Anita Iacovella specialises in monotype and intaglio printmaking processes. Her works traverse the intersection between figuration and abstraction, articulating both internal and external landscapes that carry an emotional and psychic charge. Her atmospheric prints explore issues of memory, light and various representations of landscape, space and nature.
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.
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. More recently in 2014 she has returned yet again to 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 drawing at The Gordon TAFE part-time, a position she has held for the past 17 years. Iacovella has also been an active volunteer in various community arts projects and partnerships throughout the Geelong region.
Iacovella has exhibited regularly over the past 22 years in various 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. In 2014 two Monotype works where acquired by the Charles Sturt University Australian Monotype Collection. She has received numerous 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).
Anita currently works in her printmaking studio, which is based in the outer district of Geelong, Victoria Australia.