Anastasia Elena Baranoff

Fine Artist 
Screenwriter
Film Producer
Costume Designer


















































Anastasia Elena Baranoff was destined for a life in the arts. Her dynamic passion, vibrant imagination, pure sense of color, genuine taste and true attention to detail, are the elements that distinguish her fine art and design work. Each creation is a bold proclamation of Anastasia’s genuine, individual voice.

 

Anastasia is fifth generation of egg tempera painters in a unique family of distinguished fine artists and icon painters, whose creations can be seen in leading museums and on the walls of the Faceted Chamber of the Moscow Kremlin painted for Tsar Alexander III. As a young fine artist she is passionately devoted to painting in egg tempera and promoting it in the new millennium. Her art has been exhibited at the Haggin Museum in California, Leepa Rattner Museum of Art in Florida, Bennington Center for the Arts in Vermont, Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, England, Consulate General of The Russian Federation San Francisco, Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Florida, among others.


All her life Anastasia has been surrounded by magic of the creative process, artistic people, and stimulating cultural atmosphere. Constant world travels have had an inspirational influential on her creative outlook since early childhood, from the gallant sophistication of London, poetic intricacy of Paris, tranquility of Florence, to the captivating wintry landscapes of Russia. As an artist and designer Anastasia is constantly inspired by great music, opera, ballet, cinema, art history and literature. 

 

While studying fine art drawing and painting at the School of The Arts of San Francisco, a high school for gifted and talented students, Anastasia acted as an official Museum Ambassador for the M.H. de Young Museum and brought the wonderful world of art and art history to young children in public elementary schools throughout the city by conducting traveling lectures and workshops. 

 

Graduating with high honors from the School of the Arts, Anastasia was awarded the Dr. Robert Squeiri Fine Art Award, a prize bestowed on the top art student for outstanding achievements in fine art.

Leading art colleges, such as Otis College of Art and Design, Chicago Art institute, Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design, complimented Anastasia’s talent and academic work by awarding her scholarships and extending invitations to study on their course. Ultimately, Anastasia chose to attend Parsons School of Design in New York City, and later transferred to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, were she completed her degree in Fashion Design with distinction. 

 

While studying towards her degree at the Academy, Anastasia triumphed over fourth year Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students across the San Francisco Bay Area, by being nominated and winning the Fashion Group International FGI Foundation Scholarship Award for her excellence in design.

 

Upon graduation Anastasia planned to intern in Paris, when the experience of working backstage at the ballet changed her life forever. The extraordinary ambiance of theater, the emotional rush of majestic music, the beauty of dance, opened up a new world full of character and depth. Changing her path completely, Anastasia dove into the world of costume design and reconnected with her passion for fine art, traveling to London, England to study at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. While in London, Anastasia lost herself in the arts culture of great theater, museums, galleries, gaining permission from The National Portrait Gallery to draw the great sculptures of extraordinary figures of British society. Following her English experience, Hollywood was the next destination for the artist and designer. 


Anastasia’s numerous awards and honors include Congressional Arts Competition Special Recognition from the Congress of the United States of America, Semi Finalist Chanel Color of the Year Award, and most recently “Best Work by a Young Artist Award” in the 38th & 37th International Fine Art Exhibition, for watercolor paintings created in the rare technique of miniature painting.

 

Combining her professional pursuits in the worlds of fine art, costume design, and film, Anastasia creates beauty for the soul, with a grand goal to bring great passion for art to the world through painting, design and cinema. 

 

Currently Anastasia is establishing an international fine art movement dedicated to the rebirth, promotion and preservation of the art of painting in the rare medium of egg tempera, together with Elena Vladimir Baranoff, renowned egg tempera fine art master, whose art creations are housed in prominent fine art collections around the world, including the royal collection of HRH The Prince of Wales.


In addition to her fine art and design creations, Anastasia is acting as co-producer/screenwriter/director of an independent feature film The Portrait, based on a literary work of great Russian fiction by Nikolai Gogol. The film centers on the art world, with a story incorporating great human drama and surrealism.