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.

Teresa’s work is so charged with explosive color it appears to emit light and be in motion. MPR-Chris Roberts
Coxes work features vibrant imaginary landscapes, exploding with retro, space-age shapes, swirls and objects. City Pages-Camille Lefevre

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 each other and 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 connection, metaphor, longing and transcendence. I draw upon memory and exaggerated experiences of nature, music, textiles, and travel. This work embraces both restorative and utopian ideals reflected through juxtaposing plant life, human made objects and fragments of texture, color and light.