London, The Cello Factory, Young Contemporary Talent Purchase Prize 2017, 7 – 11 November 2017;
London, The Allbright Clulb, 17 February 2018 – 14 February 2019
Anna was one of the winners of our 2017 Purchase Prize for Young Contemporary Talent.
Following an earlier Fine Art degree at Central Saint Martins, Anna was granted a Genesis Foundation scholarship to study at the Royal College of Art, graduating with a Fine Art Painting MA in 2015. She has shown work in London and Europe, and was recently awarded the 2017 Griffin Art Prize. “I paint from life, from imagination and from memory. Each painting comes from an encounter. I am interested in this moment, when something shifts: a metamorphosis that happens sometimes physically, sometimes emotionally; manifested in behaviour, body language and visual signs, a shape shifting. My painting is often concerned with ideas around female sexuality, challenging the image of woman, created historically by men. The paintings shift between what is seen and what is felt. They morph between the act of looking and the manifestation of a sensation, be that flirtatious glances, desire or defiance. Oscillating between subjectivity and objectivity, ambivalence is the driving force, moving in and out of abstraction.”