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*1956

North America

Kunz

Anita

4724

Artist ID:

Exhibitions and Shows


Solo Exhibitions:


2022 | IONA Gallery, Toronto

2022 | TAP Center Contemporary, London, Ontario

2017 | Rob Contemporary Art, Dallas, Texas

2016 | Chase Gallery, Ottawa, Canada, "ICONOCLAST" show

2015 | President’s Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, "Serious Wit"

2014 | Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome

2012 | Homer Watson Gallery and Museum, Kitchener Ontario

2012 | Ghostprint Gallery, Richmond Virginia

2012 | Gallery House, Toronto

2008 | Laguna College of Art and Design, California, "Statistical Conclusions"

2007 | Art Institute of Boston, USA

2005 | Swarm Gallery, Library of Congress, Washington DC

2001 | The Art Academy of Cincinnati

2001 | Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna Beach

2000 | Art Academy of Cincinnati, Ohio

2000 | Museum of American Illustration, New York, mid-career retrospective

1997 | Creation Gallery, Tokyo Japan

1995 | University of the Arts, Philadelphia

1995 | Corinda Gallery, Washington DC

1994 | Foreign Press Center, New York

1988 | Midway Forum Gallery, Toronto, "Devils in Disguise"

1983 | Idea Gallery, Toronto


Group Exhibitions and Awards:


2022 | Gerald Scarfe Award from The Museum of the Avant-garde, Switzerland

2019 | Postage stamp issued by Canada Post to honor the work of Anita Kunz

2017 | Inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts

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

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

2016 | Lifetime Achievement award, Applied Arts Magazine, Toronto

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

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

2010 | Appointed Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian honor

2012 | Recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal of Honour

2007 | Hamilton King Award, Museum of American Illustration, New York

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

Over twenty covers commissioned by The New Yorker Magazine

Artist CV


Personal Information:


Nationality: Canadian

Based in: Toronto, Canada


Education:


Honorary Doctorate: Ontario College of Art and Design University, 2010

Honorary Doctorate: Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, 2015

Honorary Doctorate: Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland Oregon, 2024


Career Highlights:


Publications: Anita's work has been featured in Time, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, GQ, The New York Times, and others. She has created cover art for Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, The Atlantic Monthly, and The New York Times Magazine.

Illustrations: Anita has illustrated over fifty book jacket covers for major publishers including Sony Music, Random House, and Pantheon Random House.

Exhibitions and Lectures:


Solo Exhibitions: First Canadian and woman to have a solo show at the Library of Congress Swann Gallery, Washington DC, 2003. Scheduled to show 450 paintings at the Norman Rockwell Museum, Massachusetts, Fall 2024.

Retrospectives: Mid-career retrospective at the Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration, New York, 2000.


International Lectures: Delivered lectures globally, including in India, Istanbul, and at notable conferences such as TED in Monterey, California, and the EG conference in Carmel, California.


Awards and Honors:


Order of Canada: Officer

Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Medal of Honour

Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration Hall of Fame: Inducted in 2017

J.E.H. MacDonald Award: Toronto Arts and Letters Club, 2017

Gerald Scarfe Prize: Museum of the Avant-Garde, Switzerland, 2022

Alumni of Influence Award: Ontario College of Art and Design, 2018

Canada Post Stamp: Featured in 2018


Public Collections:


Library of Congress, Washington DC

Canadian Archives, Ottawa

McCord Museum, Montreal

Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome

National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC (permanent collection of Time Magazine covers)


Publications as Author/Illustrator:


"Another History of Art", Fantagraphics

"Original Sisters: Portraits of Tenacity and Courage", Pantheon Random House

"Striking a Pose: A Handy Guide to the Male Nude", Fantagraphics, Fall 2023


Gallery Representation:


Philippe Labaune Gallery, New York City

Artist CV


Personal Information:


Nationality: Canadian

Based in: Toronto, Canada


Education:


Honorary Doctorate: Ontario College of Art and Design University, 2010

Honorary Doctorate: Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, 2015

Honorary Doctorate: Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland Oregon, 2024


Career Highlights:


Publications: Anita's work has been featured in Time, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, GQ, The New York Times, and others. She has created cover art for Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, The Atlantic Monthly, and The New York Times Magazine.

Illustrations: Anita has illustrated over fifty book jacket covers for major publishers including Sony Music, Random House, and Pantheon Random House.

Exhibitions and Lectures:


Solo Exhibitions: First Canadian and woman to have a solo show at the Library of Congress Swann Gallery, Washington DC, 2003. Scheduled to show 450 paintings at the Norman Rockwell Museum, Massachusetts, Fall 2024.

Retrospectives: Mid-career retrospective at the Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration, New York, 2000.


International Lectures: Delivered lectures globally, including in India, Istanbul, and at notable conferences such as TED in Monterey, California, and the EG conference in Carmel, California.


