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Teresa Camozzi’s unique color theory and nature-based imagery offer observations and interpretations resulting in art that has proven to be provocative, site-appropriate, colorful, and it is said “healing”.  Dedicated to ecology, Teresa relates the transience of nature and culture in most of her work. 

 

Creating site-specific artwork for thirty years, Teresa includes painting, photography, and sculpture singularly or mixed, for  installations enabling healthcare, hospitality, corporate, private and public collections internationally to garner timeless works of art.

 

Her interest is materials and process is never ending including the most modern technology often printing her images on various substrates for mobiles and bas-relief wall sculpture. 

 

Her to-scale 2 and 3d maquettes communicate all aspects of her art commissions for architects, community leaders, and other design professionals granting all involved the opportunity to cultivate the most fulfilling distinctive artwork possible for each site, from the intimate to the monumental.

 

From Kaiser Permanente to Florida Hospital Orlando, from the Ritz-Carlton, Marriotts, and the Garden Hotel near Shanghai, Teresa Camozzi has been globe trotting to create major art commissions.

 

Teresa’s innovative solutions expressed in many mediums has enhanced the experience of hundreds of sites internationally. 

Artist’s Statement

My work addresses the fragility of our environment, its beauty, and its desecration.  My core belief is that the beauty of nature lifts us toward a higher state of spirituality and consciousness; by basing my art in the mathematics of nature I seek to achieve a balance of mind and heart. My objective is to guide viewers in attaining inner equilibrium so they may make wise choices in their everyday lives and to encourage a greater sense of environmental unity.

 

Nature’s order has fascinated me all my life. I have studied it as a form of sacred geometry as seen in the dynamic symmetry of Greek and Egyptian art, the structures of humans and plants, and the five regular geometric solids. Above all, I regard the human skeleton as my primary motivational source.  It is my belief that artwork must resonate most acutely with our corporeal nature. The skeletal structure is our own individual architecture.  My art becomes a physical metaphor for achieving a balance between individuals and society, passion and intelligence, instinct and reason. 

 

As a mixed media artist, I am skilled at contrasting several mediums to present lush images and surfaces that unify the artwork’s statement.  My materials include photo-based encaustic wax and oil paint; transparent paintings on acrylic panels; large-scale chiffon banners; Duratrans film in lightboxes; embedded objects in polyester resin, and digital prints on a wide variety of substrates.  Nearly all of my work references the library of original photographs I have been accruing over the decades.  The materials and techniques I employ are produced alone or in combination to create rich installations with vivid color and texture.

 

Understanding the relationship between natural and built environments is a key aspect to how I generate my work.  Installations designed for the five libraries of the City of Plano were developed in collaboration with the Poet Laureate of Texas, Alan Birkelbach, and with the cooperation of several committees.  Each library piece relates directly to the city’s history, from its ranching background to its place as a contemporary boomtown.  At the Mills-Peninsula Women’s Health Center in San Mateo, California, I created mixed media wall sculptures that are visually and symbolically linked to a waterfall that flows from the fifth to the fourth floor, metaphorically connecting the elements of sky and earth.  I used Northern California imagery of nature as a source of inspiration for healing within.  In Indianapolis, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sacred Walk is a series of digitally-printed chiffon banners that move with the atrium’s ambient air currents.  The piece evokes a meditative journey that befits the Catholic hospital’s spiritual roots.  

 

My recent work includes public art commissions, corporate installations, and site-specific pieces created for hospitality and healthcare facilities.  I conceptualize with architects, art consultants, and art commissioners, then collaborate with fabricators, city planners, architects, and the community at large to develop artwork that addresses the needs of the site.  My work has been well-received locally, nationally, and internationally, while I continue to seek new methods and media for manifesting the ideas and experiences that express our shared human experience.

 

 

 

 

Abbreviated Resume

2016

SPITI PHOTO JOURNEY OF CAPE DIEM - Carpe diem artist residency Himalayas India

 

2015

Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation - MOB Lobby Resin Sculptures Santa Rosa, CA

COMMUNITY THEATER, documentary story The process of creating small town theater (on going)

LIFE POINT HOSPITAL,- commission lobby Gateway, LifePoint Hospital, Brentwood, TN

EDITIONS LIMITED, Astronavigation - Published watercolors

CALIFORNIA WATER - documentary:The State of California’s Drought (on going)

 

2014

C14 GALLERY, Group Show Transanimation, Sebastopole, Ca

SPRING LAKE VILLAGE, commission Prismatic Light, Windsor, Ca

US DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE - People's State of the Union, IMAGINING, 

    documentary photography, San Francisco, Ca

CUBA, Documentary photography

SUTTER HEALTH TURLOCK, Commission The Valley

MERCY HOSPITAL BAKERSFIELD,  Commission In Grace, Mercy Hospital, Bakersfield Ca

 

