Anita Līcis-Ribak is a photographer, artist and designer currently based in Barcelona, Spain. She received BArch in Architecture from Rīga Technical University in Latvia and Masters degree in Interior Architecture from University of Massachusetts, USA. She studied architecture and design at the Urban Studies Architecture Institute in Verona Italy, received a Fine Arts diploma in Painting and a Performing Arts diploma in Piano from Chersky School of Fine Arts in Russia. She has studied photography with a number of master photographers and artists at the Maine Media Workshops, PRC in Boston, Griffin Museum of Photography, Snow Farm Workshops, IEFC, GrisArt and CFD in Barcelona, among other venues.
Her photography has earned her many awards including First Place in the New England regional juried art show, Finalist of the 7th Pollux Award, CFD Award at ArtPhoto Barcelona, DOCfield Book Dummy Awards Finalist, the New England Portfolio Review Show, Honor Awards in the 9th Annual International Photography Competition, and in the 6th and 9th Black and White Spider Awards, among others. Her work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions in the US and Spain, including in solo photography exhibit 'Where Land Comes to an End. Postal Code 678830' at Centre Fotografia Documental Barcelona; ‘City on The Sea. Fragments of (Brief Returns to) Rīga’, about returning to the urban spaces of Rīga, Latvia, and others. Anita's photographs have been selected to be part of Berlin Foto Biennial, many juried photography exhibitions, including at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Denver, Colorado, the Minneapolis Photography Center in Minnesota, the Fraser gallery in Bethesda, Maryland, the Vermont Center of Photography and the PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont, and at the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton, Massachusetts, among others.
Anita has taught architecture and design at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and her photography, art and design lecture venues include Casa de la Paraula in Barcelona, Smith College, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, and the American Latvian Artist Association's conference in New York.