Corpus Callosum Dance
Corpus Callosum Rehearsal
Photograph, 2013

About the artist


Born in 1971, 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.

More recently she presented a new body of work, Corpus Callosum at ODC Dance Commons, a dance studio and performance space in San Francisco, California. Corpus Callosum is a conceptual art project that includes a dance by Ellen Slatkin with photography, paintings, and drawings by Terri Saul. The project tells the story of the artist's brain surgery, the removal of a cavernous malformation from the corpus callosum. The dance was created in response to sketches and a narrative by the artist. Concurrent with a series of rehearsals the artist began producing drawings, paintings, and photographs in response to the dance. Ellen Slatkin is the choreographer. Dancers are Angela Rollins, Ellen Slatkin, Maya Kell-Abrams, Simon Greenberg, and Zoe Huey.

In addition, her artwork has appeared in the following galleries: Warehouse 416, Oakland, CA; Mythos Fine Art, Berkeley, CA; Sticks, Berkeley, CA; 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.

For additional biographically-related media, visit:

New Purlieu Review
Street Films Bay Area Street Portraits
Deep Oakland
Hell on Frisco Bay
The Extra Finger