Kearny Street Workshop Presents Means of Exchange, our collaborative art project that teams Kala Art Institute Fellow, Weston Teruya, and Murphy Cadogan awardee, Kimberley Arteche with local venues to create a series of community engaged artworks integrated into SOMA storefront businesses that highlight the history, knowledge, and trades of community members.
About the Artists
Weston Teruya was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai‘i and currently resides in Oakland. He has exhibited at the Mills College Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Longhouse Projects & the NYC Fire Museum in New York, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery in Tokyo, and the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Weston has received grants from Artadia, the Center for Cultural Innovation's Investing in Artists program, and the Creative Work Fund. He has been an artist-in-residence with the Montalvo Arts Center, Mills College, Recology San Francisco, and Ox-Bow. Weston received an MFA in Painting and Drawing and MA in Visual & Critical Studies from California College of the Arts. Weston is one of the three founding members of Related Tactics, a collective of artists, writers, curators, and educators of color creating projects and opportunities at the intersection of race and culture.
Kimberley Arteche grew up in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. She holds a B.F.A. in Visual Arts/Photography from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and an MFA in Art from San Francisco State University. She was awarded the Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards by the San Francisco Foundation in 2014, showed in Root Division's 2015 MFA Now, and was Kearny Street Workshop's 2015 APAture Featured Visual Artist. She completed her MFA in May of 2016 as San Francisco State University School of Art's Distinguished Graduate. Kim is currently teaching at Leadership High School and is Root Division's 2016-2017 Blau-Gold Teaching Fellow, teaching with San Francisco's Filipino Education Center.