Theresa Byrnes

TRACE (part 1), A performance art piece

Selected Performance Art

Making Ink Paintings, 2006

Saatchi & Saatchi, Art opening, 2006

Theresa tree, A performance art piece, 2008

The Making Of “DUST TO DUST”

Interview 2.1

Theresa Byrnes
Painter/ Performance Artist


Participation in QAX
What If We Remade U.S. Economic Policy?

Featuring new collaborative work by
Leslie Alfin, Theresa Byrnes, Chanel Kennebrew
& Toshi Reagon

26-19 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

6:00 – 10:00 pm

About the Artist

“Theresa Byrnes’ performance pieces place her amid the ranks of a purist avant-garde of artists operating at the fringe of contemporary art in America today. I say purist, because for them there are few boundaries or taboos. As part of a genre of experimental performance and body art dating back to the 1960s and ’70s, (her) shows are both fearless and confronting. Her works are contemporaneous… but she also shares the sensibility of an older generation of feminist artists. Byrnes is a provocateur… (She) is ‘woman’ channeling life, death, fear and joy, through an exposed, vulnerable human shell. It is all on the line, and that is the wonder of Byrnes’ art.” (Martin Newman, art critic, The Daily Mirror)