Anastasya Martynova is a multi disciplinary artist and designer based in London.
Martynova most recently studied Historic Carving at City and Guilds of London Art School, where she developed the craft-based discipline that lies at the root of her practice.
A previous background of set design and art direction for the BBC, has allowed her to branch out and collaborate on a range of diverse projects ranging from fine surface design commissions to large-scale sculptural installations.
Aside from her own practice in London, Martynova is also a maker and craft expert at MUSEEA, an award-winning design and curation studio, based in Stockholm, creating large scale immersive environments and exhibition designs that are showcased worldwide.
Anastasya has an strong affinity with plants and the healing power of nature. She endeavours to use sustainable materials where possible and has recently partnered with Onetreeplanted, a charity that plants trees from the proceeds of her limited edition art scarves.
Martynova is a member of the Michelangelo Foundation/Homo Faber, Craft Council Directory and Heritage Crafts Association.
2019, “Peckham Craft Show” as part of London Craft Week, group exhibition at Copeland Gallery, London. 2018, “Penetrating Luminosity”, solo exhibition at Studio 90, London. 2017, "Animal, Vegetable, Mineral" at The New Craftsmen, London. 2017, "Craft Event" and new showroom opening at Proportion>London, London. 2016, "London Craft Week" at City & Guilds of London Art School, London. 2015, Clive Christian at Harrods, London. 2014, "The Drapers' Company 650th Anniversary Fayre" at the Drapers' Hall, London. 2014, "Woodcarving and Gilding Degree Show" and City & Guilds of London Art School, London. 2013, "The Lord Mayor's Tree Party" at Mansion House, London. 2013, "The Olympia International Fine Arts and Antiques Fair", London.
Prizes and Awards:
The William Wheeler Prize for Outstanding Work 2014 The Drapers’ Company Grinling Gibbons Scholarship 2013 The Drapers’ Company Grinling Gibbons Scholarship 2012 The Fishmongers Menu Design Competition Winner 2012 BBC Visions Design Trainee Scheme Winner 2007
Diploma: Ornamental Woodcarving & Gilding -Distinction City & Guilds of London Art School (2010-2014)
MA Production Design for Film and TV – Distinction Kingston University (2004-2005)
BA (Hons.) Theatre Design – Merit Wimbledon School of Art (2001-2004)