Thressa Willett is an American artist with a diverse background in the arts. Currently working as a graphic designer, college tutor, and workshop instructor, she also has extensive experience in digital marketing, copywriting, social media, and nonprofit development. She is an ardent advocate of the common good—passionate for progressive politics, activism, and feminism.
Thressa holds an MFA in Studio Arts and a BFA in New Media from Maine College of Art, and a BA in English from the University of Southern Maine. She is the current President and spirited advocate of the USA nonprofit Portland Youth Dance. Thressa has also studied at the prestigious Stonecoast Creative Writing program, trained at various dance schools in NYC, Boston, and Maine, received certification from NYC’s Zena Rommett Floor-Barre foundation, choreographed for various dance and theater productions, and exhibited her soft sculpture and fashion designs at various art exhibits and runway shows.
Thressa has been accepted into two international art residencies for 2018. For the month of August, in Madrid, Spain, she will attend RGNN’s Art Residency program and teach workshops at RGNN’s academy for journalism and marketing. Through the art of photojournalism, she will study and document how Madrid’s rich culture impacts its cultural identity and human connection. For the month of November, Thressa has been accepted to Arquetopia’s Art Residency in Puebla, Mexico. Steeped in rich cultural identity and a complex history of colonialism, she will study and document this city via photojournalism and textile art.