In 1978, Anastasia Bazanova was born into a family of artists in the ancient Russian town of Kaluga.
Bazanova's art calling did not awaken in early childhood so her parents had to insist that she study fine arts. Later in life the artist expressed deep gratitude to her parents for helping her to realize where her future lay. As a result Bazanova studied at the renowned St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts where she focused her efforts primarily in the graphics department, under the guidance of Professor Pakhomov.
Bazanova's artistic interest lies in nudes and landscapes. The way in which Bazanova executes her subject matter shows exactly how she underwent her classical training. On paper, Bazanova's artistic world is an idealistic one in complete peace and where quiet reigns. Warm sunlight illuminates a landscape or a statutory nude and the female characters within her works are usually depicted as flawless, resembling the women of Greek mythologies.
Bazanova often returns to her pieces to become fully absorbed in altering fine details while ensuring that the composition remains in absolute harmony.
Member of the association of creative artists and
Member of the Artists' Association
Selected Solo and group exhibitions:
2007 "Exhibition of Young Artists Hope - 5", Exhibition Hall of Artists Union, St. Petersburg, Russia.
2007 "Daughter - Mother" House of Music, Kaluga, Russia.
2007 "Young Artists of Russia" Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia.
2005 "Ex libris" Muzeum Miasta Ostrowa Wielkopolskiego, Poland.
2005 "The Russian view " Gallery Gascoigne, UK.
2004, 2005, "Artindeks. Arts of St. Petersburg, "Russian Ethnographic Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
2003 Exhibition of diploma works, Central Exhibition Hall "Manege" St. Petersburg; Tsereteli Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
2002 Member of seasonal exhibitions "Autumn" Exhibition Hall of Artists Union, St. Petersburg, Russia.
2001 Personal exhibition, Grand Hall of the Museum of the Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia.
2000 "Young Artists of St. Petersburg" exhibition hall of the Artists'Union on Okhta, St. Petersburg.
1999, 2000, "Northern Russia", St. Petersburg, Arkhangelsk, Great Ustyug, Solvychegodsk.
Awards and grants:
2001 grant from the "Muses of St. Petersburg".
Museum of Contemporary Art "Erarta", St. Petersburg, Russia.