Weston Teruya was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. As an artist, he has had solo exhibitions at Intersection for the Arts and Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco and Pro Arts in Oakland. Teruya has also exhibited at the Mills College Art Museum in Oakland, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Southern Exposure 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. Weston was an Irvine Fellow at the Lucas Artist Residency of the Montalvo Arts Center, a 2009 Artadia Awardee, a 2014 CCI Investing in Artists grantee, and one of the 2015 inaugural Art+Practice+Ideas artists-in-residence at Mills College. He is a 2016 Recology Artist-in-Residence. Weston received an MFA in Painting and Drawing and MA in Visual & Critical Studies from California College of the Arts. He has a BA in studio art and minor in Asian American Studies from Pomona College.
Weston has curated exhibitions for Southern Exposure, Kearny Street Workshop, and the Berkeley Art Center, and has written for Hyphen Magazine. He is one of the core members of the Related Tactics collective, a group of artists, writers, curators, and educators of color creating projects and opportunities at the intersection of race and culture.