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 2023

43291PHTG 451ZIntroduction to Digital Photography
43292PHTG 551ZIntermediate Digital Photography
48254PHTG 30451ZIntroduction to Digital Photography
47661PHTG 30550ZIntermediate Digital Photography

Winter 2023

01772PHTG 101YBasic Photography
37140PHTG 450YIntroduction to Digital Photography
37142PHTG 764ZExploring Visual Expression
37530PHTG 30101YBasic Photography
37538PHTG 30450YIntroduction to Digital Photography

Faculty Info

Lisa Teng

Lisa Teng





M.F.A. San Jose State University

Office Hours

Please refer to the current syllabus.


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