Deanna Pizzitelli


Deanna Pizzitelli (b.1987) is a Canadian photo-based artist and educator. She completed her BFA at Ryerson University (CA), and her MFA at the University of Arizona (US).

Pizzitelli’s “Koža, Women & Other Stories” is one of 10 projects of Les Rencontres d’Arles: Louis Roederer Discovery Award 2020 (FR), in which an endowment was shared amongst all finalists in an act of solidarity. She was also shortlisted for the 2020 Project X, Photography Award by the Ottawa Arts Council (CA), and the Encontros da Imagem: Emergentes 2019 award (PT).

Pizzitelli is a recipient of the 2018 Scotiabank New Generation Photography Award. This culminated in an exhibition at the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, and the OCADu Onsite Gallery in Toronto, as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. Both exhibitions were curated by Luce Lebart. In 2019, she was honoured to sit as a jury member for the same award.

Pizzitelli has attended residencies in Canada, Iceland, Portugal and Finland. Her participation in the 2018 SÍM residency in Reykjavík was supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. In 2019, she was awarded the Beth Block Membership Honoraria from the Houston Center for Photography, and participated in the accompanying exhibition, Profound Movement, juried by Shane Lavalette.

Pizzitelli is represented by Stephen Bulger Gallery (CA). Her work is in the collections of the Archive of Modern Conflict (UK) and the Center for Creative Photography (US). She lives in Bratislava, Slovakia.