Terence Gower was born in British Columbia, Canada. He studied at Emily Carr College, spent the early years of his practice in Vancouver, Cologne, and Mexico City and has continued to show internationally. He has been based in New York City since 1995 where he has shown at PS1, New Museum, Queens Museum and many commercial and non-profit galleries. He has participated in the Mercosul and Havana Biennials. His work on the modern movement in Mexico was the subject of a major solo exhibition, Ciudad Moderna, at the Laboratorio Arte Alameda in 2005. His 2009 solo exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC treated the history of that institution. Gower has built three pavilions: the Bicycle Pavilion for the Colección Jumex, Mexico City; the Projection Pavilion for Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City; the Workshop Pavilion for MUSAC, León, Spain; and will unveil a new pavilion in the Bronx in spring 2014. A major public commission from the New York School Construction Authority will be inaugurated in September 2013.