Anna Boyiazis is a documentary photographer currently working on a project in Southwest Uganda. She's been traveling independently to this remote pocket of Africa since 2006, underscoring the urgent need for educational opportunities for girls in developing nations. Recipient of both the 2012 Eddie Adams Workshop XXV Los Angeles Times Assignment Award and a 2011 City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship, her work highlighting humanitarian issues has been exhibited, projected and published internationally. Exhibitions include The Curve: Center Santa Fe’s Award Recipients; Les Rencontres Prix Bayeux-Calvados des Correspondants de Guerre 2013 at Le Radar, Normandie, France; and the 2009 Havana Biennial, Cuba. Projections include MOPLA 2013: Month of Photography Los Angeles; Arte Fiera 2012: Women in Multimedia at Spazio Labo’ Centro di Fotografia, Bologna; Angkor Photo Festival, Cambodia; and Women’s Work at Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles. Publications include Burn Magazine, La Fábrica and UNICEF Germany. Her work has been recognized by Center, Médecins Sans Frontières, Photocrati Fund and Prix de la Photographie Paris.

Anna’s involvement with photography deepened in 2006, inspiring a mid-career transition into photography. She spent the early years of her career designing a variety of publications— predominantly books—in close collaboration with international art and architecture organizations. Projects included the design of Morphosis, architecture monograph by Thom Mayne (Phaidon Press), and Paradise Cage: Kiki Smith and Coop Himmelblau (The Museum of Contemporary Art [MOCA], Los Angeles). Anna taught at both Art Center College of Design and the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, and served a teaching fellowship at the Yale University School of Art, as Head Designer at MOCA and as Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome. Her design work was recognized by The American Center for Design, the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), and Communication Arts, among others. Her work is in the permanent collections of the AIGA Archives at the Denver Art Museum, the UCLA Arts Library Artists' Book Collection, the Yale University Art + Architecture Library and the Yale University Sterling Memorial Library Arts of the Book Collection.

Anna received an MFA from the Yale University School of Art and a BA from the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture. She is based in Los Angeles, where she was born and raised by her family of Aegean Islanders.

 

EDUCATION

Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut, MFA, 1991

UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, University of California, Los Angeles, BA, 1989

University of California Education Abroad Program, University of Leeds, UK, Year Abroad, 1987/88


WORKSHOPS

2012 Eddie Adams Workshop XXV

2012 Ron Haviv Photojournalism Masterclass

2010 Antonin Kratochvil’s VII Gallery Workshop

2008 David Alan Harvey’s Loft Workshop


EXHIBITIONS

FFR at the Prix Bayeux Awards 2013, Group Exhibition, Le Radar Espace d’Art Actuel, Les Rencontres Prix Bayeux-Calvados des Correspondants de Guerre, Normandie, France, 2013

MOPLA: Month of Photography Los Angeles, Projection, Space15Twenty, Los Angeles, 2013

Women in Multimedia: Arte Fiera, Projection, Spazio Labo’ Centro di Fotografia, Bologna, Italy, 2012

Angkor Photo Festival, Projection, FCC Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 2011

COLA Individual Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, 2011

Angkor Photo Festival, Projection, Angkor National Museum, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 2010

Women’s Work, Projection, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, 2010

Slideluck Barcelona, Projection, Maumau, Barcelona, Spain, 2010; Slideluck Boulder, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, 2010; Slideluck Nairobi, Tribe, Nairobi, Kenya, 2009; Slideluck New Orleans, PhotoNOLA, New Orleans, 2009

The Curve: CENTER Santa Fe’s Award Recipients, Group Exhibition, Photo Center NW, Seattle, 2009

Havana Biennial, Group Exhibition, Centro de Arte Comtemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba, 2009

Istanbul Photo Festival, Group Exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey, 2009

Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Group Exhibition, Espace Dupon, Paris, France; Farmani Gallery, Dumbo, New York, 2009


Compartiendo Sueños/Sharing Dreams, Group Exhibition, Congreso Informatica, Palacio de las Convenciones, Havana, Cuba, 2009; Centro Pablo de la Torriente Brau, Majadahonda Gallery, Havana, Cuba, 2008; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela, 2008; Galería del Hábitat, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico, 2008; Centro Hispanoamericano Museo de Cultura, Havana, Cuba, 2007


American Center for Design 100 Show, Group Exhibition, School of Visual Arts, New York, 2002;
School of the Art Institute, Chicago, 2000; American Center for Design, Chicago, 1999

