Born in Onomichi, Japan

 

Education

 

    1954-59 B.A. Aesthetics, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan

    1964-68 B.F.A. and M.F.A., Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, California

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

Exhibitions listed are in the United States, unless otherwise specified.

 

2009

 

    Masami Teraoka, Honolulu Academy Of Arts, Hawaii

    Masami Teraoka, Moti Hasson Gallery, New York, New York

 

2008

 

    Masami Teraoka, Samuel Freeman, Santa Monica, California

 

2007

 

    Drawing on the Past: The Art of Masami Teraoka, Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park,

    California

    Correspondence: Masami Teraoka and Ukiyo-e, Palo Alto Cultural Center, California

 

2006

 

    Masami Teraoka: Cloisters Workout, Catharine Clark Gallery, San   Francisco, California

    Rebels and Renegades, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

 

2004

 

     Masami Teraoka: New Work, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas

    Perils and Pleasures: Tales from Masami Teraoka, 1976-03, Carleton College Art Gallery, Northfield, MN

 

2003

 

    Masami Teraoka: A New Wave, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

    Masami Teraoka: U.S. Inquisition, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California

 

2002

 

    Masami Teraoka: Works on Paper 1972 – 2002, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California

 

2001

 

    Masami Teraoka: Tower of Babel, San Diego State University, San Diego, California

 

2000

 

    Masami Teraoka: Tower of Babel, Pamela Auchincloss, New York, New York

    Masami Teraoka: Tower of Babel, Jay Grimm Gallery, New York, New York

 

1999

 

    Ascending Chaos: Marierier af Masami Teraoka, Frederiks Bastion, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Masami Teraoka: Cloning Eve, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California

    Masami Teraoka: Web of Confessions, Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts, Dickinson Col., Carlisle, PA

    Traveled to University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

    Masami Teraoka: From Tradition to Technology--The Floating World Comes of Age. Exhibition traveled:

    Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio;

    David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

 

1998

 

    Life, Death and Laughter: Paintings and Prints, University Art Gallery, Cal. State University, Hayward, CA

    Cybernetic Media Frenzy, Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California

    Waves and Plagues, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Wood Street Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Masami Teraoka: From Tradition to Technology--The Floating World Comes of Age.

    Exhibition traveled to: Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut;

    The Hammond Museum, North Salem, New York

 

1997

 

    Ascending Chaos: New Works by Masami Teraoka, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California

    Masami Teraoka, Meyerson and Nowinski Art Associates, Seattle, Washington

    Masami Teraoka: From Tradition to Technology--The Floating World Comes of Age. Chikumagawa Highway Museum, Obuse,       Nagano, Japan

    Paintings by Masami Teraoka, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, California

 

1996

 

    Paintings by Masami Teraoka, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

    Masami Teraoka: Recent Work, The McKinney Avenue   Contemporary, Dallas, Texas

    Masami Teraoka: The Confessional Series, Barry Whistler Gallery,   Dallas, Texas

 

1995

 

    Masami Teraoka: Future Tense, Hui NoÔeau Visual Art Center, Maui, Hawaii

    Exhibition traveled to University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, Colorado

    Masami Teraoka, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York, New York

 

1994

 

    Masami Teraoka, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York, New York

    Masami Teraoka: New Paintings, Fuel Gallery, Seattle, Washington

 

1992

 

    Masami Teraoka, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, Australia

    Masami Teraoka, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York, New York

    Masami Teraoka: Waves and Plagues, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, England

    Prints and Works on Paper, Olga Dollar Gallery, San Francisco, California

 

1991

 

    Masami Teraoka: New Work, Schmidt/Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Masami Teraoka, Fuller/Elwood Gallery, Seattle, Washington

 

1990

 

    Masami Teraoka, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York, New York

    Waves and Plagues: The Art of Masami Teraoka, Henry Art Museum, University of Washington,

    Masami Teraoka, Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, Alabama

 

1989

 

    Masami Teraoka: AIDS Series, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, New York

    Masami Teraoka: Paintings and Prints, Iannetti-Lanzone Gallery, San Francisco, California

    Masami Teraoka's Kabuki: Prints and Watercolors, Georgia State University Art Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

    Masami Teraoka, Cypress College, Cypress, California

    Masami Teraoka, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York, New York

    Masami Teraoka: An Exhibition of Graphic Work: 1976-89, Weingart Center, Occidental College, Los

    Angeles, California

    Masami Teraoka: Painting and Drawings, Schmidt Dean, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Masami Teraoka: Works in Progress, Victorian College of the Arts Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

