Terry Fugate-Wilcox was born in 1944 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He moved to New York in late 1968 with his wife, Valerie Monroe Shakespeare, and lived in TriBeCa for five decades. He showed sculpture and painting at 112 Greene Street (1972) and was represented by James Yu Gallery (1972–74) and Louis K. Meisel Gallery (1974–82), both in SoHo. He completed several public art projects in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Illinois in the 1980s and showed at Fulcrum Gallery and Shakespeare’s Fulcrum in Manhattan from 1993 to 2002.
After residing in Connecticut for a few years, Fugate-Wilcox has lived in Hudson, New York, since 2013, where he actively participates in the burgeoning art scene. His sculpture can be found in public and private collections around the world.