Anita GIraldo has photographer since her teens, growing up in New York City. Since earning her BFA from Cooper Union in 1982, her professional highlights include:
· Researching, developing and teaching a seminar at the International Center for Photography on image file preparation for the offset printing environment (2007)
· Winning a fellowship from The Puffin Foundation to continue with her mutli-media installation work (2005)
· Receiving her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in Photography and Related Media in 2004
· Winning an Artist-in-Residency fellowship at Der Werft, in Cologne, Germany.
· Creating and exhibiting See My Voice, a multi-media installation at the Adams Landing Art Center in Cincinnati and at the Amerdams Zentrum Voor Fotografie in the Netherlands
· Winning a grant from NYSCA (1986) and a collaborative NEA grant (1991) for documentaries which showed at the Queens historical Society and the New York Municipal Art Society, respectively
· Working as an illustrated book designer at Viking Press/Penguin Books where she designed James Rosenquist's catalog for the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Looking for Work was commissioned by Columbia County Historical Societyand was exhibited 2007 at the Columbia County Historical Society Museum in Kinderhook, New York.
Designing a series of children's books, 2008 (please see BxWBabyBooks.com).
See My Voice is scheduled for exhibition in Brooklyn in September, 2009.
For a detailed account of her projects and activities, please see her résumé.