Anastasia Russa

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Catching Pokemon between the Jaguar and AntEater struggle 140x200cm canvas oil 2016 s.jpg
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As an artist, I am exploring the Lost Paradise myth with all its beauty, violence and liberation. I blend our new icons of mass-produced toys, computer-game heroes and social net symbols with the meta-narratives seen in different Mythologies.

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Anastasia Russa

born in 1980 in Moscow, Russia
She lives and works in both UK and Russia


1999 -2001 the I.Repin Saint Petersburg State Academy Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.
2001-2005 – Department of Monumental Painting of the V.Surikov Moscow State Academy Art Institute.
2013-2015 University of the Arts London, MFA in Fine Arts course in Wimbledon College of Art.


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:

2016 – 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:

2017 – “As it stands: Unrefined, muted, abandoned”, Open Call (6th – 23th of July, Hundred Years Gallery, 13 Pearson Street, E2 8JD, 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 – 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)
2013 – Art Exhibition “Space for living, space for creation” (The House of Artist on Kuznetskiy most, 11, Moscow)
2013 – International Video Art Festival «Now&After»
2012 – Performance “Try to fly” (Gallery Open Club, Moscow)
2012 – “Process” art exhibition of two artists – Anastasia Russa and Alexander Mironov (Gallery Open Club, Moscow)
2011 – Art Exhibition “Balloon d’essai” (Museum and Exhibition Centre “Rabochiy i Kolkhoznitsa”)

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)


Residency Grant at Valparaiso Foundation, Spain, October, 2008


Interview and image of “Michael and a Dragon” on the Cover Page, Art Reveal Magazine, January 2017, 65-69 pages, ISBN: 9781366447302
Russian Gap Magazine, March 2015, 20-25 pages, ISSN: 2058 – 1610