RIPE is thrilled to show a brand new, exclusive series of paintings by Theresa Christensen, Opening September 16, 2017!
Theresa Christensen is a long-time artist, whose portraits, illustrations and 3-dimensional figures are directly influenced by pop culture, primarily movies and television shows from the 1970’s through today. A native of Long Island, New York, Theresa received a healthy dose of television and movies as an impressionable youth, and taught herself to draw (before she even knew her ABC’s/123’s) by copying images and illustrations she spotted in Rolling Stone, Archie Comics, and MAD Magazine. Theresa began painting in the mid 1990’s while attending SUNY New Paltz, as a visual arts major. Since then, she has shown her work in Manhattan and Long Island. Theresa has drawn creative inspiration from other artists who have successfully made a name for themselves in the industry portraying movie and music icons in their work.
Theresa also designed the cover of journalist/author Greg Prato’s novel, “MTV Ruled The World: The Early Years of Music Video.” Theresa has sold her work at The Roebling Fair, a sidewalk art fair hosted by Tara McPherson’s Art Boutique The Cotton Candy Machine in Brooklyn, NY. She was named “Best Artist/Painter” on Long Island by the Bethpage Best of Long Island for 2015, and 2017 competitions.