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Ann Tarantino

Assistant Professor of Art
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Ann Tarantino is an artist working across drawing, painting, installation, and site-specific works of public art. Her work has been exhibited widely in the US and overseas, in settings ranging from museums and galleries to botanical gardens and city streets. Her recent work is influenced by her time living and working in São Paulo, Brazil, as a Fulbright Core Scholar, and explores the human experience of inhabiting landscapes and the visual languages used to communicate within those landscapes. She graduated with an honors degree in Visual Arts from Brown University and an MFA in Drawing and Painting from The Pennsylvania State University. In addition to teaching in the Drawing and Painting area, she teaches courses in curatorial practice, is Curator of Penn State’s Borland Project Space, and is Director of Penn State’s Woskob Family Gallery.

  • Education
    • BA from Brown University
    • MFA from Pennsylvania State University
  • Courses Taught
    • Beginning Figure Drawing
    • Beginning Painting
    • Intermediate Painting
    • Curator’s Workshop
  • Honors & Awards


    • Sustainability Teaching Fellow


    • Fulbright Core Scholar Award


    • Stuckeman School Career Development Professor in Design
  • Exhibitions & Presentations


    • New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority
    • Pittsburgh International Airport
  • Expertise
    • Public art
    • Creative Placemaking
    • Site-Specific Art
    • Curatorial Practice
    • Drawing
    • Painting