Anastasia Russa


Born in Moscow 

Based in London



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).




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.


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:

2020 - SPRING - the first offline exhibition of the Best Russian contemporary artists (ARTEEX), Moscow

2020 - Jackson's Painting Prize, Long-listed

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 – 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


Social Discovery Ventures Collection 

Lectures/Artist talks:

2019 - Lecture on Colour Theory, LSOM (London School of Mosaic, 21st of October, London)

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)


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

Residency Grant at Valparaiso Foundation, Spain, October, 2008


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 2020