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.

Education

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