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Teruko Wilde was born in Nagoya, Japan, moving to the United States as a teenager she studied at the University of Cincinnati and Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio. An award-winning artist, Ms. Wilde has had numerous one-person and group shows. She initially established herself as a prominent pastel and watercolor artist before moving to Taos in 1986.
Expansive southwestern skies, approaching storms, and moody sunsets, describe the colorful oil paintings of Teruko Wilde, which became known as her ‘Southwest Series’ for more than a decade.
Currently, the artist is combining all of her life experiences into multiple styles and techniques. ‘The artist must be true to herself in the act of creativity’, states Wilde whose work is the culmination of her Japanese heritage and American experiences. Recreating both emotional as well as physical elements from her surroundings with overlays of color creating texture and intriguing shapes as past and present merge, the viewer is constantly moved by her work.
Wilde is listed in ‘Who’s Who in America’, ‘Who’s Who in the West’, ‘The International Directory of Distinguished Leadership’, ‘The Dictionary of International Biography’, ‘Two Thousand Notable American Women’, and ‘Woman of the Year’.
What life is all about for me as an artist consists of the self imposed and perpetual challenge of trying to discover my truest and purest form of the skills and techniques that empower me with the ability to interpret my soul onto canvas.
Juried & Invitational Exbitions
2019 - Group Show - ACEQUIA and HOLY WATER - Studio 107B , Taos NM
2019 - National Juried Show- Taos Art Insurgency - DAFA, Taos NM
2018 - Solo Show - Total Arts Gallery, Taos, NM
2017 - Group Show - Artwork Network, Denver, Co.
2016 - One Person Show - Total Arts Gallery, Taos, NM
2015 - Three Person Show - Artwork Network - Denver, Co.
2015 - Special Exhibition from Mr/Mrs Charles White Collection, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, Co.
2014 Three Person Show, McLarry Modern, Santa Fe, NM
2014 One Woman Show, Total Arts Gallery, Inc. Taos, NM
2013 One Woman Show, Beals & Abbate, Santa Fe NM
2013 Three Artist Show - The Artwork Network, Denver CO
2012 - Taos Contemporary Invitational - Metropolitan State Univ. of Denver, Co.
2012 Three Woman Show, Total Arts Gallery Taos NM
2010 Three Woman Show, Total Arts Gallery Taos NM
2010 One-Person Show, Modern Masters Gallery, Sedona, AZ
2009 One-Person Show, Total Arts Gallery, Taos, NM
2007 One-Person Show, Total Arts Gallery, Taos, NM
2006-2007 Invitational Fall Arts Festival, Living Masters, Taos, NM
2005 International Show, Artesia Shanghai
2005 Exhibition, Shanghai Spring Hanmo Gallery, JingAnDistrict, Shanghai, China
2005 One-Person Show, Art Forte Gallery, Seattle, WA
2005 Two-Person Show, Total Arts Gallery, Taos, NM
2005 Group Invitational, Emhaus Art, London, England
2005 Group Invitational, Shanghai Art Salon, Associated withShanghai Art Museum, China
2004 One Person Show, Vanier Gallery, Tuscan, AZ.
2004 One Person Show, Art Forte Gallery, Kirkland, WA.
2003 One Person Show, Total Arts Gallery, Taos, NM.
2003 Two Person Show, Schere Gallery, Sedona, AZ.
2003 One Person Show, Art Forte Gallery, Kirkland, WA.
2002 One Person Show, Art Forte Gallery, Kirkland, WA.
2002 One Person Show, Johnson of Madrid, NM.
2001 Two Person Show, Total Arts Gallery, Taos, NM
2000 One Person Show, Vanier Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
2000 One Person Show, Da’Damo/Hill Gallery, Seattle, WA.
1999 Special Guest Artist, American Woman Artist Exhibition, NM
1999 Two Person Show, Vanier Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
1998 One Person Show, Total Arts Gallery, Taos, NM
1997 One Person Show, Contemporary Southwest Gallery,Santa Fe, NM
1997 ”Best of Taos”, Taos Art Association, NM
1996 One Person Show, Contemporary Southwest Gallery, NM
1996 Art in the Embassies, Thailand
1995 Group Invitational, Sydney, Australia
1995 Two Person Show, Total Arts Gallery, Taos, NM
1994 Two Person Show, Third Canyon Gallery, Denver, CO
1994 Music From Angel Fire Poster and Cover Artist
1994 “Contemporary Landscape” Invitational, Taos ArtAssociation, NM
1992 Two Person Show, Total Arts Gallery, Taos, NM
1992-2003 Taos Fall Arts Invitational,”Taos Invites Taos”
1992-1993 Taos Spring Arts Invitational
1989 “Spirit of Taos, and Taos Today Show,NM
1987 One Person Show, Norwalk Gallery, Norwalk, OH
1987 Group Invitational Show, Mansfield Art Center, OH (1977, 1985)
1982 Group Invitational, Cleveland, OH
1979 One Person Show, Mansfield Art Center, OH
1978 May Show, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
1977 Two-Person Show, Center Gallery, Cleveland, OH
1977 Midsummer Show, Butler Institute, Youngstown, OH
1976 Tri-State show, Cincinnati, OH
1976 Main Stream, Marietta College, Marietta, OH