Teresa Christiansen was born and raised in New York City by an art teacher and a curator of European paintings. She studied psychology and painting as an undergraduate in Maine at Bates College, and in 2008 completed her MFA in photographic studies at ICP-Bard. She was selected as a winner of PDN Photo Annual 2007. In 2009 Teresa co-founded Indecisive Moment, an organization dedicated to bringing emerging video art to the public eye. Teresa worked as an Assistant Photographer in the Photograph Studio of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for nine years and taught at the International Center of Photography. She now lives in Portland, Oregon where she is an Assistant Professor at Pacific Northwest College of Art.