Terra Goolsby is a Texas based artist and curator living and working in Austin, Texas. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design where she acquired an MFA in Sculpture and remained a Presidential Scholar for the duration of her stay. She also conducted independent research at Brown University with Gali Cohee, Department Head of Gender and Sexuality Studies, where she identified her obsession with de-construction of Meso American and contemporary mythologies. She also attended the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a BFA in painting and sculpture.
She has been an artist in residence at West Dean College of Sussex University in Chichester, England, Vermont Studio Center, and I-Park Foundation in New Hampshire. She has been the recipient of the $40,000 Presidential Scholarship at Rhode Island School of Design, Thantopolis Honorarium, Edward James Fellowship and Scholarship, Dimension Gallery Fellowship, and several grants. Her work has been exhibited in Texas, England, New York, Los Angeles, Rhode Island, Boston, and Connecticut, including the Dallas Contemporary Museum and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum at Harvard University. She is one of the founders of Icosa Gallery at Canopy. She continues to work out of her studio in Austin, Texas.