Anastasiya was born in Eastern Europe and immigrated with her parents to the US when she was fourteen. She started drawing and painting in her early childhood and received a figure-based atelier training. Anastasiya’s meandering path in visual arts education took her through the rigor of earning Bachelors and Masters degrees in architecture from The Cooper Union and the University of Texas at Arlington, respectively. She received additional training with established realist painters both privately and in workshops. The blending of architectural rigor, purity of realism and strong personal narrative define Anastasiya’s work today.
She is recognized as an Associate Living Master by the Art Renewal Center. Additionally she has been awarded recognition by the European Museum of Modern Art, National Portrait Society, Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists, Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Poets Artists, and many others. Anastasiya’s work has been published in Beautiful Bizarre, and many Goss183 issues. Anastasiya’s work is available at 33 Contemporary gallery in Chicago. Her work is also found in private collections across United States and around the world. Currently, Anastasiya draws and paints fervently in her studio in Dallas with support of her husband and children.