Born in Geelong, Victoria in 1970, she completed studies in Art and Design at the Gordon Technical College in 1990. Iacovella graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) in Printmaking at the University of Ballarat, Victoria, in 1993, and received various university awards.
Iacovella has exhibited regularly over the past 26 years in selected solo and group exhibitions, both in Australia and internationally. Her works are held in several public and private collections in Australia, Italy, Japan, and USA. Including the Gippsland Art Gallery, Permanent collection 2017-2015, Charles Sturt University Australian Monotype Collection 2014, National Gallery of Australia (APW Impressions 2012) and State Library Victoria monographs. She has received several awards, such as the Mini Print International – Asia Pacific award at No Vacancy QV Gallery, Melbourne (2012), and the major printmaking award at the national Queenscliff 150th anniversary art awards for her monotype Numen 1 (2013).
In the mid 1990’s she was a founding member of Volartile Contemporary Gallery and Studio’s Inc. Iacovella travelled to New York, Philadelphia and Italy in 1995 as part of her artistic research and participated in a study tour of Japan in 1998. In the last few years she has travelled to Japan, New York and Philadelphia to further develop her research within the Visual Arts as part of her continual vocational development. Currently she is a lecturer in printmaking and art theory at The Gordon TAFE part-time, a position she has held for the past 21 years. Iacovella has also been an active volunteer in various community arts projects and partnerships throughout the Geelong region.
Anita currently works in her printmaking studio, which is based in the outer district of Geelong, Victoria Australia.