Teodora Guererra’s abstract artistic vision is influenced by her travels throughout the United States and abroad. While living in Arizona, she became inspired by the naturally radiant landscape and arid climate, which led her to experiment with rich under-painting and vivid colors. Later, the shifting seasons of the East Coast prompted her to pursuance of dripping and textural techniques. Throughout her career, Guererra’s consistent focus has been to push the limits through experimentation with new materials. She is influenced by Pat Steir, Joan Mitchell, Larry Poons, Helen Frankenthaler, and Morris Louis to name a few.
Guererra received her undergraduate and graduate Art degrees from Southern Connecticut University, The College of Saint Rose, and Skidmore College. Guererra’s paintings can be found in public and private collections across the U.S., including the Allmen Health and Wellness Center for Women in New York, SUNY Brockport, and William & Sonoma in San Francisco.
“I’m a big risk taker, experimenting with different materials so my work can be a series of continuous failures until I figure things out. I’ve explored different directions in my work over the years, but I think you can see the work of my hands or one signature throughout.
"Some of my work achieves a sense of fluid movement with saturated color, while my newer collection is so textured, it is like frosting. I may start out with a plan, but then the painting may decide the direction. My most successful work should be complex yet minimal and look like it was easy, or just happened.”