About Me / Contact

Tessa Sutton is a visual artist and certified arts educator working mainly in painting and drawing.  She mentors MFA graduate students at MCAD online and in-person.  She has an MFA from the California College of the Arts and a BA in history from Grinnell College.  Her Teaching Certification is from the College of Education, University of Iowa.  Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, she has lived in Brooklyn, Alaska, Italy and San Francisco where she worked at Pratt, CCA and Cooper Union in college arts administration and at an interior design firm.  In addition to exhibiting in America and Europe, she has taught students of all ages in a museum, community college, a women’s correctional facility, public school programs and privately.

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Reach me at tessa.a.sutton@gmail.com

Teaching Resume

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