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Anna Kovina is a visual artist and sculptor, based in Richmond, Virginia.  Her work is engaged in a conversation between liquid and rigid states, soft and jarring edges, historical record, mythology, and evolutionary biology in an effort to explore the somatic experience of life-giving.  Interconnecting the ancient craft traditions of bronze casting, fiber arts, and glass blowing, Anna is able to connect her autobiographical experiences as a mother with the archeological and biological context of her practice, which encompasses installation, sculpture, relief works, and works on single plane. Born in Moscow, USSR and grown up in Tashkent, in what is now Uzbekistan, Anna came to the United States in 1995 after the fall of the Iron Curtain.  Anna is a mother of three children and has lived and worked in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, CA prior to relocating to Richmond in 2021.

BACKGROUND

2021-2024

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

BFA, Sculpture and Extended Media, minors in Craft and Material Studies and Painting and Printmaking.  VCU Interdisciplinary Research Grant (Social Psychology of Childbirth).  VCU Dean's International Research Travel Grant (United Kingdom).  VCU Internship Funding Grant (Sweden).

2001-2004

Georgetown University Law Center

Washington, D.C.

Juris Doctor.  John M. .Olin Fellow in Law and Economics.  International women's and children's human rights clinic.

1996-1999

Georgetown Universtiy

Washington, D.C.

BSBA, Finance, minor in French.  Cum laude.  Georgetown University Study Abroad Program (direct matriculation) at Université de Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, completed coursework in business, finance, and philosophy in French.

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