About me

Anita Ragusa is a New York–based artist who was born in Sarajevo, then part of Yugoslavia. She received her B.F.A. in Painting from the Cooper Union School of Art, New York. She has had solo exhibitions at A.I.R. Gallery, and group exhibitions including Queens International 2006, The Queens Museum of Art, NY (2006); and Pretty Young Thing: PYT, NY (2010). She participated in the first ever Project Diversity Queens 2007, held at Art About Us, NY, Visual AIDS: Postcards From The Edge Benefit, at James Cohan Gallery, NY

Her work focuses on exotic patterns, figures and decadent images full of fantasy interiors and textiles. Her work can currently be seen at the Saint Kate Arts Hotel, WI, as part of their permanent collection.


  • The Cooper Union School of Art, NYC
  • St. John’s University, NYC