Anastasia was born in a small town in Siberia, where she grew up surrounded by the wilderness of the forest and the grey frigid cityscapes. She spent her childhood exploring nature, admiring every living thing along the way, making up stories and drawing her fantasy world. Painting and drawing have always been a meaningful part of her life. However, she grew up with a lot of stigma around the art world, believing that only classic art has value and anything but is a fraud.
Being an emotional person she never felt the connection with the work that she did based on the ideas of her conscious mind. But sometimes, when she would open her sketchbook and start scribbling just to see what would come up on the page she would discover bizarre creatures and landscapes that she couldn’t have ever imagined and that would bring her joy.
In 2007 Anastasia graduated from a local art school with the highest grades and no passion for art. And it wasn’t until 2018 when in a small art studio in San Francisco she allowed herself to be the artist she is. In years after that under careful guidance of mentors like Michael Markowitz, Maria Erokhina and Maria Yankovskaya, Anastasia has advanced and matured as an artist and has found her voice in art.
First Tomsk Art School, Tomsk 2004 - 2007
Tomsk State University, Tomsk 2007 - 2013
23rd Street Studio, San Francisco 2018 - 2020
Yankovskaya Art School, Moscow 2018, 2020 - 2021
Erokhina Art Studio, Paris 2019, 2020 - 2021
2018 - Erokhina Studio Graphics Vernissage
2020 - The 2020 Earth Action Virtual Art Exhibition
2020 - Erokhina Studio Color Theory and Practice Exhibition
Anastasia believes that most candid and visceral moments are born when there’s no control or mental labor involved in the process. She is creating all of her artwork based on that belief in order to give way to the pure uninhibited creativity. All of her pieces start as a blank page or canvas, not with an idea. And she only gets to meet the piece for the first time when she puts down her tools knowing that her job is done, and steps away. The final product of her creative process, whether abstract or figurative, is full of life, uninhibited by any particular medium, technique, intention or rationalization. Her art is highly stimulating for herself and for the viewer and works as a mirror for the subconscious.