Ann Marie Auricchio received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
A native New Yorker, she now lives and works in New Orleans, LA. In 2019 Ann Marie returned her focus full time to her studio practice after working as a commercial artist and designer for 25 years. Her work is represented by Octavia Gallery in New Orleans LA, and Michael Warren Contemporary in Denver CO. She has most recently been a recipient of a Joan Mitchell Center artist residency. Her work has been exhibited at a variety of spaces including White Columns NY, The Painting Center of NY, The Alexandria Museum, and The Contemporary Art Center New Orleans. Her work is a part of several corporate collections including Azamara Cruise Lines, and the Scott Companies.
My work is an attempt to give voice to the intangible place in which we process our human journey. I am interested in our perceptions of experiences, and the complexities of emotional and cognitive associations we make with our world. The imagery materializes from the convergence of frenetic energy, environment, light/shadow, anxiety, meditation, history, memory, and a pure visceral response to both physical and psychological places. Playing with the tension that is created at the crossroads of figuration and abstraction, I create a type of metaphorical landscape that enables us to confront these deep emotional, physical, and psychological experiences. The final works express a tumultuous complexity which are striving towards a resolved scenario.