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Mine Ternar,          photo

City College of San Francisco


Art Department

Office: V126
Mailbox: V17

Biography: B.A. Bennington College, Vermont; M.A. Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey; M.F.A. University of California, Berkeley. Instructor, Miné Ternar, is a practicing artist who has taught at a number of colleges in the Bay Area, including California College of the Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, Cabrillo College and City College of San Francisco. During her graduate work at U.C. Berkeley, she also initiated, through Democratic Education at CAL program, and team-taught a class on contemporary art history in the Art Department of U.C. Berkeley. In addition to her background in teaching, she has undertaken responsibilities/ led projects, at several non-profit art organizations, including, Berkeley Art Museum and Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of U.C. Berkeley, Pro Arts (Oakland), Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts (Walnut Creek), and New Langton Arts (San Francisco). At City College, she has been active on several committees, including Student Learning Outcomes Committee, Works of Art Committee, Exhibitions Committee, and as a Faculty Advisor to Diego Rivera Web Site Committee. She has also served as the director of City College Art Gallery from 1998-2001 and 2003 to 2007. (City College Art Gallery is located in the Art Department, at V119, in Visual Arts Building, on Phelan campus.) Miné Ternar has been the recipient of artist grants at various artist residency programs. Most recently, she was a long-term artist-in-residence at KALA Art Institute in Berkeley and at Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont, the largest international artist residency program for artists and writers in the U.S.

Creative works: Visit the web gallery of selected works
  Artists Share Their Stories Project: An interactive community website project in progress, containing artist interviews and resources:
Title III grant projects: Visit two pilot educational web site projects developed collaboratively by my former design students and students in other disciplines in 1997 and 1998.
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This page was last updated: January 7, 2019