Anastasia Russa

 

Born in Moscow 

Based in London

Profile:

 

My mission is to make improvements to people’s lives by artistic outreach. My own iconographic interest is especially to make new interpretations of the archetypal myths/dreams of humankind; juxtaposing classical (figurative) art with the newest concerns (post-Internet, gender, cultural identity, and equality).

 

Education:

 

2013-2015 - M.F.A. in Fine Arts, University of the Arts London, Wimbledon College of Art.

2001-2005 - M.A. Monumental Painting, the V.Surikov State Academy Art Institute, Moscow.

1999 -2001  - B.A. Painting, the I.Repin State Academy Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Saint Petersburg.

 

 

Awards:

 

Winner of the 10th Anniversary Edition of the Portobello Wall Art Project 2018-19

Best Student Prize, EWAAC , London, 2014

Laureate of the XVIII Moscow International Art Contest "Golden Brush" 2008
Laureate of the Youth Premium “TRIUMPH”, Moscow, 2005

 

 

Solo shows:

2018 - Solo exhibition "Monsters in Your Garden" (16th November - 2nd December, RED DOOR Project Space, SW7 5PX, London)

2017 - Solo exhibition "Burning the Midnight Oil" ( 19th November - 6th January, St.Catherine's Church, Dollis Hill Lane, NW10 1QB, London) 

2016 - Solo exhibition "Per-Version of the Myth" (Gridchinhall, 9 - 28th of July, Moscow Region) 

2016 - Solo exhibition "Could a critique of contemporary consumerism also function as today’s History Painting?" (Gallery Belyaevo, 6 - 12th of April, Profsousnaya str., 100, Moscow)

2015 - Solo exhibition (2nd - 9th of May, Nude Tin Can gallery, 125 Hatfield Rd, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 4JS)

 

Group exhibitions:

2019 - Young Talent Contemporary Purchase Prize (8-12 November, Cello Factory, London, SE1)

2019 - The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition (14-24 November, Mall Galleries, London, SW1)

2018 - Jackson's Painting Prize, Long-listed

2017 - Long-listed for Columbia Threadneedle Prize (Mall Galleries, London)

2017 - “As it stands: Unrefined, muted, abandoned”, Open Call (6th - 23th of July, Hundred Years Gallery, 13 Pearson Street, E2 8JD, London)

2017 - Pre-selected for Royal Society of Portrait Painters (Mall Galleries, London)

2016 - "Diffusion" (16th - 27th of November, Barge House, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse street, SE1 9PH, London)

2016 -"Alienation" (27th - 30th of October, 5th Base Gallery, 23 Heneage street, E1 5LG, London)

2016 - Russa, Wolny&Raspollini Art Exhibition (12 of August - 30 of September, Nude Tin Can gallery, 125 Hatfield Rd, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 4JS) 

2016 - RBA Rising Stars 2016 ( Gallery LR Lloyds Register, 11th of February - 11th of March, 71 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4BS) 

2015 – “H20: Water Exhibition”, (4th March – 3rd May, Art with a Heart, 82-84 George Street, Altrincham, WA14 1RF)

2015 -«Spring Salon», (2nd April — 12th April, Candid Art Trust, 3-5 Torrents st, Angel, Islington, EC1V 1NQ)2

2015 -«Portrait now», regional stage of the competition ( Erarta museum, St.Petersburg)

2014 - Pre-selected for Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (RA, London)

2014 – RED X MAS, (4th December – 4th January, Studio 1.1, 57a Redchurch Street, Shoreditich London E2 7DJ)

2014 – The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition (13-23 November, Mall Galleries, London, SW1)

2014 – The 6th Passion for Freedom London Art Festival 2014 (Embassy Tea Gallery,195 – 205 Union St, London SE1 0PB)

2014 – The Interim site-responsive exhibition by Wimbledon MFA (The Crypt Gallery, Euston Rd, London NW1 2BA)

2014 – EWAAC 2014 Finalist’s Exhibition (21-25 October, La Galleria, Pall Mall, 30 Royal Opera Arcade, London SW1Y 4UY)

2014 – “Cross-view” art exhibition of two artists – Anastasia Russa and Maria Smol’yaninova (Gallery Open Club, Moscow)

2014 – Art Exhibition “Home Is Where Art Is” (Seven artists from Wimbledon MFA at Chelsea SU exhibition space – Chelsea College of Art)

2014 – Art Exhibition “Inspired by” national art competition launched by the V&A and entrusted to Morley Gallery for 2014 ( 20 May- 19 June , Morley Gallery, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7HT)

2014 – Art Exhibition “Mein Fukushima”, 30 April – 11 May (Die Färberei, Claude-Lorrain-Str. 25, 81543, München), Munich

2014 – Art Exhibition “Encounters” – Friday 21st February 2014 – Thursday 20th March 2014 (BAR Gallery, BAR Lab, 4-5 Queens Parade, Walm Lane, London NW2 5HT)

Collections:

Social Discovery Ventures Collection 

Lectures/Artist talks:

2016 - Artist's slide talk (21th of September, Gallery Open Club, Moscow)

2016 - Artist's slide talk, Art Festival "Art in Interior (20th of June, BoConcept, Ukrainsky boulevard, 6, Moscow)

2015 - 2016 - Serial of lectures on Contemporary Painting (School of Visual Arts, Winzavod, 4th Syromyatnicheskiy lane, 1. bld.6, Moscow)

Artist-in-Residense:

Residency in Gridchinhall, Moscow Region, December 2015 - May 2016

Residency Grant at Valparaiso Foundation, Spain, October, 2008

Publications:

Art Reveal Magazine, Issue #24, January 2017, 65-69 pages, interview and image of  painting "Michael and a Dragon" on the Cover Page,  ISBN: 9781366447302

Russian Gap Magazine, Issue #9, March 2017, 65-67 pages, image of painting "Michael portrait" is on the Cover page,  ISSN: 2058 - 1610

Russian Gap Magazine, Issue #1, March 2015, 20-25 pages, ISSN: 2058 - 1610

 

© Anastasia Russa 2018