Timeline Of Artist Ann Erpino
Ann Erpino began her life in Northern California, drawing inspiration and influence for her future paintings among the ancestral trees and pristine landscapes of her hometown.
1976 – Rainbow Mural
In 1976 Ann began to paint the unfinished “Rainbow Mural.”
1978- Natural Inspiration & Bryce Canyon
“Red rocks, pink cliffs, and endless vistas” of Bryce National Canyon drew Ann in, as she explored otherworldly territory of the famed destination. Her work has been greatly informed by the natural rock formations, surreal terrain, and overall breathtaking beauty.
1982 -1986 – UC Berkeley
Ann studied in a formal setting at UC Berkeley, completing an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts. Berkeley was a place she found her voice to begin expressing more political aspects of her creative vision. Using art as a tool for communication, Ann began to first voice her politics, social views, and cultural surroundings through painting and artistic expression during this time.
1987 – 1989 – “Pathfinder Mural”
In 1987, Ann had the opportunity to collaborate with 80 other artists in New York City, on a project called “The Pathfinder Mural.” Formerly located at 410 West Street, in New York City’s West End, the mural depicted images of well-known activists and political figures, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Sojourner Truth, Malcolm X, Fidel Castro, Stephen Biko, and Harriet Tubman.
For more on this revolutionary work of art, and to a glimpse of Ann’s work, there is a documentary called “Pathfinder Mural” available, here.
Stanley Cohen & Radical Politics
1988 – “Sherwood Forest”
Mural at Chico Museum
Located in the heart of Downtown Chico, The Chico Museum opens in 1986. Ann was commissioned to create a mural, which eventually was removed during their remodel.