Teresa Faris is Professor and Area Head of the Metals program at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater where she received the Women in Leadership Award. Former teaching appointments include San Diego State University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Teresa is co-author of the Women of Metal Exhibition and Oral History Project, and is the recipient of numerous awards including: National Endowment for the Arts 2008 Grant Award: Access to Artistic Excellence. Teresa participated in the Artist in Residence program at John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI (1999). And, she exhibits extensively in Europe and the US.
Selected Publications include: Jewelry and Metals Survey, Volume 1,2 and 3. Society of North American Goldsmiths, 2018, 2019, 2020. Animal Influence, American Craft April, 2018. Contemporary Jewelry Design. Schiffer Publishing, 2019. The Biennial Jewelry Issue of American Craft. Oct/Nov 2015, New Necklaces: 500 Designs from Around the World. Promopress. Barcelona, Spain, Metalsmith. Exhibition in Print. 2014, Jewelbook 12|13, Stichting Kunstboek Publishers, Belgium. Clowes, Jody. Metalsmiths and Mentors. Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin- Madison. 500 Necklaces, 500 Bracelets, and 500 Plastic Jewelry. Lark Books/Sterling Publishing Co.