America: Cult & Culture, Group Exhibition, AIGA Design Center, New York; AIGA Design Conference, Las Vegas, 1999

Then: What? Sharing our Work, Alumni/Faculty Exhibition, Art + Architecture Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, 1997

Mediterranean Mosaics, Group Exhibition, Alatza Imaret, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1998; European Community Exhibition Center, Brussels, Belgium, 1997

Communication Graphics 18, Group Exhibition, AIGA Design Conference, New Orleans, 1997

Southwest ’96, Group Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, 1996

Bradbury Thompson Symposium, Projection, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 1996

Deus Ex Machina, Group Exhibition, W Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona, Los Angeles, 1996

Los Angeles Printmaking Society National Biennial, Group Exhibition, Laband Art Gallery, Los Angeles, 1995
(curated by Elizabeth A.T. Smith, The Museum of Contemporary Art [MOCA], Los Angeles)

Focus on Los Angeles Artists ll, Group Exhibition, Pauline Hirsh Gallery, Los Angeles, 1994

Through My Window, Group Exhibition, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, 1993–94

Los Angeles Biennial of Southern California Artists, Group Exhibition, William Grant Still Arts Center, Los Angeles, 1993

Los Angeles Printmaking Society National Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Laband Art Gallery and Palos
Verdes Art Center, Los Angeles, 1993 (curated by Henry Hopkins, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles)

Focus on Los Angeles Artists l, Group Exhibition, Pauline Hirsh Gallery, Los Angeles, 1992

Music in Print, Group Exhibition, Hilles Gallery, New Haven, 1991

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Art + Architecture Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, 1991

MFA Student Show, Group Exhibition, Art + Architecture Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, 1990


GRANTS AND AWARDS

2013 Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation Grant, Finalist

2012 Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in Artists Grant, Finalist

2012 Creative Capacity Fund Professional Development Award, Recipient

2012 Creative Capacity Fund Professional Development Award, Recipient

2012 Eddie Adams Workshop XXV Los Angeles Times Assignment Award, Recipient

2012 Médecins Sans Frontières Culture Channel Prize, Recipient

2012 Photocrati Fund Fellowship, Third Place
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2012 Puffin Foundation Grant, Recipient


2011 Individual Artist Fellowship, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Recipient

2011 Photocrati Fund Fellowship, Finalist
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2011 POYi Emerging Vision Incentive, Nominee

2011 UNICEF Photo of the Year, Nominee

2010 Creative Capacity Fund Professional Development Award, Recipient

2010 PHotoEspaña Descubrimientos PHE, Madrid, Spain, Invitation to participate

2010 UNICEF Photo of the Year, Nominee

2009 CENTER Santa Fe Singular Image Curator’s Choice, Second Prize

2009 Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, First Place, Photojournalism Feature Story
2009 Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Second Place, Photojournalism Category
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2009 UNICEF Photo of the Year, Nominee

2008 CENTER Santa Fe Singular Image, Second Prize

2006 American Academy in Rome, Rome Prize Finalist

2000 American Center for Design Award, ACD 100 Recipient

2000 American Institute of Graphic Arts Award, Recipient

1998 American Institute of Graphic Arts Award, Recipient

1997 Communication Arts Award, Recipient

1997 Society of Publication Designers Award, Recipient


APPOINTMENTS

Ashley Gilbertson Workshop Assistant, 2013

Eddie Adams Workshop XXVI Black Team, 2013

AIGA Center for Cross Cultural Design (AIGA XCD), Compartiendo Sueños, Havana, Cuba, 2007

American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist, 2005

UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, Visiting Lecturer, 2001

Otis College of Art and Design, Visiting Critic, 2000

Art Center College of Design, Faculty, 1998–2000

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, Head Designer, 1996–99

Cal Poly Pomona, Panel Discussion Lecturer, 1996

Sussman/Prejza & Company Inc, Designer, 1992–94

Yale University School of Art, Teaching Fellowship, 1991


SELECT PUBLICATIONS

Knight, Christopher. “Art review: ‘COLA 2011: Individual Artist Fellowship’ at Municipal Art Gallery.” Los Angeles, California: Los Angeles Times: (9 June 2011): D14.
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Terry, Sara. “Anna Boyiazis.” City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) 2011 Individual Artist Fellowship Exhibition cat. Los Angeles, California: C.O.L.A.: (May 2011).
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Mason, Nais. “Kinder leben in Afrika.” UNICEF News: Special Edition. Cologne, Germany: UNICEF: no. 2 (June 2010): 9.
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Carpio, Francisco. Descubrimientos 2010. PHotoEspaña cat. Madrid, Spain: La Fabrica: (June 2010): 48–49.
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Harvey, David Alan. burn. Williamsburg, New York: burn: (27 June 2009).

