Teri Pursch was born and raised in East Los Angeles California. She is currently on sabbatical from the BFA program at the University of Arizona. Teri received Associate degrees in Art, History, and Liberal Arts and Sciences from the College of Marin in Kentfield, California. Her work has appeared in multiple group exhibitions in Arizona including: the Tucson Museum of Art, the University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tubac Center of the Arts, Contreras Gallery, The Nash, Raices Taller Gallery, Studio One, Westin La Paloma Resort, and TCI Gallery. She has also had work in Persona Magazine and has been interviewed by Sonoran Artists Network.