The current work by Anastasia is a critique and exploration of contemporary constructs. These constructs may be concrete depictions of real spaces or abstractions and manipulations of the built environment. These painted and rendered areas seek to express the human emotion that surrounds and is within these spaces.
Like many large cities, the cityscapes of Seattle present a disparity of wealth, gentrification, and a story of economics and oppression. The work addresses seek to tap into feelings of isolation, identity, and contemporary anxieties. By using digital and traditional oil media, the idea of space, home, and meaning is depicted and manipulated in ways that blur the lines between past and present, the real.
Anastasia received her Bachelors's of visual arts at Emily Carr University in Vancouver and the Royal Swedish Academy of fine arts. After her art studies, she received a BA in anthropology. Anastasia has participated in group shows in Canada, Belgium, Sweden, and the United States. She resides in Seattle, Washington, where art is her main focus and passion.
Born in 1989 in Vancouver, Canada
Resides and works in Seattle, United States
[2015-2016]: Masters Program, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
[2012-2014]: Bachelor of Arts - B.A. Anthropology, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, Canada
[2007-2011]: Bachelors of Fine Art - B.F.A., institution, place, country
[2010-2011]: Exchange Program, The Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden
 “Global Warming 3-D Virtual Gallery Exhibition”, Art Impact International, Washington D.C., United States
 “Damned - An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness”, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, United States
 “Expo Bienvenue A Bruxelles II Art Flash,” CWG - Christine Wagner Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
 “Graduation Show”, Main Gallery - Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada
 “The Harder they Come”, Bastard Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
 “Unknown”, The Brow Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
 “Untitled”, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
 “Foundation Show”, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada
 “Material Culture”, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
 Emerging Talent 10, Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, Canada
Anastasia Elizabeth is collected by various private collectors in Belgium, Sweden, the United States, and Canada.
Selected Awards, Residencies, and Grants:
 4 Culture Grant (winner), 4 Culture, Seattle, United States
 Global warming international online art competition (honorable mention), Art Impact International, Washington D.C., United States
 Ethical conduct for research involving humans course on research ethics (TCPS 2:CORE) (Certificate of Completion), Tri-Council policy statement, Prince George, Canada
 Outstanding Scholastic Achievement (winner), Golden Key International, Atlanta, Georgia
 Arts Umbrella’s Buschlen Mowatt Teen Scholarship Program (winner), Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
 Outstanding Achievement in Drawing & Painting, Centennial School, Coquitlam, Canada
 Recognition of Achievement and award of the Buschlen Mowatt Teen Scholarship Program, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
 Award and scholarship for high achievement in Visual Arts (winner), Dogwood district/authority, Coquitlam, Canada  Marge Wight Memorial Award (winner), Marge Wight Memorial Foundation, Coquitlam, Canada  Bursary for the Arts (winner), Plas Des Arts, Coquitlam, Canada
 Completion of the Transition to the arts program in a Summer institute for teens: The pre-college experience - Drawing/Painting Specialization. Emily Carr University of Art & Design. Vancouver, Canada
Professional contributions (art-related jobs, curatorial contributions, teaching, mentorships, member of a board, etc.):
[2010 - 2011]: Arts Teaching and Program Creation, David Thompson Community School, Vancouver, Canada.
[2018 - 2019]: Life Drawing Host, Studio Paradiso, Seattle, United States.