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EDUCATION. | ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS | SOLO & GROUP EXHIBITIONS | BIBLIOGRAPHY

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ANITA KUNZ  OC DFA RCA

BORN            Toronto Canada

EDUCATION    

AOCA degree received from the Ontario College of Art, Toronto (1978) DFA.

Honorary doctorate from The Ontario College of Art and Design University (2010) DFA.

Honorary doctorate from Massachusetts College of Art and Design (2015)

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Hamilton King Award, Museum of American Illustration, New York

Inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts, 2007

Named one of the 50 most influential women in Canada by the National Post newspaper

Lifetime Achievement award from the Advertising and Design club of Canada

Honorary Doctorate from the Ontario College of Art and Design University, 2010

Over twenty covers commissioned by The New Yorker Magazine

Honorary Doctorate from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 2015

Appointed  Office of the Order of Canada, 2010

Recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal of Honour, 2012

Lifetime Achievement award, Applied Arts Magazine, Toronto 2016

Induction into the Hall of Fame, Museum of American Illustration, New York, 2017

JEH MacDonald Award, Arts and letters Club of Toronto, 2017

Alumni of Influence Award, Ontario College of Art and Design University, 2017

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017   Ro2 Contemporary Art, Dallas Texas

2016 Cube Gallery, Ottawa Canada, ICONOCLAST show

2015 President's Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston. "Serious Wit"

2014 Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome

Homer Watson gallery and Museum, Kitchener Ontario

Ghostprint Gallery

Richmond Virginia

2012 Gallery House, Toronto

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

2021 Tolerance Poster show, traveling to Samyan Bangkok, Munchen Germany, Chiangmai, Thailand, Rijeka, Croatia, Beijing China, Seongnam, South Korea, Monastery Park in Bardejov, Slovakia, Berlin, Changsha, China, The Institut français d’Ecosse (The French Institute) in Edinburgh, Scotland.

WOW gallery, Edinburgh

Portland Library, Illustrated Monsters by Monster Illustrators show, sponsored by Stephen King

2020    Curious  Alchemy,  WOWxWOW gallery, Edinburgh

Women’s Rights are Human Rights poster show, University of the Pacific, Stockton,

Tolerance show, traveling to Split Croatia, traveling to Bratislava Slovakia, Tangerang Indonesia, Ljubljana Slovenia, Timisoara Romania, Zagreb Croatia, Bucharest Romania, Aveiro Portugal, Cheonan South Korea, Novi Sad Serbia, Taipei Taiwan, Design School Kolding in Kolding, Denmark, Tolerance show, Urban Space gallery, Toronto

  1. Sala de Exposiciones 4th Espacio de Zaragoza, Spain, Womens rights show                                                                                                  Liberation Square, Novi Sad, Serbia, Tolerance show                        “Defending European Values in the Accession Process” show, Skopje, North Macedonia

          Norman Rockwell Museum, Massachusetts, group show

          MOME Tolerance show, Budapest Hungary

           Ratiu Democracy Centre, Turda, Romania, Tolerance group show

           Tolerance poster show, Maine College of Art

2018      “The Women of Ro2” group show, Dallas Texas

                Womens Rights are Human Rights show, Galicia Jewish Museum,  Krakow, Poland

                Women making a mark group show, University of Indianapolis, Christel DeHaan Finer Arts Center Gallery

                DRAWN TO DESIGN, group show, Library of Congress Washington DC

                Music show, Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles

                Small works show, Ro2 gallery, Dallas Texas

 

2017      Meremec Gallery, St Louis Missouri  “The Artist Collects” show

             “We are the Resistance” group show, Revolution gallery Buffalo NY

              September 9/11 Memorial Museum, New York City

               Women’s rights poster exhibition, Warsaw, Poland

               Another Voice Political Art Show, MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis

              Women’s Rights are Human Rights, Seoul Korea

               Resist show, Zenith Gallery, Washington DC

               “Facing Humanity” show, Gallery 360, Northeastern University,Boston

              Archeworks Gallery, Chicago, women’s rights show

             Group show, Northwestern Gallery Toronto

             “Drawn to Purpose” show, Library of Congress, Swann Gallery, Washington DC

2016     "Lust and Crime- Nero the Myth" , Stadtmuseum, Trier, Germany

The Museum of the Street group show, Toronto

TRIO show, Papermill Gallery, Toronto

LA Art Show, "Littletopia" curated by Gregario Escalante

The Norman Rockwell Museum, Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World, Massachusetts

“Women’s rights are Human rights”, MassArt College of Art and Design, Boston

“Women’s rights are Human rights”, Cultural Center, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

