Anita Drieseberg has been living and working in the Castro region of San Francisco for 21 years. Originally from Toronto, Canada, she earned a BFA from York University and did a year of graduate studies at Dundas Valley School of Art. She then trained in animation at Sheridan College before moving to San Francisco for a sweet job creating children’s cd roms of titles like Cat in the Hat, Blues Clues and Arthur. Over the years she’s held some prestigious positions such as Senior Art Director at Egreetings and Lead Artist on Ellen’s Know or Go game. Most recently she was Senior Character Animator on The Simpsons Tapped Out. Anita was the recipient of a large grant from The Canada Council for the Arts to make a short animated film “The Old Flame”, and her animated website MissArtypants garnered several awards and prizes, including an honorable mention from The Webbys. All the while she continued to make and show fine art around the country and in Toronto, and for many years was a member of the CellSpace Artist Collective. After an injury left her incapacitated for several months, she discovered a way to make art on her couch with an iPad and that changed everything. Since then, Anita has created over a hundred digital pieces that have been received with what can only be described as glee! It was with great joy that she finally had a solo showing of many of these pieces in 2017 at Spark Arts Gallery. Anita is also an accomplished stand up comedian, regularly performing at the San Francisco Punchline, Cobbs Comedy Club, Sketchfest and Toronto's Absolute Comedy Club.