"the city breathing", by Weston Teruya, July 2017 Artist-in-Residence

Weston Teruya, Extracting Gold in the New City, 2016. Paper sculpture from recycled office supplies, building paper, wrapping paper, and start-up brochures, dimensions variable.
July 5, 2017July 30, 2017

Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm; Fridays until 8:30 pm
Artist Reception: Friday, July 28, 6–8:30 pm

Weston Teruya creates paper sculpture installations to explore the stories, histories, and cultural dynamics of specific communities and neighborhoods. For his residency, Teruya presents a large-scale paper installation that examines the city of San Francisco, its physical markers, and the narratives that underlie its social life. Museum visitors have the opportunity to explore their visions for a thriving city by arranging and piecing together smaller-scale paper objects that will then contribute to determining the layout of the larger installation. 

Weston Teruya was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and currently resides in Oakland. He has exhibited at the Mills College Art Museum (Oakland), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), Longhouse Projects and the NYC Fire Museum (New York), Hiromi Yoshii Gallery (Tokyo), and the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Weston has received grants from Artadia, the Center for Cultural Innovation, and the Creative Work Fund. He has been an artist-in-residence with the Montalvo Arts Center, Art+Practice+Ideas at Mills College, Recology San Francisco, Ox-Bow, and Kala Art Institute.

The Artist Studio program is made possible with major support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Museums for America program.