Thea received her BFA from SUNY Purchase in 1994. She has received grants including NYFA SOS, 2 JPMorgan Chase grants and a NYSCA grant. Thea recently began doing public art installations- in Roanoke, Virginia and The Town of Huntington, NY. She has show work in outdoor venues including Sculpture Key West, the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, the Brooklyn Bridge State Park, NY, Reeves Reed Arboretum, NJ, Art at First, New York City, the Heckscher Museum in Huntington and ArtPark Greece.
A picture of Starlight was published in June 2008 in the NY Times for an installation on Governors Island. Thea was featured in an artist VIP list in the July 2010 issue of LI Pulse Magazine.