Ann Tarantino is an artist, curator, and educator, working across drawing, painting, installation, and site-specific works of public art. Her work has been exhibited widely in the US and overseas, and has appeared in settings ranging from museums and galleries to botanical gardens and city streets. Recent exhibitions and projects include commissions for the Pittsburgh International Airport, collaborations with Pittsburgh’s Office of Public Art and the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority’s DotART program; and a solo exhibition of new paintings with Davis Editions (Phoenix, AZ). Her curator projects explore the intersection of contemporary art-making practices with social and cultural issues. She lives and works in State College, Pennsylvania, where she is Director of the Woskob Family Gallery and Associate Teaching Professor of Art at The Pennsylvania State University.
She 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. Tarantino earned an honors degree in Visual Arts from Brown University and a Master of Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting from The Pennsylvania State University.