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Terry Miura, 1964 | Abstract Figurative painter




Terry Miura was born in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from Art Center College of Design in 1990, Terry Miura headed out to New York City to pay his dues.
He began his career as a freelance illustrator, creating imagery for such clients as Time, Newsweek, Rollingstone, and Sports Illustrated, to name a few.
In between illustration assignments he painted and exhibited cityscapes, and continued his transition to becoming a full time painter after returning to the West Coast in 1996.


Miura’s evocative tonalist landscapes explore the relationship between memory, emotions, and identity.

"Although they're still very much representational", says Miura, "they're not about specific locations. Well, actually they are, but the locations are found in my and the viewer's memories. Not out there in the physical world".
With atmosphere, mood and abstraction as driving characteristics of his work, Miura has, more recently been revisiting the complexities of the cityscape as a major part of his repertoire. Urban Aria, his latest solo exhibition at Thomas Reynolds Gallery in San Francisco, illustrates his mastery in this genre.
Emotion and abstraction carries over to his figurative works. It is in this genre that Miura finds most personal expression; “In painting the figure, I allow myself to get lost in the process and take more risks. Only by deconstructing the representational and the objective, am I able to tap into the more subconscious, intuitive voice which for me, is at once mysterious and authentic”.

His works are represented by The Christopher Hill Gallery in St. Helena and Healdsburg, Sloane Merrill Gallery in Boston, Thomas Reynolds Gallery in San Francisco, Anne Irwin Gallery in Atlanta, Sekula’s in Sacramento, and Holton Studio in Emeryville, Ca.



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Terry Miura è nato a Brooklyn, New York. Dopo la laurea presso l'Art Center College of Design nel 1990, Terry Miura si è recato a New York.
Ha iniziato la sua carriera come illustratore freelance, creando immagini per clienti come Time, Newsweek, Rollingstone e Sports Illustrated, solo per citarne alcuni.
Tra gli incarichi di illustrazione ha dipinto ed esposto paesaggi urbani, e ha continuato la sua transizione per diventare un pittore a tempo pieno dopo essere tornato sulla costa occidentale nel 1996.
I suggestivi paesaggi tonalisti di Miura esplorano la relazione tra memoria, emozioni e identità.


"Anche se sono ancora molto rappresentativi", dice Miura, "non riguardano luoghi specifici. Beh, in realtà lo sono, ma i luoghi si trovano nei miei ricordi e in quelli dello spettatore. Non là fuori nel mondo fisico".
Con l'atmosfera, l'umore e l'astrazione come caratteristiche trainanti del suo lavoro, Miura ha, più recentemente, rivisitato le complessità del paesaggio urbano come parte principale del suo repertorio. Urban Aria, la sua ultima mostra personale alla Thomas Reynolds Gallery di San Francisco, illustra la sua maestria in questo genere.
Emozione e astrazione si trasferiscono nelle sue opere figurative.
Le sue opere sono rappresentate da The Christopher Hill Gallery a St.Helena e Healdsburg, Sekula's Fine Art a Sacramento, Sloane Merrill Gallery a Boston, Holton Studio a Emeryville, Ca, e Waterhouse Gallery a Santa Barbara