Visual artist, documentary photographer and educator, Anello-Adnani has lived and worked in Indonesia and Morocco and taught in Thailand, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia and New York. As Fulbright Senior Research Scholar in Art History: Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia (2008), she documented vernacular architecture. With the Moroccan Ministry of Artisanat, Meknes Delegation, and the U.S. Peace Corps, she worked with women weavers of the Middle Atlas Mountains (2006-2008). Her paintings of Balinese performing artists, done while living in Bali (1992-2002), illustrate Dibia and Ballinger's Balinese Dance, Drama and Music, (Periplus, 2005). She is a contributor to Habitat: World Vernacular Architecture, (Thames & Hudson and Abrams, 2017), and her documentary photographs are in public collections, including Archnet; ARTstor; the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dance Division; the Library of Congress, Jakarta; the Singapore National Archives and others. With Tersik Ginting, she co-nominated Lingga Village, North Central Sumatra to the World Monuments Fund Watchlist, resulting in the restoration of four traditional structures (2012-14).