    Waves and Plagues: Art of Masami Teraoka (organized by The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI, 1988)

    Exhibition traveled to: Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio;

    Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, Alabama;

    Grand Rapids, Museum of Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

1988

 

    Masami Teraoka: Paintings & Drawings, Space Gallery, Los Angeles, California

    Waves and Plagues: The Art of Masami Teraoka, The     Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

    Exhibition traveled to: The Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California

    Masami Teraoka: Paintings and Drawings, Schmidt-Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

1986

 

    Masami Teraoka: East Meets West, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, California

    Masami Teraoka, Space Gallery, Los Angeles, California

 

1985

 

    Masami Teraoka: Tattoo Lady Series, Space Gallery, Los Angeles,California

    Teraoka Erotica, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California

 

 

 

1983

 

    Masami Teraoka, Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, Florida

    Masami Teraoka, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California

    Masami Teraoka, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

    Masami Teraoka, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, California

 

1982

 

    Masami Teraoka, Space Gallery, Los Angeles, California

 

1981

 

    Masami Teraoka: The Takeover of East and West, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

 

1980

 

    Masami Teraoka, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California

    Masami Teraoka, Dwight Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, California

    Masami Teraoka, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

    Exhibition traveled to: Honolulu Academy of Arts;

    Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Newport Harbor Art

    Museum, Newport Beach, California

 

1979

 

    Masami Teraoka, Space Gallery, Los Angeles, California

 

1977

 

    Masami Teraoka, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California

    Masami Teraoka, Space Gallery, Los Angeles, California

 

1975

 

    Recent Work by Masami Teraoka, Space Gallery, Los Angeles, California

 

1973

 

    Teraoka, David Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles, California

    Masami Teraoka, International Museum of Erotic Art, San Francisco, California

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2007

 

    Manifestations of Contemporary Art in Iran, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran

    Pacific Light: California Watercolor Refracted, 1907 - 2007 San Francisco State University Art Gallery

    Exhibition to travel to Nordic Watercolor Museum in 2008.

    Just East of West, The ARTS at Marks Garage, Honolulu, Hawaii

    Contemporary Art: Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii

    Tradition/Collision, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

 

2006

 

    Second Home, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, California

    5th Annual Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

    Conflict and Art, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford, California

    Otis L.A. Nine Decades of Los Angeles Art, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California

    Palos Verdes Collects, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, California

    Reconstructing Memories, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii

    Reflections of Beauty: Women from JapanÕs Floating World, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California

    Visual Politics: The Art of Engagement, Katzen Arts Center/Americna University, Washington D.C.

    Exhibition traveled from the San Jose Museum of Art in San Jose,   California from 2005

 

2005

 

    Art and Interiors, TAMA Gallery, New York, New York

    Art of Engagement, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, California

    Art of Engagement, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California

    Bodyworks, de Young Museum, San Francisco, California

    Feve: HIV/AIDS in the Age of Globalization, Museum of World Culture, Sweden

    Ground Re-opening: Masami Teraoka, Hiroki Morinoue and Mark Kadota, Robyn Buntin Gall., Honolulu, HI

    Here Comes the Bogey-Man, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, New York

    Introduction to Contemporary American Print: DNP Collection, Mihara Region Plaza, Mihara, Japan

    Selected Works from the Collection, Glasgow Museum of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland

 

2004

 

    Arts of the Americas Latin America and the United States 1800 to Now, Santa Barbara Cont. Museum, CA

    Finesse, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California

    ItÕs About Time: Celebrating 35 Years, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California

    This and That at the Mac, 9-11, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas

 

2003

 

    Annual Nikakai, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

    Artists at the Edge, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, California

    Asian Galleries: A New Light on Asian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

    Creatures That Stir: Symbol & Satire in Animals of Imagination, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, California

    Enriched by Diversity: The Art of Hawaii, Hawaii State Art Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

    Gyroscope, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

 

2002

 

    177th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design Museum, New York, New York

    Art Juxtapoz: 8th Annual Art Show, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, California

 

2001

 

    1010, 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California

    American Stories: From the Personal to the Political, Dr. James B. Pick and Dr. Rosalyn M. Laudati Gallery, Orange County Museum     of Art, Newport Beach, California

    The Contemporary Museum Biennial Exhibition, Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Exhibition traveled to: Shaefer Int'l Gallery, Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Kahului, Hawaii

    East is West in Hawaii, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii

    Issues of Identity in Recent American Art, Roland Gibson Gallery, State University NY, Potsdam, NY

    Theory or Faith, Limn Gallery, San Francisco, California

 

