Weston Teruya: Artist

Weston Teruya is an Oakland-based, Honolulu-born artist who has exhibited at the Mills College Art Museum (Oakland), 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, and Hiromi Yoshii (Tokyo). He has received public art commissions from the San Francisco and Alameda County Arts Commissions. In 2019, Weston will exhibit at the Mills College Art Museum and have a solo exhibition at the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa.

He has received grants from Artadia, Asian Cultural Council, Creative Work Fund, and the Center for Cultural Innovation. Weston has been an artist-in-residence at Montalvo Arts Center, Ox-Bow, the deYoung Museum, Recology SF, Kala Art Institute, and will be at A. Farm in Saigon in 2019.

Along with his individual practice, he is one-third of the collective, Related Tactics, whose projects have been at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Southern Exposure (SF). He also produces and hosts (un)making, a podcast through the West Coast online arts writing and criticism publication, Art Practical.

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.

Weston received his MFA in Painting & Drawing and MA in Visual & Critical Studies from California College of the Arts and BA in Studio Art with a minor in Asian American Studies from Pomona College.