               “Print show”. Cube Gallery, Ottawa

               Zenith Gallery Washington DC, Humour show

 

2015      "What we Print about when we Print about Love", group show, Ceres Gallery, New York City

Microvisions, Museum of American Illustration, New York City

Charlotte Hale Gallery, Toronto, Erotica art show

The American Flag in Contemporary Art, Zenith Gallery, Washington DC

 

2014 Royal Canadian Academy annual show, "Hibernus" , Aird Gallery, Toronto

Charlotte Hale Gallery Toronto, Holiday show

Art Miami Basel, Aqua Art Fair, with Ghostprint Gallery

CFA Gallery at the Toronto International Art Fair

Corey Helford Gallery, CIRCA, “Giants among us” show, Los Angeles

 Gallery House Toronto, group show "Evergrande"

 Group show "Mass" Portraits of Power, Gallery M, Toronto

Cat show, group show (with Tracey Emin and Shepherd Fairey and others) Los Angeles

Haiyan hurricane art benefit, Savannah Georgia Feral Creatures, group show, San Francisco, CA Wolfsonian Museum, Miami, Florida, poster show Havana Cuba, Vitrina de Valonia Museum, group show

Group show "Silence" Pelanda Contemporary Museum, Rome Italy

Gallery House Toronto, summer group show MyMicroGallery, Milan, Italy, Liliput show Graphic vocacy show, New York City

2013   Last Rites gallery New York City…"Flood 44"  group show

"Good Work" show, Arts Center Gallery, Nazareth College, Rochester

"Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age" show, Stephen Paine Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston

Pratt Institute, New York, "Graphic Advocacy"

"Graphic Advoccacy: show, Universidad Metropolitana Azcapotzalco, Mexico City

Group show, Gallery House, Toronto

 

2012 Gallery House Toronto, "Miles to go before I sleep" show Polar Lines, Allen Library, University of Washington, Seattle Corey Helfand Gallery, "Motion" show, Los Angeles Peninsula Arts, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK Galleria l’Affiche, Milano Italy

Gallery Martel, Paris, Group show

Factory Art, Group Exhibition, Berlin

 

2011 Richard Goodhall Gallery, Manchester UK Petits Papier Gallery, Paris

Polaroid 50 50 50 show, special project with Lady Gaga, Philiips de Pury & Co.,New York NY Corey Helfand Gallery, "In the Nursery" show, Los Angeles

Neubacher Shor Gallery, " Highly Desirables" , Toronto

 

2010 Richard Goodhall Gallery, Manchester UK Affordable Art Far, London England

Newcastle Gateshead Art Fair, London England

Earth:Fragile Planet show, Saddleback College Art Gallery, Mission Vallejo, CA "Where is my vote?" group show, School of Visual Arts gallery, NY

American Illustration Timeline show, Point Ephemere, Paris

American Illustration Timeline show, Geneva

The Naughty show, 2 person show, Gallery one800, Toronto "Picture Mechanics" group show, Billy Shire Gallery, Los Angeles Gallery Nucleus, Los Angeles, group show

Cal State University, Carson California, group show

Museum of American Illustration group show

Burger Art Gallery, group show, Union New Jersey

 

2009 Four Walls Gallery, Dallas Texas, group show

Spazio Dell Arte gallery, Toronto

Villa Bernasconi Museum. Geneva, "AI25 Timeline" show

Museum of American Illustration Group 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, Wolfsonian Museum "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, ReggiCalabriand  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

 

1996 The Painted City gallery, Toronto Leo Kamen gallery, Toronto Storyopolis, Los Angeles

 

1995 Leo Kamen gallery, Toronto


1993 San Jose State University, USA "the Art of Politics" show

 

1992 Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo Japan

Itoya Gallery, Ginza Japan

 

1991 Lustrare Gallery, New York

Illustration  Gallery New York, “Erotica show” Barney's store, NYC, window show

 

1990 Idee gallery Toronto, group show

 

1989 Canada House Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, 2 person show

Idee gallery Toronto, group show

The Illustration gallery, New York City

 

1988 Idee Gallery, Working Women show

Berlingesichtsmuseum, Berlin, group show

 

1987 SMU Art Gallery, North Dartmouth Massachusetts, "Public I's " show

The Illustrated Gallery, Toronto

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2014 200 Best Illustrators, Luerzers Publishing

Illustration Now, Taschen books

2012 Blown Covers, Abrams books

2010 Taschen Books, Portraits Now

Japanese Illustration, issue 186, Tokyo

2009 The world's best Illustrators, Luerzers Archive Publishing

2008 Taschen Books, Illustration Now

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