Terry Starr has been carving since 1978. In 1988, he carried out an important position of sub-contracting one of the six longhouses installed in the Museum of Civilization in Hull, Quebec. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Canada and the United States.
Starr has worked with such outstanding Northwest Coast Native Artists as Richard Hunt and Tim Paul, both of whom held the position of Master Carver to the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, BC.
Terry is mainly recognized for his woodcarvings, specifically masks, bowls and rattles as well as larger projects, such as longhouses and totem poles. He has also produced several limited edition silkscreen prints. Terry is always looking to expand his skills. Recently, many of his original designs have been used in the creation of clothing and fine giftware. He is highly influenced by historical Tsimshian pieces. Terry graduated from Vancouver's Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts program under established Haida/Kwakwaka'wakw artist, Dan Wallace.