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233 East 21st Street apt 6
New York, NY 10010

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Art / Illustration




212 533 5543

Graphis Archives

Biography/Work Experience

Teresa Fasolino lives and works in her Gramercy Park studio in New York City with her husband, sculptor Jordan Steckel, and their two rabbits, Antoine and Albert. The studio is adjacent to the School of Visual Arts, her alma mater, where she presently teaches courses in Illustration, and the History of Illustration. Teresa Fasolino has worked for most of the major magazines, publishers, and advertising agencies, evolving and developing her particular and recognizable style of illustrative painting. In addition to working in the print media, she has worked with architects and space designers, creating paintings for restaurants at the World Trade Center, and an 8-foot mural of “Famous Italian Noses” for the Trattoria Dell’Arte restaurant in New York City.


Silver Medal The Society of Illustrators, Communications Arts, Graphis Society of Publication Design Award of Merit

Proudest Achievements

Her paintings have been exhibited at major art galleries, including “Hothouse Contemporary Floras” at the New York Academy of Sciences,” “ 200 Years of American Illustration” at the New York Historical Society, “Art for Survival” for the United Nations Environmental Program, “Pushing the Envelope,” “The Art of the Postage Stamp,” “Picturing Health,” and “Women in Illustration; Contemporary Visions and Voices” at the Norman Rockwell Museum and “Everything I Do Always Comes Back to Me” at SVA’s Visual Arts Gallery. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Society of Illustrators, The Smithsonian, and the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown. Her work is in the collections of Nabisco and Grand Union as well as private collections. She is also a member of the first Illustrators Advisory Board of the Norman Rockwell Museum and teaches a course in Oil Painting at Fit in NYC. For the last decade, her interest in racehorses and their safe retirement after the track have led to a series of sporting paintings and equine portraits including exhibiting at the Spa Fine Arts Gallery Saratoga Springs New York.

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Museum/Gallery Collections

2017 Three paintings acquired: Permanent Collection The Society of Illustrators 2015 Art work for Stadia Tins acquired by the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame The Smithsonian: The National Postal Museum, Nabisco, Grand Union, The Permanent Collection The Society of Illustrators Private Collections: Jean Paul Violette, Richard Bloch, Alain Ducasse Michael Olson, The estate of Sir James Goldsmith


The Art of TV Guide by Jerry Alten ”Is One Illustration Worth a Thousand Words”

Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

2011 July/ Sept Spa Fine Arts Gallery, Broadway, Saratoga Springs 2010 Earth Fragile Planet: Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators 2007-2012 Picturing Health: Norman Rockwell and the Art of Illustration: 2011-12 El Paso Museum of Art 2008 Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 2008 Center for Disease Control, Atlanta Georgia 2007 Norman Rockwell Museum 2007 Everything I do Always Comes Back to Me: School of Visual Arts Gallery 2007-1973 work included in 20 Annual Exhibits at The Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators 2006 You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby; The Museum of American Illustration New York Society of Illustrators 2004 Hothouse Contemporary Floras: The New York Academy of Sciences 2004 Art of the New York Times: The Museum of American Illustration New York Society of Illustrators 2004 Big Frogs in a Big Pond Museum of American Illustration New York Society of Illustrators 2003-2004 Women In Illustration: Contemporary Visions and Voices: Norman Rockwell Museum 2004 Women Illustrators: Art for the Printed Page: Kingsborough College 2003 Small Wonders SI Members Illustrate Stamps: Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators 2003-2004 Art of The Stamp: Smithsonian Institute. The National Postal Museum: 10th Anniversary Celebration 2003 Favorite Flicks: Illustrators Look at the Movies; Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators 2000-2001 Pushing The Envelope: The Art of the Postage Stamp: Norman Rockwell Museum 1997 Mary K Wheeler Gallery: The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale 1993 Art For Survival The Society of Illustrators 1983 Contemporary American Illustration and Design: Butler Art Institute Youngstown Ohio 1982-83 European Illustration, National Theater, London 1981 Religion into Art: Pratt Manhattan Center 1976 “ 200 Years of American Illustration” The New York Historical Society


1971-72 attended classes SUNY Purchase 1964-68 Certificate: School of Visual Arts


Publications: 2017/18 Graphis Masters 2007 The Art of TV Guide by Jerry Alten 2002 A Survey of Illustration Andrew Chaing Julie Lieberman 1997 ‘Pro Illustration” Advertising- A Guide to Professional Illustration Techniques 1983 September October Communication Arts Profile by Dugald Stermer page 42 1976 200 Years of American Illustration Commissions: Famous Italian Noses 8 ft Mural; Trattoria Dell’Arte New York City, 19 ft Mural for The Big Kitchen restaurant, World Trade Center, 2 Still Life Paintings for The Market Bar and Grill; The World Trade Center and Painting on permanent display Observation Deck; World Trade Center. Portrait Christopher Columbus The Knights of Columbus Museum Stamp Designs for US Postal Service: Herbs 2011 Aquarium Fish 1999 Stamp Designs for The United Nations Postal Service: Endangered Species 2002 City Summit Habitat II 1996 Teaching Experience: Faculty School of Visual Arts 1980-present Faculty FIT 2002-present Intensive Art Workshop; Norman Rockwell Museum 2007 Syracuse University Visiting Faculty: Graduate Program Illustration: Independent Study 2002, 2004, 2005 Member: First Illustrators Advisory Board: Norman Rockwell Museum


United States Postal Service, United Nations Postal Service, Milton Glaser Inc, The US State Department, The New York Times, Penguin Group, Saint Martin’s Press, Tor Books, Kensington Books, Good Nature Publishing, Dellas Graphics, Grand Union, Pfizer, Nabisco, TV Guide, Life, Harcourt, Warner Books, Random House, Forbes, Scholastic, Esquire Master Card, Masterpiece Theater/ Mobile, Playboy, Poppe Tyson, Pocket Books, Workman Publishing, Prentice Hall, SVA, New York University