Teresa Moore's oil on canvas works stage strong, independent women in a cocktail palette of boozy yellows, gaudy greens, and lusty reds. These noirish, sultry-eyed femme fatales dance and drink, smoke and smooch, flirt and linger as they live for the moment in their own sublime yet wistful worlds.
Self-taught and painting mainly with her fingers, Moore creates an atmosphere of night life, good times, and fleeting romances. Her images bring to life a world at once sensuous, sophisticated, sometimes sweet yet always alluring.
Cabaret girls, lounge lizards and circus performers recall a risque lost generation, that in this age, can only exist within the confines of a fertile imagination.
And these decadent dames get around. Moore's work is exhibited and collected from New York, Miami, and Chicago to Seattle, New Orleans, Canada, France and Italy.
Moore's fiery independence shows through in these characters, who all seem to have their own checkered pasts, drawn from deep within the artist's own fantasies and realities, past and present.
2004 "Dolce Amore" North Beach Italian Language and Cultural Centre, San Francisco, CA
"Semblance of Memory" Gallery Saccade, San Diego, CA
"The Underworld" La Piazza, San Francisco, CA
2003 "Annex" Capobianco Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Demimonde" Variety Preview Room, San Francisco, CA
"Summer Series" Alisa Hotel, San Francisco, CA
Cafe Ibiza, Coral Gables, FL
2002 "La Folie" Alliance Francaise, San Francisco, CA
"Demimonde" Hotel Biron, San Francisco, CA
"Nocturne" At Divafest, Exit Theatre, San Francisco, CA
"Rainy Day Women" mixed media show, Vesuvio, San Francisco
2001 "Puttin on the Glitz" HIV/Aids Benefit, Chicago Hilton, Chicago, IL
Liss Gallery, Toronto, Canada
"Early Girls" University of California, Berkeley YWCA
2000 "Cabaret" HIV/Aids Benefit, Chicago Hilton, Chicago, IL
Infusion, San Francisco
10th Annual Sensual & Erotic Art Exhibition, Reno, NV
The Rex, San Francisco, CA
Acabello, San Francisco, CA
1999 L'Espace Richelieu, Galerie du Rond-Point Paris, FRANCE
"Seductive Tales" 17 Reasons, San Francisco, CA
1998 Amber Leilani Gallery, New Orleans, LA
The Phoenix Hotel-VIP Suites, San Francisco, CA
Objects and Images Gallery, Bronxville, NY
"Crossroads" 8th Annual Sensual and Erotic Art Exhibition, Las Vegas, NV
"Celebrate! Benefit for the Star Academy, Old Federal Reserve Bank ,SanFrancisco
Cowboys and Angels, San Francisco, CA
1997 "A La Mood" Sixteen, New York City
Enrico's, San Francisco, CA
1996 "A Taste of Red" Bastoky Gallery, Seattle,WA
"Inspirations of Hope" New Art Designs, Benefit for Alzheimer's Research, Modesto, CA
1995 "To Hell with Love" Greenwood Gallery, Seattle,WA
Work featured in Hollywocd Pictures film, "Miami Rhapsody"
1994 "Aching To Be " Trojanowska Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Deliver Me" Galaxy Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
1993 "Gods and Godesses" Galaxy Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Trojanowska Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1992 Trojanowska Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1990 Gallery Genesis. Chicago, IL
Metropolis, Phoenix, AZ
"Art Detour" Fina Cocina, Phoenix, AZ
''Uncensored Statement" Phoenix Union Gallery Phoenix, AZ
1989 "Jesus Hangs Ten on South Beach" Galaxy Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Visual Arts Center, Phoenix, AZ
"Abstractions, Popstractions, Contraptions" Fina Cocina, Phoenix, AZ
1988 Galleria Bianco Oro, Rome, ITALY
Galleria Paolucci, Rome, ITALY
1996-2004 National Museum of Women in the Arts Library and Archives, Washington, D.C.
1994 "Celebrating Freedom in the Arts" Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito, CA
1990 "Waterworks" Arizona Museum for Youth, Mesa, AZ
1989 "Raining Cats and Dogs" Arizona Museum for Youth" Mesa, AZ
"All Over: The Art of Pattern" Arizona Museum for Youth, Mesa, AZ
u S.F. Bay Guardian Lindsey Westbrook, "Critic's Choice" May 2, 2001
u East Bay Express Lindsey Westbrook, Over There, Visual Arts, September 22, 2000
u Christiane Peyron, "Reincarnation" (Erotic Novel) Paris, 1999
u On Our Backs San Francisco, July 1999
u Metropolitan "Nightclub Art" (Interview) San Francisco. June 15,1998
u Maggie Trapp. Fabula, January 1998. Vol.4.
u Spunk! Featured Artist. September 1997.
u Bennett, Laura Lee. Aorta, Seattle, WA January 1997.
u Juxtapoz, "Reader Art", Winter 1995.
u American Artists: Survey of Leading Contemporaries,
u American ReferencesPublishing, 1990.
u Young International Artists, Claudio Ascenzi, Rome, ITALY 1989.
u Southwest Art Review, American References Publishing, 1990.
u Alvarez, Lizette. "Beach Religion: Jesus Hangs Ten."
u Miami Herald, February 23,1989.
u Kaliedoscope. "Jesus Hangs Ten." Metro Magazine Miami, March 1989.
u Lerma Susi, "Comics, Europe, and Music Color Artist's Style", AZ Republic Jan. '89