Tanya Anastass was born in Bulgaria and graduated Mural Painting at the National Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria with a Master Degree of Fine Art. She is also a graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in Sofia where she studied for five years before attending the Academy.
She presently lives in Tenafly, New Jersey, USA.
Tanya Anastass is a visual artist with artwork that spans genres from painting to mural painting, iconography, installation and design.
Deeply rooted in the Eastern Orthodox Icon tradition she builds her paintings in acrylic or oil on wood panels incorporating gold or silver leaf backgrounds. Characterized by highly structured, almost geometric compositions with smooth surfaces they reconcile realism with abstraction, with themes raging from urban to industrial.
After graduating she moved to Canada where she took part in several group exhibitions in in St. John’s, NFLD and late in Montreal, QC. She also created in collaboration with her husband a mural painting depicting the history of Newfoundland while living there.
She moved from Canada to New York City where she worked on the design and completion of two major iconography projects – the frescos, icons and Iconostasis for Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Nashville, Tennessee, and the Chapel of the Dormition of the Mother of God at the St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Tenafly, NJ.
Most recently she took part in a group show at the Arts Council of Princeton, NJ (Oct. 2020), Small Works group show (Main street Arts, Clifton springs, NY, 2016), and taking part in the Art of Healing Program exhibitions (Englewood, NJ, 2015, 2014).
Her works have been shown in numerous group exhibitions galleries in Bulgaria, USA