Contemporary American painter, printmaker and writer, Terry Parmelee graduated from American University in Washington D.C. in 1967 with an M.A. in Fine Arts. During this time she also studied the art of the woodcut and other relief techniques under Carol Summers.
For ten years, Parmelee developed a strong reputation for her large color woodcuts. She taught woodcut techniques at Montgomery College from 1969 to 1971 and at the Corcoran School of Art from 1972 to 1973. Parmelee began working for the Washington Print Club Quarterly in 1984 and from 1988 to 1992 she contributed to the “Eyewash” Art Newsletter.
In 1995 Parmelee participated in the Ukraine- American Graphic Arts Symposium and in 1996 she took aprt in an exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Parmelee creates and hand-prints all of her own original woodcuts.