Sandra Tarantino, born 1973, is a resident of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts through Ontario College of Art and Design and participated in the off-campus Florence (Italy) program. She has also received a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology and Bachelor of Education, while continuing to actively participate in the artistic community as Founder and Director of C1 art space from 2004-10 and Co-founding Director of AWOL Gallery and Studios Co-operative 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 (2008-12) from the Ontario Arts Council. Her work is in private and corporate collections across Canada, U.S.A and Europe. Tarantino’s artwork incorporates elements of both painting and sculptural modes through her shaped canvases, ceramic figurative pieces and other mixed media works.