Teresa Sullivan’s beaded
sculptures and wearable pieces occupy a unique place in the world of art
and craft. Informed by her love of history, hot rods, and the
unexpected, her work engages and enlivens.
She has exhibited her
work nationally since 1996 in juried exhibitions and gallery shows, and
took part in an invitational exhibit at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art
in 2008. She recently won the juror’s choice award at Mesa Arts
Center’s 30th Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibit, and had a
work accepted into Beadwork VI: The Beaded Book.
Her work has been
published in Lark Books’ 500 Beaded Objects, Beadwork
magazine, CRAFT magazine, and the Dairy Barn’s Bead
International exhibit catalogs.
Since 1997 she has
taught workshops across the US, and in 2003 she assisted renowned artist
Joyce Scott in teaching “Fearless Beadwork” at the Penland School of
As a teacher, she
gently encourages her students to try things they may not have thought
possible. Empowering the timid and spurring the bold to greater
heights, she gives her students free rein to become creators while
providing down-to-earth, concrete instruction.