CIRRICULUM VITAE

Deanna Pizzitelli is a Canadian artist and writer. Interested in the emotional landscape, Pizzitelli uses analogue processes to explore themes of fantasy, desire, longing, and loss. Her practice is motivated by the act of travel, the visual residue of her many intersections with landscape, wildlife, and culture. Deanna also works collaboratively with Jakub Jančo. Together they question the boundaries of selfhood, and the tenuous relationship between identity and portraiture.


EDUCATION
Masters of Fine Arts, University of Arizona, 2014.
Bachelors of Fine Arts, Ryerson University, 2011.

REPRESENTATION
Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto CA.


ARTIST RESIDENCIES
2017
Listhús Artspace, Ólafsfjörđur IS.
Sparkbox Residency, Picton CA.
2016
Sparkbox Residency, Picton CA.
2015
Listhús Artspace, Ólafsfjörđur IS.
Cerdeira Village, Lousā PT.

SOLO/COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS
2017
Koža, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto CA.
2016
Koža, Gallery 310, Ryerson University, Toronto CA.
Traces of the Others: Deanna Pizzitelli & Marcella Ernest, Tad Gallery, Denton USA.
2015
The Living Ground: Collaborative Work by Jakub Jančo & Deanna Pizzitelli, Beastro, Bratislava SK.
2012
Bait and Capture: Abigail Felber & Deanna Pizzitelli, Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson USA.
Distance Pain: Photographic Work by Deanna Pizzitelli, Toronto Image Works, Toronto CA.
2011
Youth, Sometimes: Deanna Pizzitelli & Rachel Waugh, CONTACT Photography Festival, Galleria 814, Toronto CA.


SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
Paris Photo, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Paris FR.
AIPAD: The Photography Show, Stephen Bulger Gallery, NYC USA. 
2016
The Dark Room 5.0, 918 Bathurst, CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto CA.
AIPAD: The Photography Show, With Stephen Bulger Gallery, NYC USA.
SNAP! A Fundraiser for ACT, Toronto Reference Library, Toronto CA. 
2015
Of Place and Time, Listhús Gallery, Olafsfjorđur IS. 
Paris Photo, With Stephen Bulger Gallery, Paris FR. 
AIPAD: The Photography Show, With Stephen Bulger Gallery, NYC USA. 
2014 
Dreams, Fantasies & Illusions, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury USA. 
MFA Thesis Show, Joseph Gross Gallery, Tucson USA. 
2013
One-Offs, Todd Walker Gallery, Tucson USA. 
2012
Abstract Expressions, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury USA. 
What’s New Pussycat? 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles USA. 
Nostalgia for the Present, Laid Bare, Toronto CA. 
2011      
Endless Caverns, Graduate Gallery, Tucson USA.
Are You Afraid of the Dark? Gallery 1581 Dundas, Toronto CA. 
Function Fundraiser Exhibition, Steam Whistle Gallery, Toronto CA.
Maximum Exposure: CONTACT Photography Festival, The Gladstone, Toronto CA. 
2010    
For the Love of Art, The Mascot, Toronto CA.
In Retrospect: Ryerson Gallery Seen Through the David Oliver Collection, Ryerson Gallery, Toronto CA. 
10th Annual Chang School Exhibit, Ryerson Gallery, Toronto CA.
CONTACT Photography Festival, 918 Bathurst, Toronto CA. 
Maximum Exposure, Propeller Gallery, Toronto CA. 
The Red Bull Exhibition, Red Bull Gallery, Toronto CA. 
The Human Subject, Ryerson Gallery, Toronto CA. 
2009    
Holiday Show, Ryerson Gallery, Toronto CA. 
Maximum Exposure, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto CA. 


SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
2017
Yogurt Magazine, Featured Artist: Authors, Rome IT.
2016
Huffington Post, “New Wave Women: Paris Photo”: Catherine Corman (11.11.16), USA.
2015
If and Only If, Contributor: Online Journal, USA.
First Class Literary Journal, Contributor: Online Journal, Beloit USA.
2013 
Zoom: Editrice Progresso, Special: Collecting & Pricing in the Fine Art Photography Market, Milan IT.
Sonora Review, Issue 63, Interview, Tucson USA.
Infernal Arms, Album Cover, Paper Bag Records, Toronto CA.
2012      
Abstract Expressions Cover, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury USA. 
2011      
Off the Map Webzine: Issue 9, Featured Artist, Toronto CA. 
CONTACT Photography Festival, Open Exhibition Cover, Toronto CA. 
Obscura Portfolio 2011, Published by IMA Gallery, Toronto CA. 
Function Magazine, Toronto CA. 
2010      
Function Magazine, Toronto CA. 
2009      
Portfolio Eleven, Published by Ryerson University, Toronto CA. 


SELECT LECTURES & ARTIST TALKS
2016
Converge Lecture Series: Artist Talk, Ryerson University, Toronto CA.
2015      
Artist Talk, University of Arizona: School of Art, Tucson USA.
Artist Talk, College of Idaho: Art Department, Boise USA. 
2013      
Infuse: Artist Talks, La Cocina, Tucson USA. 
Hawaii University International Conference, Presenter, “Land, Body and Imprint,” Honolulu USA. 
2012      
Infuse: Artist Talks, La Cocina, Tucson USA. 
Infuse: Artist Talks, Tucson Contemporary Arts Gallery, Tucson USA. 


SELECT WORK/TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2017
Club Square Ltd., Art Instructor, Ottawa CA.
2012 - 2014      
University of Arizona, Instructor, ART242: Intro to Photographic Concepts, Tucson USA.  
Center for Creative Photography,  Scanning Assistant, Tucson USA.  
2012                  
University of Arizona, Instructor, ART244: Beginning Digital Photography, Tucson USA. 

SELECT VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE 
2015 – Present
Play For Peace,  Blog Writing, Chicago USA. 
2013 – 2014
Center for Creative Photography,  Education Assistant, Tucson USA. 
2012
Flash Forward Festival,  Festival Volunteer, Boston USA. 

COLLECTIONS
Various Private Collections in the United States, Canada & Europe.