Artist: Anyuta Gusakova
paper pulp composite, acrylic
Anyuta Gusakova was born and raised in the port city of Vladivostok in the Pacific frontier of Soviet Russia. Since early childhood art became her land of freedom, imagination and beauty where she would escape from social restraints. At 14 she graduated from a 4-year classical visual art school for gifted children. While obtaining her BFA in linguistics from a local university, Anyuta spent a few years doing internships with Vladivostok porcelain factories. There she learnt all the processes of ceramic manufacturing. After graduating from the university with an English Translator Diploma, Anyuta moved to Moscow and enrolled into the Stroganov University of Art and Design to focus on classical art forms with major in Sculpture. During that time she worked on numerous commissions including some peculiar ones like sculpting a model for a chocolate Labrador dog for president Putin and so on. That experience gave her invaluable knowledge and upgraded her skill. It also taught her to seek out for her own artistic voice so she could create her own dreams. After graduating art school, Anyuta immigrated to Canada to pursue a path of independent professional artist. Anyuta currently resides in Vancouver BC.