(b.1964) After graduating from
Art Center College of Design in 1990, Terry Miura headed out to
New York City to pay his dues.
There he spent six years working as a freelance illustrator, creating
imagery for such clients as
Time, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, Random House, GRP Records, just
to name a few.
In between illustration
deadlines, he painted his beloved New York City, and began a career as a
painter by showing his
work in neighborhood cafes, hair salons, juried shows -- all of which
plentiful in the Big
Apple. Before long one of his cityscapes was noticed by a gallery owner,
had his first 'real'
show in 1995.
After returning to the
West Coast in 1996, he continued to paint and show New York-inspired
cityscapes which were
very well received, but as he no longer lived in the big city, his art
change as well.
In 2001 his family
moved to Fair Oaks, California, where he was immersed in the diverse
landscapes of Northern
California. With the mountains and hills of the Sierras and the rivers
valleys all around him,
he turned to landscape painting which opened a whole new world of
Currently he is working
on a series of landscapes which explore the relationship between memory,
emotions, and identity.
"Although they're still very much representational," says Miura,
locations. Well, actually they are, but the locations are found in my
and the viewer's
memories. Not out there
in the physical world. "
His works are
represented by CaliforniaView Fine Arts ®, Los Gatos, CA, Thomas
Gallery in San
Francisco, First Street Gallery in Turlock, CA; nne Loucks Gallery in