SHOWS & EXHIBITIONS

Vail Arts Festival
June 18 – 20, 2021

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts
Palmer Lake, CO
June 22 – August 23, 2019

WATER WISE
Aurora Municipal Center
April 1 – May 31, 2019

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts
Palmer Lake, CO
June 23 – August 25, 2018

WATER FOR LIFE International Art Exhibition
Niagara Falls History Museum – Canada
May 12 – September 8, 2018

SOLO SHOWS

Colorado Women’s College
University of Denver – Solo Show
August 2 – September 27, 2019

Colorado Women’s College
University of Denver
November 5 – November 30, 2018

Colorado Women’s College
University of Denver
February 1 – March 31, 2017

Colorado Women’s College
University of Denver
February 1 – March 31, 2016

Colorado Women’s College
University of Denver
June 1 – July 31, 2015

Kingman Estates Winery
Denver, Colorado
September 18 – May 31, 2014

Colorado Women’s College
University of Denver
June 4 – July 31, 2013

Spellbound Art
Arvada, Colorado
March 2012 – June 2013

Colorado Women’s College
University of Denver
June 1 – July 31, 2011

Vitahl Spa
Cherry Creek North – Denver, Colorado

GROUP SHOWS

Anti Defamation League – Denver, CO
April 19, 2016

The Mix @ Niza Knoll Gallery
May 1, 2014 – December 31, 2015
Denver, Colorado

The Savoy
Denver, CO
April 12, 2014 – April 19, 2014

One: En Masse
Denver, CO
April 4, 2014 – May 31, 2014

Florence Biennale
Florence, Italy
December 3 – 10, 2011

Artwork Network
Santa Fe Art District, Denver, Colorado
May 2010

Gallery Cuvee
Santa Fe Art District, Denver, Colorado
January – August 2008

ARTIST STATEMENT

I have been working with Yupo paper – a synthetic paper primarily used by watercolorists – for several years and my work is still evolving and changing all the time. I especially love the combination of India Ink and watercolor on the Yupo surface. The possibilities of what I can create are endless and always full of surprise. I suppose that’s what keeps me so engaged with this medium. It’s the element of surprise and the often unexpected results.

The process of creating these paintings is like a meditation on color, shape, and movement. I begin by applying India inks to the paper. I work both on a wet or dry surface and alternate between guiding the ink and allowing it to flow freely to produce organic shapes and translucent layers of color.

The geometric shapes are layered on top of the background with watercolor. Watercolor allows me to add and subtract pigment and to either hide or highlight specific elements. It’s a multi-layered process during which I go back and forth many times to achieve the composition I’m happy with.

BIO

Anya came to painting and fine art through her work as a graphic artist. She has always had a keen eye for color and layout in her designs and eventually transitioned from the printed page and keyboard to canvas and paintbrush.

Her recent work, in a way, presents a return to paper by painting on a synthetic surface called Yupo paper. These pieces are defined by the juxtaposition of geometric shapes created with watercolor onto organic backgrounds of India Inks. They are multi-layered, intriguing works that convey her mastery of color and composition. She hopes that her art creates an emotional connection with the viewer and becomes a source of inspiration and reflection.

Anya’s work has been shown in galleries and exhibitions throughout Colorado, was featured in several solo shows at Colorado Women’s College at the University of Denver, and exhibited internationally at the Florence Biennale in Italy and the Niagara Falls History Museum in Niagara Falls, Canada.

A German native, Anya has lived in Colorado for over 26 years. She graduated with honors from Colorado Women’s College at the University of Denver. Aside from painting, she also runs her creative agency, AMCS Marketing, in Aurora, Colorado.