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.

 

Artist's Statement-

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.