Joseph D. Tarantelli

Drawing and Painting

Joseph (Joe) Tarantelli is from Honeoye Falls, NY. Since childhood, art has been a part of his life. In addition to working in galleries and painting, he aspires to teach students how to find their artistic voice.

After receiving his BFA in fine arts studio from Rochester Institute of Technology, Tarantelli served as an intern at Rochester Contemporary Art Center for one year. After leaving RoCo to pursue graduate studies at RIT, he became Co-Director of RIT’s Gallery r. He graduated from RIT with his MFA in fine arts studio in May 2013.

Tarantelli enjoys painting en plein air. His paintings and prints have been exhibited locally, including at MAG’s 64th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition, and his art has been nationally recognized. He is very interested in finding, sharing and celebrating the creativity of Rochester’s art scene.

Pictured: Oak Tree. See more of his artwork