Terry Berlier (b. 1972, Cincinnati) is an interdisciplinary artist who works primarily with sculpture and expanded media. Her work is often kinetic, interactive, or sound based and focuses on everyday objects, the environment, ideas of place and nonplace, and queer practice.
Berlier received an MFA in studio art from the University of California at Davis (2003) and a BFA from Miami University in Ohio (1994). She is an associate professor and director of the Sculpture Lab in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University, where she has taught since 2007. She has exhibited in solo and group shows both nationally and internationally, including at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco (2015, 2012, 2011), Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco (2012), Southern Exposure, San Francisco (2013), the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (2013, 2011), Stanford Art Gallery, Stanford University (2012), Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, California (2014), Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati (2014, 2011), Babel Gallery, Trondheim, Norway (2012), Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis (2005, 2003), Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento (2009), Kala Art Institute, Berkeley (2015, 2012, 2010), the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery (2011), Natural Balance, Girona, Spain (2009), and FemArt Mostra d’Art de Dones, Barcelona (2007, 2006). She has received numerous residencies and grants, including the Center for Cultural Innovation Grant (2012), the Zellerbach Foundation Commission, Berkeley (2010–11), an artist residency at Montalvo Arts Center (2014), the Arts Council Silicon Valley Artist Fellowship (2011), Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research Fellow at Stanford University (2011–12), Recology, San Francisco (2011–12), Hungarian Multicultural Center, Budapest (2010), the Exploratorium, San Francisco (2008–9), California Council for the Humanities California Stories Fund (2003–4), and the Millay Colony for the Arts (2004). Berlier’s work has been reviewed in BBC News magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, and in the book Seeing Gertrude Stein (UC Press, 2011). Her work is in several collections, including the Progressive Corporation in Cleveland, Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, and Bildwechsel Archive in Berlin. She lives and works in Menlo Park and Stanford, California.