Get to Know
Residency Dates
  • Aug 2nd 2010 to Oct 31st 2010
  • Apr 18th 2015 to Apr 19th 2015

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.