Born in Minot, North Dakota

 Lives and Works in Seattle, WA



2007            MFA, MA - Painting, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2004            BFA - Painting, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

1997            BA - Studio Art (Major), Biology (Minor), summa cum laude,  

                        Northeastern Illinois University


2019    Object Traces: Getty/Greenberg, Rare Nest Gallery, Chicago, IL

            the bluejay and the spine, we had a teapot on the side, Arts Visalia, Visalia, CA

2018    here (in collaboration with Jeremy Wineberg), Method Gallery, Seattle, WA

2017    Reminders of memories that I don't have, Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Seattle in Review, Two Birds Tattoo, Seattle WA

            Findings: Imagined and Real, Gallery 4500, Seattle, WA

2016   Abstract : Teresa Getty and Helen Callici, Apex Aerial Arts, Seattle WA

2014    Pink Flight Suit, Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Stolen Lines, Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

2013   Nostalgic Pavements, Unity Gallery, Maharishi University of Management

           Fairfield, Iowa 

           Lascaux Dreams, Porter Butts Gallery, UW-Madison, WI

           Songs, Sonnets, and Stolen Lines, River Edge Gallery, Thiensville, WI

2012   I marveled at the Distance my Brushes have traveled, Gallery at Sundance

           Cinemas, Madison WI

2011   Secret Garden Paradise...RSVP, Central Madison Public Library, Madison, WI

2007   Little Job’s Vanity or I yelled Fire when I fell into the Chocolate - MFA

           Exhibition, Common Wealth Gallery, Madison, WI

2006   Evolution Trinity, Mosse Humanities Building Gallery, Madison, Wi


2019   Rhythm and Sequences, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA

          The Abstraction Haiku, Tocoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

2017   PaperWorks, Dab Art and HUD Gallery, Ventura, CA

2016   Abstract Sanctuary, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR

           To Sum Degree, Dab Art and HUD Gallery, Ventura, CA

2015   Mixing Your Media, CORE Gallery, Denver, CO 

           Small Works 4, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, Long Island City, New York

2014   Twenty-Three Sisters, Gallery 1308, Madison, WI

           WisconsinCity, Artstart, Rhinelander, WI

2013   Wisconsin Triennial Exhibition, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art,Madison, WI

           Stacked, Q and A, Madison Central Public Library, Madison, WI

           The joy of the task was its own reward, LoveyTown (on line)

           Acts of Gravitas, Eyeporium Gallery, Chicago, IL

           Affordable Art, Spacewomb Contemporary Art Gallery, Long Island City, NY

           New Frontiers, Pinebox Art Center, Baltimore, MD

2012   It’s Time to Look Forward, Eyeporium Gallery, Chicago, IL

           6th Annual Third Coast National, K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX

           49th Annual Juried Exhibition, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA

           NEIU Arts Alumni 2012, NEIU Fine Arts Center Gallery, Chicago, IL

           72nd Rockford Midwestern Biennial, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, I

2011   Eat Dessert First, Art Lofts Gallery, UW-Madison, WI

           Intimate: Small Works, Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY

           Big Women, Small Work, Portage ARTspace, Chicago, IL

           The Paul Show, The Charnel House, Chicago, IL


2016   Juggling the World Forward – painting exhibition/ collaboration with Choreographer Bryon

           Carr. Boost Dance Festival, Seattle, WA

2015   Pink Flight Suit – Outdoor Kite installation, Gigantic Bicycle Festival, Issaquah, WA

2013    Most Theorems begin on Napkins – Installation, Little Monroe Gallery, Madison, WA      

            Parallax Art Fair Participant, New York City, NY

2012    In these tales, animals talk and carry picnic baskets,  BOOKLESS, site specific mural,  

            Central Madison Public Library, Madison, WI

            Mixology – 21st Summer Chamber Music Festival, stage design collaboration with Michael

            Villaquette and Caroline  Kallenborne,  Overture Center for the Arts, Madison WI

2011    Image and Music Collaboration, Julia McChonahay, Madison, WI

            Fabric Design Collaboration with Mark Bazant/Silky Jumbo, Night of 1000 Eyes, Chicago, IL


2019    Artist Grant, Arts Visalia Visual Art Center, Visalia, CA

2013    Two Resident Teaching Artist Grants, Lincoln Center for the Arts with the Overture Center for

            Arts, Madison, WI

2012    Artist Residency: Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

             2nd Place Juror’sPrize, Masur Museum 49th Annual Juried Exhibition, Monroe,LA

2007    Artist Residency: Painting’s Edge, Idyllwild, CA

             Overture Center for the Arts Exhibition Grant, 


2015 - 2019

Visiting Project Artist, McClure Middle School and Green Lake Elementary School Medically Fragile Classrooms, Seattle, WA

2010 – 2014

Docent, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI

Visiting Art Instructor, Art Event Series, Madison Public Library, Madison, WI



Archeology of Memories, Mapping of Psychological Journeys and Kite Flying with Teresa Getty 


Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 24. The Open Studio Press, pgs 64-65.


Michael Velliquette, Teresa Getty: Lascaux Dreams,


Rachel Bruya, It’s Quiet at Newfangled Expo, expo/


Alison Eiler, 'Traces' of emotional depth found in abstract expressionist art


James Scarborough, Teresa Getty’s Limbo of Optimism,