faculty profile

Aaron Terry
Visiting Faculty
Printmaking and New Genres

Aaron Terry grew up as a kid with no electricity or running water in the woods of Upstate New York until fate brought his family to Philadelphia, where he grew into the city as a young adult. His biggest fear as a child was nuclear war or a bear attack. Terry’s work has been shown in Philadelphia, Portland, Oregon and the San Francisco Bay Area in California. He recently traded his digs in the Mission District for a trailer nestled into the Oak and Redwood groves of Canyon, CA. He holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and currently teaches at the California College of the Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute.

Selected Exhibitions: 


  • Infinite Riddim, Evergold Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2011
  • Installation, Aster Data Offices, San Carlos, CA, 2010
  • Do Yettis Dream of 3 Mile Islands?, Evergold Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2009
  • The Animal In Man, Hovercraft Gallery, Portland, OR, 2006


  • Wearable, Worksound PDX, Portland, OR, 2010
  • 100 Performances For the Hole-Take Two, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA, 2010
  • Art For AIDS, Bonhams & Butterfields Auction House, San Francisco, CA, 2009-2010
  • L’elegante,Queen’s Nails, San Francisco, CA, 2009
  • Treasure Island Music Festival: Artist’s Exhibition, San Francisco, CA. 2008-9
  • Face Value, Worksound PDX, Portland, OR, 2008
  • Grounded, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2007
  • It Can’t Happen Here, Work/Sound Gallery, Portland, OR, 2007
  • City:Surface, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA, 2007
  • MFA, San Francisco Art Institute
  • BFA, Connecticut College