Keller, Corey. “Singular Image Curator’s Choice.” Santa Fe, New Mexico: Center: (13 March 2009).

LaSala, Anthony. “Singular Image 2008.” Santa Fe, New Mexico: Center: (26 March 2008).

Castañeda, Mireya. “Free Rein to Imagination and Beauty.” Granma Internacional, Havana, Cuba, 12 November 2007, Culture section, Dutch, English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish editions.

Drenttel, William, and Jessica Helfand. “The Lost Picture Show: American Center for Design, 1999.” Below the Fold: ACD 100. Falls Village, Connecticut: The Winterland Institute: vol. 1, no. 4 (Summer 2007)
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Compartiendo Sueños: Cuba y Los Estados Unidos Cruzan la Brecha Digital/Sharing Dreams: Cuba and The U.S. Cross the Digital Divide. Exh. cat. Havana, Cuba: The American Institute of Graphic Arts Center for Cross Cultural Design (AIGA XCD), The Centro Cultural Pablo de la Torriente Brau, and the Union of Cuban Artists and Writers (UNEAC), 2007.

Castañeda, Mireya. “Del Pincel al mouse: 9° Salon y Coloquio de Arte Digital.” Granma Internacional, Havana, Cuba, 16 July 2007, Culture section, Dutch, English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish editions

“Alumni.” UCLArts 9, no. 1 (Fall 2005): 21.

“Alumni.” UCLArts 5, no. 2 (Spring 2002): 12.


“Faculty Activities.” UCLA Design/Media Arts News Report (2001/2002): 22.

Heller, Steven, Paula Scher, Véronique Vienne, and Lorraine Wild. Graphic Design USA 20: The Annual of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. New York: The American Institute of Graphic Arts and Watson-Guptill Publications (2000): 136.

Codrington, Andrea, Michael Dooley, Steven Heller, and Martha Scotford. Graphic Design USA 18: The Annual of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. New York: The American Institute of Graphic Arts and Watson-Guptill Publications (1998): 240.


Communication Arts Design Annual 38 (November 1997): 78–79.

The Society of Publication Designers Thirty-second Publication Design Annual. Rockport and New York: Rockport Publishers and The Society of Publication Designers (1997): 122.

Smith, Elizabeth A.T. “Printmaking in the Expanded Field.” Los Angeles Printmaking Society Thirteenth National Exhibition. Exh. cat. Los Angeles: Los Angeles Printmaking Society (1995): 7–8, 19.

Hopkins, Henry T. “Some Thought on Prints and Printmaking, Part ll.” Los Angeles Printmaking Society Twelfth Annual Exhibition. Exh. cat. Los Angeles: Los Angeles Printmaking Society (1992): 10, 15.

Weiss, James. “Art Review: What you see (and hear) is what you get.” New Haven, Connecticut: New Haven Register (19 May 1991): D1–D3.


Igarashi, Takenobu. Portfolio 27 (Japan, Aug/Sept 1989): 18–19.


COLLECTIONS

AIGA Archives at the Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado

AIGA Design Archives online

Art + Architecture Library, Yale University

Artists' Book Collection, UCLA Arts Library

Arts of the Book Collection, Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University


SELECT LIST OF BOOKS I'VE DESIGNED

MORPHOSIS
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Author: Thom Mayne + Val Warke
Hardcover + Softcover: 288 pages
Language: English
Printing: Hong Kong
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BRONSON
Publisher: The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles
Author: Cornelia H. Butler
Softcover: 28 pages
Language: English
Printing: USA
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AMY ADLER
Publisher: The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles
Author: Cornelia H. Butler
Softcover: 64 pages
Language: English
Printing: Germany
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KCHO: TODO CAMBIA
Publisher: The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles
Authors: Alma Ruiz + Paul Schimmel
Hardcover: 64 pages
Languages: English + Spanish
Printing: USA
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PARADISE CAGE: KIKI SMITH AND COOP HIMMELBLAU
Publisher: The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles
Author: Elizabeth A. T. Smith
Softcover: 34 pages
Language: English
Printing: USA
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THE POWER OF SUGGESTION: NARRATIVE AND NOTATION IN CONTEMPORARY DRAWING
Co-publishers: Smart Art Press + The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles
Author: Cornelia H. Butler
Softcover: 46 pages
Language: English
Printing: USA
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