Therese Conte is a nationally exhibiting artist and arts educator. She earned her MFA in painting at the prestigious Laguna College of art and Design. Ms. Conte received her MA and BA in Studio Art, Painting/Drawing from California State University, Northridge CA. She studied at the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. and the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Her work has been exhibited nationally at the University of New England Gallery; Laguna Beach Museum of Art; Hillel Gallery USC, Los Angeles; Bridge Gallery, Los Angeles City Hall; Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery; the Brand Library Gallery, Glendale and Los Angeles Art Association Gallery 825 among other venues.
She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including, the Albert K Murray Fine Art Foundation Scholarship; Merit scholarships from Laguna College of Art and Design; 1st Place Scholarship award from Laguna Plein Air Painters association; Creative Capacity Fund Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles; Masters Thesis Support Program Grant recipient, Graduate Studies, Research and International Programs, CSU Northridge; and numerous Beautification Grants from the Department of Cultural affairs, Los Angeles; Proctor & Gamble/Valley Cultural Center, Los Angeles; and the Walt Disney Company’s ‘Show Your Character’ program grant.
Ms. Conte has taught seminars in figure painting, drawing and color theory along with fine art for both the Los Angeles Unified and La Canada Unified School Districts. She currently teaches at Columbia College Hollywood and The Orange County School of the Arts along with teaching privately.
She maintains a studio in Laguna Beach and continues to work with the figure and related subjects in her paintings.