Tessa Heck

Tessa Heck is a recent Visual Studies Graduate candidate at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR and hails from NW Montana. Heck received her BFA in Painting/Drawing in Tacoma, WA at Pacific Lutheran University with a stint in London, UK to intern as a gallery assistant. Inspirations for her figurative based paintings include Nicole Eisenman, Marlene Dumas, Alice Neel and Wangechi Mutu. Common topics in her work are comprised of humor, absurdity of the human body, sexuality and eroticism.