Weston T Teruya

Weston T Teruya

Weston T Teruya

41 (Sarinya Srisakul), 2014
Spraypaint on paper sculpture and printed text
51 x 38 x 32 in.

Weston T Teruya

Weston T Teruya

Water in the pipes (Lou Balioni), 2014
Spraypaint on paper sculpture and printed text
19 x 18 x 23 in.

b. Honolulu, Hawaii
Lives and Works in Berkeley, CA

Education

2007
MA, Visual and Critical Studies, California College of the Arts
MFA, Painting and Drawing, California College of the Arts

1999
BA, Studio Art, minor: Asian American Studies, Pomona College

Selected Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2011
2x2 Solos: Weston Teruya, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

2009
The Pull of Two Signs Rising Over the Land, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008
How I Learned to..., collaboration with Michele Carlson, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2006
Collapsed System Aftereffects ('til we get there), Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013

Reverse Rehearsals, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Only a Signal Shown, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

2012
Community Creates, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

2011
Bay Area Now 6, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Material Deposits, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
Parts and Whole, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Land of Magic: Artists Explore Make-Believe, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

2010
Assembled, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Cultural Artifacts, Fivepoints Arthouse, San Francisco, CA

2009
A Universe We Can Believe In, Oliver Art Center, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
A Sense of Place: Location/Inspiration, DeSaisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

2008
Shifted Focus: An APAture Retrospective, Kearny Street Workshop, San Francisco, CA
APAture, (Featured Artist - Visual), Kearny Street Workshop, San Francisco, CA
Close Calls, Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2007
Stop Pause Forward, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA
BMG Artists' Annual, BLK/MRKT Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Graphic: New Bay Area Drawing, Gatehouse Gallery, di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA

2006
Peripheries of Narrative, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Crossover Stories, Playspace Gallery, CCA, San Francisco, CA
Graduate Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Partially Told Stories, Space 743, San Francisco, CA

2005
Mayhem, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Fantastic Amnesia, Playspace Gallery, CCA, San Francisco, CA
CCA/SFAI Joint Graduate Exhibition, Swell Gallery, SFAI, San Francisco, CA
Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship Exhibition, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Paper Cuts Again, Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo, CA

2003
Self-Help Graphics & Art Annual Print Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA
Visible Resistance!, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA

2002
Fresh Tracks/02, Doizaki Gallery, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Los Angeles, CA

1999
Scenic Route, Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, Claremont, CA

Special Projects and Commissions

2013
9th Island & Other Lands, public event, Artists Drawing Club series, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

2012
Alameda County Arts Commission, Small-Scale Artwork Commission Program, Highland Hospital, Oakland, CA

2009
Interim Infills, temporary public project, San Francisco, CA

Awards, Distinctions and Residencies

2010
Irvine Fellow, Lucas Artists Residency Programs, Montalvo Art Center, Saratoga, CA

2010
SECA finalist, SF MOMA, San Francisco, CA

2009
Artadia Award(San Francisco Bay Area)

2008
Oliver Ranch Studio Artist Residency, Alexander Valley, CA
Honorable Mention, Kala Fellowship Program, Berkeley, CA

2006
All-College Honors, Graduate Writing - Critical Non-Fiction, CCA, San Francisco, CA

2005
Jack & Gertrude Murphy Fellowship, San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco, CA

1999
Loisa Moseley Fine Arts Fund Prize (Studio Art), Pomona College, Claremont, CA

1998
Corinne Gilbert Beaver Art Award, Pomona College, Claremont, CA

Selected Work Experience

2007-
Program Associate, SF Arts Commission-Cultural Equity Grants, San Francisco, CA

2002-2004
Program Director, Liberation ArtsLab, Public Allies, Los Angeles, CA

Related Activities

2013-present
Commissioner, Berkeley Civic Arts Commission, Berkeley, CA

2009-2012
curatorial committee member, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

2011
grant panelist, Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles, CA

2010
juror, California College for the Arts - Graduate Fine Arts program, San Francisco, CA

2009
grant panelist, Alternative Exposure, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

Selected Reviews

2011
Wolf, Alana. “Material Deposits Explores the Necessity of Objects at ACAC.” Burnaway. August 12, 2011  [online].
Fox, Catharine. “Old masters, young award winners in two engaging shows at the Contemporary.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution. August 5, 2011, pg. D5.
Baker, Kenneth. “’Bay Area Now 6’ at Yerba Buena Center: art review.” San Francisco Chronicle. July 20, 2011, pg. F-6
Hotchkiss, Sarah. “State of the Arts: Bay Area Now 6.” KQED.org. July 12, 2011 [online].
Resonant City. "Deceptive Solidity: An Interview with Weston Teruya." Resonant City.net. June 11, 2011 [online].
Agid, Shana. "Weston Teruya." 2 x 2 Solos 2011. Pro Arts: Oakland, 2011, pg. 49-60.
Carlson, Michele. “Q+A: Weston Teruya’s Fragile Spaces.” ArtInAmericaMagazine.com. February 25, 2011
Sommer, Danielle. "A Scape Within A Scape Within A Scape: Weston Teruya at Pro Arts." KQED.org.

2009
Sirmans, Franklin (editor). 5 Cities 41 Artists Artadia 08/09. Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue: New York, pg. 126-127.
Bhaumik, Sita. "Drawn to the Edge: Weston Teruya Invites You to a World of Possibility & Destruction." Hyphen. Issue 19, Winter 2009. pg. 38-43.

2008
Whiteside, Amber. “Weston Teruya and Michele Carlson – Intersection for the Arts.” Sculpture. Vol. 27, No. 10, December 2008. pg. 74-5.
Ryan, Christine. “14 Bay Area Artists We Love Right Now – And Where to See Them.” 7x7 San Francisco. November 2008. pg. 122.
Storck, Jeanne. “How I Learned To…Weston Teruya & Michele Carlson at Intersection for the Arts.” Shotgun- Review.com. May 15, 2008 [online]
Goldberg, Max. “Weston Teruya and Michele Carlson: How I Learned To…” Flavorpill.com. April 21, 2008

2006
Whiteside, Amber. “Peripheries of Narrative at Patricia Sweetow Gallery,” Artweek. Volume 37, Issue 7, 2006.
Helfand, Glen. “San Francisco Critics’ Picks: ‘Peripheries of Narrative.’” ArtForum.com. June 20.
Palm, Kristin. “’Partially Told Stories’ at Space 743,” Artweek, Vol. 37, Issue 4, 2006, pg. 17.
Kurtz, Katie. “Partially Told Stories,” San Francisco Bay Guardian. Vol.40, No. 24, Mar. 15-21, 2006.

2002
Hiraga, Alissa. “Nikkei Artists Converge at fresh tracks,” Rafu Shimpo. No. 29,644, April 19, 2002

Curatorial Projects

2014
Feature, group exhibition, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

2012
Movement in Many Parts, group exhibition co-curated with Lucy Seena Lin, Kearny Street
Workshop, at East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation, Oakland, CA

2011
Working Conditions, group exhibition co-curated with Curatorial Committee members, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
On the Ground, group exhibition, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA