Tosca Terán is an interdisciplinary artist working at the intersection of art and science. With a background in field recording, part of
her practice involves recording biodata from nonhuman organisms and translating this data to MIDI. Working with metals, computer coding, and animation since the mid-eighties, Tosca was introduced to glass as an artistic medium in 2004. Through developing bodies of work incorporating metal, glass, and electronics, Tosca has been awarded full and partial scholarships at The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle Washington, and The Penland School of Crafts, North Carolina. Her work has been featured at SOFA New York, Culture Canada, Metalsmith Magazine, The Toronto Design Exchange, the Memphis Metal Museum, and the Ontario Science Centre. In 2018 Tosca was invited to participate in a 3-month Bio-Artist in residence at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto in partnership with the Ontario Science Centre. This residency culminated in the Mycelium
Martian Dome project. Tosca was a recipient of the 2019 BigCi Environmental Award at Wollemi National Park within the UNESCO World Heritage site in the Greater Blue Mountains. Tosca spent 2-months in Wollemi National Park where she worked with horticulturists, arborists, and botanists at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney, and local mycologists recording biodata from Angophora, Blue Gum, and the endangered Wollemi Pine.