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
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.