Ann Tarantino is a multimedia artist investigating the impact of human behavior and geography on architecture and natural landscapes. Through drawing, painting, installation and site-specific public art, her work directly engages viewers in a dialogue concerning the nuances of contemporary life in response to space, time, culture, and materiality.


From contemporary migration, vehicle traffic, environmental justice, and far-off imagined worlds not too different from our own, the diligent act of map-making is mimicked in her process. Public installations create moments of immersion as site-specific patterns are juxtaposed with contemporary behaviors like cycling, walking, or taking the train. Tarantino’s collage work and works on paper are exercises in the layered nuances of world building, granting insight into our active role in shaping the environment.


Tarantino’s works create a unique language representing the lives and memories of the people who move within such spaces, and the patterns and imprints we leave upon and learn from the world around us are revealed.


Ann Tarantino was featured in New American Paintings in 2005 and 2007, and was a 2016-17 recipient of a Fulbright Core Scholar Award for artistic practice in Brazil. She earned an honors degree in Visual Arts from Brown University and her Master of Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting from The Pennsylvania State University. 

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