Website: www.teresawitz.co.uk
Bio:

"From the windows of my studio in Bow, I have watched with fascination for the last couple of years as London's Olympic Park has risen from a building site to what will eventually become the focus of the eyes of world when the 2012 Games comes to Britain. Because I live in the borough and work beside the Olympic site, I was particularly delighted to have been invited by BT to join its prestigious The Art of Sport project.
Much of my earlier work was concerned with style, leading to an interest in the creation of contemporary iconic images of celebrity personalities, David Beckham being to the fore in his many reinventions. This led in turn to an interest in the portrayal of ordinary people as 'iconic unknowns', a description which for the moment could be applied to many of our 2012 Olympic athletes. I hope that by the end of the Games, we'll be able to drop the word unknown. For The Art of Sport project I am currently working on portraits of a number of our athletes and aim through my particular style to capture the essence of the dreams, determination and dedication which has already taken them so far.

Exhibitions:

Group Exhibitions:
2011, Expo Gallery, Terminal 5 Heathrow - High Performance Art Exhibition
(paintings of Olympic Gold Medallists)
2011, BT Tower, Art of Sport
(paintings of Paralympic & Olympic athletes)
2011, Forman's Smokehouse Gallery, 'InfamE - Contemporary Celebrity Art'
(paintings of David & Victoria Beckham, Kylie & Cher)
2010, Expo Gallery, Terminal 5 Heathrow - 'Legacy High Performance Art'
(paintings of Olympic & Paralympic athletes)
2010, Formans Smokehouse Gallery, London E3
(portraits of women)
2010, V&A Posters of Olympic Games & Art of Sport at Europa Gallery Sutton, London
(paintings of paralympic athlete David Weir and Olympic athletes)
2010, Bow Arts Open Studios Show
(paintings: portraits of women & Olympic athletes)
2010, Henley Regatta, Henley-on-Thames
(paintings of regattas, Ladies in hats & Olympic rowers)
2010, Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London
(paintings of Olympic athletes for the opening of the Winter Olympics)
2010, T5 Gallery, Terminal 5, Heathrow
(paintings of Olympic athletes for 'The Art of Sport')
2009 Saltram House (National Trust Property), Plymouth Devon
(paintings of David Beckham and 'Night & Day' black and white series)
2009, Lloyds Bank Private Banking's annual Christmas exhibition,Grosvenor St London.
(paintings of Olympic athletes, and portraits)
2009, 'Pick-n-Mix' Woolworths Art Exhibition, London E11
(paintings of celebrities)
2009, The Bow Arts Trust, London E3
(paintings: 'Night & Day' black and white series)
2007, Waitrose, Group Show, IG10 Art Exhibition, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, paintings
(Combined exhibition of paintings & drawings of the IG10 art group and my black & white paintings from Hello magazines)
2006, St Bartholomew-the-Less, St Batholomew's Hospital, London
(iconic celebrity paintings - acrylic and gold leaf)
2005, The Shop Gallery, Whitechapel, London
(Paintings of 'The 4 Faces' and series of small canvases of celebrities)
2003, The Menier Gallery, Chocolate Factory, London
(paintings of Essex women, 'Nadia' and The Chair paintings)
2002, Urban Scale, The Prenelle Barge Gallery, Canary Wharf, London
(paintings: The 4 Faces)
2002, Canonbury Gallery, London
(paintings of David Beckham and other celebrities)
2002, The Atrium, UEL, London
(paintings of Kylie, David and Victoria Beckham and other celebrities)
2001, The Shop Gallery, Whitechapel, London
(paintings from M.A.)
2001, East London Gallery (UEL), London, paintings
(M.A. show)
2000, 23 Underwood Street, Hoxton Square, London, Blush group
(Themed exhibition: 'Opposites', painting: self portrait)
1999, Lauderdale House, London
(works on paper)
1998, Art Connois-seur Gallery, London
(works on paper)
1997, Art Connoisseur Gallery, London
(works on paper)
1997, Clerkenwell Art Group, London
(works on paper)
1987, Central Institute of Adult Education, London
(black and white photographs)
1986, Whitechapel Art Gallery Foyer & Restaurant,
(black and white photographs - hand tinted)

Solo Exhibitions:
2008, University of East London, Fine Art Doctorate Exhibition
(paintings: Femininity & Style)
2007, The Drawing Room, UEL
(work in progress: paintings and works on paper)
2006, The Shop Gallery, Whitechapel, London,
(portraits of Essex women and celebrities)
2006, Colebrookes, Islington, London, paintings
(series of black and white oil portraits of women from Hello magazines)
2005, The Shop Gallery, Whitechapel, London, paintings
(portraits of women)
2004, The Chambers Gallery, Barbican, London, paintings
(paintings from the M.A. course and 'Nadia' series)
2002, The Atrium, University of East London
(paintings of Kylie, David and Victoria Beckham and other celebrities)
1999, The Jacobi Partnership, London
(pastel and pencil works on paper)
1986, London Photography competition winners show, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
(black & white hand-tinted photographs of homeless men from City of London)
1986, London Photography competition winners show, Euston Station concourse,
(black & white hand-tinted photographs of homeless men from City of London)
Collections
The Government Art Collection (GAC)