2000

 

    Made in California, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

 

1999

 

    The Day Without Art, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

    Hui NoÔeau Visual Arts Center, Makawao, Hawaii

    Other Narratives, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas

    Spinal Epidural, Please!, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California

 

1998

 

    20th Century Masterworks, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California

    Drawings IV, Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, California

    An Exhibition of Work by Five Asian American Artists, in consortium with Asian Art News, Catharine Clark

    Gallery, San Francisco, California

    LetÕs Go Ukiyo-e, Mitaka City Gallery of Art, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan

 

1997

 

    20/20 CAF Looks Forward and Back, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California

    Shrines: The Sacred Dimension of Art and Ritual, Hui NoÔeau, Makawao, Hawaii

 

1996

 

    Brenda & Other Stories, Walsall Museum and Art Gallery, Walsall, England

    Exhibition traveled to: Cornerhouse, Manchester, England;

    Castle Museum, Nottingham, England

    The Glasgow Museum, Glasgow, Scotland

    Hidden in Plain Sight: Illusion and the Real in Recent Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, L.A. CA

    JAPON/MUKASHI TO IMA – de ayer a hoy, Museo de Arte y Dise–o Contemporaneo, San Jose, Costa Rica

    Made to Order: AmericaÕs Most Wanted Painting, Alternative Museum, New York, New York

    Meyerson & Nowinski, Seattle, Washington

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Naked Truths, University of Hawaii, Manoa Art Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii

    Narcissism: Artists Reflect Themselves, California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, California

    Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Texas

    Transforming the Social Order, Tyler Gallery, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

1995

 

    Asia/America: Identities in Contemporary Asian American Art, organized by Asia Society, NY, NY, 1994.

    Exhibition traveled to: Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii;

    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California;

    Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Contemporary Graphic Art and Tyler Graphics Archive Collection, Sukagawa-shi, Fukushima, Japan

 

1994

 

    Asia/America: Identities in Contemporary Asian American Art, Asia Society, New York, New York.

    Exhibition traveled to: Tacoma Art Museum, Washington

    Don't Leave Me This Way: Art in the Age of AIDS, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

    The Floating World: JapanÕs World of Transient Pleasures, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney,Australia

    The Human Condition: Hope & Despair at the End of the Century, Spiral/Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo, Japan. Exhibition traveled to:         The Ashiya Art and History Museum, Ashiya, Japan

    Japanese Art After 1945: Scream Against the Sky, The Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York, New York. Exhibition      traveled to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art with the Center for the Arts at Yerba ` Buena Garden in association with      InterCultura, San Francisco, California and Yokohama Museum of

    Art, Yokohama, Japan

    Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany

    Le Temps dÕun Dessin, Gallerie De LÕEcoles Des Beaux – Arts De LÕorient, Paris, France

    Theme: AIDS, Nordic Art Center, Helsinki, Finland

    Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina

 

1993

 

    20th International Biennial of Graphic Art, International Center for Graphic Art, Tiboli, Ljubljana, Slovenia

    45th Annual Academy-Institute Purchase Exhibition, American Academy & Institute of Arts and Letters, NY

    Beyond Loss: Art in the Era of AIDS, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.

    The Contemporary Museum Biennial of Hawaii Artists, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

    Dismantling Invisibility: Asian and Pacific Islander Artists Respond to the AIDS Crisis, Space Gallery, Ontario

    Fuel Gallery, Seattle, Washington

    Kathy Muehlemann/Masami Teraoka, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York, New York

    Picasso to Christo: The Evolution of a Collection. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California

    The Sound of Water: Pictures of Water in Japanese Art, Museum in Schloss, Bad Pyrmont, Germany

    Tema: AIDS, Henie-Niels Onstad Foundation, Hovikodden, Norway. Exhibition traveled to: Art Association of

    Bergen, Norway; Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum of Hagen, Hagen, Germany

    Transvoices, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York.

    Exhibition traveled to: Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

 

1992

 

    44th Annual Academy-Institute Purchase Exhibition, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, NY

    (Basically) Black & White, Riverside Art Museum, University of California, Riverside

    Directions In Bay Area Printmaking: Three Decades, Palo Alto Cultural Center, California

    Drawings II, Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, California

    From Media to Metaphor, Organized by The Independent Curators Incorporated.

    Exhibition traveled to: Emerson Gallery, Clinton, New York;

    The Center for Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington;

    Sharadin Art Gallery, Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pennsylvania;

    Musee d'Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada;

    McKissick Museum, Columbia, South Carolina;

    Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida;

    Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York