BS, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Teresa Cox lives and works in the Twin Cities. She studied painting, drawing, and glass-working at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She has taught children and adults for over 25 years through MCAD Continuing Education, COMPAS Writers and Artists in the Schools (WAITS) Program, the Science Museum of Minnesota, and the Minnesota Museum of American Art. Cox developed the MCAD Studio Kids 6-9-year-old program through 2010. She enjoys creating a welcoming environment for students to develop their personal voice through the exploration of ideas, tactile art-making skills, and focused experimentation.

Cox's macro plant imagery and invented color charged forms coalesce into surreal spaces which play with memory, fantasy and our relationship with nature. She has exhibited at the Albuquerque Museum of Art in New Mexico, the Drawing Center in Chelsea, New York and abroad at the Fortezza de Basso in Florence, Italy with her most recent exhibition "Form and Influence" at the Inez Greenberg Gallery in the Twin Cities. She is a 2018 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant through the Minnesota State Arts Board and a Sam and Adele Golden Foundation artist residency. Her artwork is in public and private collections in the US, Taiwan, Germany, and Australia.