Weston Teruya is an Oakland-based visual artist and arts administrator. Teruya's paper sculptures, installations, and drawings reconfigure symbols forming unexpected meanings that tamper with social/political realities, speculating on issues of power, control, visibility, protection and, by contrast, privilege. With Michele Carlson and Nathan Watson, he is a member of the Related Tactics artists' collective and often exhibits under that name. He studied at Pomona College and received his BA in Studio Art, with a minor in Asian American studies in 1999. He studied a dual master's degree at California College of the Arts and graduated in 2007 with an MFA in Painting and Drawing and MA in Visual and Critical Studies.
Teruya's work touches upon issues of power and politics, often in relation to the San Francisco Bay Area. His art also draws upon his own background, such as in his works related to the Hawaiian diaspora. His research involves the exploration of community histories in relation to the intersection of social movements and public space. Teruya was as artist-in-residence at Mills College in 2015.