Tammy Rinaldi, Bologna, Italy Member Since March 2012 Artist Statement Tammy is a multi-talented, Native American & Irish model & photographer whose work has appeared in tv, print, runway, fashion, and the glamour industry the world over. She continues the distinct pleasure of working alongside numerous Top Photographers like Ulf Scherling & Karsten Skarbal, as well as other phenomenal Artists in the U.S. & Europe.
Among her many career highlights includes The World BodyPainting Festival in Seeboden, Austria and her collaboration with International Artist Lucie Brouillard won 1st World Championship, broadcast LIVE from the catwalk via Eurostat satellite to more than 4 million viewers in 40 countries. She is the resident Muse at Kaos Studios in Bologna, Italy, the owner of 10th Muse Photography in the U.S., & often the inspiration for other artists including Alessandro Rinaldi, Giorgio Uccellini, Andy VanOverberghe, & Bryan Smoak to name a few.
To date, she is the subject and inspiration in many artistic works currently exhibited in art galleries and other venues around the world. A number of her photographic works have garnered special accolades and are prominently featured in various portals of fashion, including but not limited to MuseCube, OMP, and others. As well as being featured in the pages of the Italian art book, "ArteKaos: Airbrush & Art", vol. 1, Arte Contemporanea, Emozioni di Alessandro Rinaldi, she has the distinguished honor of being the book's Cover Model in a portrait entitled, "The Muse".
When she is not in front of the camera, she can often be found behind it as an abstract painter, freelance photographer, and caped crusader for numerous children's causes including the Not For Sale Campaign, and in bringing awareness to Asperger's Syndrome & Autism Speaks Now. She is also a fervent outspoken supporter of various anti-Human Trafficking organizations like the Polaris Project, SCTNow, & The Sold Project. She splits her residency between the U.S. & Italy with her husband---the International Airbrush sensation, ArteKaos.