Aida Birritteri CV/Bio
Aida emigrated from Cuba to the USA on March 20, 1968 at the age of three-and-a-half. Her family came to the US legally after applying for a VISA in 1960. They were put on a waiting list to come to America until 1968. Aida and her family were part of a wave of Cuban immigrants that fled to US soil as part of an agreement between the US and Cuba during the Lyndon B. Johnson era. Between 1960 and 1972 a quota of Cuban immigrants came to the US daily by plane on the “Freedom Flights.” The family settled in Elizabeth, NJ where Aida lived for 25 to 30 years. Like many children who dream of becoming an artist she began drawing as a way of expressing herself as a young child and developed her art skills throughout her life. She attended Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and New Jersey City University graduating with a BFA in 1990. After marrying, Aida and her husband Anthony Birritteri, moved to High Bridge, NJ
(Hunterdon County) in 1997. They have two daughters.