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Kids, Teen, and Adults Art Instructor
Anna Levy is a New York City artist, illustrator and storyteller who is fascinated with the interplay between the self, human consciousness, and artistic expression as a way to communicate with one another. She is extremely excited to be a teacher at The Art Studio NY, where she can encourage others to abandon fear and perfectionism while embracing their inner-artist.
As an art educator, Anna is empathetic and energetic, and she constantly encourages her students to explore their lives and minds through artistic expression. Anna has worked in numerous creative roles based in both the fine arts and in art administration and research. Anna has taken a leadership role in various in-person and online artist communities, where she helps fellow creatives connect with one another and gain access to greater opportunities.
Anna’s preferred artistic medium in her own artwork is marker and ink, because the dark outlines and vibrant colors allow her to create an air of resonance– a purposeful contrast to how she feels when she is at her most creative and vulnerably emotive. She thrives on immersing herself in the details of a piece, specifically the nuanced shadows and elements that blend realism and surrealism, and a juxtaposition of subject matter that makes her pieces seem realistic yet unrelatable. More specifically, the idea of creating esoteric art despite its representation of universal experiences like existentialism, mental illness, and understanding the self is an important paradox of Anna’s artwork.
Anna earned her BA in Art Studio from Tulane University. She is now illustrating her first graphic novel while exploring opportunities for higher education. Drawing means a lot more to Anna than just placing or creating images on a page; her drawings are a map of herself: they teach her about her past, and help her navigate the path forward. Specifically, the subject matter that she chooses reflects what is most meaningful to her on her life journey.