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Adam Teraoka



Work History


2015 to present

Instructor Art Department, Pasadena College

Teaching 3D Design


2015 to present

Instructor Art Department, Citrus College

Teaching 3D Design


2001 to present

Instructor, Art Department, Long Beach City CollegeClasses taught include 3D Design, intermediate 3D design, Welding, Sculpture (Beginning, Intermediate, advanced), Studio Projects (2D and 3D), Applied Design


2012 to 2013

Instructor, Art Department, Golden West College

Taught Sculpture I and II. Wrote / updated curriculum for the department.


2001 to present Sculpture Shop Instructor, Art Department, Long Beach City College

Responsibilities include all aspects of supervising, operation and teaching shop safety in the art department. Handle budgets for the sculpture department and the art lab.


1998 to present

Owner-Operator, Churchill Co.

Churchill Co. is architectural fabrication business started in 1998. We fabricate cabinets, workstations, shelving, tables, and architectural features for businesses and private homes.



Public Art Assistant, John Doe Company

Responsibilities included working on public art projects and sculptures, working closely with artists, contractors, safety management, and working with blue prints.



Teaching Assistant, Pomona College

Assisted Prof. Brook Levan for Public Art Class





1996 Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture, Claremont Graduate University

1992 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture, University of Hawaii





1996 Outstanding Minority Scholarship, Claremont, CA

1995-1996 Claremont Graduate School Fellowship, Claremont, CA

1992 Myrtle Clark Writing Award, Honolulu, HI

1985 National Honor Society, Greenwood High School, TX



Exhibitions – Museum


2011 Tel Art Phone – Beacon Arts Building, Los Angeles, CA


2004 This and That - Mc Kinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX


2002 Figurative Antenna - Irvine Fine Arts Center (Carl Berg), Irvine, CA


1999 Sig-Alert - ASU Art Museum, Arizona State University, AZ


1997 20/20 - Santa Barbara Contemporary Museum, Santa Barbara, CA


1993 Artists of Hawaii - Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI
1992 College Art - AMFAC Plaza, Honolulu, HI


1992 Bad Art III - The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI





Selected Exhibitions – Gallery


2014 LA Vagrants – Groundspace, Los Angeles, CA


2013 Faculty Exhibition – LBCC Gallery, Long Beach, CA


2012 Group 3.4 – Groundspace, Los Angeles, CA


2011 Analogue: Artist in Residence - POST, Los Angeles, CA


2008 Margin Walker - Churchill Co. Studio, Los Angeles, CA


2006 Metropolis: This Other Eden - SCA Project Gallery, Pomona, CA


2001 Big Wave III (co-curated with Young An) – Andrew-Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


2000 Art Works - Hollywood Los Feliz Jewish Community Center, Hollywood, CA


1998 The Home Show - Miller-Durazo Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

Renovations - Brewery Project curated by John O'Brien, Los Angeles, CA


1996 Churchill Co. - Thesis Exhibition, Claremont, CA





Carl Cheng Artist / Director - John Doe Co., Santa Monica, CA


Michael Brewster Artist / Professor - School of Art, Claremont Graduate University, CA


Robert Miller Artist / Professor - School of Art, Rio Hondo College, CA


Coleen Sterritt Artist / Professor – Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA


Samuel Freeman Owner of Samuel Freeman Gallery (Formerly Patricia Faure Gallery)



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