Teneille Prosper

New Orleans, Louisiana

Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant or residency application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.

About Teneille Prosper

Teneille Prosper is a native of New Orleans and a proud mother of three daughters. She is also a product of the New Orleans public school system and an alumni of McDonogh 35 Senior High School. She studied Fine Arts at Xavier University under the tutelage of John T. Scott and Richard C. Thomas. Despite her collegiate accolades, instead of pursuing art professionally, she ultimately chose to marry and raise a family in Atlanta for the past 20 years. Life changes have led her back to her hometown, where she has resumed her role as an artist and her responsibility as a culture bearer for her community. She aims to use her unique perspective and skills to engage with the community and create works that serve as a bridge between the past and present, encouraging dialogue and reflection on issues of identity and social justice.

Program Participation

Joan Mitchell Center Residency, 2024

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My work explores race, gender, sexuality, violence, and identity, with recurring themes being racism and inequality. I believe that history can be lost in a generation and am compelled to create thought-provoking pieces that address the history of African Americans while simultaneously demonstrating their significance in contemporary society.”