1992, Baltimore, USA
Theresa Chromati’s work expands the traditional boundaries of painting through fragmented forms of desire and an abstracted figuration. The artist explores diverse layers of black womanhood through vortices of vibrant colour and texture. Chromati’s central figure manifests in various forms, often contorting, unraveling, and reaching forward overtime. Although their faces, eyes, breasts, bellies and limbs appear otherworldly, Chromati’s figures are engaged in the very human effort to find balance, strength, and empowerment in a chaotic world. The artist also explores elements of support depicted in her relationship to “scrotum flowers”, the most recurrent symbol in her iconography. 
Theresa Chromati attended Pratt Institute where she began exploring her fluid relationship with painting and design. Since then, the artist’s multi-disciplinary practice has garnered critical and institutional attention. Chromati has participated in various group exhibitions, most recently at David Zwirner, Leslie Lohman Museum, The Pérez Art Museum Miami, Levy Gorvy, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the VII Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, and The Extreme Present co-organized by Jeffrey Deitch and Gagosian. She has been featured in The New York Times, i-D, Interview Magazine, Juxtapoz, Hyperallergic, Document Journal, Architectural Digest, and Vogue to name a few. Her works belong to the permanent collections of The Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL; Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC; Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD; Burger Collection, Hong Kong; Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; and The Dean Collection, New York, NY. The artist is currently living and working in Brooklyn,NY