AnnCharlotte Tavolacci, a NYC School of Visual Arts (BFA) and LIU University (MA) alumna, resides in eastern Long Island, where she works as a Fine Artist, Art Therapist, and Graduate Professor. She is currently preparing for two solo exhibitions this summer of 2022 at in New York City's Village Works Gallery and Louisville, Kentucky's Common Gallery.AnnCharlotte has had several gallery exhibitions displaying her personal confessional fine art around the United States, including Santa Fe, Los Angeles, NYC, Denver and Cincinnati. AnnCharlotte’s last solo exhibition “Rainbow Water - A Labor of Love” was in March, 2020 at the Jennifer Hannaford Gallery of NY. She has completed various Artist Residencies, most recently an international residency in Nova Scotia. She has taught fine art at NYC's Ashcan Studio of Art, and was also the Fine Art Activist, Educational and Therapeutic Specialist at CUCS, a government non-profit, serving homeless and mentally ill residents of NYC. As a graduate professor at Long Island University she teaches Art, Research and Social Action courses, blending fine arts with psychology and arts community outreach. She has presented lectures through universities, galleries and museums on her fine art and therapeutic arts/outreach in Cincinnati, L.A. and Denver, and locally at Parsons New School, Museum of Art and Design and Frank Sinatra School of Design.

Artist Statement

My paintings reflect a confessional artist platform, examining the intersection of idealism, objects and female identity. I share inspirations in the blending of my roles as a fine artist, professional and mother. I see the power to use art to connect to others and create an advocating dialogue for myself. Art gives a voice, an expression that is not bound to language. I am inspired by the modernism of Charley Harper, the Surrealism of Salvador Dali and the capturing of daily life such as Vermeer. I find beauty, and freedom, where my unconscious exists, unveiling a surreal world. I try to take courage and comfort in this creative space and evolve. Creating art for me, is an internal cycle of destruction and recreation.