Anita Guerra was born in Havana Cuba in 1955 and received her art training in the United States, in Spain and in Italy. In 1984 she obtained her M.F.A. degree in Painting from Temple University, Philadelphia. She has been living, teaching and painting in Rome since 1977, where she resides.
Her works hang in collections at the National Museum of Sacred Art, Castello Piccolomini, Celano, Aquila; Centre d'Etudes Saint Louis de France, Rome; Pricewaterhouse Cooper, NYC, The Caproni Museum in Trento and in many private collections in Europe and in the United States.
She is currently writing an illustrated family memoir and has just had a solo exhibition in Havana, Cuba at the Museo Casa de la Obra Pía on the occasion of the XIX Italian Culture Week sponsored by the Italian Embassy.


Solo Exhibits
2016
"Mi Cuba, La Mia Italia" XIX Italian Culture Week sponsored by the Italian Embassy in Havana. Museo Casa de la Obra Pía, Havana, Cuba
2016 “Volver a Cuba” St. Stephen’s Cultural Center, Rome, Italy
2015 “Ascent”, St. Stephen’s Cultural Center, Rome, Italy
2010 Building Bridges of Hope: Success Stories and Strategies for Interfaith
Action” painting chosen as logo and for exhibit during conference at the
Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome , sponsored by the Embassy of the
United States of America to the Holy See, Rome, Italy
2006 Zen Sushi, Rome, Italy
2000 “Natura e Geometria” Piccolomini Castle, National Museum of Sacred Art,
Celano/ Aquila, Italy
2000 “Mobilnovo Features Anita Guerra”, Fiera di Roma, Rome, Italy
2000 Sala Gasparri, Populonia,Livorno, Italy
1999 Bijan, Rome, Italy
1997 “L’Albero”, St. Stephen’s School Rome, Italy
1993 The University of Dallas Rome Program, Manziana, Italy
1990 “Form and Figure”The Aart Vark Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa, USA
1989 Centre d’Etudes Saint-Louis–de-France, Largo Toniolo, Rome, Italy
1986 “Un’isola per l’estate” Isola Tiberina, Rome, Italy

Selected Group Exhibits
2015 ”Oltre I Libri: l’arte del presente incontra I libri del passato.” Winner in
Sculpture category, Biblioteca Angelica, Rome, Italy
2012 “Un Cortadito en Calle 8” Cremata Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA
2011 “Woman.Embodied: Cuban Women’s Art from the Diaspora” In memory of
Ana Mendieta. Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, Colorado, USA
2011 “Café XII: The Journeys of Writers and Artists of the Cuban Diaspora” In
memory of Antonio Benítez-Rojo. Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo,
Colorado, USA
2010 “Café X :The Journeys of Cuban Artists” A multi-medium symposium the
Caribbbean Diaspora, Errol Barrow Center for Creative Imagination
Barbados
2015-98 “Faculty Exhibit”, Temple Gallery, Temple University Rome, Italy
2008 Participated in the Rome edition of “Café VIII: The Journeys of
Cuban Artists”co- curated by Leandro Soto. Temple Gallery, Temple
University Rome, Rome, Italy
2008 “Storie Personali e di Memorie” International Art Exhibition at the Palazzo
Rospigliosi, Zagarolo, Italy
2007 “Café VII: The Journeys of Cuban Artists” Interdisciplinary Art and
Performance Gallery, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
2007 “Art in the Tropics” sponsored by the Cuban American Bar Association
Miami, Florida
2004 “Basel Art”/Miami Design District at “The Gallery”. Seven paintings in a
group show of Cuban artists, Miami, Florida, USA
2004 “Mimosa” Sala Uno for International Women’s Day, Rome, Italy
2003 “Studioaperti” artists in Rome open up their studios to the public.
Sponsored by the City of Rome, Italy
2002 “L’Arte Libera” benefit show to support children’s art program at Laje’e
Center at the Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem. Exhibition organized and
Curated by Anita Guerra; held at Daniel Gregory di Domenico, Rome, Italy
2001 “A Day of Remembrance and Resistance” Art Show and poetry reading in
commemoration of September 11th. Temple University Rome, Italy
1999 “Clink, Guerra, Hershey, McNeill” Locke Whitney, New York, NY, USA
1998 “Vola Napoli” Palazzo Reale, Naples, Italy
1997 “Past and Present Faculty: Temple University 30th Anniversary Exhibit”
Temple University, Rome, Italy
1995 “Genesis” Benefit Auction for AIDS patients. The Intercontinental Hotel.
Miami, FL, USA
1994 “Umbria Art Affair”(with Il Polittico Gallery, Rome) Trevi Flash Art Museum,
Trevi, Italy
1992 “Portraits and Landscapes”, St. Stephen’s School, Rome, Italy
1991 “Presenze: Artisti Stranieri Oggi in Italia”, Perugia, Italy
1985 “Women about Woman” The Nöel Butcher Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa, USA

Curatorial Practices
2015 “An Eternal Love: The Art Student and the Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome”
Organization, selection and installation of exhibit opening June-August 2015
Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome, Rome, Italy
2013 “The Nest” exhibition of works by young sculptors at the hardware store
“Abbruzzetti”. Voting on best piece open to public, including customers and
pedestrians. Prize ceremony attended by the community on Viale Aventino
(members of F.A.O of the United Nations, St. Stephen’s School)
2008 Curated and participated in the Rome edition of “Café VIII: The Journeys of
Cuban Artists” with Leandro Soto. Temple Gallery, Temple University
Rome, Rome, Italy
2008-06 Curated the Bi-Annual Masqueraded Carnival Ball for the French Embassy at
the Palazzo Farnese with the Temple University Painting on Paper students,
entitled, “Traveling and Travelers” and “Fables and Fairy Tales”, Rome, Italy
2002 “L’Arte Libera” benefit show to support the children’s art program at the Laje’e
Center at the Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem. Exhibition organized and
Curated by Anita Guerra; held at Daniel Gregory di Domenico, Rome, Italy
2015 Curated hundreds of student shows, at least six a year at both university and
1982 high school level. In addition, curated the Rome International Schools
Association Annual Art Show at St. Stephen’s School including over 200
artworks, from 1990 to 2012.

