Originally from Carmel, IN, Tessa Click received a Master of Fine Arts from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA and a Bachelor of Science in Visual Art Education from Ball State University. She lives and works in Washington, DC.
"Based in symbolic language, this body of work seeks understanding of the real world by using absurd characters, props, and settings as proxy. Intertwined with otherworldly imagery, mundane scenes set the stage for playing out unseen connections between internal and external conflicts. These mixed-media paintings and structures invite the viewer to consider concepts of potentiality and agency in uncertain times. The non-linear narratives embrace artifice, duplicity, a sense of play, and analog materiality. My current influences range from children’s storytelling toys to historical narrative painting to theatrical set design."