Born in Nicaragua, Telleria moved to the United States in 1978. In 1993, she earned a BFA from Florida International University in Miami and in 1996, a MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, both magna cum laude, after receiving several awards and distinguished fellowships. She has lived and worked as a professional artist in Washington DC, New York City, Managua and Miami. Her work has been shown in solo as well as group exhibitions in museums and galleries in the US, Latin America and Europe. Selected museum shows are The Brooklyn Museum, El Museo del Barrio, the Albright Knox Gallery, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, The Frost Museum of Art, The Perez Art Museum and Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico. Her work is represented in several private collections and in the permanent collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of Women in the Arts both in Washington DC, the Frost Museum of Art in Miami, Fl, and the Weatherspoon Museum, Greensboro, NC. Her work has also been included in biennials at the Museo del Barrio, New York, NY, the Contemporary Museum, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Fundación OrtizGurdian, Managua, Nicaragua. She currently lives and works in Miami.