Anna Kolosova is a contemporary artist, living and working in London, UK.
Her practice revolves around ‘expanded field’ painting. She makes abstract, mixed-media, performative in nature paintings and collages with elements of text and found images or objects. Anna gravitates towards the urban styles but mixes those with the classical notions of painting, such as Golden Ratio. She keeps her sketchbooks in her purse always to be able to sketch what she gets inspired by in situ, gathering momentum. Some of them end up being a starting point to larger works, and also become works themselves once framed.
Anna has synaesthesia, so she paints music, smells, numbers and text in colour as 'seen' in her mind. In specific projects, such as Synaesthetic Action Painting, she explores that by directly responding to sound or smell, painting it live. She bridges the gap between sound and image for the audience to enjoy this almost meditative multi-sensory experience.
Tantric Avocado, Sensei Gallery, London, 2017
After Berlin, HELMUT, Leipzig, 2016
Fetishization: want want want, Amaka Design House, London, 2012
This Year’s Model, Studio1.1, London, UK, 2021
DIALOGS2020 CONTEMPORARY CONNECTION, atelier97 arte contemporanea, La Spezia, Italy, 2021
But It's Aliens, UK Mexican Arts Society, public art exposition, London, UK, 2021
Synaesthetic Action Workshop, Arts & Cultural Management Conference, online, 2021
SHADOWexit, Unit 3 Projects, ASC Atudios, London, UK, 2020
Rea Art Fair, Milan, Italy, 2020
Resilience, Curaty, London, UK, 2020
Synaesthetic Action Painting (live), live streaming from ASC Studios, Dance Culture, London, UK, 2020
Artpiq Showroom, Metro Deuchland, Dusseldorf, Germany, 2020
Running Time: 10th Anniversary, KITSCH Studios, London, UK, 2020
Omega Hub Art Launch, Omega Hub, London, UK, 2019
Sharp Eyes, Window71, London, UK, 2019
Artpiq Showroom, Anna Klinkhammer Galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany, 2019
Stages of Life, Harrow Arts Centre, London, UK, 2019
Hackney Fashion Wick, exposition of 10 new paintings, London, UK, 2018
Interested: a night of performance art, Synaesthetic Action Painting, in collaboration with Jakob Buraczewski, GROW Tottenham, London, UK, 2018
Culture Traffic, Synaesthetic Action Painting, London, UK, 2018
Fountayne Road Open Warehouse Festival, a showcase of 10 new paintings and photography, London, UK, 2018
Deebsday Festival, Synaesthetic Action Painting, Gaddesden, UK, 2018
Art Riga, solo exposition at a booth, Dzelzcela Museum, Riga, Latvia, 2017
ALARM Salon Arts Auction, L’appartment, Moscow, Russia, 2017
HOW CAN ONE TELL AN ARTIST FROM HER ART, AIR Moscow, as part of the 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia, 2017
Synaesthetic Dinner Painting, #DrugsScience17 Conference Dinner, Berlin, Germany, 2017
Psychodelic Synaesthetic Action Painting, collaboration with Adam John Williams (sound), #DrugsScience17 Conference Afterparty, Noize Fabrik, Berlin, Germany, 2017
Playtime, Gallery 21, Moscow, Russia, 2017
Synaesthetic Action Painting (in collaboration with Adam John Williams), Crossmodalist Cabaret, Platform Southwark, London, UK, 2017
Cultural Traffic, Firstsite Gallery, Essex, UK, 2017
Art in the Interior, curated by UALAR, BoConcept, Moscow, UK, 2016
Perfume Synaesthetic Action Painting, collaboration with Nadjib Achaibou (perfumer) and This Is Why (music collective), live painting experiment, Crossmodalism Gathering #6, Carousel, London, UK, 2016
Human Nature, Archive Gallery/The Mill Co Project, London, UK, 2015
Artloop, Sparkloop Workspace, London, UK, 2015
UALARM, Powerhouse, Moscow, Russia, 2015
12x12, ArtFix, London, UK, 2015
POP LIVING, Schwartz Gallery, London, UK, 2015
Annual Open Exhibition, CGPLondon Gallery, London, UK, 2014
Street Art Live Combine Painting, performance/painting outside Green Park Station, London, UK, Nov, 2014
A Letter in Mind, OXO Gallery, London, UK, 2014
OBSESSION: Love, Ritual, Collection, Embassy Tea Gallery, London, UK, 2014
