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Posted: January 15, 2011

Upcoming Solo Shows

Masami Teraoka: The Last Supper Series at Samuel Freeman. September 10 - October 10, 2011. 2525 Michigan Ave, B7, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA. Tel: (310) 449-1479,  email:

Masami Teraoka: New Works and Drawings at Honolulu Academy of Arts, Fall 2012, Honolulu, HI

Masami Teraoka at New Albion Gallery. 2012, Sydney, Australia. 

Masami Teraoka: Recent Works at Kapiolani Community College/Koa Art Gallery, Fall 2012, Honolulu. HI


Masami Teraoka: The Inversion of The Sacred at Catharine Clark Gallery. October 2 - November 13, 2010. 150 Minna Street-Ground Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, (415) 399-1439, contact:



The Last Supper/Pope's Mega Squid Thrust, 2010. oil on panel 60 x 64-7/8 x 2-1/2 inches (open view), 60 x 32-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches (closed view), gold leaf triptych frame.

The Last Supper/Pope's Mega Squid Thrust

Reviewing climactic sexual abuse issues of Catholic Church's historical and current situations, The Last Supper/Pope's Mega Squid Thrust attempts to address the Catholic Church’s current worldwide priests sex abuse as transparently as possible. While women proudly asserting sexuality, Pope's stigmata turns out to be like black oil leak in Gulf of Mexico. The Vatican seems defiantly evading the clergy sexual abuse but saying ordination of women priests is as criminal as pedophilia. 

Sexual ethics priests at the table investigate what is morally acceptable or not. An innocuous tofu on a plate is safe enough for everyone to eat. Lipsticks are too sexy therefore they are immoral. Pope's red shoes are totally fine because it's iconic. Except that is squid ink stigmata reminds me of recent BP's oil leak. One of the priests holding an IVF embryo tool is wondering is the instrument is a masturbation toy or IVF medical instrument? Eve's bra size evolves from a phase to a phase as she grows up. A mannequin's floating hand perhaps implies God's hand reaching out to Adam's hand in Michelangelo's Last Judgement. God’s fingers are manicured. Is the God hand a man or woman's?



Posted: August 8, 2010
Studio Update: In Progress Works 7/26/10

Studio update: Works in progress


The Last Supper/The Inversion of The Sacred in progress. 7/26/10

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Venetian red panels will be guilded and edges are to be framed in gold leaf triptych frame. 5/25/10











Aaron Nagel, Idol Worship at the top right on facing wall. 5/25/10






The Cloisters / Venus and Pope's Workout's back side panels in progress, 2004-2009, Oil on panel in gold-leaf frame, 119” x 122.5” x 2.75.”  Posted: 5/6/09



Masami Teraoka: The Last Supper Series at Samuel Freeman