July 2005

Featured General Member Gallery

  Grazia Vita   

Grazia Vita, New York

Grazia Vita became interested in photography as an art form after moving from Italy to lower Manhattan in 1971. She studied 35mm camera, composition, darkroom, and zone systems at The International Center of Photography, and studio photography, printing, lighting, and portraiture at The School of Visual Arts.



Grazia Vita's images have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in New York City and Italy. Her photographs are in many private and public collections and have been widely published in an international array of magazines throughout the world.

I seize fleeting moments in which the natural beauty and the strength of the perceived scene kindle a soothing spiritual energy. I'm always looking for natural scenes and objects that reveal the merging of harmony and symmetry. I feel that even the most mundane setting can become interesting if viewed from a particular angle.

In my photographs, I seek to capture an anonymous world that exists beyond a first glance, just beneath the surface. I want my work to evoke a sensory awakening within the viewer so that the extraordinary within the ordinary can be perceived and a deeper understanding of reality can be revealed.


2004 "The World That I See," New York University Downtown Hospital, New York, NY
2003 "Italian Landscapes," Borders Bookstore, New York, NY
2003 "Open Studio," TOAST, New York, NY
2002 "Italian American Landscapes," Citibank (Hudson Street Branch), New York, NY
2001 "Windows and Walls," TW Wood Gallery and Art Center, Montpelier, VT
2000 "Toscana New York," Teatro Guglielmi, Massa, Italy
1999 "Paesaggi Toscany," IL Poggio, New York, NY
1998 "Downtown Manhattan," Modernage, New York, NY
1998 "Statuary," Citibank (Hudson Street Branch), New York, NY


2004 Artist Space Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Tribeca Film Festival, New York, NY
2002 Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY Curator: Barbara Head Millstein, Brooklyn Museum
2002 "Unity Canvas" Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY
2002 "September 11 Photo Project" Wooster St. Gallery, New York, NY
2001 128 Rivington St. Gallery, New York, NY
2000 Chamot Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
1999 Educational Alliance, New York, NY
1998 Puck Building, New York, NY

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