ABOUT

I am learning to capture the human soul on the flatness of my paper or canvas. Realism is my preferred style because I choose to maintain as much integrity to the visual appearance of my subjects as I can. Why? Because I believe that there is a profound intrinsic interlink between the external and the internal. I believe that you deserve every wrinkle on your face. I think that being very curious and very attentive earns you the right to judge a book by its cover. I stare into my subjects for forty, fifty, sixty hours and at some point I think I understand them. Maybe I’m delusional, but I enjoy this belief. 

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EDUCATION

05.18-PRESENT

Private study with David Kassan and Shana Levenson.

06.16-01.18

Watt Atelier. Classical Fine Art School

09.14-06.16

University of Texas at Arlington College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs

Masters of Architecture 

09.2007-09.2012

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Bachelor of Architecture

09.2005-09.2006

Bennington College          

Liberal Arts

09.2003-08.2005

Huntington School of Fine Arts       

Studio Art

 

PROFESSIONAL

 

06.2017-PRESENT

FREELANCE ARTIST .  Anastasiya Studios

Art practice with teaching.

09.2014-05.17 09.2018-PRESENT

INSTRUCTOR . University of  Texas at Arlington

Teaching the Undergraduate Studios 

09.2013-PRESENT

RENDERER .  FK Design.

Visualization of Architectural ideas.

02.2018-06.2018

INSTRUCTOR  . Hull Academy of Art

Taught drawing and composition

09.2012-082013

INSTRUCTOR/TEACHER . Huntington Fine Arts

Taught Drawing, Sculpture, and Painting Classes

09.2009-06.2010

INSTRUCTOR/TEACHER . Cooper Union Saturday Program

Taught Drawing classes to high school students

 

AWARDS

 

05.2016 

OPEN JURIES SHOW . Trinity Arts Guild, Bedford TX

3rd place in Dry Media Category

04.2015

HENRY JAMES AWARD . UTA Arlington  TX

AIA National award for outstanding professional and academic promise

06.2015

KROB COMPETITION . Dallas  TX

Two entries selected as Finalists

World wide competition in architectural drawing

06.2015

WINNER OF COMISSION: PAINTING ‘Opera Singer’ Oil on Canvas 5’ x 8’

Private Comission

05.2015

WORK CITED  In ‘Open City’ by Diane Lewis

Studio Project Cited

11.2014

KROB COMPETITION . Hosted at HKS . Dallas  TX

Two entries selected as Finalists

World wide competition in architectural drawing

10.2014

DRAWING FROM THE ARCHIVE  . RETROSPECTIVE  . Cooper Union . New York  NY

Work Selected "St Ivo"

10.2014

INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL COMPETITION . New York  NY

Work Selected "Planning the Journey." First place out of a 100 winners

09.2014

FULL GRADUATE  SCHOLARSHIP . University of Texas . Arlington  TX

Recipient of the full scholarship and stipend for the graduate professional degree in architecture

05.2006

FULL UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP . Cooper Union . New York  NY

Recipient of the full scholarship for undergraduate professional degree in architecture

05.2005

FIRST PLACE NYS FILM COMPETITION: FULL SCHOLARSHIP NYSSSA . Ithaca . New York  NY

Recipient of the full scholarship for film school program

05.2003

DRAWING COMPETITION GRAND PRIZE: FULL SCHOLORSHIP HSFA . Huntington . New York  NY

Recipient of the full scholorship for art studio program

Drawings
3053
Paintings
1038
Coffee Cups
783923
Children
3

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