Terry Berlier is an interdisciplinary artist who works primarily with sculpture and expanded media. Her work is often kinetic, interactive, and/or sound based and focuses on everyday objects, the environment, ideas of nonplace/place, and queer practice. She has exhibited in solo and group shows both nationally and internationally including the Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco; Catherine Clark Gallery; Babel Gallery in Norway; and Richard L. Nelson Gallery in Davis, CA. She has received numerous residencies and grants including the Zellerbach Foundation; Berkeley Arts Council; Silicon Valley Artist Fellowship; Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research Fellowship at Stanford University; and Recology, San Francisco. She received a Masters in Fine Arts in studio art from University of California, Davis and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She currently is an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University.
While at the Exploratorium, Berlier developed a way to add interactive sound components to a series of artificial tube-like “core samples.” Evocative of tree rings, the samples highlighted abstract patterns in history and nature while referencing scientific interpretation through the lens of an artist. Her results were later displayed at the Stanford Cantor Arts Museum.