Whitehead, Tessa

Tessa Whitehead (born 1985, Nassau, Bahamas) is a sculptor and a painter primarily producing work about landscape. Many of Whitehead’s works are paired down shapes and vessels that consciously imitate landscape or descriptions of landscape.  

Whitehead received a BA Fine Arts from Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design, London and an MFA from The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London.  

The artist was awarded Chisenhale Studio4 Residency (2014), her work was shortlisted for Wells Art Contemporary, Well’s Museum, UK (2013), for the Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London (2012), it was selected to exhibit in the Royal Academy Summer Show (2011) and she was awarded the William Coldstream Memorial Prize for which her work acquired by the University College London collection (2009).  

From 2012-2014, Whitehead curated Liquid Courage Gallery.  She currently curates The D’Aguilar Art Foundation.   You can find her studio and work at POPOPstudios.