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, Amsoil Arena in Duluth among others. Cox’s paintings and drawings have been exhibited nationally and internationally including the Albuquerque Museum of Art in New Mexico, the DeVos Art Museum in Michigan, the Painting 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.

Within her paintings, macro plant photo imagery and imagined color charged forms coalesce into surreal landscapes which play with memory, fantasy and a desire to form new spaces while exploring ideas of our relationship to the natural world.

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 an exploration of metaphor, longing and transcendence. I draw upon personal experiences in nature, music, textiles, and digital pictures of ephemera. These pieces offer both a restorative and utopian counterpoint to a world evermore defined by speed, technology and a vanishing wilderness.