Born in Okinawa, Japan in 1973, Yuken received his BFA from Tama Art University in Tokyo in 1996, MFA from the school of Visual Arts, New York in 2001.
Yuken Teruya has shown in several solo exhibitions at spaces including Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York; Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica; Murata and Friends Gallery, Berlin; Basel, Switzerland and The Ueno Royal Art Museum, Tokyo.
His work was also included in Greater New York 2005 at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and was featured in Hundred Stories about Love at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan, as well as various gallery exhibitions in the United States, Europe and Japan.
In 2007, his work was featured in Shapes of Space, an exhibition at Guggenheim Museum New York. In 2010, his works are included in the group exhibition Ties over Time: Japanese Artists and America held at U.S. Ambassador’s House in Tokyo. Also he made a debut in Hong Kong by attending the group exhibition Popping Up at Hong Kong Arts Center. In Spring of 2011, he had the 4th solo exhibition, journey, at Shoshana Wayne Gallery. He is in 4th Moscow Biennale in Fall of 2011 and will participate in 18th Sydney Biennale in 2012.
He works from his studio in New York City.