Award winning painter Ann Erpino earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art at U.C. Berkeley. She worked as a muralist, portraitist, and art teacher before becoming a full time painter.  Inspired by nature, dreams, ruins, and otherworldly landscapes, she has traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad, visiting archaeological sites and natural wonders for inspiration. Ann has painted over 100 scientific works for leading scientists, translating research, theories, and scientific processes into visual language. 

   Ann's art has been featured at the Chico, California Museum, in films, publications,  theater productions, and on television. Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries in California, Oregon, and Texas, and are on permanent exhibit at Caltech's Winfree Laboratory.  She is excited to begin filming her first film, which portrays her personal sense of the universe as a unified and interconnected web of vibrations. Ann's visionary paintings and limited edition prints belong to collectors worldwide.

Film, TV, Theater

Long Distance Revolutionary – A Journey with Mumia Abu Jamal – Street Legal Cinema

​Featured Artist  – The Creative Spirit - Procam Productions 

​Oneironauts - Explorers of the Lucid Dream World - Bulb Media Productions

On the Edge  - Napa TV - Interview with Doris Gentry 

Like a Tree - Vocal Canvas  -

Scenographic Artist



Programming Molecular Apps, Caltech E&S Magazine, Marcus Y. Woo – Winter 2011

Berets in Space, L.A. Citizen, by Saskia Vogel – Nov, 2007

Surrealist Recluses Drawn Out – Two Painter’s-eye views of Superreality, Chico News & Review, Dan Cohen –Aug, 2000

What’s Happening on Alberta – Surrealism, by Ann Erpino Mar, 2001

Does This Look Like Atomic Force Microscopy to You? Ted Meyer – Coagula Art Journal #85

I Don’t Trust Galleries, L.A. Citizen – by Saskia Vogel – Aug, 2008

Melting Pot of Creative Works, La Cañada Valley Sun, Lynn Duvall – May 2005

Walking the Artwalk, The Topanga Messenger, N.G. Kent – November, 2005

Dreamscapes of Local Artist Ann Erpino, Chico Enterprise Record, Stephanie Bird – May, 1999

​​Awards & Honors

Invited Artist. - enTANGLEments exhibition - 2 Artists and 2 Scientists  - Trunk Gallery, Venice, CA

Los Angeles Open Call Award, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates

Los Angeles Downtown Artists' Project - Project Grant

​Planet Green International - Fine Art Project Development Grant

Art Contest Judge -  Childrens' Drawing Competition - Barnes and Noble, Chico CA.

​​Peoples' Choice Award - Best Artist - Juried International Art Competition, A Taste of Chico

​Muralist Residency - The Pathfinder Mural - Pathfinder Publishing, N.Y, NY - 1988, 89