About Me


Lisa Teng is a visual artist born and raised in Taiwan. She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. Teng mainly uses photography, video and audio as her mediums to explore how memories play a role in traumatic life events. She works closely with her subjects and reconstructs their stories to create fictionalized moments, based on the actual facts of their circumstances, in pictorial form. Her art therefore acts as a witness to the past. She found her passion for image-making when she was a photo student at De Anza College.  This led her to pursuit her studies in graduate school.  She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from San José State University and her work has been exhibited in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Iran.

Classes I Teach

Spring 2019

01719PHTG 11Basic Photography
43291PHTG 42Introduction to Digital Photography
43292PHTG 52Intermediate Digital Photography
01729PHTG 72LExploring Visual Expression

Winter 2019

01772PHTG 12Basic Photography
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