Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia UNNERVED 2022

Installation in Federation Square Melbourne in “The Atrium” and on the face of the ACMI, Australian Centre of the Moving Image Sept/Oct 2022.  This work was created during a fellowship at the fEEL Lab at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. UNNERVED premiered in Melbourne, Australia during the “Big Anxiety Festival Sept/Oct […]

Watershed 2013 – ongoing

Glesta began her project WATERSHED when she was invited to do work through the video art organization ARTPORT_Making Waves and the United Nations during the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in 2009. Like many of her projects, she engaged in research to learn more about the topic. Through beautiful and sometimes lyrical imagery, her multi-channel video […]

Watershed Venice 2022

WATERSHED is a large scale public art project that has moved around the world. It is a projection onto a highly visible site and its mission is to catalyze conversation about climate change and infrastructure issues that are critical.

MONKEY MIND 2022

MONKEY MIND 2022 refers to the state of our minds when it often wanders into “dark places” or according to Buddhist principles when our mind is unsettled, restless or confused.  The brain in the animated video floats from its place in the head and “mindlessly” moves into the belly to meet its scrambled and rambling […]

Watershed Parrish Art Museum 2020

WATERSHED is a large scale public art project that has moved around the world. It is a projection onto a highly visible site and its mission is to catalyze conversation about climate change and infrastructure issues that are critical to areas like Red Hook, a Watershed area and to environmental issues such as climate change, flooding and, brownfields.

UNNERVED 2021

UNNERVED 2021, Hand drawn animation suggesting the vulnerable internal world of our autonomic nervous system and the fragile neurotransmitters that journey from states of anxiety to states of calm. The UNNERVED project began as part of the fellowship at the fEEL Lab at UNSW School of Art, Design and Architecture in 2020. UNNERVED was created […]

Article in The Age, Melbourne, Australia

As Anita began painting a giant heart, her own was quietly breaking It took a life-threatening experience for Anita Glesta to understand that her heart was broken. The Australian artist was chatting with some art dealers at a Christmas party in New York, where she lives, when she “started to feel like I had this […]

INFECTION 2020

The Covid Series: 2020-2021 A series of animations I created during Covid. Bats and droplets are among the words and visuals that  reference  the early onset of the pandemic when so little was known as the world shut down in fear and terror 

In the Sum of the Parts There Are Only the Parts 2018

Multi mediaDimensions variable IN THE SUM OF THE PARTS THERE ARE ONLY THE PARTS (from Wallace Stevens’ poem “On the Road Home”) addresses the shared commonality of our internal organ systems so seldom considered. This multi channel and multi media work, began as a response to a cardiac event that I experienced two years ago. […]

DROPLET.  2020

The Covid Series: 2020-2021 A series of animations I created during Covid. Bats and droplets are among the words and visuals that  reference  the early onset of the pandemic when so little was known as the world shut down in fear and terror 

Watershed, Venice 2022

During the Venice Biennale 2022 WATERSHED was projected along a canal in a prominent location on the face of the Palazzina Canonica. The video was presented by Artport_making waves WE ARE OCEAN in collaboration with CNR-ISMAR during their one week programming of workshops and events around the theme of Marine life, our oceans.

Australian works

Lenticular Lens 1998 “Wynyard Park” was commissioned by the city of Sydney in 1998. This work was created as a temporary signage/sculptural work for a city park and was sited at a bus stop at the entrance to the park.The technology is called “lenticular lens” and involves two or three images on a single screen. […]

US Census Bureau

The U.S. General Services Admission Art in Architecture Program commissioned this integrated landscape work to celebrate the work of the Census Bureau while also providing a simulating outdoor environment for employees and visitors.

CORONA BUTTERFLY, TSUNAMI LUNG 2020

The Covid Series: 2020-2021 A series of animations I created during Covid. Bats and droplets are among the words and visuals that  reference  the early onset of the pandemic when so little was known as the world shut down in fear and terror