Artist Biography

Ambra Tesori is a contemporary artist, she was born and raised in Rome, Italy, but now resides between Carlsbad, California, and Rome.

Her extensive travels and living in places like Africa, Alaska, England, France, United States among others, have helped her resonating images and dreams that deeply influence her work and in how she applies different venues on canvas, from the mixture of colors, to depth of layers and textures to movement.

In 1985 Ambra lived in Anchorage, Alaska, where she attended Anchorage Community College and took several art classes as an exploration of what would be the beginning of her artistic journey. She then moved to California where she studied sculpture and painting in different mediums at Mira Costa College in Oceanside and Athenaeum Art center in La Jolla. Her style and techniques are rich in expressionist movement.

Today, as an abstract painter, she enjoys painting in different styles, and not a particular one, she refuses to be pigeonholed, “This gives me the expansion to express myself freely and vastly” she commented to those who asked her why she doesn’t conform to what typical galleries require.

Her process is deeply emotional, starting with an idea in mind and often ending with a completely different outcome…instinct and emotions guide her through with no obvious control.

Her work has been sold to collectors in USA, Holland, Germany, Mexico and Italy.

Artist Statement

It is what you do not see by the naked eye but are able to see and feel by the spirit talks to me and expresses who I really am. Everything around me is a form of inspiration, it is all a form of abundance of spirit and creativity, I see it all as a canvas to be filled. It is a continuous learning experience directed to feeling and bringing emotions from deep within, the goal is of never arriving at the destination, but continuing the journey of self-discovery.


2018 - 2019 D Gallery, Palm Desert, California

2017 - 2018 Emerald C Gallery, 1331 Orange Ave, Coronado, California



2018 September, Spazio 40 Galleria d'Arte, Rome, Italy 

2018 July, Art Saloon Gallery, Ariccia, Rome, Italy

2018 March, Count Odetti's Castle Malaspina, Varzi, Italy

2016 April - May, Art and Soul Gallery, 633 Highway 101, Encinitas, California

2015 - 2016 Indian Wells Vintage Country Club, Indian Wells, California (Private Estate Exhibition)

2015 July - August, Body Electric, Michael Kate Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

2014 March, Gala for Hands United for Children, Rancho Santa Fe, California

2013 August - December, Coal Art Gallery, Carlsbad, California

2013 September, Solo Exhibition - North Coast Repertory Theater Art Gallery, Solana Beach, California

2013 March, Gala for Hands United for Children, Rancho Santa Fe, California

2012 July - August, Peace Palace, Encinitas, California

2012 May - June, San Diego Museum of the Living Artist, San Diego, California

2011 September, E St. Gallery, Encinitas, California

2010 November, Cole Library, Carlsbad, California

2010 September, E St. Gallery, Encinitas, California

2009 August, Bread and Cie Café/Gallery, San Diego, California

2009 January - March, TASHCI Gallery, Carlsbad, California

2008 May - June, LIBERTALIA Gallery, San Diego, California