Anastasia Mastilovic (rus. Анастасия Мастилович) was born in Moscow.
She had exhibited an artistic flare from a very young age. When she moved with her family to New York, USA, she would often visit The Metropolitan Museum
of Art, as well as the The Met Cloisters, and paint there for many hours. Upon her return to Moscow at the age of 8, Anastasia enrolled in an art studio for children, where she was under the tutelage of Igor Gerasimov, a renowned
master of water color paintings in Russia. During this period, Anastasia developed various techniques within this field, and had some of her ceramic artworks exhibited at the Tretyakov Gallery (2002-2005). She then went to the Krasnopresnenskaya Children’s Art School (2005-2007), before progressing to the Children’s Art School №1, named after V.A. Serov (2007-2011).
After completing school, Anastasia enrolled at the Moscow Academic Art College (2012-2016) where she specialized in Conservation of icons and paintings. Almost all of the conservation and restoration work was carried
out on original works from the museum collections, dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. Two major museums included the State Historical Museum and The Moscow State Integrated Art and Historical Architectural and Natural Landscape Museum-Reserve «Kolomenskoye».
Finally, after graduating from college, she was accepted at the Moscow State Academic Art Institute (2017-2019), named after V.I.Surikov, at the Russian Academy of Arts, specializing in Graphic Arts. At the Faculty of Graphics, she engaged in illustration and book design, easel graphics, posters, study type, and graphic design. Her studies also incorporated various techniques and materials, such as lithography, etching, and engraving. Anastasia’s paintings have been exhibited at the Tretyakov Gallery, the State Historical Museum, the Moscow Union of Artists, the Central House of Artists, and other exhibition
halls in Moscow. She now lives and works in the USA.
2017 — 2019 Moscow State Academic Art Institute named after V.I.Surikov at the Russian Academy of Arts
2012 — 2016 Moscow Academic Art College
2007 — 2011 Children’s Art School №1 named after V.A. Serov
2005 — 2007 Krasnopresnenskaya Children’s Art School
2002 — 2005 Art studio for children of Tretyakov Gallery
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021 Virtual exhibition 'New Era' at the Art Number 23 Gallery
London, United Kingdom
2020 Solo Art Exhibition
Marvelous Art Gallery
First All-Russian Eco-Art Festival of Intellectual Art “OTHER REALITY”
Art Room Online Gallery
2019 39th Youth Exhibition of the “Union of Artists of Russia”
Moscow Union of Artists, Moscow, Russia
Gallery Merkoulov, “Art-Spring”,
The Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia.
“Window to Europe”, Russian Art Guide,
2015 Exhibition «Illustrations to Japanese Sayings»,
State Moscow Center of Culture and creativity «Nega», Moscow, Russia
HONORS AND AWARDS
2013 3rd place in the International competition Art Festival
«Drawing the Saint Basils Cathedral»,
PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA
2021 Russian Art Guide 2021
catalog-reference, printed edition, International
Marvelous Artists Book
Collective Art Book Series No.1
2020 First All-Russian Eco-Art Festival of Intellectual Art “OTHER REALITY”
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Marvelous Art Magazine (December Issue)
Calendar, printed edition, International
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My art has been influenced by two predominant movements; expressionism and surrealism. Although, my goal is to remain outside of any “isms”, preferring to create my own unique way. My inspiration is daily life with an emphasis on Christianity, love, and death.
In the world I have created, fantasy merges with reality, and Christian symbolism is ever-present. The theme of the Apocalypse touches me deeply. All the moments of a person’s life and actions have meaning. And this meaning has an end. This eternal theme is something that I feel most intimately when I visit cemeteries and Gothic cathedrals. If each person has his own destiny, then the artist’s one is to create.
I am working in monotype, linocuts, pastels and painting. At the same time, I do not limit myself to the color palette, I combine texture and material to create picturesque allegories.