Cerra Olea began her art studies in Caracas on 1963 when she attended
a workshop leaded by artist Raymond Browse, from the University of
California. Later she took painting classes with Andrés Salazar and
Lucio Rivas and enrolled in the Escuela de Artes Plásticas Cristóbal
Rojas; she also attended Fidel Santamaría's workshop. Since 1990 she
has attended numerous workshops at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo
de Caracas, including: drawing workshops (Walter Margulis, Fran Soteldo,
Pedro León Zapata and Antonio Lazo), print (Oswaldo Verenzuela and
Gerado Ruiz, from México); serigraphy (Carlos Neyra from Ecuador),
watercolor (Zula Machnowski), sculpture (Harry Abend and Daniel Briceño),
ceramics (Lídice Briceño, Beatriz Plaza and Ángel Montes) and handcrafted
paper (Gladys Marcotuli).
has also attended a metal sculpture techniques workshop at Mario
Tuuges workshop, mixed media at the Instituto Federico Brandt (Ricardo
Benaim) and the workshop "Paper, print and binding", organized
by Fundarte at the Instituto Federico Brandt; Ceramics technology
with Cándido Millán and Ina Bainova's print and drawing workshops.
On 1996, along with a
multidisciplinary group of artists, Teresa Cerra-Olea cofounded
Encrucijada. Her works have been exhibited in Venezuela, USA
and Spain, receiving numerous awards.