Aida Birritteri CV/Bio
Aida Birritteri emigrated from Cuba to the USA at the age of four. Her family settled in Elizabeth, NJ where Aida lived for 25 to 30 years. She began drawing as a way of expressing herself as a child and developed her visual 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 moved to a small town, High Bridge, NJ (located in Northern Hunterdon County) in 1997. They have two daughters.
Aida works as a studio water media artist she paints with watercolor and Gouache. She has been exhibiting her work in local and regional juried shows throughout NJ and PA, since 2013 and has exhibited in gallery shows as well. Aida exhibited at the Philadelphia Sketch Club from 2013 to the present in the "Works on Paper," the "Art of the Flower," and currently the Phillistration exhibits. She participated at the Tinicum Art Festival, Erwinna PA, receiving 3rd Place for Watercolor in 2015 and an Honorable Mention in 2017. She was accepted into the Bucks County PA, Stover Mill Gallery's Annual Juried Exhibit in 2015 and 2018. Aida exhibited at the “Ellarslie Open 35,” Trenton City Museum, in 2018, and the “Tertulia,” exhibit at Ellarslie, in 2016, highlighting local and regional Latin Artists. Aida received a Merit award at the Annual Garden State Watercolor Society Juried Exhibit held at Ellarslie in 2016, and a 3rd Place award in 2017 for the “Quick Draw Plein Aire Event,” held at the Gronendhal Farm by the Art & Cultural Council of Bucks County in Doylestown, PA. She was also awarded Best Watercolor in 2016 during a plein air event at the Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ. She also participated in a group invitational show in December, 2016 at the Schmitberger Fine Art Gallery, Frenchtown, NJ and exhibited in a duo woman artist show, "Regarding Nature," at the Stover Mill Gallery of Bucks County in July 2019. Her watercolor and goauche paintings have been purchased by private collectors.
“As I work, I watch the paint as it moves, blends and creates washes and affects decisions I make during the painting process.”