Theresa DeSalvio

Theresa DeSalvio

NJ, United States

About Theresa DeSalvio

Born in New York City. I am a painter who uses simplified space and bold color to create psychologically charged narrative paintings. My paintings explore social issues that have included: addiction (heroin), survival (cancer), relationships and alienation, and social change (in China). My most comprehensive body of work, Tales, began as a series of paintings, then grew into the basis for my bilingual (English/Spanish) book and film (of the same title), Tales: A Cautionary Story about Heroin Addiction. This film has been screened in numerous international film festivals.


City University of New York Hunter College, NYC, MFA
School of Visual Arts, NYC, BFA