Teresa Cox is a native of the Twin Cities and lives within the landscape of the Minnesota and Mississippi river valleys. Her studio practice includes painting, teaching and design work with public art installations at Winona University, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, the DECC in Duluth among others. Cox’s paintings and drawings have been exhibited internationally including the Albuquerque Museum of Art in New Mexico, the DeVos Art Museum in Michigan, the Drawing Center in Chelsea, New York and the Fortezza da Basso in Florence, Italy. Her work is in public and private collections in the US, Taiwan, Germany and Australia.
"My paintings are a vibrant dialogue between the natural world that we know and an invented landscape that re-imagines and sensationalizes its elements. This work is derived from my passion for the enigmatic and sublime and from the intersection of contemporary painting, my drawing and color practice and the pursuit of original form. These influences coalesce into surreal depictions that embody a desire to explore the world through natural constructs."