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SELECTED WORKS BY Yuken Teruya

Yuken Teruya   Golden Arch Parkway  McDonald's (brown)
Yuken Teruya
Yuken Teruya Golden Arch Parkway McDonald's (brown)

2005

paper, glue

8.3 x 12.7 x 24.2 cm
The detritus of urban life has long provided material solutions for artists; in Yuken Teruya’s work, the discarded becomes the site of poetic transformation. Shopping bags – in some ways the emblematic item of rampant consumerism, one-use receptacles quickly ditched – are placed within the gallery at a ninety-degree angle, their ends to the wall, becoming peepholes for one viewer at a time. Their dark interiors are speckled with light from holes cut into the bag’s paper surface; the shape of the hole is that of a full-grown tree, so the bag becomes both stage (with its own lighting) and source of imagery.
Yuken Teruya   Golden Arch Parkway  McDonald's (Japanese)
Yuken Teruya
Yuken Teruya Golden Arch Parkway McDonald's (Japanese)

2005

paper, glue

9 x 15.3 x 26.5 cm
Stooping to encounter each work, the viewer is obliged to reimagine the nature of the receptacle: it’s changed from a passive to an active space. Each tree is painstakingly cut, its leaves and branches described with exceptional care, and each bag derives from a slightly different source (sometimes highend fashion boutiques, others Mc- Donald’s), which stages the tree’s connection to the natural world in divergent ways. At times, as in Golden Arch Parkway McDonald’s (Brown), the bag’s mellow ochre tones evoke autumnal shades; at others, such as LVMH Mark Jacobs, the black bag lends the tree a doomy and gothic aspect. Reversing the flow of industry from tree to paper, Teruya’s work has an environmental sensitivity that’s hard to miss. It’s also a poignant assertion of the role of the creative artist: as someone who finds meaning amid the morass of stuff we leave behind.
Golden Arch Parkway McDonalds (Red Yellow)
Yuken Teruya
Golden Arch Parkway McDonalds (Red Yellow)

2005

Paper, glue

12.7 x 17.8 x 28 cm
Golden Arch Parkway McDonalds (Yellow)
Yuken Teruya
Golden Arch Parkway McDonalds (Yellow)

2005

paper, glue

12.7 x 17.8 x 28 cm
Golden Arch Parkway McDonald's (blue tree)
Yuken Teruya
Golden Arch Parkway McDonald's (blue tree)

2005

paper, glue

12.7 x 17.7 x 28 cm
LVMH - Berluti
Yuken Teruya
LVMH - Berluti

2005

oil on canvas

10 x 17.5 x 22.5 cm
LVMH - Chandon
Yuken Teruya
LVMH - Chandon

2005

paper, glue

9 x 13 x 44.5 cm
LVMH - Christian Dior
Yuken Teruya
LVMH - Christian Dior

2005

paper, glue

8 x 15 x 19 cm
LVMH - Givenchy
Yuken Teruya
LVMH - Givenchy

2005

paper, glue

10 x 20 x 18 cm
LVMH - Hennessy
Yuken Teruya
LVMH - Hennessy

2005

paper, glue

10 x 10 x 37 cm
LVMH - Le Bon Marche
Yuken Teruya
LVMH - Le Bon Marche

2005

paper, glue

10 x 19.5 x 22.5 cm
LVMH - Louis Vuitton
Yuken Teruya
LVMH - Louis Vuitton

2005

paper, glue

14.5 x 40 x 33.5 cm
LVMH - Marc Jacobs
Yuken Teruya
LVMH - Marc Jacobs

2005

paper, glue

15 x 20 x 30.3 cm
LVMH - Pucci
Yuken Teruya
LVMH - Pucci

2005

paper, glue

9 x 23 x 16.5 cm
LVMH ďż˝ Sephora
Yuken Teruya
LVMH - Sephora

2005

paper, glue

5 x 15 x 23 cm
Text by Ben Street

Yuken Teruya's BIOGRAPHY

Yuken Teruya
Born in 1973, in Okinawa, Japan.
Lives and works in New York and Okinawa



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2012
Yuken Teruya, Cut n' Dry, Capsule, Tokyo, Japan
Yuken Teruya, Folded Reflections, Maki Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
Yuken Teruya, Gallery Okinawa, Okinawa, Japan

2011
Journey, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2010
Earn a lot of money, no need send any letter, send money home first:
Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY
My Great Grandma Is USA: Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2009
Gallery Okinawa, Okinawa, Japan

2007
Free Fish: Asia Society, New York, NY
Giving Tree Project: Murata & Friends Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Yuken Teruya/ 3D News: Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2006
Waterborne Island: Asahi Art Collaboration, Tokyo, Japan
Straight Flavor: Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

2005
Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Forest Inc.: Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY
Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Germany

