Anastasiya was born in Ukraine and immigrated with her parents to US when she was 14. Anastasiya has started drawing and painting in her earliest childhood and received figure-based atelier training growing up, she earned her bachelors and masters degrees in architecture from Cooper Union and University of Texas at Arlington.
Over that last years she has received additional training studying with established realist painters she admires privately and in workshops.
Anastasiya’s work is found in private collections across United States as well as Germany, Russia and Ukraine.
She has been recognized by National Portrait Society, Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists and others; her work is present in Poets Artists publication.
Currently Anastasiya teaches design and drawing studios at University of Texas as well as privately in her own studio and paints fervently every day.
Anastasiyas portraiture investigates into the realm of human soul looking to capture the idiosyncratic mystery of each individual she paints.
Anastasiya captures human souls in oil and charcoal. Currently she focuses on womenhood in search of defining the role of tradition and the extend of personal choice that women actually have in the current age. Secretly Anastasiya hopes to absorb and never let go of the forces that she behold when painting her subjects. Realism is her preferred style. She chooses to maintain as much integrity to the visual appearance of her subjects as possible. Why? Because she believes in the profound interlink between the external and the internal. She believes that an individual deserves every wrinkle on her face …and being very curious and very attentive earns one the right to judge a book by its cover. Staring for hours attentively into her subject’s eyes bring Anastasiya to a sense of unity with people she documents with her brushes and pencils. Perhaps delusional she enjoys the belief in unity with her subjects while laboring to capture the quintessences of their souls.
06.16-10.18. Watt Atelier. Classical Fine Art School.
09.14-06.16. University of Texas at Arlington CAPPA SOA. Masters of Architecture. TX
09.2007-09.2012. The Cooper Union for Advancement of Science and Art. Professional Bachelor of Architecture. NY
09.2005-09.2006. Bennington College. Liberal Arts. VT
09.2003-08.2005. Huntington School of Fine Arts. Studio Art. NY
08.19 Masterclass in Iconography with Theodoros Papadoupolos
02.19 Tina Garrett Workshop
01.19 Jennifer Balkans Workshop
01.18-01.19. Private study with Scott Waddell
06.2017-PRESENT. FREELANCE ARTIST . Art practice with teaching.
09.2014-PRESENT. ADJUNCT PROFESSOR . University of Texas at Arlington. Drawing and Design Studios
09.2013-PRESENT. FREELANCE RENDERER . FK Design. Visualization of Architectural ideas.
02.2018-06.2018. INSTRUCTOR . Hull Academy of Art. Taught drawing and composition
09.2012-082013. INSTRUCTOR/TEACHER . Huntington Fine Arts. Taught Drawing, Sculpture, and Painting Classes
09.2009-06.2010. INSTRUCTOR/TEACHER . Cooper Union Saturday Program. Taught Drawing classes to high school students
AWARDS and SHOWS
12.2019 FINALIST. Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition 10.2019 SHOW. Artwheel Studio. TX 10.2019 ANJE. 3rd Annueal Juried Competition at WMOCA. WI
09.2019 ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. The Art of the Nude. 33Contemporary.
04.2019. FAVE15 Boldbrush Award Competition. FASO.
01.2019. FINALIST. Circle Foundation of the Arts. Artist Of The Year Award.
01.2019. HONARABLE MENTION. Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists. Classical
Portraiture in Digital Age. Bendheim Gallery of the Greenwich Arts Council, CT
01.2019. GROUP SHOW. Portrait Society of America at Chandor Gardens, Weatherford, TX
11.2018. FINALIST. Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition
10.2018. FINALIST. Global Art Awards, Dubai.
06.2018. FACEOFF. Portrait Society of America, Dallas, Overture.
09.2018. GROUP EXHIBIT. Portrait Society of America at Breckenridge Fine Arts
10.2017. FACEOFF. Portrait Society of America, Dallas, Hull Art Academy.
12.2016. FACEOFF. Portrait Society of America, Dallas, Milan Gallery.
05.2016. OPEN JURIES SHOW . 3rd place in Dry Media Category. Trinity Arts Guild, Bedford TX.
06.2015. FINALIST. KROB WORLDWIDE DRAWING COMPETITION . Dallas TX.
06.2015. WINNER OF PAINTING COMMISSION. Opera Singer Oil on Canvas 5í x 8í. Private Collection
05.2015. GROUP SHOW . UTA, Arlington, TX
05.2015. PANELIST. At Open Citi book launch by Diane Lewis. MoMA, NY, NY
11.2014. FINALIST. KROB WORLDWIDE DRAWING COMPETITION . Dallas TX.
10.2014. DRAWING FROM THE ARCHIVE . RETROSPECTIVE . Cooper Union . NY, NY.
10.2014. INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL COMPETITION . NY, NY.
04.2015. HENRY JAMES AWARD . AIA National award for professional and academic promise
09.2014. FULL GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP . University of Texas . Arlington TX. Recipient of the full scholarship and stipend for the graduate professional degree in architecture
05.2006. FULL UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP . Cooper Union . New York NY. Recipient of the full scholarship for undergraduate professional degree in architecture
05.2005. FIRST PLACE NYS FILM COMPETITION: FULL SCHOLARSHIP NYSSSA . Ithaca . New York NY. Recipient of the full scholarship for film school program
05.2003. DRAWING COMPETITION GRAND PRIZE: FULL SCHOLARSHIP HSFA . Huntington . New York NY. Recipient of the full scholarship for art studio program
10.2019. History of Charm. Poets Artists
09.2019. Annual Juried National Competition.
08.2019. FEATURE. Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.
08.2019. THE GAZE. Poets Artists.
06.2019. PAINTING THE FIGURE NOW. Poets Artists.
09.2019. ADORN ME. Poets Artists Publication.
05.2015. OPEN CITY. book by Diane Lewis. NY, NY
05.2014-PRESENT . National Portrait Society
10.2018-PRESENT. Poets Artists
06.2019 . Portrait in Charcoal. TX 10.2019 . Portrait in Oil. TX
01.2019 . Using Riley Methods for drawing and painting figure. TX
“Heidi” Private Collection. Dallas TX
“Christina” Private Collection. Corinth, TX
“Fisherman”. Monastery of St Paraskevi. Washington, TX
“Archangel Michael”. Private Collection. Dallas, TX
“Opus” pastel. Private Collection. Vancouver, Canada
“Papa” pastel, “forever son” pastel, others. Private Collection. Sea Cliff, NY
“Portrait of B.” oil. Private Collection. Weatherford, TX
“Lindsey” Private Collection. Manchester, NH
“Portrait of C”, “Portrait of A”. Giclee Prints. Private Collection. Miami, FL
“Portrait of A”. Private Collection. Moscow, Russia
“Opera Singer” Private Collection. Plano, TX
“Geronda” pastel, “Glykophilousa” oil. Private Collection. Kendalia, TX
“Laura” oil. Private Collection. Ora Valley, AZ
“Portrait of X” charcoal. Private Collection. San Antonio, TX
“Babes Chicken randevu”. Ink and Watercolor. Arlington, TX
“Eden”. Ink and Watercolor. Brooklyn, NY
“Study of O.” oil. Private Collection. Glen Cove, NY
“Sewing machine” Ink. Private Collection. East Hills, NY
“Beige Nude” Ink. Private Collection. East Setauket, NY
“Fire Hydrant” pastel. from dusty corners series. Private Collection. NY, NY