Teresa Fasolino (b. 1946) is a contemporary American illustrator widely known for her detailed, intriguing mystery novel cover illustrations. She has worked for most of the major magazines, publishers, and advertising agencies, constantly honing her particular, recognizable style of illustrative painting. In addition to working in the print media, she has also worked with architects and space designers, creating paintings for restaurants and public areas.
Raised and educated in Westchester County, Fasolino attended the School of Visual Arts (SVA) where she studied with Robert Weaver and Marshall Arisman, among others. She currently lives and works in her Gramercy Park studio, adjacent to the SVA where she teaches courses in Illustration and the History of Illustration. She is also on the faculty of Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) where she teaches an Intensive Art Workshop. Other teaching experience includes the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts and Syracuse University.
The roster of Fasolino’s clients include: the United States Postal Service, Grand Union, Penguin Putnam, United States State Department, United Nations Postal Service, Pfizer, The New York Times Magazine, and Trattoria Dell’Arte.
Many major art galleries have exhibited Fasolino’s art, including the New York Academy of Sciences, the New York Historical Society, SVA’s Visual Arts Gallery, and the Norman Rockwell Museum. Her work is included in the collections of Nabisco and Grand Union, in private collections, and in the permanent collections of the Society of Illustrators, the Smithsonian, the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, and the Norman Rockwell Museum, which holds an important series of her mystery novel cover illustrations for books by Carrie Bebris, Lorna Barrett, Kate Parker, and others. She is also a member of the first Illustrators Advisory Board of the Norman Rockwell Museum, which helped establish the direction of the Museum’s exhibition and collection mission.
Fasolino’s art has been recognized with awards from the Society of Illustrators, Graphis and Communication Arts magazines, and the Society of Publication Design. She shares her Gramercy Park studio with her sculptor husband, Jordan Steckel, and for many years, enjoyed the company of her two rabbits, Antoine and Albert, who appeared in her art.
 The website of Graphis. Entry on Teresa Fasolino. Accessed February 29, 2020. http://www.graphis.com/bio/teresa-fasolino/
This artist's biography was written by Phyllis Geraghty, a writer with professional experience in the public relations, education, health, and non-profit sectors.
Illustrations by Teresa Fasolino
Barrett, Lorna. Bookmarked for Death. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2009.
Bossert, Jill. Pro-Illustration Advertising: A Guide to Professional Illustration Techniques. New York: Watson-Guptill, 1997.
Davis, Krista. The Diva Cooks a Goose. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2010.
Davis, Krista. The Diva Haunts the House. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2011.
Stevens, Rosemary. The Tainted Snuff Box. New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2001.
The website of “Escape with Dollycas into a Good Book.” Accessed on March 3, 2020. https://www.escapewithdollycas.com/?s=Teresa+Fasolino
The website of the Fashion Institute of Technology. Entry on Teresa Fasolino. Accessed on March 3, 2020. http://www.fitnyc.edu/illustration/faculty/teresa-fasolino.php
The website of Graphis. Entry on Teresa Fasolino. Accessed February 29, 2020. http://www.graphis.com/bio/teresa-fasolino/
The website of illoz. Entry on Teresa M. Fasolino. Accessed March 5, 2020. https://www.illoz.com/fasolino/about/
The website of the National Postal Museum. Entry on Teresa Fasolino. Accessed March 3, 2020. https://postalmuseum.si.edu/exhibitions/art-of-the-stamp/artist-biographies#sec-02