Anita Sulimanovic is a visual artist known for her site-specific sculptures and installations made with recycled materials and found objects. Born in 1972 in Croatia, she studied painting at the School of Applied Art and completed her BFA studies in sculpture at the Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts. Between 1995 and 2002 she undertook a full time artist career having had seven solo exhibitions and has shown her work and/or created public sculptures in Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, South Korea, the UK and the US. Her work is included in the book “Croatian sculpture from 1950 to present”, the most comprehensive study of Croatian contemporary sculpture.
In 2002 Anita moved to Scotland, UK to pursue an MFA in Sculpture at the Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 2004. At the time she won the competition to design the “Planet Award” sculpture for “BBC World Music Awards”.
Anita first visited the US in 2001 for a sculpture symposium in New Hampshire where she created a public sculpture at the Andres Institute of Art, a sculpture park in New England. Upon immigrating to the US in 2008, she has shown her work in California, Hawaii and Pennsylvania. In 2014 Anita moved permanently to the San Francisco Bay Area and founded Studio 1.6 Art School where she teaches studio art disciplines and continues her studio practice. She has also taught visual arts at Oakland School for the Arts. Anita has recently been selected to be part of NYFA Mentoring Program.