Ann Tarantino is an artist who has exhibited everywhere from museums and galleries to botanical gardens and zoos. Twice featured in New American Paintings, she is a 2016 recipient of a Fulbright Award for artistic practice in Brazil. Her work has been exhibited at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Mixed Greens (New York, NY), Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Brooklyn, NY), and The Contemporary Austin (Austin, TX). She lives and works in State College, PA, where she is assistant Professor of Art and director of the Woskob Family Gallery at Penn State.
“I spent three weeks working at Ateliê Alê and learning from, and about, São Paulo. The studio was my grounding home base and a perfect place from which to explore, and my work here focused on understanding the light, space, and colors of my new environment. The buzz of the city, its architecture, the vibrant colors of everything from fruits to buildings, and its bright sunlight are translated into the series of new small paintings and collages I created here. Having the time and space to work through these new ideas in a new environment was invaluable for me”
— Ann Tarantino