Deanna Pizzitelli (b. 1987) is a Canadian 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 selected for the Jury’s Choice of the 2020 Prix Virginia (FR), and was shortlisted for the 2020 Project X, Photography Award by the Ottawa Arts Council (CA), the 2019 Encontros da Imagem: Emergentes award (PT) and the 2019 FotoFilmic MESH Exhibition Prize.
Pizzitelli is a recipient of the 2018 Scotiabank New Generation Photography Award (CA). 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, part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. Both were curated by Luce Lebart. In 2019, she sat on the jury of the same award.
Pizzitelli has attended residencies in Canada, Iceland, Portugal and Finland. Her participation in the 2018 SÍM residency (IS) was supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. In 2019, she received the Beth Block Membership Honoraria from the Houston Center for Photography, 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).