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I am deeply interested in creating forms of translation, and made the decision to step away from an alphabetic reading by translating the letters into a color dot in place of writing.

Gail Tarantino

About the Artist

Gail-Tarantino

Gail Tarantino (b. 1958) is a San Francisco Bay-area painter and photographer. Her works focus on thinking of ways to interpret language and its myriad meanings. Gail's work often begins with drafting short narratives or letters which she then translates into color and form. Though encoding and obfuscating her writing, Gail creates images that question the validity of interpretation.

News and Notables
  • Featured in Form Design Magazine, 2018

  • Exhibited at Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 2016

  • Reviewed in Artillery Magazine, 2015