Teri Malo was born in Whitinsville, Massachusetts. She received a scholarship to pursue a BA in studio art with a minor in English from Emmanuel College in Boston. Upon graduation magna cum laude in 1976, she continued her studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, receiving an MFA in printmaking in 1978.
She currently resides at Fenway Studios, an artists’ cooperative in Boston, MA, where she has served two terms as President on the Board of Directors. In 1998 Ms. Malo successfully worked with Thomas Mairs, Jan Sprawka, and George Haggerty on the application to the National Park Service for Fenway Studios to become a National Historic Landmark.
Ms. Malo’s work focuses on elemental themes from nature – water, air, granite, and forests. She paints primarily in oil on panels, utilizing techniques borrowed from her studies in printmaking and watercolor. Earlier paintings and prints focused on New England’s landscape and seascape, including the coast of Massachusetts from Cape Cod up through Cape Ann and into Maine and the Bay of Fundy. She has also documented the Blackstone Valley National Heritage Corridor with paintings of the Blackstone River and Canal and the historic textile mills along its banks.
Ms. Malo’s works are in a number of collections, including the DeCordova Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Newport Art Museum, the Blackstone Group, Ritz Carlton Hotels, Marriott Hotels, and Baystate Medical Center. Her exhibition entitled Beyond a View: The Landscape Drawings and Poetry of Teri Malo was on view at the Danforth Museum in 1998. Another solo exhibition featuring oil paintings and poems about the Blackstone Valley National Heritage Corridor was hosted by the Museum of Work and Culture in Woonsocket, Rhode Island in 2001. The Bristol Art Museum in Bristol, Rhode Island included thirteen of Ms. Malo’s paintings in their summer 2015 exhibition Island Time.