About the artist

Teodora Guererra’s artistic vision deepened and evolved during her years spent painting and teaching in Fairfield County, Tucson, Arizona, and upstate New York. Arizona’s naturally radiant landscape and arid climate led her to experiment with rich under-painting and vivid color, while the shifting seasons of the East Coast inspired Guererra to pursue dripping and staining techniques.

Her distinctive painting style is an alluring synthesis of texture, mark-making, and glowing color. Her focus has always been to push the limits through experimentation with new materials. Born in Connecticut in 1956, she received her undergraduate and graduate Art degrees from Southern Connecticut University and Skidmore College.

She is strongly influenced by Pat Steir, John McCracken, Helen Frankenthaler, Donald Jud, Bernar Venet, Agnes Martin and Brian Rutenberg.

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artist statement

“Sometimes people ask me what I do, because I haven't left the studio for many days. I tell them, "I am an addict," which often raises a few eyebrows. In many ways, though, I truly am addicted; obsessed and driven by the process of creating. I am a risk taker, so my work is often a series of failures until eventually there is a success.......the result is euphoric. I work in a conscious, subconscious state, which can be tormenting and sublime at the same time. I tend to experiment with different materials to layer drip color, and stain the canvas. For me as an artist, my most successful work achieves a sense of fluid movement that is at once complex and minimalistic, bringing the viewer into a paradise.”  


exhibitions

2018 Opaline, Sorelle GalleryFine Art, New Canaan, CT

2017 Oceanic, Sorelle Gallery Fine Art, New Canaan, CT

2016 VIVID, Sorelle Gallery Fine Art, New Canaan, CT

2015 Art Hamptons | Sorelle Gallery

2015 Cousins in Life, Sisters in Art | Sorelle Gallery | New Canaan, CT

2013 Spectrum | Carriage Barn Art Gallery | New Canaan, CT

2013 Chromacosmo Returns | Sorelle Gallery | Albany, NY

2012 Albany Center Gallery Masquerade Gala | Albany, NY

2012 Albany Wine & Dine For The Arts | Albany, NY

2012 Reveal Fall | Sorelle Gallery | Albany, NY

2012 Chromacosmo |  Sorelle Gallery | Albany, NY

2011 Connections | Sorelle Gallery | Albany, NY

2009 Saratoga Color | Sorelle Gallery | Saratoga Springs, NY

2008 Masters Show | Skidmore College | Saratoga Springs, NY

 

education

 Southern Connecticut State University, BS, Art

 College of Saint Rose, MS, Art Education

awards

2013 Spectrum | 24th Annual Juried Art Exhibition | First Place, Mixed Media,

Betty Barker Gallery | Carriage Barn Arts Center | New Canaan, CT

selected collections

Magrino PR Firm | NY, NY

DeLuca Plastic Surgery | Albany, NY

Hodes & Landy Consultants | Albany, NY

SUNY Brockport | Brockport, NY

VP Facebook | New Canaan, CT

Allmen Health and Wellness Center for Women | New York, NY

Albany Medical Center | Albany, NY


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“The depth pulls us in and dares us to look deeper. It is chasm and midnight sky, it is poplars reflected on a moonlit lake, it is rain running down a windowpane as dusk declares itself to be night. It is all of these things, and it is none of these things. Therein lies the beauty of this chromatically intense and artfully executed work.”

-review by dr. jill deupi, founding director and chief curator of the ballarmine museum of art, fairfield university, fairfield, ct