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Born Edinburgh, Scotland




M.F.A., The School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, 1994

B.F.A., The Kansas City Art Institute, 1988  

Exhibitions / Screenings 

2016      No Wave Goodbye, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2013      Boulwarism, with PLM Associates, Soma Contemporary Gallery, Waterford, Ireland

                Photo/Synthesis, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA

2012      Parallax View: Anita Allyn with PLM Associates,  Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA    

               Becoming Something Else, Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

2011      Fleisher Wind Challenge, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

               On the Wall, Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA

               I heart postdemocracy, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010     Wall Space, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA

               No Soul for Sale: A Festival of Independents, Tate Modern, London, England

               Gridspace, The Reanimation Library at Gowanus Studio Space, Brooklyn, NY

2009     BULK, The University of North Carolina Allcott Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

               Islanders, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA (Solo exhibition)

               No Soul for Sale: A Festival of Independents, X-Initiative, New York, NY

               Expanded Marks, Space Gallery, Portland, ME

               Landscape: News from Nowhere, Vox Populi Philadelphia, PA.(Solo exhibition)

               Implosion or Fusion: Special Moment of International Art, Elements Museum of Contemporary                          Art, Beijing, China.

2008      Pharmaka Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007      Director’s Lounge

               Contemporary Art & Media, Berlin Germany

               Death Bizarre, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY

               Locally Localized Gravity, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

               4/4: In Rare Form Design, Liao Collection, Philadelphia, PA

               Four by Four, International House, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

               Periphery, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA (Solo Exhibition)

2006      TEMPORARY CITIES, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia       

               Harvesting, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA. (Solo Exhibition)

               Invitational Vernacular Spectacular Extravaganza, University Of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

               Cut & Paste, Falling Cow Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 

               Road Movies, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

               Minty, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

               Home Free, District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, DC

2005      International Film Festival on Violence Against Women, Gorky Sadan, Calcutta, India

               Life Catalog _Color Systems, Carbon14 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (Solo Exhibition)

               Viewpoint, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

2004      Death Bizarre, Almanac Gallery of Photography, Hoboken, NJ      

               Girl Art Now, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI

               Screening Room, Media Bureau Network, Philadelphia, PA

2003      Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. PA

               FOTOFIESTA: International Photography Biennial, Arts Center of EAFIT University, Medellin,                              Colombia, South America

2002     Media [Less] Medium: Short Works in Video, Mills Gallery at The Boston Center for theArts,                                Boston, MA

               Chicks with Flicks, Pioneer Theater: New York, NY

               John Hopkins Film Festival, John Hopkins University Baltimore, MD

               The United States Super 8 and Digital Video Festival, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

               Poetics and Fear, Israeli Center for the Arts, Tel Aviv Cinematech, Tel Aviv, Israel

               In Response: A Tribute to the Heroes and Victims of September 11, Savannah College of Art

               and Design, Savannah, GA.

2001      Better Living Through Bits, Art Institute of Boston, Boston Cyber Arts Festival,  Boston, MA

               Digital Identity, Zeitgeist Gallery, Boston Cyber Arts Festival, Boston, MA

               INsideOUT, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL

2000     BitbyBit, Online Web Exhibition Sponsored by Artbyte

               Axlegrease, Squeaky Wheel, Buffalo, NY  

               VideoSpace at CAC, Contemporary Arts Center, North Adams, MA

               VideoSpace, Usdan Gallery at Bennington College, Bennington, VT

               Emerging Video, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.



2012      Occupy Movement, Art, and Civic Change, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA,

2011      Modern Consumer Capitalism and the Media Lecture with Challenge Artist Anita Allyn,

               Fleisher Art Memorial

2009      Academy of Arts of Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
2006      Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, Visiting Artist
2002      The College Art Association, The Signal
2001      The Art Institute of Boston, SexHex at The CyberArts Festival
1997      Rhode Island School of Design, Transgressions- Experimental Video   

               Looking at Alternative Video Documentaries, Williams College, Williamstown MA
1996      Gender and Technology,  Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
               New England Artist Congress, Time Based Arts in New England
1995      South African Project, Mobius, Boston, MA  

               Identity, Sex, and Politics: Women Working in Video, Space Gallery,  Boston, MA



2008      Constructing the Natural: Mediated Landscapes,  Scholarly Support of Research Grant (SOSA)

               The College of New Jersey, NJ

2003      Life Catalog, Scholarly Support of Research Grant (SOSA) The College of New Jersey
2001      Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency Fellowship
1999      Gender_ Tech, Scholarly Support of Research Grant (SOSA) The College of New Jersey
1997      Experimental Television Center Residency, Oswego, NY
1996      LEF Foundation Grant, Boston, MA, Visiting





2015      An Unfixed Image: The Photographic Across Media, March 11-April 26, The College of New Jersey                   Art Gallery. 

2013      Concept plus Object, a team curated blog w/Tim Portlock and Christopher McManus.                                 

2012      Earth and Artifice: Todd Keyser, Erin Murray, and Jason Urban. Vox Populi. 
2009      Anxious Ground: Contemporary Landscape Photography, The College of New Jersey Art Gallery 
Black Box Video Shorts: A collaboration with EAT (Experiments with Art and Technology)
               The College of New Jersey Art Gallery, Ewing, NJ
1997     Duplicating Desires: genderPOP, Bartows Theater, Lower Level MIT List Visual Arts Center

Visiting Artist/Panelist
Curatorial projects

February 2012

Swartz, Chip, “Becoming Something Else” Knight Arts Foundation,

Rosenthal, James


February, 2012

“Photography: Zoe Strauss and Rebekah Templeton” Title  Magazine,


December 13 2011

Rosof, Libby “Erin Riley, Laura Ledbetter, Anita Allyn in Wind Challenge 2”


August 21, 2006

Amorosi, A.D. "Cut & Paste" Philadelphia City Paper,  Halpern, Ashlea,  “Catch it of Regret It” Citypaper, Philadelphia


July 27, 2006 

"PICK: Cut & Paste" Key to Philadelphia, August 14, 2006Copeland, Colette, “Life catalog and color systems” Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof's


June 8, 2005

"International Film Fest on women, child abuse." Indian Express, Calcutta, India,


Appelbaum, Josh. "Small Gauge, Big Heart." Insidebeat


February, 2002 

Boyle, Jim "The Sun Always Shines" Time-Off, January, 2002  "Good Times" The NY Times,


January, 2002

"Film Alternatives: Chick with Flicks." Time Out New York, (issue 360)


August, 2002

Feinberg. Shaina. "Chicks with Flicks." Venus, Winter


2002  New Jersey Public Television (NJN), State of The Arts: Interview with Anita Allyn


August,  2002.  "New Jersey's Film Festivals" The Star-Ledger, January 


2002  New York Press, (vol. 15, no. 34) August 2002  O'Sullivan, Eleanor.  "Scintillating Cinema." Asbury Park Press


O'Sullivan, Eleanor. "Four from New Jersey." Asbury Park Press



Erikson, Leann,  “Independent Film and Video in Boston” Afterimage, July–August


2002 Rosof, Libby, “Minty fresh as paint at Vox”, ARTBLOG


 February 10, 2002.Wolmart, Gregory University of Pennsylvania 2005




Jackson, Vincent. "Buena Grad's Film Festival Presents Women Directors." The Press of Atlantic County,




2010 - present

2010 - present

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