"Digital or Film the Lens is my brush"
I especially enjoy layering and building a narrative with several photographs from my portfolio. I select, merge and play with the subjects to achieve a final impression where reality cannot. I choose elements to better describe the visual rather than insist on using the lens captured reality of that moment.
Armenian Origin, grew up in Montreal, I am now a Vancouver based photographer and visual artist. My work is diverse in imagery and technique, working with both digital and analogue. With the Palm series, I wanted to create a series that's suspended in time and that described the feelings of adventures, of peaceful places and of a time when anything was possible. The brightly coloured dreamscapes are romantic, whimsical and calming. The improbable sky is emphasized in the minimalist landscape to highlight the duality of the cluttered urban chaos and the serene meditative landscape. Since shutting down my private darkroom, only select analogue B/W images are available. (handprinted on silver gelatin paper)
"Rita Minichiello’s recent photography exhibit in Vancouver was like coming across a beautiful warm oasis. Love her sense of whimsical juxtaposition of familiar images against the playful bright green skies. As a fan of collage in both paintings as well as photography, these works are inspiring." DM
BFA, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
-Online Exhibition-Prints 2021 Gallea Art Collection
-Coming in 2021 'Wedding in Vegas' prints acquired by MGM Aria - facilitated by Saatchi Hospitality Division
-Thank you gift promotion
-Published - Photographer's Forum- Best of Photography
-Vancouver Int'l Photography Festival 2015- Judge.
-Curator of Vernissage Photography annual exhibition of emerging and under exhibited photographic artists.
Gallea Collection online - Curator's choice 2021
Gallea Collection online - Landscapes 2021
Venice Arts, Los Angeles
1650 Gallery, Los Angeles
Exposure Gallery, Vancouver
BATW Gallery Space, Vancouver
Hayan Gallery Space, Vancouver 2019
Hayan Gallery Space, Vancouver 2021