Anita Kunz
Illustration, Toronto Ontario Canada
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218 Ontario Street
Toronto Ontario Canada
Tel: 416 3643846
Brief Summary

Anita Kunz has recently been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honour by her Excellency the Right Honourable MichaÎlle Jean, Governor General of Canada. She has lived in London, New York and Toronto, contributing to magazines and working for design firms, book publishers and advertising agencies in Germany, Japan, Sweden, Norway, Canada, South Africa, Holland, Portugal, France and England. Her clients include Time magazine, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, GQ, The New York Times, Sony Music, Random House Publishing and many others. Articles about her work have appeared in Graphis and Novumgebrauchsgrafik magazines (Switzerland), Communication Arts and Step by Step magazine (USA), Idea, Illustration and Creation magazines (Japan), Applied Arts (Canada), Nuvo (Canada) and The Design Journal (Korea). From 1988 to 1990 she was one of two artists chosen by Rolling Stone magazine to produce a monthly illustrated History of Rock 'n Roll end paper. She has produced cover art for many magazines including Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, Time Magazine, Newsweek Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly and The New York Times Magazine. She has also illustrated more than fifty book jacket covers. Anita frequently teaches workshops and lectures at universities and institutions internationally including the Smithsonian and the Corcoran in Washington DC. Her summer workshops are conducted at the Illustration Academy in Sarasota Florida, and at the Masters of Art degree program at Syracuse University. She has been honored with many prestigious awards and medals and her critically acclaimed paintings and sculptures have appeared in galleries world wide, including the Norman Rockwell Museum in Massachusetts and the Teatrio Cultural Association in Rome Italy. Her works are in the permanent collections at the Library of Congress, the Canadian Archives in Ottawa, the Musée Militaire de France in Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, and a number of her Time Magazine cover paintings are in the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. In 1987 she showed a collection of her works at Canada House in Trafalgar Square London. In 1997 she had a one woman show at the Foreign Press office in New York City, in 1998 she had a solo show at the Creation Gallery in Tokyo, and the Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration mounted a mid-career retrospective of her work in the fall of 2000. She has also had solo shows at the Govinda Gallery in Washington DC and more recently at the Art Institute of Boston. In the fall of 2003 she was the first woman and the first Canadian to have a solo show at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. In 2000 she was invited to speak as one of The New Yorker magazine cover artists at the annual New Yorker Festival in New York and in 2001 and again in 2004, she was invited to speak at ideaCity, a think tank of luminaries from the fields of medicine, politics, science and the arts in Toronto. In spring of 2007 Anita gave a presentation about her New Yorker covers at the prestigious TED conference in Monterey California. From 2000 to 2003 she served on the Board of Directors of the Illustration conference. In 2004 she is served as chair for the Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration annual exhibit and she has most recently served as chair of the Museum Committee there. In 1997 she received the Les Usherwood Lifetime Achievement Award from the Advertising and Design Club of Canada. Anita has been named one of the fifty most influential women in Canada by the National Post newspaper. Gallery CV: ANITA KUNZ BORN 1956 Toronto Canada EDUCATION AOCA degree received from the Ontario College of Art, Toronto (1978) SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2008 Laguna College of Art and Design, California, "Satirical Conclusions" 2007 Art Institute of Boston, USA 2003 Swann Gallery, Library of Congress, Washington DC 2001 The Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati 2001 Art Institute of Southern California Laguna Beach Art Academy of Cincinnati, Ohio 2000 Museum of American Illustration, New York, mid-career retrospective 1997 Creation Gallery, Tokyo Japan 1996 Richard C. von Hess Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia 1995 Govinda Gallery, Washington DC 1994 Foreign Press Center, New York 1988 Midway