Anita Glesta has had solo exhibitions in the United States and abroad, most notably at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow (MOCAK), Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University, Beijing, the Hudson River Museum, NYC, Black and White Gallery, NYC, White Box, NYC, White Columns NYC, Five Myles Gallery, NYC and others. Group exhibitions include, the New Museum Festival of Ideas, NYC, Sculpture Center, Lyman Allen Museum, CT, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, the Brooklyn Museum, the Queens Museum, Performance Space, Sydney, LACE Gallery, LA, Centro De Espana, Mexico City and numerous others. 
Her public art commissions include two permanent sculpture commissions the city of Sydney for the Yurong Water Gardens and the General Administration Services Art in Architecture for her permanently installed integrated landscape at the Federal Census Bureau building in Suitland, Md.
Numerous  outdoor video installations include the Royal National Theater on the Thames, London, Brooklyn Public Library, Red Hook, The Customs House at Ellis Island, Big Screen Plaza, NYC and Princeton Arts Council.  The residencies have included the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Bogliasco Residency, Italy, Valparaiso, Almeria, Spain, ReCreate Residency, Piemonte, Italy, The space at Wooloomooloo, Sydney, Australia and Artist-in-Residence at the New South Wales University School of the Built Environment. Glesta’s  work has appeared in BOMB, Hyperallergic, Studio International, Sculpture Magazine, Art in America, The Daily News, Art Daily  and The New York Times
 
Grants include the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, New York State Council of the Arts New Media, Pollock/Krasner, Puffin Foundation and Australia Council CEAD grant. Born in Chicago,Ill Glesta lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016       WATERSHED multi channel installation at Ellis Island, Customs House, NY 
2013       Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University, Beijing, China
2012       Museum of Contemporary Art MOCAK, Krakow, Poland
2009       Five Myles Gallery (two person show), Brooklyn, NY
              Museo Nacional, La Paz, Bolivia
2008       Instituto Cervantes, Belgrade, Serbia, “GERNIKA / GUERNICA”
2007       White Box Exhibition Space, New York, NY
              Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, outdoor installation, 
              Chase Manhattan Plaza, NYC
2003       Black and White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
1996       Annandale Galleries, outdoor site specific sculpture, 
              Sydney, Australia
1996       The Performance Space, Sydney
1989       Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
1985       White Columns Gallery, NYC

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018       "Earth, fire, Water, Ice, Debris" Five Artists Arts Council of Princeton
              "Intersections" Museum of Art and Archaeology, Beijing, China
2017       “On Another Note” Lyman Allen Museum, New London, CT 
2016       “On Another Note” Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT 
               Satellite Art Fair with Art W, Miami, FL. Installation; REVERIE; How Many Parts Make a                 Whole
2015       Intimate Transgressions, White Box, New York, NY
              Art-Inter Gallery, Beijing, China
2015       Thames Festival, "Totally Thames" WATERSHED projection on Royal National Theatre of                 London - Featured public art project
2014       Silicon Valley Art Fair, featured project with Cynthia Reeves Gallery
              Art Miami, featured project with Cynthia Reeves Gallery
2013       New Museum Ideas Festival, “WATERSHED”, NYC, Old School,
              “The They” Curatorial Group
              Special Project Volta Art Fair, “WATERSHED” NYC with Art_port Making Waves
              Katherine Nash Gallery, “Invitation to Peace” Minneapolis, MN,
2012       Big Screen Plaza, video installation “PUTTI FOR SARA”, NYC
              Group Show, Nash Gallery, Univ. of Minn., Minneapolis, 
              “Landscape of the Mind”
              Group Show, LACE Gallery, Los Angeles
2010       Centro Cultural de Espana, Mexico City with Art_Port Making Waves
              “ABSOLUTE ZERO” San Jose Zero Biennale, New Technologies,
              Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009       Video installation “Cycles” with Art_Port, Making Waves, Art Basel,
              Switzerland 
2007       9/11 Film Festival, “Gernika/Guernica” documentary screening
2005       Biennale de Deshechos ,Castellon, Spain
2004       Black and White Art Gallery, Brooklyn, “Sculptor’s Drawings”
1998       Sculpture Symposium, Sydney
1997       Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Group show “Perspecta”
1995       “Artful Park”, Centennial Park, Outdoor Sculpture, Sydney
1992       The Sculpture Center, NYC, “Emerging Sculptors”
1990       Group Show “Expressions of the Surface” Queens Museum, Queens, NY 

