THERESA P-TAN is an Ecuadorean/Puerto Rican, mixed media artist originally from Brooklyn, NY. She holds a Master of Art in Education from Columbia Teachers College in New York City and she is a former New York City public school teacher. For most of her career, she worked in elementary education in an inclusion school, serving students with disabilities in the general education classroom. During this time, she acquired a Certificate in Fine Arts from Parsons: The New School for Design, NYC, and continued to pursue her art through numerous classes and workshops. After moving to Durham with her husband in 2016, she transitioned from years working in education to working as a full-time artist. She has exhibited her work at Golden Belt Arts in Durham, The Arts Center in Carrboro, and Frank Gallery in Chapel Hill. Theresa is also a teaching artist for The Durham Arts Council’s Cultural and Intersession Camps.