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Annya Sand

Born in 1983 - Kazakhstan

BIOGRAPHY

Native of Kazakhstan, Annya Sand relocated to the U.K at the age of 14. She currently lives and works in London. Born into an artist family with her father being a jeweler, and her grandfather - an architect, she was immersed into the arts from the earliest age.

Annya Sand chooses oil painting as a medium to express herself though an abstract style. Her works, inspired by the Impressionist Movement, is composed of plain colours with earthy tones topped by touches of bright colours, creating a perfect harmony.

Her works have already being appreciated by many art collectors and celebrities. At the age of 20, she sold one of her paintings for £27000, a world record for a such a young artist. Her pieces have been exhibited in numerous galleries around the world and at International Museums such as the Kasteev State Museum of Arts of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Gapar Aytiev National Museum of Fine Arts of Kyrgyzstan. These Museums and the International Art Development Association (IADA) have also acquired some of her artworks.

Annya Sand is involved in several charities to support sick children (The Children Burns Trust, The Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital) and has donated several of her paintings to such organizations. Her artistic project is always consistent with a humanistic commitment and a desire to make art accessible to everyone: "My art is very personal to me and for a very long time I refused to sell it. But then I saw a path in my paintings that has led me to help others. In a way, it makes me feel like my art has a real healing power".

With her dual cultural heritage, Annya Sand wants to bring the elements of the Asian art into Western world, attempting to highlight the links between these two worlds of art. In 2010, she helped to establish a collaboration between Christie’s in London and the National Museum of Kazakhstan in order to organize "Treasure of Kazakhstan". The exhibition reveals to the London audience for the first time more than 75 masterpieces of Kazak and Russian art, which had never been shown abroad before. In 2014, to inaugurate the Year of Russia in the U.K., Annya exhibited a collection of oil paintings in a figurative style, inspired by urban landscapes and traditions of Russia.

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EXHIBITIONS

SHOWS

2014
Art Gallery of Uzbekistan 10th anniversary exhibition, representing the collection of the National Bank of Uzbekistan that has been collected since 1994, 27 August -27 September, 2014, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
ARTBAT FEST, 28-31 August 2014, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Caspian Arts Foundation in collaboration with the Nowruz Commission conducted by Sotheby’s auction house, The Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, 6 March 2014, London, U.K.
Study of Russia’ exhibition in support of the official Launch of The Year of Russian Culture in the U.K., The Houses of Parliament, 24 February 2014, London, U.K.
Study of Russia’ solo exhibition, 3-8 December 2013, Asia House, London, UK.

2013
Lapada Art & Antiques Art Fair with Tanya Baxter Contemporary, September 2013, London, UK.
Summer Exhibition, Tanya Baxter Contemporary, June 2013, London, UK.
Asia Contemporary Art Show Hong Kong with Tanya Baxter Contemporary, 23-26 May 2013, Hong Kong.
AHAF Hong Kong 2013 with Tanya Baxter Contemporary, 22-24 February 2013, Hong Kong.

2012
The Saatchi Gallery with Tanya Baxter Contemporary and Arts for India Diwali Celebration and Exhibition, 15 November 2012, London, UK.
Art Gallery of Uzbekistan: Solo exhibition in frame of The Art Week in Tashkent, organized by the Fund Forum of Culture and Art Gallery of Uzbekistan, October 2012, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Masterpiece with Tanya Baxter Contemporary, 29 June – 5 July 2012, London, UK.
The Atelier at The Abbey Hotel with Tanya Baxter Contemporary, June 2012, Bath, UK.
Art Monaco, 5-8 April 2012, Monaco.
Affordable Art Fair with Kings Road Gallery & Tanya Baxter Contemporary, 15-18 March 2012, Battersea, London, UK.
20/21 International Art Fair with Tanya Baxter Contemporary, 16-19 February 2012, London, UK.

2011
Tashkent Biennale, 24-30 October 2011, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
London Art Fair with King’s Road Gallery, October 2011, London, UK.
The Lapada Art & Antiques Fair 2011 with King’s Road Gallery, Berkeley Square, London, UK.

2010
Light & Movement exhibition at The Chelsea Club and Bicha Gallery, 23 April – 22 May 2010, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London, UK.
Mall Galleries, Federation of British Artists RBA, 7th National Students Art Exhibition, June 2010, London, UK.

2009
Russian Art Fair London, June 2009, Jumeirah Carlton Towers, Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London, UK.
G Aytiev Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts, 2009, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

2008
Expressions from Kazakhstan solo exhibition, Kings Road Gallery, October 2008, London, UK.
Art London with Kings Road Gallery & Tanya Baxter Contemporary, October 2008, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, UK.

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