Anya Mielniczek is a Toronto based multidisciplinary artist who combines her fine art background with raw material grit in both private and public sectors creating mixed-media installations, mural work and facilitating community art activations.
The artists approach to mediums includes latex, aerosol and upcycled waste, working with the mechanical application of spray and the energy of hand brushed strokes (infused with powerful female portraits and garbage bits if possible).
With every public opportunity to create she’s committed to giving nature a voice at a time in our world history where the earth, her elements and our connection to them is fractured.
With looming threats like climate change, pollution and species extinction her intent is to create with purpose -inspiring, informing and establishing a connection to our natural world. Ultimately defining a conversation with the viewer that may inspire and bring awareness for sustainable change.
Having graduated from Queen’s University in 2012 with a BFAH, Anya also spent a semester abroad at Monash University in Melbourne Australia in 2011. Anya’s worked with various organizations, municipalities and businesses creating public art within communities around Toronto and internationally such as Mexico, Costa Rica, Poland and Guatemala (scheduled for end of 2020).
Recent corporate projects include lead production on HideSeek, a 7000sq foot immersive art experience in Toronto and collaborations with BACARDI, QUO Makeup, Moroccanoil, DELL, RBC, 1800GOTJUNK, Chevrolet and Humber College. Past years she was mentioned in BlogT.O’s Top 20 Artists to see at The Artist Project 2016 after returning from an international residency at INSTINC Studios in Singapore where she spent 9 weeks exploringand creating a new body or work addressing plastic pollution.