Terri Saul was raised in Los Angeles, California, surrounded by journalists, the Angeles National Forest, punk rock, Santa Ana winds, large breaks, and little earthquakes. Katie Kurtz of the San Francisco Bay Guardian described Terri’s work as gestural, with a kind of Donnie Darko twist. The story of Terri’s work related to bicycling and transportation was featured in a short-film series called Streetfilms, Bay Area Street Portraits.
Terri Saul is Cherokee, Choctaw, and European-American. Her family has always been involved in the arts and arts education. Both parents are artists and teachers. Her grandfather Chief Terry Saul was also an artist and art teacher, part of the Native American Church, and chair of the art department at Bacone College. Terri is sorting through the post-colonial aspects of Native American (pan-Indian), and Oklahoma Cherokee and Choctaw traditions, including contemporary Native American activism. She is also Buddhist in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Recent work includes collaborations with Berkeley poet Carol Dorf. Terri’s artwork has appeared in galleries and performance spaces from Berkeley to Brooklyn, and internationally in Canada and Greece.
Artwork has appeared in the following galleries and event spaces: ODC Dance Commons, San Francisco, CA; Warehouse 416, Oakland, CA; Mythos Fine Art, Berkeley, CA; Bikeart Athens, Thessaloniki, Greece; Workspace, San Francisco, CA; Truman State University, Kirksville, MO; Rasdall Gallery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; Centre A Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; TAG art gallery, Nashville, TN; The Bike Oven, Los Angeles, CA; Uzoma Art Space, Louisville, KY; Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada; Ad Hoc Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Nova Art Fair, Chicago, IL; Texas Fine Art Association, Austin, TX; and Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX.