I use the language of painting to express a deeper perception of time, place, and the complexities of emotional and cognitive associations we make with our world. My paintings materialize from the convergence of frenetic energy, urban grit, nature, light, shadow, obsession, anxiety, meditation, history, memory, and a pure visceral response to both these physical and psychological places.
At the very core of my artistic interests lies an unrelenting belief that abstraction enables not just the maker, but also the viewer to perceive and experience another level of consciousness.
For me the creation of the work relies on a balance of my experiences and observations from both inside and outside of the studio. An almost alchemical process of extracting ingredients from the external material world and filtering them through the fluid internal psyche.
Ann Marie Auricchio received her BFA in painting from The Maryland Institute College of Art.
A native New Yorker, she currently lives and works in New Orleans.
She has exhibited in New York, Colorado, and Louisiana. Ann Marie is currently represented by Octavia Art Gallery in New Orleans.
In addition to her studio practice Ann Marie has also worked extensively as a scenic artist nationally on film, TV, and theater sets. Since moving to New Orleans in 2015 she has carved a niche as a muralist and decorative finish artisan for both residential and commercial spaces.
Her paintings can be found in private homes and collections throughout the U.S., and her commercial work can be seen in hotels, restaurants, and streaming across most media platforms.