“Through the lens of the past, Annie projects a contemporary mindset that bisects historical memory and the contemporary cultural context to create a realm where the body finds an equilibrium of both ideal beauty and sexuality, as well as a personal expression and ironic juxtaposition within a contemporary mind frame and the cultural memory of the past. Annie’s work instantly draws in the viewer and stands out among other contemporary art due to its familiarity, but also its originality and undeniable intention, and masterful craftsmanship.”
– Lauren Maley
Art Dealer for OHWOW Gallery (LA), Contemporary Art Historian, Writer, Philanthropist, LAAA Advisory Board Member, & LACMA Modern and Contemporary Art Council Member
Born in Breckenridge Colorado, Annie Terrazzo surrounded herself with dreams. Her childhood was unorthodox and chaotic, having been raised by a mother who was a schizophrenic adult entertainer and a father who was a formula one race car driver. This chaos was countered by a large family who, through silversmithing and plein air painting, taught her the value of and method to making beauty in the world. She spent large portions of her time writing plays on an old typewriter, watching movies, and dreaming of Paris, activities that would influence her later work on international fashion.
After graduating from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, CA, Terrazzo began her career in trash portraiture, focusing on using found objects, newspapers, and magazines. She strives to create work that allows the viewer to recognize image and text based language, drawing you in through the technical skill she possesses and the attention to detail that permeates all of her work.