Teresa Stanley is an abstract painter based in Northern California. She was born in Altadena, California and spent her formative years in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Her parents were emigrants to this country from Australia, where her father began his career as an early pioneer in the field of radio astronomy. Her parents instilled in her an appreciation for both science and the arts, an interest that resonates in her work to this day.
After receiving her B.A. in Studio Art at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Teresa moved north to San Francisco, receiving her M.A. from San Francisco State University and her M.F.A. from U. C. Berkeley. She subsequently relocated to Arcata, California to take a teaching job at Humboldt State University. She is currently a Professor of Art at Humboldt State.
Her mixed media paintings and works on paper are created using acrylic, collage, graphite, silkscreen and ink. Referring to imagery of the natural world that is layered upon a matrix of technical schematic drawings, she is interested in different ways of mapping and interpreting experience.
Teresa has exhibited her work at the Bryant Street Gallery in Palo Also, K. Imperial Gallery in San Francisco, William Sawyer Gallery in San Francisco, the SF MOMA Artist’s Gallery, the Palm Springs Desert Museum, the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek and Stellar Somerset Gallery in Palo Alto, among others. Her work is in a number of private and public collections across the country, including Oracle Corporation, Intel Corporation, Freddie Mac Corporation, and the American Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. She has been a recipient of grants from the Golden Foundation, the U.C. Art Affiliates and the HSU Foundation. She is currently represented by the Bryant Street Gallery in Palo Alto, Blue Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri and Fresh Paint in Los Angeles.
Teresa lives and works in Arcata, California with her husband, Jack and her son, Alex.