Awards and Honors:


Order of Canada: Officer

Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Medal of Honour

Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration Hall of Fame: Inducted in 2017

J.E.H. MacDonald Award: Toronto Arts and Letters Club, 2017

Gerald Scarfe Prize: Museum of the Avant-Garde, Switzerland, 2022

Alumni of Influence Award: Ontario College of Art and Design, 2018

Canada Post Stamp: Featured in 2018


Public Collections:


Library of Congress, Washington DC

Canadian Archives, Ottawa

McCord Museum, Montreal

Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome

National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC (permanent collection of Time Magazine covers)


Publications as Author/Illustrator:


"Another History of Art", Fantagraphics

"Original Sisters: Portraits of Tenacity and Courage", Pantheon Random House

"Striking a Pose: A Handy Guide to the Male Nude", Fantagraphics, Fall 2023


Gallery Representation:


Philippe Labaune Gallery, New York City

Women in Art

Tusk

1494

Art ID

2015

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76 x 102 cm

Acrylic on board

9000

$

Anita

Kunz

Women in Art

Death of Venus

1492

Art ID

2010

|

76 x 51 cm

Acrylic on board

8000

$

Anita

Kunz

Women in Art

Golden stag

1493

Art ID

2012

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102 x 76 cm

Acrylic on board

12000

$

Anita

Kunz

Women in Art

Birth of Venus

1491

Art ID

2010

|

76 x 51 cm

Acrylic on board

8000

$

Anita

Kunz

Women in Art

Horn

1495

Art ID

2015

|

76 x 102 cm

Acrylic on board

9000

$

Anita

Kunz

Women in Art

Chimera triptych

1496

Art ID

2016

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side p. 56 x 43 cm each, middle p. 76 x 43 cm

Acrylic on board

13000

$

Anita

Kunz

Women in Art

Luna

1497

Art ID

2018

|

102 x 76 cm

Acrylic on board

10000

$

Anita

Kunz

Women in Art

Sol

1498

Art ID

2018

|

102 x 76 cm

Acrylic on board

10000

$

Anita

Kunz

Women in Art

Egyptian Queen

1499

Art ID

2017

|

76 x 51 cm

Acrylic on board

9000

$

Anita

Kunz

Women in Art

Symbiosis triptych

1500

Art ID

2016

|

76 x 51 cm each

Acrylic on board

14000

$

Anita

Kunz

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Personal Statement


With a career spanning nearly five decades, my artwork has been published widely and recognized internationally, engaging deeply with political systems and social justice. My creative expressions consistently reflect a profound concern for the human condition, exploring complex societal issues through a powerful visual narrative.

In what I consider the second chapter of my artistic journey, I have shifted focus from the political to the anthropological, seeking to uncover the roots of our collective behaviors. This exploration delves into gender politics, the treatment of animals, and the intersection of neuroscience with established religious beliefs, aiming to understand the fragility of human existence.


Recent Works: 

My literary contributions complement my visual art, focusing on thematic re-interpretations and underrepresented narratives:

  1. "Another History of Art" - Reimagines art history from the perspective of a female secular artist.

  2. "Original Sisters: Portraits of Tenacity and Courage" - Celebrates overlooked and marginalized women,      bringing their stories to the forefront.

  3. "Striking a Pose" - A modern exploration of the male nude, challenging traditional perceptions and celebrating form.

Vision and Goals:

My ongoing goal is to provoke thought and inspire change through both my art and writing. By blending visual and written mediums, I aim to foster a deeper understanding of societal constructs and encourage a reevaluation of our cultural narratives.


Quote: "Kunz’s ideas and concepts are as bold as her brush line is graceful." — The New Yorker

This refined personal statement offers a comprehensive view of Anita Kunz's artistic philosophy, her evolving focus in her career, and her contact details, providing a professional and engaging introduction to her work and vision.


Websites: AnitaKunz.com, AnitaKunzArt.com, OriginalSisters.com

Social Media: Instagram, Facebook

Exhibitions and Shows


Solo Exhibitions:


2022 | IONA Gallery, Toronto

2022 | TAP Center Contemporary, London, Ontario

2017 | Rob Contemporary Art, Dallas, Texas

2016 | Chase Gallery, Ottawa, Canada, "ICONOCLAST" show

2015 | President’s Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, "Serious Wit"

2014 | Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome

2012 | Homer Watson Gallery and Museum, Kitchener Ontario

2012 | Ghostprint Gallery, Richmond Virginia

2012 | Gallery House, Toronto

2008 | Laguna College of Art and Design, California, "Statistical Conclusions"

2007 | Art Institute of Boston, USA

2005 | Swarm Gallery, Library of Congress, Washington DC

2001 | The Art Academy of Cincinnati

2001 | Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna Beach

2000 | Art Academy of Cincinnati, Ohio

2000 | Museum of American Illustration, New York, mid-career retrospective

1997 | Creation Gallery, Tokyo Japan

1995 | University of the Arts, Philadelphia

1995 | Corinda Gallery, Washington DC

1994 | Foreign Press Center, New York

1988 | Midway Forum Gallery, Toronto, "Devils in Disguise"

1983 | Idea Gallery, Toronto


Group Exhibitions and Awards:


2022 | Gerald Scarfe Award from The Museum of the Avant-garde, Switzerland

2019 | Postage stamp issued by Canada Post to honor the work of Anita Kunz

2017 | Inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts

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

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

2016 | Lifetime Achievement award, Applied Arts Magazine, Toronto

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

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

2010 | Appointed Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian honor

2012 | Recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal of Honour

2007 | Hamilton King Award, Museum of American Illustration, New York

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

Over twenty covers commissioned by The New Yorker Magazine

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