Anja Stenina

I am a conceptual artist. I hold a first class honours degree from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea College of Art (the highest ranking art school in Wales), and am a recipient of the Brian Ross Award from the Arts Council for Wales. I will complete a Research Masters degree in Art & Design there this summer.

I have exhibited in solo and group shows across South Wales for the last five years. I am a founding member and director of the GS Artists Collective, which operates a gallery and intern programme with Swansea College of Art, as well as running projects to create closer connections between local communities and famous artists. I am also a committee member of the Friends of Glynn Vivian, a charity that supports one of the most important art galleries in Wales.

I believe that we make sense of the world and communicate with each other through stories, and that art can raise awareness and engage people more fully in these stories. Through the medium of art, students will learn how to critically respond to global and local issues. They will follow the complete process, which begins with an initial concept, progresses through research and development, and concludes with production and professional exhibition. Students will work collaboratively, both to develop their own critical voice and to respond to others. Students will learn key skills in visual literacy, critical thinking, teamwork, and problem-solving.