steel mills, Greenland ice sheets, a small town in the Kansas Flint Hills, the oil boom in North Dakota, and Fort Worth’s Trinity River and the people who use it. She is currently photographing the effects of petcoke on the people of southeast Chicago.
She has exhibited widely including one-person shows at the Chicago Art Institute, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Field Museum of Natural History, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and Amon Carter Museum of Art.
Evans is a Guggenheim Fellow and a recipient of an Anonymous Was a Woman award. Her work is in museum collections including the Chicago Art Institute, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Amon Carter Museum of Art and many other museum collections.