AWARDS & COMMISSIONS
2017      Brooklyn, New York, WATERSHED, temporary public art projection during October with                          Art W at Red Hook Public Library
2015      WATERSHED Commission for Totally Thames Festival at National Theatre, London
2010      Permanent Commission from the General Services Administration for Federal Census                     Bureau Building, Suitland, Md
2007      Puffin Foundation Grant
2006      New York State Council for the Arts grant for Media Arts and Technology for 
             Guernica/Gernika Project
2003      Fiscal Sponsorship NYFA for project, Desde El Cielo, Hasta El Fondo
2002      New York Foundation for the Arts Enviromental Structures Grant
2001      Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant
2001      Site specific sculpture permanent commission, 
             “Chianti Sculpture Park” Chianti, Italy
2000      “Yurong Water Gardens” completion of Permanent Commission, 
             Cook and Phillip Park, Sydney
1999      Sydney Olympic Millennium Park Commission in Collaboration with 
             EDAW Landscape Architects Wynyard Park, Sydney City Council Commission                                 Signage/Sculpture “Lenticular Lens”
1997      Mt. Annan Botanic Gardens: Sydney Sculpture Commission, 
             Sydney City Council
             Priority One Projects “Lang Park” in collaboration with EDAW,
             Landscape Architects
             National Association of Visual Artist, Promotion and Development
             Grant for “Perspecta”, AGNSW, Sydney
1995      Australia Council: CEAD Grant, for Rushcutters Bay Kindergarten
             Outdoor Sculpture 

TEACHING POSTS

2019             Pratt Institute Guest Lecturer
2011–2013    Creator and Coordinator, Public Art Residency, 
                    “Reconfiguring Site” School of Visual Arts, NYC
2005-2010     Visiting Artist, Summer, Public Art Residency Program, 
                     School of Visual Arts, NYC
1999              Adjunct Professor, Drawing, University New South Wales School of
                     Architecture 
1996-97         Adjunct Professor, Sculpture, Sydney College of the Arts, 
                     Sydney University, Sydney
1996              Visiting Adjunct Professor, Sculpture, University of Wollongong 
                     Dept. of Fine Arts,
 New South Wales
1995-96         Adjunct Professor; University of New South Wales, 
                     School of Landscape Architecture, Sydney
                     Sydney College of the Arts, Department of Sculpture, 
                     Interdisciplinary seminars
1986–1994     Adjunct Professor, Painting, Long Island University, 
                     Brooklyn Campus, Brooklyn NY 

PAPERS & CONFERENCES
2017      Coral Gables, Fla Books and Books, Art Table. Presentation of WATERSHED
2016      “Women in Public Art”, Art OMI panel
2015      Brooklyn Museum, Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Moderator, Intimate                         Transgressions Panel
2011      Best Practice Lecture, AIA Conference, New Orleans, LA
             New York Foundation for the Arts, ARTIST TALK with 
             Elisabeth Sussman, Curator, Whitney Museum
2009      Architect Instutite of America, NYC
2009      Presentation of Gernika Project documentary, CEREVConference,
             Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
2005      Guest Speaker, AIA, NYC
2004      Guest Speaker: FOCA Arts Festival, Castellon, Spain
2003      Guest Speaker for Guernica to Gernika conference, 
             Gernika Museum of Peace, Guernica, Spain (Dec.)
2002      Guest speaker and moderator, Art to Start, VanAlen Institute 
OCT       NYC
2002      Gernika Gogoratuz, Annual Peace Conference, Guernica, Spain 
APR
2002      Lecturer at School of Fine Arts, University of Barcelona, Spain 
MAR
2001      Public Art Workshop, Waterfront Cities, Barcelona, Spain (Oct.)
2001      Guest Speaker, Common Places Workshop, Oporto, Portugal (Feb.)
2000      Lecture at School of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University, MA (Oct.)
2000      Lecture, International Sculpture Park Symposium, Fanano, Italy 
SEPT
1998      Lecture at School of Landscape Architecture, University of New 
             South Wales, Sydney (April) 
1998      Award; Best Practice, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney
1997      Conference “Intersections,” College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Sydney  
AUG
1997      Art Gallery of New South Wales for “Perspecta” Emerging Paradigms 
             in Design University of New South Wales, Sydney (July)
1995      Conference of Landscape Architecture, “Big Sky,” University of 
             New South Wales, Sydney (Sept.)

