Lives and works in Hoboken, New Jersey
My work likes to live somewhere between figuration and abstraction, clarity and ambiguity, flatness, and sculpture. Each piece develops intuitively, aiming to digest some aspect of experience that is repeatedly on my mind. I build up the piece by trusting a loose vision, and as I experiment, I try to listen to the work, and see where it takes me, which feels like playing or thinking out loud.
I want to provide the viewer with some space of ambiguity and a freedom of interpretation - a space to impose their own visceral logic, associations and meanings upon the work.
Anya Kotler was born in Odessa, Ukraine, grew up in Jerusalem, Israel and studied painting at the New York Academy of Art (2015). Anya has shown in solo and group shows in the US and in China. Most recently her work was included in exhibitions at Silvermine Gallery (2020), Touchstone Gallery (2020) and Ely Center of Contemporary Art (2020), and was featured in Reed Magazine (2020) and ArtMaze Magazine (2020). Anya is a two-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, and teaches courses around the US and in Ireland. Currently she works out of her studio in Hoboken, NJ.