Anita Kunz was born in Toronto, Canada in 1956. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1978. She has worked for international magazines, book publishers and advertising agencies, including The New York Times, GQ, Sony Music, Random House Publishing and many others. Using a combination of watercolors and gouache, she has produced critically acclaimed paintings which have been featured in Graphis (Switzerland), Communication Arts Magazine (USA), Idea and Creation magazines (Japan), and Applied Arts (Canada). She has been honored with many prestigious awards and her paintings and sculptures have appeared in galleries worldwide. Her works are in the permanent collections at the Library of Congress, the Canadian Archives in Ottawa, the MusEe Militaire de France in Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, and a number of her Time Magazine cover paintings are in the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. In 1997 she received the Les Usherwood Lifetime Achievement Award from the Advertising and Design Club of Canada. Anita was recently named one of the fifty most influential women in Canada by the National Post Newspaper.
Ms. Kunz was a Visiting Artist in the Department of Communication Arts in 2006