2013 

MAYO CLINIC ROCHESTER, Spirits Rising, Rochester, NY

UNIVERSITY PITTSBURGh MEDICAL CENTER, Color Play, Pittsburgh, PA

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST HEALTHCARE, Horizons, Lobby Commission, Dayton, OH

 

2012

CHILDREN HOSPITAL ORANGE COUNTY, 

UNIVERSITY TOLEDO HOSPITAL, Gardens, Lobby Commission, Toledo, OH

BERKELEY RESEARCH GROUP, Interconnection, Lobby Commission, Berkeley, Houston, 

    Washington DC, Chicago, New York

MILLS-PENINSULA HEALTH SERVICES SAN MATEO, Reference, Surgical Recovery Room, San Mateo, CA

MERCY LABOR & DELIVERY, Color Field 3, St Louis MO

 

2011 

ALTA BATES MEDICAL CENTER, Zen Walk, Lobby Commission, Berkeley, CA

THE COSMOPOLITAN, Color Field V, Lobby Commission, Las Vegas, NV

Mills-Peninsula Health Services, Dancing, Lobby Commission, Burlingame, CA

GEOGRAPHY OF HOPE CONFERENCE, Vita, Outdoor Commissioned Sculpture, Point Reyes, CA

 

2010 

GARDEN HOTEL, Garden Mandala, Seven-story Lobby Commission, Yixing, China

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL, Gateway, Main Lobby Commission, Merced, CA

TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, Geometry I, Lobby Commission, Houston, TX

MIAMI AIRPORT, Temporary Altars, International Terminal Commission, Miami, FL

THE METHODIST HOSPITAL, Balance II, Lobby Commission, Houston, TX

 

2009 

YEAR IN REVIEW AWARD 2009, Americans for the Arts: Public Art Network; received 

    for Now Becomes Memories, Tomorrow Becomes Now, Haggard Library, Plano TX

REGIONS HOSPITAL, Migration, Main Lobby Commission, St Paul, MN

PAOLI HOSPITAL, Flying, Main Atrium Commission, Paoli, PA

MARRIOTT MOSCONE, Transitions, Main Lobby Commission, San Francisco, CA

 

2008 

DULLES CORRIDOR METRORAIL STATION, Finalist Percent for the Arts, Washington, DC

PLANO PUBLIC LIBRARIES, Percent for the Arts Commission: Schimelpfenig, Harrington, 

    Davis, Parr, and Haggard Libraries, Plano, TX

CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER, Oncology Center Commission, Los Angeles, CA

PLATINUM GROVE ASSET MANAGEMENT, Lobby Commission, Rye Brook, NY

 

2007 

MAYO CLINIC, Lobby Commission, Rochester, MN

ST. RITA’S MEDICAL CENTER, Lobby Commission, Lima, OH

TOLEDO HOSPITAL, Lobby Commission, Toledo, OH

JOHN MUIR MEDICAL CENTER, Lobby Commission, Concord, CA

CITY OF SAN JOSE, Multiple Projects, Finalist Percent for the Arts, San Jose, CA

MANHATTAN ARTS INTERNATIONAL, HerStory 2007, Best in Photography finalist, juror: 

    Renee Phillips, Director of Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY

1212 GALLERY, Manchester National Juried Fine Art Exhibition, curator: 

    Dr. Jefferson Henderson, Richmond, VA

RICHMOND CIVIC CENTER, Finalist Percent for the Arts, Richmond, CA

WATSONVILLE COURT HOUSE, Finalist Percent for the Arts, Watsonville, CA

CLAUDIA CHAPLIN GALLERY, Light Works, Group Show, Stinson Beach, CA

OLIVE HYDE GALLERY, Layer Upon Layer: The Art of Collage, Solo Exhibition, San Francisco, CA

 

2006 

SANCHEZ ART CENTER, Group Show, Pacifica, CA Arts on Fire X, Juror’s Award, curator: 

    Larry Rinder, adjunct curator at the Whitney Museum, New York, NY

CHAUTAUQUA CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS, National Exhibition of American Art, 

    curator: Louis Grachos,

Director of the Albright Knox Museum of Art, Chautauqua, NY

ATLANTA ARTISTS CENTER, 2006 National Juried Exhibition, Curator: 

    Holly Koons McCullough, Curator of Fine Art and Exhibitions at Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA

PHOTOGRAPHER’S FORUM, 26th Annual Spring Photography Contest, Finalist, 

    curator: Nell Campbell, photo editor of Photographer’s Forum Magazine

EAST ORLANDO HOSPITAL, Commission, Orlando, FL

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS HOSPITAL, Chapel Commission, Altamonte Springs, FL

MILLS-PENINSULA HEALTH CENTER, Sky to Earth, New Women's Health Center Commission, 

    San Mateo, CA

ST. VINCENT’S HOSPITAL, Sacred Walk, Commission, Indianapolis, IN

PACIFIC UNIVERSITY: KATHRIN CAWEIN GALLERY, Health and Well Being Exhibition, Forest Grove, OR

METROPOLITAN CLUB, Commission, Chicago, IL

WESTMORELAND ART NATIONALS, Group Exhibition, curator: David Ludwig, Youngwood, PA

PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM, Group Exhibition, curator: David Einstein, Palm Springs, CA

 

2005 

LA SALLE BUILDING, Short list for Percent for the Arts LaSalle Lobby, Baton Rouge, LA

HILTON HOTEL, Lobby Commission, Vancouver, WA

CRYSTAL HOTEL, Lobby Commission, Washington, D.C.

PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL, Lobby Commission, Denton, TX

GENERAL HOSPITAL, Lobby Commission, Houston, TX

ATLANTA CANCER CENTER, Lobby Commission, Atlanta, GA

GENSLER, Group Exhibition, Walnut Creek, CA

 

2004 

GENSLER, Group Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA

MARRIOTT HOTEL, Environ, Commission, Fort Lauderdale, FL

MARRIOTT HOTEL, Castings, Commission, Marble Rock, TX

NEMACOLIN WOODLANDS RESORT, Falling Rock, Commission, Farmington, PA

BEDFORD GALLERY, The Big Tree Project (In Memory of An Ancient Oak), San Francisco, CA

SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION, Library Project Selection Committee, San Francisco, CA

 

2003 

SOMARTS GALLERY, Arcadia: Artists Celebrate Trees, San Francisco, CA

MARY BELL GALLERY, Works on Paper, Chicago, IL

RENE DI ROSA, Off The Preserve, San Francisco Art Dealers Association, San Francisco, CA

 

2002

SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION, Library Project Selection Committee, San Francisco, CA

KAISER PERMANENTE SACRAMENTO, Oncology Center Commission, Sacramento, CA

GOLDEN MOON HOTEL, Commission, Philadelphia, MS

XILINX CORPORATION, Commission, Boulder, CO

FOGLE FINE ART GALLERY, Behind The Clouds, Jacksonville, FL

 

 

2001 

SANDY CARSON GALLERY, Between Worlds, Denver, CO

HYATT REGENCY, River, Commission for Vines Restaurant, Sacramento, CA

ROHM, Japan Headquarters; Four Seasons, Commission, San Diego, CA

2000 MILLS PENINSULA HEALTH CENTER/The Dorothy Schneider Cancer Center, The Zen Garden,

    Commission main lobby and laser therapy room, San Mateo, CA

ACCENTURE Consulting, Pacific Arc, 20 ft sliding wall/75 ft mural & seven lobby paintings, San Francisco, CA

 

1999 

SUSAN STREET FINE ARTGALLERY, Dialogue of Geometric Abstraction, San Diego, CA

KAISER PERMANENTE, Summer I, San Diego, CA

SILICON VALLEY BANK, Yosemite and Big Sur, Commission for two, 26 foot long corridors, Santa Clara, CA

FLUOR DANIELS INTERNATIONAL, Irvine, CA, “River to Ocean”

1999

CANON CORPORATION, Commission for Research Center Art Collection, Palo Alto, CA 

IRVINE CORPORATION, Interaction, Irvine, CA

GENSLER AIA, Material Matters, San Francisco, CA

 

1998

ROBERT ALLEN GALLERY, Printmakers of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

 

1997 

THE JEWISH MUSEUM, L'Chaim: A Kiddush Cup Invitational, San Francisco, CA

INTERNATIONAL PRINT EXHIBIT, Los Angeles, CA, curator: Bruce Davis, Curator of Prints

    and Drawings for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

 

SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY, Eclectic Ecologies, San Francisco, CA

CITY OF OAKLAND, State of the Arts, Oakland, CA

 

1995 

SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Corner Stone Imaging: Computer and Art, 

    San Francisco, CA

OAKLAND MUSEUM, California Dreaming, curator Philip E. Linhares, Oakland, CA

PORT OF OAKLAND, Preservation, Special Commission, Oakland, CA

BEDFORD GALLERY, Bay Area Women Artists, curator Carrie Lederer, Walnut Creek, CA

FALKIRK CULTURAL CENTER, All Saints/All Souls, San Rafael, CA

KAY GARVEY GALLERY, Group Exhibition, Chicago, IL

CITY OF OAKLAND, 1995 Impressions: The Print Medium Extended, Oakland, CA

VALERIE MILLER FINE ART, Works on Paper, Palm Desert, CA

JUDITH LITVICH GALLERY, US Art Show, San Francisco, CA

 

1994 

KAY GARVEY GALLERY, Group Exhibition, Chicago, IL

HARLEEN & ALLEN GALLERY, Bay Area Printmakers, San Francisco, CA

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION GALLERY, The Women's Mentor Show, San Francisco, CA