Sandra Tarantino received a Bachelor of Fine Arts through the Ontario College of Art and Design and also holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology, and Bachelor of Education. She actively participates in the artistic community as Founder and Director of C1 art space from 2004-2011 and Co-founding Director of AWOL Gallery and Studios from 1996-2012. She is a recipient of the Visual Artist Grant (2007, 2005, 2003), Exhibition Assistance Grant (2006, 2005) and Artist in Education Grant (from 2008 to 2012) from the Ontario Arts Council. She teaches children and youth in a variety of mediums, including mural creation, mixed media painting and ceramic sculpture in schools throughout the GTA. Tarantino’s artwork incorporates elements of both painting and sculpture through her shaped canvases, ceramic figurative pieces and other mixed media works, which is held in private and corporate collections across Canada, U.S.A and Europe. Visit www.sandratarantino.com.