Colleen Gianatiempo grew up on the East Coast but after graduating with a Business degree from the University of Massachusetts, curiosity led her West to live the California lifestyle.
Furthering her education, Colleen received a certificate in Graphic Design from Otis Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles, which led her to start her own design firm. Designing within the disciplines of fine art, graphic art, interior design, photography and art instruction, her firm is still going strong after 26 years.
Passion for fine art led her to the Academy of Art, where she received a MFA in Painting in 2017. Her mixed media work embodies bold colors, varying textures and layers of shapes and patterns. Her work has been exhibited in a multitude of solo and group shows, as well as numerous public and private collections. Gianatiempo’s art studio is in the East Bay of San Francisco, where she also lives and works.