Unbound III
Unbound III | 12 x 12

Tess Mosko Scherer combines her interest and study of the human psyche, specifically the light and shadow theories of Carl Jung, with her interest in book structures.  Mosko Scherer excavates human emotions and archetypal energies that prevail in our human nature. She explores the imbalances between the complex machinations of our inner world and the outer world in which we are seen.

There is an intimate quality to her work which is revealed when experienced up close. Subtle detail, texture, and often words, are found in the compositions of simplified forms and color.  She works with water color, pastels, colored pencils and graphite on paper, which is often incised and torn.  The torn pieces are sewn together with waxed Irish linen thread to convey complex and universal themes.

“My life would be meaningless if I could not create and use my gifts to benefit others’ lives. Every day I am learning, waking, opening to what is – in nature and in my studio,” she said. “I am grateful for the unexpected turns in the path of this journey called life. I see life’s imbalances as an invitation to continually transform and grow as an artist, woman, mentor and friend.”

“I am an observer of human nature and the natural world.  As a child, I tried to make sense of the chaos.  As an adult, I strive to do the same. Something deep within me is stirred when witnessing nature in its purest forms from light’s illuminating beauty to the rawness of human emotional expression.  To me both are equally poignant and beautiful.”

Tess Mosko Scherer has a diverse career in the arts spanning more than 30 years.  Most notable as owner and director of Scherer Gallery from 1983 to 2006 representing international contemporary artists and specializing in glass art.  She was the Artistic Director of Shemer Art Center and Museum from 2015-2017.  She is the Director of Facilitation and Curriculum for the World Academy for the Future of Women, serves on the advisory board and facilitates programs in China and Bangladesh.

In addition to her studio practice, Mosko Scherer has a private practice coaching and mentoring artists. She developed workshops to help artists overcome their fear of the business of art.   She is an active member of several art organizations including Arizona Artists Guild (President) the Sonoran Arts League (DFL curator), Art Link, Art Intersection and the Eye Lounge Collective Gallery (co-president) in Phoenix.  Her work is exhibited nationally, is represented by Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery, Prescott, and has won several awards in juried shows in Arizona.  Mosko Scherer was named one of the ‘100 Creatives You Need to Know’ by the Phoenix New Times in 2016.

Tess Mosko Scherer CV



5 thoughts on “Home

  1. Hi Tess,

    I saw your work at Van Gogh’s Ear. It was inspiring and beautiful. I enjoyed myself so very much looking and reading each one of your pieces.

    I hope you and Marty are doing well. Now that you are in the same gallery that we have our work in, I can look at your work frequently and see the journey that you have taken.


    1. Thanks, Carol. It is an honor for me to represented with you and Tom!
      I just saw this tonight, I am sorry it has taken me so long to reply.
      I’ll email you with a more detailed update on my life.
      Big hug to both of you.

    2. Hi Tess!
      It’s Nicole! Just wanted to say hello and say how beautiful your work is! Mom, Henriette, passed away May 31st at the age of 93. Email me please.

  2. Tess,
    I have been searching for you since I decided to go out to Sedona in October. I would like to get in touch with you regarding some pieces I still have from the gallery days back in Marlboro NJ. Please email me back so we can discuss this. Looking forward to your reply. Maybe you remember me from back then, I was a Barnett collector~
    Rona Spiegel
    Formerly of Marlboro!

  3. Hi Tess,
    Helen told us to google you and I must say we are impressed with your work. This is beautiful art. Keep up the good work.
    Rich and Mary Staffeldt.

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