MA Fine Art Degree Show, Central Saint Martins, London, UK, 2014
A Day for HYSTERIA, squat in Camden, London, UK, 2014
BIG SPACE (II), Central Saint Martins – The Street, London, UK, 2014
Without Boundaries, Menier Gallery, London, UK, 2013
Postgraduate Art Auction, Lethaby Gallery (Saint Martins & Sotheby’s), London, UK, 2013
Curate North: New Faces, Rowan Arts, London, UK, 2013
IN TRANSIT, V22 Gallery, London, UK, 2013
nu, The Tea Factory, London, UK, 2013
The Iceberg Lounge, Camden Arts Centre, performance with Simon Raven, London, UK, 2012
BA Fine Art Degree Show, Central Saint Martins, London, UK, 2012
Bridge(d), The Arts Gallery, London, UK, 2012
Residency Final Show at Camden Arts Centre, Central Saint Martins, London, UK, 2011
I Have Been Here, IDDI Project, simultaneous IDDI video display on three screens, London, UK, Tokyo, Japan, and Princeton, USA, 2010
Residency Final Show at Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, UK, 2010
1 min video project, Window Gallery, London, UK, 2010
Dialogs2020 Contemporary Connections, 2021, interview with Anna Kolosova
"It's Aliens / RIPPLE AFFECT",2021 public art commissioned by UK Mexican Arts Society, text by Mircha Ivens
"Leopard Stripes", 2020, collaboration with One Horn Rhino Foundation, Sanghamitra
The Teller Magazne, "Issue 02: The Arts Feature", curated by Vanessa Giorgo
Involuntary International, 2020, "You Need Hands - Anna Kolosova"
Field Poetry, 2020, collaboration with New Reality Records
Fountayne Road Festival, 2018
Vainionpaa, V., 2018, "Brave and Creative, Favorite Artworks From the Archives of Young Space"
Cosmopolitan Russia, 2017, "Talks of the artist: the Opening of the exhibition How To Tell an Artist From her Art" (Russian)
Vogue Russia, 2017, "What to See in this weekend at the Moscow Biennale" (Russian), featuring HOW TO TELL AN ARTIST FROM HER ART (Russian) [https://www.vogue.ru/peopleparties/afisha/chto_posmotret_na_moskovskoy_biennale_sovremennogo_iskusstva/]
Evening Standard, 2017, Open Senses Festival, Synaesthetic Action Painting
Zima Magazine, 2017, "On art careers after graduation" (Russian)
Mothes, K., 2016, featuring a Q&A with Anna Kolosova on Young Space blog
Keeling, J., 2016, Ernest Journal #5, print., London
"Art in the Interior", 2016, exhibition catalogue, BoConcept/UALAR, print., Moscow
'AFTER BERLIN' Veernissage, Doobies Und Boobies; blog; London to Leipzig
Delvecchio, V. Miralda, A., 2014, "A conversation between two members of the audience" (featuring Interview with Anna Kolosova), Revista ARTA#12, Print., Romania
Saposnikovs, A. 2014, "Culture Feature, Arts and Culture" Journalism Module targeted for The Guardian Arts Section, City University, London, UK
Zabludowicz, A. 2014, "No More Art Fairs Please!!!", Anita’s Art Diary
"STOP IT", 2014, Postgraduate Publication (project supervision Anna Kolosova), Central Saint Martins & Ditto Press, London, UK
Universityoftheartslondon, 2014, "Anna Kolosova introduces her Live Combine" (IV)
Meddings, C. 2014, "The Curator Presents Anna Kolosova (Video Portraits Series)"
Bennett, A. 2014, "Marie Curie", HeadStuff
Cordiner, D. 2014, "Central Saint Martins Degree Show 2014, Popular Reviews"
Stockwell, I. 2014, "Central Saint Martins Art Degree Show"
Central Saint Martins: Show One Features
STOP IT, 2014, Postgraduate Publication (project supervision Anna Kolosova), Central Saint Martins & Ditto Press, print. London, UK
The Organ, 2014, "Organ Thing: a flavor of last night’s HYSTERIA art show"
Babylondonorbital, 2014, "An art event curated by Agata Cordoso and Bjork Grue Lidin"
Nickyattemptsart, 2014, "A Day for Hysteria Review, Ask Me Anything"
Phukan, S. 2014, "Anna Kolosova – Artist (interview), Fashion, Lifestyle, Culture by Sanghamitra"
Babylondonorbital, 2013, "In Transit"
BAFA Degree Show Catalogue 2012, Central Saint Martins, print., London
Raven, S., 2012, "The Iceberg Lounge"
MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London, 2014