Born in Catania, Italy. Anna studied art at the Istituto d'Arte of Catania, received her fine art degree in painting in 1963, and began exhibiting and teaching art. She came to the USA in 1966. After studying art at Southwestern College in 1983, she painted murals with Chicano artists, studied bronze casting at SDSU, worked at the Fire Art Studio, and exhibited her art at the Sculptors Guild of SD. In 1989 painted murals in downtown San Diego ( Barricade paintings ) and became a member of the San Diego Art Institute. Anna Zappoli has had several solo art shows, receiving many awards. Her paintings are in private collections in the USA and in Italy. "In 1998 my large oil paintings on canvas and self portraits were exhibited at the SDAI. In 2007 I exhibited paintings at the Escondido Museum Center For the Arts, including 'Where do you store these Dreams?', and large golden paintings dedicated to Monarch Butterflies, which were exhibited at the SDAI. In my paintings I express my love and concern for this beautiful world that we call home... a paradise indeed."