Tessa Darrae is a Minneapolis-based multimedia artist who primarily deals in paint, but has passions across the spectrum of art and making. In studying Theater Performance and Design, she enjoyed dissecting the human condition and exploring the dichotomy of existence. What we feel and how we perceive ourselves as humans can more often than not feel like a dumpster-fire of nonsense and chaos. Tessa is fascinated by things that at a glance look random and volatile, but upon further examination reveal an organic and calculated pattern of decision. Through color, texture, line, shape, and whimsy, she is always trying to capture the struggle of the plural nature of internal and external life, and find balance in the abstract.