Theresa has worked for over 20 years as an artist, educator and curator/director.
Her art practice has covered a range of media, from analogue photography and large scale digital projection, to interactive multi media installations and finally back to traditional painting. This broad experience has remained focused on a facination with nature and our place within it as creative beings.
She is a graduate of Cheltenham College of Art, with an MFA from Chelsea College of Art and Design and has exhibited internationally including the 2017 and 2019 Venice Biennale 'Collateral Events' curated by Vanya Balogh.
During her tenure as 'Leonardo Fellow' at the University of Nottingham's Digital Humanities Research Centre and Mixed Reality Lab, Theresa has raised over £100,000 of funding from the public and private sector, working collaboratively with professionals from a range of diciplines including Arts and Heritage, Human Computer Interation, Geography and the Classics.
Here she co developed interactive software 'Wonder Anywhere' used by Tate Britain's 'Art Maps' and the National Trust's 'Caistor Roman Town', sharing her research at a range of conferences such as 'Urban Screens' in Manchester and 'Pervasive Displays' in Porto.
This decade of practice based research culminated in Caruana creating 'Art in Your Park', commisioning nine artists to produce large scale interactive works for Nottingham's Highfield Park and Lake creating a public art exhibition that explored technology and art as a medium that connected human experience with the natural world.
As an educator Caruana has worked with a range of ages and abilities. Creating innovative projects such as 'Urban Outsiders' for school children with special needs sponsored by Adobe Inc and augmented reality module "Toward Pervasive Media' for Post Grad Architecture Students funded by the EPSRC. In addition Theresa has delivered art workshops in Hackney wick, Nottingham, Cardiff and Atina, Italy