Artist Painting

b. 1981, CA

Teri Hendrich (m. Cusumano) was born and raised in Southern California. She graduated with a BFA in Illustration & Fine Art with honors from ArtCenter College of Design and has continued to hone her craft working as a color supervisor in animation. Teri's methodical approach and calm attitude come through in the details, compositions and color palettes of her paintings. Her work has been featured in gallery exhibitions throughout the LA area as well as on film sets for ABC and Disney+ television shows. Her collectors include acclaimed creatives, ranging from professional animators to a celebrity chef. Teri lives with her husband and two children in Glendale, CA while advocating for pay equity as Vice President of The Animation Guild.

     About the Art

I cast spells with vibrant pastels. Using calculated spontaneity and a mix of representational and abstract imagery, I conjure mesmerizing colorscapes which convey a quiet tenderness that speak directly to the soul. My process starts by selecting a harmonious symphony of hues with the help of custom mixed paint colors.  My mediums of choice can alternate from acrylic paint on wood or canvas to gouache and pencil on paper. With these materials gathered before me, my heart sings through brushstrokes and color. An imagined space is indicated with a single, flat ground color. Whimsical yet touching narratives then emerge through the unidentifiable figures in my paintings while gestural, multi-colored swooshes, convey the emotions of the scene. 

The source of my inspiration comes from the energy of relationships. Both the presence and absence of human connection propel me to create. Affection often appears in my works like a prismatic force that pulses through space, awakening memories from another lifetime. By giving indescribable feelings a tangible form, I hope to connect to my audience at their core, and highlight the magical qualities of our collective dream.



2004   ArtCenter College of Design, BFA, Cum Laude, Pasadena, CA

     Solo Exhibitions

2008   In Case of Emergency, Berri Good, Beverly Hills, CA

     Group Exhibitions

2022   Wonderpets, Leanna Lin's Wonderland, Los Angeles, CA

2015   Intimacy, Swoon Gallery, Online

2012   Eat Your Art Out, Titmouse Studios, Los Angeles, CA

2011   Foreign Affairs, AR4T Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2010  Cannibal Flower, World Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA

2009  Human Pyramids, Ghetto Gloss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008  I Am 8-Bit, World of Wonder Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007  Rock It!!, The Grind Art & Print Gallery, Mar Vista, CA

         Wishful Thinking, Project: Gallery LA, Culver City, CA

         Rising Artist Series, Atmosphere, Los Angeles, CA

         C-Note, Project: Gallery LA, Culver City, CA

         Friends of ISM, April Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA

2006  The Unicorn Show, Nucleus, Alhambra, CA

2005  All Grown-Up, Uno, Los Angeles, CA


2023   Manifesting Destiny, Keyframe Magazine

2011   Super iam8bit, iam8bit Productions