Annette Tacconelli is a born intuitive. She is the center of a thriving, 33 year old, world wide practice as a seer and creative guide to folks of all creeds and levels of internal/external success. As an arts educator and spiritual mentor, Annette’s philosophy centers around the cultivation of bravery and self awareness through artful, spiritual practice. In addition, Ms. Tacconelli’s teaching is augmented by her experience as a professional studio artist, focusing in beaded sculpture, while unitizing traditional fiber techniques in non-traditional ways. She has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally.
For over twenty years, she has taught art/intuitive creativity workshops around the world, intensive fiber/fine arts programs in schools and is dedicated to mentoring private students of all ages in her own Brooklyn studio. Annette teaches a broad spectrum of content (fine art, fine craft, performance art, public art, art/cultural history) and skilled techniques (needle arts, fiber arts, drawing, painting, sculpting) and life practices (meditation, journalling, intuition/creativity, studio practices).
• fun and funky current news
TV debut of Annette’s Hand Embroidered Art Work on HBO’s Emmy Award winning series: Boardwalk Empire! Annette hand-embroidered a series of white, vintage handkerchiefs; all monogrammed in navy blue thread for Boardwalk Empire. One of the hankies was tossed down in Episode 5 (Oct. 6). One of them was a FEATURED PROP in Episode 6 (Oct. 13).
Suzanne Golden Presents Artists who innovate with Beads, Lark Craft publishing 2013, beautifully presented, please check it out on pages 144-149
• selected exhibitions
Curate NYC New York, NY October 2013
“Color, Fuzz & Sound” PS 154, NYC Public Elementary School, Brooklyn, NY March 2012 – March 2013 Commissioned public art project conceived, directed and taught by Annette, created by the community
The People’s Pot Luck performance, The Field, New York, NY August 17, 2011
“Fiber ART International Traveling Exhibit” Rochester University Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY May 1 – July 3, 2011
“Fiber Art International 2010” Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA April 16, 2010 – August 25, 2011
“30th Anniversary Exhibit: Then and Now” Sculptors Alliance, Inc of NYC, Tompkins Square Library Gallery, New York, New York April 1-30, 2010
“Looking Out, Looking In” Art Gallery – Arts & Sciences Building, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY March 5-31, 2010
DUMBO Art Under the Bridge Festival, September 26-28, 2009 performance of “The Traveling Shrine of The Golden Sumskura” by Annette Tacconelli, various times and locations over the entire festival
“CoLAB” Chashama Window Space, New York, New York Feb 11, 2009 – Feb 28, 2009
Fiberart International: Pittsburgh, PA April 14 – August 19, 2007
Art as Anecdote: Brooklyn, NY February 1 – April 20, 2007
Intimate Eye: New York, NY January 31 – February 24, 2007
Far from Home: Brooklyn, NY November 7 – November 19, 2006
Celebrations! Convergence 2006: Grand Rapids, MI June 24 – August 19, 2006
Creative Grand Crossings: Multimedia Interlacement, Convergence 2006: Grand Rapids, MI June 27 – July 1, 2006
Small Expressions 2006: Convergence 2006: Grand Rapids, MI June 25 – July 1, 2006
Bead International 2006: The Dairy Barn; Athens, OH May 26, 2006 – December 2008
Liturgical and Sacred Art 2006: Springfield Art Assoc.; Springfield, IL April 29 – June 10, 2006
The 9th International Open: WomanMade Gallery; Chicago, IL March 3 – March 31, 2006
Small Expressions 2005: Convergence 2005: Mableton, GA October 3 – November 13, 2005
The Juried National Bead and Fiber Exhibit: The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center; Frederick, MD September 3 – October 30, 2005
Nothing New: Textile Center Joan Mondale Gallery; Minneapolis, MN July 8 – August 13, 2005
Images 2005: The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts: Robeson Gallery; State College, PA June 14 – July 17, 2005
Bead Dreams 2005: Bead & Button Show: Milwaukee, WI June 16 – June 19, 2005
6th Biennial: A.I.R. Gallery; New York, NY March 8, 2005 – April 3, 2005
El Greco: Islip Art Museum; Islip, NY February 2, 2005 – April 3, 2005
Fiber for the Future: A.I.R. Gallery; New York, NY December 7, 2004 – January 8, 2005
World of Beads VII: Museum of Art and Design; New York, NY October 15 – 17, 2004
Dumbo Art Under the Bridge: Brooklyn, NY October 16 & 17, 2004 & 2006
Small Expressions 2004: Convergence 2004: Denver, CO June 3 – August 7, 2004
Suzanne Golden Presents Artists who innovate with Beads, pages 144-149
Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot, Volume XXXVII, No.4, Issue 148; Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., pp. 30,31.
Bead International 2006 Catalogue, The Dairy Barn Arts Center, pg. 7.
Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot, Volume XXVI, No.4, Issue 144; Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., pp. 19,20.
Bead and Button, October 2005, pg. 29.
Images 2005 Catalogue, The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 2005
El Greco Exhibition Catalogue, Curated by Joy Glidden, Founding Director of d.u.m.b.o. arts center (dac) 2005.
• formal education
Sculpture & Performance: Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago, IL
Painting: Hampshire College; Amherst, MA
Ph.D Studies, Social & Political Thought: Univ. of Mass.; Amherst, MA
B.A. Political Thought: Mansfield University; Mansfield, PA