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Ann Marie Auricchio (b. 1972, New York, NY) is a painter and installation artist living and working in New Orleans, Louisiana. After receiving her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art where she double-majored in painting and sculpture, Auricchio merged her disciplines as a scenic artist and designer for film, theater and television. During her 25-year tenure in the entertainment industry, she worked on projects for award-winning classics such as Requiem for a Dream, Broadway’s Lion King, and mega-films like John Wick. In 2019 Auricchio honored her call to shift her creative energy back into her own work, lowered the curtain on her life in production, and embraced her studio practice full time. She has exhibited works nationally in commercial galleries as well as with alternative and institutional spaces such as White Columns NY, the Alexandria Museum LA, and the Contemporary Art Center New Orleans. Auricchio has completed residencies at the Joan Mitchell Center (2021-2022) and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts (2023). Included in many private collections, Auricchio’s work also belongs to several corporate collections, including: Azamara Cruise Lines and the Scott Companies. 



1994    BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art  


Solo + Two-Person Exhibitions 

2023    Michael Warren Contemporary | We Are All Heroes:

             Ann Marie Auricchio, Denver, CO.

2022    Octavia Gallery | Inner Worlds/Outer Worlds:

             Ann Marie Auricchio & Sherry Owens, New Orleans, LA

2022    The Front Gallery | Works on Paper: Ann Marie Auricchio, New                  Orleans, LA.   

2020    Pop-up @454 Julia | Yellin in My Ear, New Orleans, LA.

2000    The NY Body Archive | New Skin, New York, NY


Group Exhibitions 

2023    IBIS Gallery | An Outside Chance. New Orleans, LA. 

2022    The Painting Center New York | Ethereal Communication, NY, NY.

             Art Conscious New Orleans | Phantasma, curated by Elliot                           Stokes. New Orleans, LA. 

             Upstart Modern | Resilience/A Visual Proclamation, Sausalito,                   CA 

             Contemporary Art Center NOLA | Remember Earth, curated by                   Erin Antonak, New Orleans, LA.

             Michael Warren Contemporary | Selection of Gallery Artists                       Spring Exhibition, Denver, CO

             Louisiana Tech University | Possible Impossible Worlds / 6th                     Louisiana  Biennial Juried by Rebecca Hart.

2021    Octavia Gallery | Ann Marie Auricchio, Mia Kaplan, Erika Larkin-                 Gaudet, New Orleans, LA

             Octavia Gallery | Selections from the Roster, South Hampton Art               Fair. The Hamptons, NY.

             The Painting Center New York | Once in a Year, juried group                         show. NY, NY

             EDNA Contemporary | Abstraction, Landscape, and Light,

              San Luis Obispo, CA  

2020    Alexandria Museum of Art | 33rd September Juried Exhibition                   juried by Kristen Miller Zohn, Louisiana  

             Shaw Center for the Arts Mansfield Gallery, Arts Council of                         Baton Rouge ArtFlow 2020 Group Show, Baton Rouge, LA

2019    SITE:Brooklyn Gallery | Landscape: Real And Imagined, juried by               Eileen Jeng Lynch. New York, NY

2016    Martine Chaisson Gallery | Spring Group Show. New Orleans, LA.  

2000    White Columns | Foreign Bodies, New York, NY

1999    White Columns | Outer Burroughs, New York, NY

1999    ABC No Rio | Beware The Ides of March, New York, NY

1998    Postmasters | WAR, New York, NY

Residencies + Commissions

2023         Forthcoming Virginia Center of Creative Arts | Karen Shea and                     Gabe Silverman Endowment Funded Fall Residency

2021/22   The Joan Mitchell Center Residency | Selected Artist in Residence


2022      Contemporary Art Center NOLA | Installation “Divine Cinnabar” for Remember Earth, curated by Erin Antonak, New Orleans, LA

2022       Azamara Cruise Lines

2020       Hotel St Vincent New Orleans

2018       Hotel Peter and Paul New Orleans

2015       Netflix/Marvel Comics


My work leans into the tension between the strength of the natural world and the fragility of the self. I am always searching for a balance between chaos and serenity. Through both abstract painting, and immersive installation spaces, I create metaphorical landscapes to confront challenging emotional experiences. Visual elements such as power lines and the deep recesses of the forest inspire the texture and movement of these self reflective spaces.


A frenetic visual rhythm threads throughout all my work. In my paintings and works on paper, repetitive forceful brush strokes and linear tethers of acrylic paint overlay thin washes of saturated color. Within my installations, shards of wood and discarded bits of plastic and wire bathe in the flickering light of digital projections. An eminent sense of overwhelm and gravity is conveyed through the size of the paintings in relation to my body, and the immersive scale of the built environments. 


My physicality as I work becomes a visceral response for the viewer. The resulting abstract spaces express a tumultuous environment and a striving towards understanding. 

ann marie auricchio, studio portrait, artist portrait
In my New Orleans Studio
mural size, artist portrait, ann marie auricchio, contemporary painter
sitting on the painting I created for DIVINE CINNABAR installation ( 12' x 42')
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