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.
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. Terrazzo has exhibited her work internationally and locally, with her work being placed in several permanent collections across the United States..