Anita Gangi Balkun


West Hartford, Connecticut

Anita received her MFA in Painting at the University of Hartford in 2009. Since then, she has completed a studio residency at the Farmington Valley Arts Center and was commissioned to create an installation for the 2012 City Wide Open Studios sponsored by Artspace New Haven. In addition, Anita teaches at the Greater Hartford Academy of Art and created art in her studio in Avon. Her work references her extensive background in textiles and interest in sensory experiences to spark memory.

“I have a growing collection of about 2 dozen hubcaps already! So here’s the opportunity to use one at least. My artist’s practice is to reuse everyday objects, this is a perfect fit.”Anita Gangi Balkun