Tessa Sutton is a visual artist, teacher and arts administrator who recently moved back to the Midwest after a long roost in New York City.  She has exhibited in the U.S. and some internationally.  After attending artist residencies in Italy and South Africa, she received her MFA from the California College of the Arts in Painting and Drawing in 2006.  She has worked at Cooper Union, Pratt Institute and the California College of the Arts in higher education arts administration.  Having taught students in a community college, museum, public schools and a women’s correctional facility, she is now working on a teaching certificate in K-12 art education with a social studies endorsement at the University of Iowa, College of Education. She currently lives in Des Moines temporarily while finishing student teaching in fall 2019.



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