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Theresa DeSalvio

Artist Biography

Theresa DeSalvio is an artist whose images are rooted in everyday life, memory and the natural world.  In her paintings, book and short videos she has explored psychological and social issues that have included: relocation, heroin addiction, cancer survival and relationships.  Her film, Tales: A Cautionary Story about Heroin Addiction, has been a selection in numerous international film festivals, in addition to screenings in community settings.

DeSalvio’s most recent solo exhibitions include: The Life andTimes of The Blue Fairy, CJ Gallery Paul Robeson Galleries at Express Newark, Rutgers University; Newark, NJ; and Other Stories, Alexander Heath Contemporary, Roanoke, VA. Her work was part of the eight artist exhibition, Art & Healing: expressions of trauma and gratitude, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ. She is a member of the WAH Salon, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, NYC, since 2016.

In 2019, DeSalvio moved to the Hudson Valley, NY where nature plays a larger part in her day-to-day life.

DeSalvio holds a MFA from CUNY Hunter College (1982) and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts (1976).

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