Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Aug 2nd 2010 to Oct 31st 2010 | Apr 18th 2015 to Apr 19th 2015
  • FROM : USA

Weston Teruya was born in 1977 and raised in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.  He received an MFA in Painting and Drawing and MA in Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts.  He currently resides and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Teruya has had solo exhibitions at Intersection for the Arts and Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco and Pro Arts in Oakland. He has also exhibited at Southern Exposure and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Longhouse Projects & the NYC Fire Museum in New York, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery in Tokyo, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and the Palo Alto Art Center.

Teruya was an Irvine Fellow at Montalvo’s Lucas Artists Residency, a recipient of a 2009 Artadia grant, and received a 2014 Investing in Artists grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation. He is currently in residence at Mills College through the inaugural Art+Practice+Ideas residency program developed by the Art Department and Mills College Art Museum. 

Alongside his studio practice, Teruya works for the Community Investments program (formerly Cultural Equity Grants) of the San Francisco Arts Commission. He is also a member of the Berkeley Civic Arts Commission where he chairs the Grants Committee. He has curated exhibitions for Southern Exposure, Kearny Street Workshop, and the Berkeley Art Center and written for Hyphen Magazine.