photo credit: Alexandra Pais, NJ.com, The Star Ledger
Theresa DeSalvio, is a painter, author and filmmaker, who uses simplified space and bold color to create emotionally charged narrative paintings. Her paintings encompass imagery based on childhood memories, everyday life and travel. DeSalvio has explored psychological and social issues in her work that have included addiction (heroin), survival (cancer) and social interactions. In addition to making paintings, DeSalvio has been making videos that extend the narrative of her work.
DeSalvio holds a MFA from City University of New York Hunter College and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, both in New York City.