Publications
2012 “Building Bridges of Opportunity: Migration and Diversity” Painting,
“Tras-tevere used as logo for conference organized by the US Embassy
to the Holy See, Rome, Italy
2011 Herrera O’Reilly, Andrea, “CAFE--Cuban Artists Across the Diaspora: Setting
the Tent Against the House” The University of Texas Press, Austin, TX USA

Interior and Theater Design
2007 Designed and created set designs, props and costumes for the play,“Fish” at
art colony,“Arteaparte” run by Antonella Neri in Todi, Italy

Conferences
2015 Artists Talk with Laura Grosso, Serafino Amato, Silvia Stucky and Marcello
Sambati at Art Studio, John Cabot University, Rome, Italy
1998 Participated in the debate entitled “The Philosophy of Art: Past and Present”
by Prof. George Dickie at the Centro Studi Americani, Rome, Italy
1997 Panelist “A Symposium on Meanings, Values and the Arts.The Concept of
Development in the History of Art. Philosophical Perspectives on Painting,
Music and Literature”, based on lecture by Jos de Mul and sponsored by the
Department of Philosophy, Loyola University, Chicago, Rome Center of
Liberal Arts, Rome, Italy

Commissions
2014 Four oil paintings: Angela Wende, John Jett, Max Patton and Debbie Packer
2013 Tryptich watercolor commission for Molly and Jiri Stejskal of Cetra Language
Solutions of Elkins Park of their Wyncote residence.
2011 Paintings for the Contessa Maria Fede Caproni, Anne Tasca,
1991 Sandra and Grenville Craig, Patricia Harrison, Alessandra Pisanelli
Giuliana Di Marco, Petra and Christian Mcaika, Domenico and Mariolina
Carbone, Piera and Claudio Chiapperi, The Feuchtman family and
Angelo Filippini
1996 “Experts and Expats” Poster for a public debate on the U.S. Political
Elections held at Loyola University, Rome, Italy
1996 “Women in Ancient Thought and Society” Poster for lectures sponsored by
the Department of Philosophy of Loyola University of Chicago, Rome, Italy
1990 Pastel for “Le Querce” Golf Course, Sutri, Viterbo for the designer Jim Fazio
1988 Painting on the Vision of St. Ignatius of Loyola for the Church of St. Ignatius
of Loyola, West Palm Springs, FL, USA
1986 Double-faced mural painting for interior designer, Carla Piccardi, Rome, Italy

Grants
2016-15 Professional Development Fund of Temple University. Research trip to
Cuba to work on graphic family autobiography. (December 2015-January 2016)and again for solo exhibitin Havana (November-December 2016).
2015 The Edward C. Carter Award for Innovation at St. Stephen’s School:
Funds for autobiography, including research trip to Cuba
2012 Semester Sabbatical St. Stephen’s School. Illustrated autobiography project
2011 Professional Development Fund of Temple University Rome, Italy
2009 Professional Development Fund of Temple University Rome, Italy
2001 Professional Development Fund of Temple University Rome, Italy
2010 Faculty Fund, St. Stephen’s School, Rome, Italy
1994 Faculty Fund, St. Stephen’s School, Rome, Italy

Teaching Experience
2017-98 Instructor of Drawing and Painting
Temple University Rome, Italy
2017-03 Instructor of Drawing
St. John’s University, Rome Program Rome, Italy
2016 Instructor of Drawing
Trinity College, Rome, italy
2017-89 Sculpture and I.B. Art Teacher
St. Stephen’s School, Rome, Italy
2016 Instructor of Drawing
Arcadia University at Università degli Studi at Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
2016 Visiting Art Critic Rhode Island School of Design,
1998-89 Rome Program, Rome, Italy
2014-08 Instructor of Painting and Drawing
The American University of Rome, Rome, Italy
2011 Instructor of Drawing
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Rome Program.
Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, Rome, Italy
2007 Instructor of Drawing
University of Champlain, Illinois
La Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, Rome, Italy (Summer Program)
2001 Instructor of Drawing
Cornell University Rome Program, Rome, Italy
1998-91 Instructor of Drawing
The Human Figure-drawing from life, artistic anatomy
University of Dallas Rome Program, Due Santi, Rome, Italy
1989-88 Instructor of Fine Arts for the Deaf
at the Istituto Gualandi per I Sordomuti, Rome, Italy
1986 Watercolor Instructor
Temple University Rome, Rome, Italy
1986-84 Instructor of Painting
Saint Mary’s College, Rome Program, Rome, Italy
1984-82 Assistant Instructor of Fine Arts
The American College of Rome, Rome, Italy

Education
1984-81 M.F.A. Painting Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa, USA Tyler School of
Art, Rome, Italy
1978-74 B.F.A. Painting Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa, USA Tyler School of
Art, Rome, Italy
1974-73 Academia de Bellas Artes de Santa Isabel de Hungría, Seville, Spain