Exhibition Terry Berlier

Sat. 3 Nov. 2018 - Sat. 24 Nov. 2018 14:00-19:00 (Close:Tues. and Wed.)

  • Opening reception: Sat. 3 Nov. 17:00~(500JPY with one drink )
  • Artist Talk: Sat. 24 Nov 2018 16:00- (500JPY)

‘Tinkering Towards Utopia’


This exhibition by American artist Terry Berlier continues her ongoing threads in kinetic and sound sculpture with humor and political critique. Berlier’s installation uses a common American saying “waiting for the other shoe to drop” (referring to a sense of impending doom) as her departure point.


Gestures between silence, waiting, and collapse suggest the tension between stasis and engagement. The illusion of progress which lulls us to complacency is interrupted by dissonance and clearer call to action.


Berlier teaches sculpture at Stanford University in Palo Alto Ca since 2007 where she is an Associate Professor of Art.


Terry Berlier


Master of Fine Arts, University of California, Davis, CA


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Miami University, Oxford, OH


Studio Arts Center International, Cleveland Institute of Art: Florence, Italy

Solo Exhibitions

Center for New Music, San Francisco, CA, Resounding Desire Lines

2015 Pro Arts Gallery, Giving Up A Fantasy Is Even Harder Then Giving Up Reality, Oakland, CA
2014 Weston Art Gallery, Time Slip, Cincinnati, OH
2014 Montalvo Arts Center, Play, This Side Up Handle With Care, Saratoga, CA
2013 San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Loop-Erased Random Walk, San Jose, CA
2012 Allcott Gallery, New Works, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
2012 Thomas Welton Art Gallery, Sounding Board, Stanford, CA
2012 Babel Art Gallery, Here Comes the Sun, Trondheim, Norway
2012 Recology Residency, Even the Windmills are Weakening, San Francisco, CA
2011 San Francisco Arts Commission Grove Street Gallery, Open Secret, San Francisco, CA
2010 Catholic University, 41st Rudiment, Collaboration w/Chris Froh + DJ Sparr, Washington DC
2009 Center for Contemporary Art, Divergent Timing, Sacramento, CA
2009 Outdoor Site-Specific Installation, Natural Balance, Girona, Spain
2007 Jayjay Gallery, Missed-measure-meant, Sacramento, CA
2005 Richard L. Nelson Gallery, Remain Human: The Slatter’s Court Project, Davis, CA
2002 Lift Gallery, Sleepless Tuning, San Francisco, CA
2000 Semantics Gallery, Barrel Children, Cincinnati, OH
2007-     Present  Assistant Professor of Sculpture, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Adjunct, California College of Arts, University of California, Davis, University of California,

Santa Cruz, and Sonoma State University