Weston Teruya: Artist

Weston Teruya is an artist who moves between individual and collective modes of practice. In his individual work, he has created projects for the Mills College Art Museum (Oakland), University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa (Honolulu), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), Kearny Street Workshop (SF), Longhouse Projects & the NYC Fire Museum (New York), the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (Atlanta), and public art commissions for the San Francisco and Alameda County Arts Commissions. Weston has received grants from Artadia, Asian Cultural Council, Creative Work Fund, and the Center for Cultural Innovation and has been an artist-in-residence at A. Farm Saigon, Montalvo Arts Center, Ox-Bow, the deYoung Museum, Recology SF, and Kala Art Institute. For three seasons, he also produced and hosted (un)making, an interview-based podcast through the West Coast online arts writing and criticism publication, Art Practical.

Along with his individual practice, Weston is also one-third of Related Tactics, a collective of transdisciplinary artists of color who create projects at the intersection of race and culture. The collective’s projects have been presented through the University of San Francisco Thacher Gallery, Southern Exposure (SF), Chinese Culture Center (SF), Museum of Capitalism at the Kellen Gallery of Parsons (New York), and Berkeley Art Center (Berkeley), with upcoming projects with the Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, Ohio) and Kala Art Institute’s Print Public program (Berkeley).

Weston worked for the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Cultural Equity Grants program (now known as Community Investments) for eight years. He also served as an appointed Commissioner with the Berkeley Civic Arts Commission for three years, where he chaired the Grants Committee and served on the Policy Committee. He currently serves as part of the arts & culture working group of SOMA Pilipinas – San Francisco’s Filipino Cultural District.