2004
Diversworks, Houston, TX
Voges + Partner, Frankfurt, Germany

2003
Murata & Friends Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

2002
Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
K.S. Art, New York, NY
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Arts, Ridgefield, CT

1995
Ann Gallery, Saitama, Japan


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2012
Artists and the Disaster: Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Japan
The First Cut: Manchester City Galleries, UK
Sky over My Head: Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Japan
Okinawa Art in New York: Nippon Club, New York, NY
Water and Land – Niigata Art Festival 2012: Niigata, Japan
All Our Relations: 18th Biennale of Sydney: Sydney, Australia
No Other Medicine: New York Studio Gallery, New York, NY
Paperless: Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
Do not Destroy: Trees, Art and Jewish Thought: Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
Omnilogue: Journey to the West: Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi, India
Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan: Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan: Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, Haifa, Israel

2011
Within the Landscape/ The Landscape Within:Yuken Teruya, Emily Davis Gallery, Mary Schiller Myers School of Art, University of Akron, Ohio
The 4th Moscow Biennale: Moscow, Russia
City-Net Asia 2011: Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Okinawa/ Taiwan: Maki Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
Secret Language of Flowers: Andipa Gallery, London, UK
GLOBAL NEW ART: Sompo Japan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

2010
Companion: efa project space, New York, NY
Roppongi Crossing2010: Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Ties Over Time: Japanese Artists and America: US Ambassador’s House, Tokyo
Making Nature: Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Popping Up: Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong, China
Inaugural Show: Maki Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
Material / Immaterial: Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
neoteny japan: contemporary artists after 1990’s: The Museum of Art Ehime, Japan

2009
The Book Borrowers: Contemporary Artists Transforming the Book:
Bellevue Arts Museum, Seattle, WA
Migration and Expression: Okinawa Prefectural Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan
Atomic Sunshine: Okinawa Prefectural Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan
Hundred Stories about Love:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
Forces of Nature: Danese Gallery, New York
The Tree: James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai, China
WALL ROCKETS: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha:
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2008
Vested Interest: John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI
Landscape: Lu-Lu-Lu : Shizuoka Prefectural Museum, Shizuoka, Japan
Cut: Makings of Removal: Vincent Price Art Museum, CA
Okinawa Montaged: The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Drawn in the clouds: Contemporary Asian Arts:
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
It's Getting Hot in Here:
Akus Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT
Second Lives: Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY
Wall Rockets: The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
Into the Atomic Sunshine: Daikanyama Hillside Forum, Tokyo, Japan
Transformed: Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, VA
Art Scope, 2007/2008: Daimler Contemporay, Berlin, Germany
When Lives Become Form: Dialogue with the Future? Brazil:
Japan Museum of Modern Art, San Paulo, Brazil
It's Getting Hot in Here: Montserrat College of Art Museum, New Beverly, MA
Into the Atomic Sunshine: Puffin Room, New York

2007
Attention to Detail: The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
The Shapes of Space: Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Milk Crown and Mushroom Cloud: David Castillo Gallery, New York
Making a Home: Japanese Contemporary Artists in New York, Japan Society, New York
Super PHAT: presented jointly by SVA and the SVA Japan Alumni Association, New York
Thermocline of Art - New Asian Waves, ZKMI:
Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany

2006
Asian Pacific Triennial: Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Crafty: Mass Art, Boston, MA
Gardens: Toyota Municipal Art Museum, Aich prefecture, Japan
Rapt!: Object Gallery, Sydney and Gertrude Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne
Bangladesh Biennial: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Among the Trees: Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ
Waterborn Islands: Asahi Art Collaboration, Japan

2005
The Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, Consolidated Works, Contemporary
Drawing: Six Perspectives: Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, Old Westbury, NY
The Acceptance World: Laura Bartlett Gallery, London
Lost and Found: Gallery Sowaka, Kyoto, Japan
Knock: Gallery Sowaka, Kyoto, Japan
7th Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection:
Luckman Gallery, California State University, L.A., CA
Greater New York: P.S.1, Contemporary Art Center, Queens, NY
Material Matters: Cornel University, Ithica, NY
Which way the tomorrow is?: Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
Anyang Public Art Project: Anyang, Korea
Yokohama 2005: International Triennale of Contemporary Art: Yokohama, Japan
Greater New York: P.S.1, Contemporary Art Center, NY

2004
Refrain; Korean, Balkan, Okinawa: Total Museum of Contemporary Arts, Seoul Korea

2003
Selections Fall 2003: The Drawing Center, NY

2002
VOCA:Vision of Contemporary Artists: Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Model World: The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Arts, Ridgefield, CT

2001
Young horses: Curated by Andy Cannon, The Jam Factory, London, England

1996
On Camp Off Base: Tokyo Big Site, Tokyo,