Forum Gallery, Toronto "Devils in Disguise" show 1983 Idee Gallery, Toronto GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2009 Four Walls Gallery, Dallas Texas, group show Spazio Dell Arte gallery, Toronto Villa Bernasconi Museum. Geneva, "AI25 Timeline" show 2008 Delavan Gallery, Syracuse, "The Last Picture Show" The Veil: Visible and Invisible Spaces, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara Songjiang Museum, Shanghai, China, "Eco X" show Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, "Hansel and Gretel" show Foster Gallery, Haas Fine Arts Center, Eu Clair Wisconsin, “Meaning and Metaphor” show Teatrio, Venice Italy, Female artists show Dairy Art Center, Boulder Colorado "The Veil..Visible and Invisible Spaces" show The Wolfsonian Museum, Miami "Thoughts on Democracy" show Art Basel Miami, "Thoughts on Democracy" show Williamson Gallery, Los Angeles, "American Illustration 25 Timeline" show 2007 Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China, "Eco X" Show Museum of American Illustration New York, "Artists against the War" GalleryMet, New York, “Hansel and Gretel” show Selby Gallery, Sarasota, Florida Quirk Gallery, Richmond Virginia, "Tables to Walls" show Devos Gallery, Michigan "Another Voice" show Female Artists show, Naples, Italy Storyopolis Gallery Los Angeles, two person show 2006 Associazione Culturale Teatrio, Venice Italy Cube Gallery Ottawa Canada Bountiful Davis Art Center, Bountiful Utah Storyopolis Gallery, Los Angeles 2005 The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge Massachusetts "The Art of the New Yorker” The Maritime Gallery, Mystic Connecticut “Illustrating the sea” New Hampshire Institute of Art, NH Heuswater Art Center, Sloane College of Fine Art, Peoria Illinois Memphis College of Art "Another Voice" show Galleria Communale d'Arte Contemporanea Al Montirone, Albano Terme Italy 2004 Van Brunt Gallery New York, "Ambush" show Exploding Head Gallery, Sacramento The Norman Rockwell Museum, "Women in Illustration: contemporary visions and voices" show 2003 Center Galleries, College for Creative studies, “Between the lines” show Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville Tennessee 2001 Selby Gallery, Sarasota Florida Northridge Galleries, California State Universitly at Northridge 2000 Galleria Communale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome, “America Illustrata” Show The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge Massachusetts "Eye on America" Show Rafaella Guidobono Advertainment Inc, Milan Italy. "Booked" show Galleria Civica d'Arte Contemporanea, Padova Italy, travelling show also in Bolzano, Reggio Calabria, and Cagliari, Italy The Art Directors Club Gallery, New York Il Salone della Cassa di Risparmio, Venice Italy Wilhelm-Bush Museum, Hannover Germany, "Recent Art of the New Yorker' show 1999 The Norman Rockwell Museum, Massachusetts, "Eye on America" show 1995 Leo Kamen gallery, Toronto 1993 San Jose State University, USA "the Art of Politics" show 1992 Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo Japan 1992 Itoya Gallery, Ginza Japan 1991 Lustrare Gallery, New York 1991 Illustration Gallery New York, “Erotica show” Barney's store, NYC, window show 1989 Canada House Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, 2 person show 1987 SMU Art Gallery, North Dartmouth Massachusetts, "Public I's " show BIBLIOGRAPHY 2007 An Anthropomorphic ABC, Canada 2005 3x3 Magazine, New York 2002 Nuvo Magazine, Art and Evolution 2000 Rolling Stone: The Illustrated Portraits, Chronicle Books, USA 1995 The Business of Illustration, New York 1993 Creation Magazine, number 17, Tokyo 1992 Nuvumgebrauchsgrafik, Switzerland, October 10 1999 Illustration Magazine Japan, Tokyo march issue 1996 Illustration America: 25 Outstanding Porfolios 1990 IDEA magazine number 220, Tokyo 1989 Step by Step magazine, USA October Applied Arts Quarterly, Canada volume 3 Design Journal Korea, april issue 1986 IDEA magazine, number 195, Tokyo 1984 Communication Arts Magazine, September, USA 1983 Graphis Magazine, Zurich September ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Hamilton King Award, Museum of American Illustration Member Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts Voted one of the 50 most influential women in Canada by the National Post newspaper Lifetime Achievement award from the Art Directors Club of Toronto Awards from American Illustation new York, 1981-2007 Annual awards from CA annuals, 1984-2007 Annual awards from Society of Illustration annuals, 1985-2007


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