Annalisa Burello completed a Master’s Degree in Financial and Monetary Economics at Bocconi University in 1993 which led to a fifteen years career in finance and banking. After leaving banking in 2008, she retrained as a visual artist, attaining a BA (Hon) Photography at the University of Westminster in 2019. Her photography degree project was accepted at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2022.
In 2022, she completed a Master’s degree in Anthropology – Religion in the Contemporary World - at the London School of Economics. Currently she is training to become a Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy practitioner. Her interest in the connection between art and spirituality was ignited in 2017 by Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way. Since then, she has published two articles about art as spirituality and, from 2022, she has co-chaired the Spirituality and the Arts Special Interest Group (SASIG) under the International Network for the Studies of Spirituality (INSS).