Amy Talluto has long focused on landscape painting and drawing. Her subjects include the wild environments of Wyoming and Montana and the forested landscape of Upstate New York. Talluto is interested in using the tradition of landscape painting to explore emotions and ideas through brushwork, color and composition. Through her paintings she mines the feelings of anxiety and relief that exist side-by-side. Her painting technique alternates between dense, hyper-detailed painting and areas of light breathability where the viewer might detect visible underpainting or raw canvas. In her landscapes tree branches twist and writhe, naturalistic colors turn acidic, and the sky flattens to meet form and then recedes into space again. Her depictions of trees, and shadows have anthropomorphic deformities hinting at animism and the natural world's deeper mysteries ultimately creating puzzle-locking compositions that confuse the appearance of flatness and space, and of the real and imagined.

 

Talluto's work has been widely exhibited throughout the United States. She was awarded residencies at Ucross, WY and Vermont Studio Center Residency among others. Amy Talluto earned a BFA from Washington University, St. Louis, MO and an MFA from School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. She lives and works in Hurley, NY.