Arielle Tesoriero

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

B. 1997

Arielle Tesoriero is a painter who creates bright, large-scale, contemporary portraiture exploring women's conflicts with eating and sexuality. She uses a variety of medias, including photography, video, and collage. Food represents physical and emotional nourishment, objects of both dread and intense desire. Food, sex, love, and power fulfill needs of attachment, affinity, and belonging. Tesoriero examines individual expectations of happiness, self-esteem, morality, and beauty through scholarly research combined with her own poetic, bold narratives. 


Tesoriero is also a singer and songwriter. Her debut EP Dear Diary was released in June 2020, with her second EP Kiss Kiss, Kill Kill! following soon after in 2021. Tesoriero combines both literary and visual elements unique to her creative intuition, delivering the chilling realities of relationships and mental health.