RESIDENCIES

2017      (Re)Create, Atsi, Italy
2017      The Betsy Hotel, Writers' Room
2016      Bundanon Residency, Australia
2012      Laba Residency, 14th Street Y, NYC
2008      Bogliasco Liguria Study Center Residency, Bogliasco, Italy
2004      Fundacion El Paraiso, Mojacar, Spain
1998      University New South Wales, Sydney
1994      The Gunnery, Woolloomooloo, Australia

Selected Bibliography

2016      Hyperallergic, Review, "Census Project" by Monica Uszerowicz
2015      Studio International interview WATERSHED with Anna McNay
2015      Studio International Review, SPIN at London Art Fair15, J. MacKenzie
2014      The Economist, review of Silicon Valley Art Fair, SPIN featured
2014      Sculpture Magazine, Review by Lilly Wei of “GERNIKA/GUERNICA” (March)
2013      Studio International interview with Lilly Wei (Nov.)
2011      Studio International, Feature Article, Janet MacKenzie
2010      New York Daily News, Feature article, “Census Project”
2010      Azure Magazine, Feature Article, “Census Project” (Oct.)
2010      Public 42, Feature Article, “Guernika/Guernica” (Dec.)
2010      Hyperallergic, Feature Article, "Census Project" by Hrag Vartanian (June)
2010     Art Daily, Feature Article, “Census Project” (July)
2009     Sculpture Magazine, Feature article by Carol Schwartzman
2009     NYFA Online Newsletter, Featured Artist Profile
2007     BOMB LIVE Magazine interview
2005     Sculpture Magazine, “Pedazos” Jill Conover
2003     Radio interview, Radio Euskadi
2000     Sculpture Magazine, feature article by Tempe MacGowan 
            Architectural Review Magazine “Body and Mind, 
            Sydney’s Olympean Feats”
1999     Monument Magazine, Review Paul McGillick
1998     Monument Magazine, Art in Australia; Review of “Perspecta” by 
            Paul McGillick

            City Weekly “Metro Sydney Gossip”
1997     Monument Magazine, “Public Art, Public Places,” 
            by Tempe MacGowan

            Sydney Morning Herald, “Perspecta” Review by J. MacDonald 
            June ABC Radio, Australian National Radio, “Earthbeat” Interview for
            Botanic Gardens Sculpture
1996     Sydney Morning Herald, “Art Talk”, Review by B. James
1994     SBS “IMAGINE” Television program interview for Centennial Park Sculpture
1992     New York Times, “Forces of Nature” by Michael Brenson

Television, Radio, Books, Catalogues
2017     BRIC tv, feature on the artist of WATERSHED project
2017     WATERSHED, Curbed New York
2016     Hyperallergic for Satellite Art Fair REVERIE, Monica Uscerwicz
2012     Catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Art, Delfina Pierkawska
2010     PUBLIC 42, Gernika Project
2007     Catalogue Essay, Elisabeth Sussman for “Gernika/Guernica”
2005     Catalogue Essay, Biennale de Deshechos
2003     Catalogue essay, Elisabeth Sussman, for Black & White Gallery
2003     Design de espacao publico, Centro Portuges publication
2001     CITY SPACES, Published by Craftsman House, edited by E. Mossop
2001     The Arts in Urban Development, University Of Barcelona Press, 
            by A. Remesar
1997    Catalogue for “Perspecta” Art Gallery of New South Wales, 
           Essay by Barbara Matilsky, Curator Ackland Art Museum 

EDUCATION

1980–1982    School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
1976–1980    Parsons School of Design and the New School, BA, NYC
1977             Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture