Originally from Long Island, Eddie Lanieri, grew up in an Italian-American family and community, and spent several years living in Italy. This experience of an American cultural dualityis the root of her work. Focusing on themes of memory, identity, and the exploration of how place can be nexus on these narratives, she is interested in exploring the spaces of tension and fluidity found in-between these converging ideas.Living in Louisiana for over a decade has also provided a further filter on her image making; in particular, the cultural heritage of expressing dichotomies that can be found in New Orleans. Eddie is a Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow and is the educational board chair for the New Orleans Photo Alliance. Complex Magazine named her one of the top 20 artists from New Orleans that you should know, and recently British Airways working with New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, named her one of the 6 artists you have to see when visiting New Orleans. Her work has been exhibited internationally and nationally including shows at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, The Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans, Lucie Foundation, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Goldsmith College, and Kinsey Institute. Her work is held in both private and public collections and has been supported by funding from the Mellon Foundation and Louisiana State Division of the Arts. She holds a graduate degree in photography from Florida State University and an undergraduate degree in Anthropology with an emphasis in bio archaeology from Arizona State University. She has called New Orleans home since 2007, where she has been teaching photography at Xavier University of Louisiana since 2011. When she is not making art she spends her free time at the barn or the in show ring riding and jumping horses.