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"My work includes both abstracted nature-based and purely non-objective works. The subjects I choose to paint are organic, either originating from Mother Nature, or inspired by her. I love building layers using painting and drawing, scraping back, then adding more, and pouring glossy translucent glazes over the surface. My artwork provides the viewer with a bold graphic element from a distance, but up close they’re rewarded with rich organic details and texture.

Using nature as my muse, I combine color, shape, and line resulting in a painting that has tons of layers, gestural, and free. I use acrylic, inks,

graphite, wax crayon, oil pastel, & oil glazes. I start each painting with a ritual: taking a hike or sitting outside, doing mindful meditation and then beginning. Coming to the studio centered and without expectation allows me to have a conversation with the canvas. A mark is made, in response another, and another, and the dance begins."


1994​​​ ​Associate’s Degree in Graphic Design, The Creative Circus (formerly the Southeastern           Center for the Arts), Atlanta, GA
1988 M.S. in Genetic Counseling, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
1986 B.S. in Biology, University of Missouri-Columbia

Selected Exhibitions

2021,“Lift”, Chicago Art Source, Chicago, IL
2019, Solo Show, Art on Centre, Fernandina Beach, FL
2019, Color Show, North River Design District, Chicago, IL July-September,
2019, Summer Salon, Chicago Art Source, Chicago, IL
2015, Abstract Art Show, Muse Gallery, Hilton Head, SC
2013, Solo Show, T. Clifton Gallery, Memphis, TN
2009 Cat Tesla & Mary Burrows, Perry Nicole Fine Art, Memphis, TN
2008, ATLart[08], Cat Tesla Solo Show, Lagerquist Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2005 Museum of Contemporary Art, group show, Atlanta, GA
2004-06, “Cat Tesla: New Works”, Solo Show, Canyon Road Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

Selected Public and Private Collections
Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale, IL
Alliance Hospital, Dallas, TX

The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Washington, DC Atlantic Trust, Atlanta, GA
Baptist Hospital Medical Towers, Jacksonville, FL

Briggs & Veselka Co., Houston, TX Brightworth, Atlanta, GA
Cold Chain Technologies, Franklin, MA
David Baldacci, Author
Drinker, Biddle, and Reath, Washington, DC
Florida Hospital for Women, Orlando, FL
Georgian Bank, Atlanta, GA
Gordon Hospital, Calhoun, GA
Harris Methodist Hospital, Fort Worth, TX
sHill-Rom, Batesville, IN
Heritage Financial Services, Boston, MA
Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Hope Tower, Neptune, NJ
John & Jean Lansing, Knoxville, TN
Kaiser Hospital, San Diego, CA
Kaiser Permanente Medical Office Building, Victorville, CA
Kaiser Permanente, Mission Viejo Medical Office Building, Mission Viejo, CA UKen & Leslie Parent, Knoxville, TN
Kirkland Cancer Center, Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, Jackson, TN Koons-
KRG Capital, Denver, CO
Long Island Jewish Hospital, New York, NY

Magee Women’s Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA Mesun Health Services, Lawrenceville, GA Methodist Hospital, Arcadia, CA
North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital Forest Hills, Queens, NY Northern Trust Bank, Chicago, IL
Northwest Community Hospital, Chicago, IL
Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, IL
Pioneer Square Courtyard by Marriott, Seattle, WA
RSUI, Atlanta, GA
Scripps Del Mar, Plastic Surgery & Reconstruction, San Diego, CA Scripps Clinic, Dermatology Suite, San Diego, CA
Sedgwick LLP, Newark, NJ
Sharp Rees Stealy, San Diego, CA
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago, IL
State Street Corporation, Boston, MA
Edmonds Campus, Seattle, WA
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas, TX



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