About the Artist

Anna Steinhouse-Kandelaki is a London based figurative artist born in Georgia. With a background in Analytics, Anna explores patterns and geometrical forms and investigates their relationship with the figure in space. With her interest in psychology, Anna’s passion lies in portraiture where she focuses on individual life stories and fuses her intellect and intuition to portray the essence of her subjects. She paints people that interest her and that she can relate to. She captures her interpretation of this through careful consideration of colour, composition and symbolic references.

Her commissioned works are in private collections in America, Middle East and Georgia. Anna trained at the Slade, Heatherleys, the Royal Drawing school, Hampstead School of Art and the Art Academy.

BIOGRAPHY AND ARTISTS STATEMENT

Anna was born in Tbilisi, Georgia and moved to England in her youth to complete her higher education, where she settled and worked for a number of years in the city. She let her creative passion flourish after giving up her banking career in 2013. Since, Anna studied at various British art schools including Heatherleys, Slade, Royal Drawing School and the Art Academy. Her commissioned works are in private collections in America, Georgia and Middle East. In 2017 her work was pre-selected by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters for the annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries. 

EDUCATION

THE ART ACADEMY

Contemporary Portrait Diploma 

Sep 2015- Jul 2017

 

ROYAL DRAWING SCHOOL (Painting  Figure) 

HAMPSTEAD SCHOOL OF ART (Figurative Painting)

HEATHERLEYS SCHOOL OF FINE ART (Portrait Painting)

SLADE SCHOOL OF ART (Figurative Painting)

2014- 2015

 

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

MBA- Masters in Business Administration (with Distinction)

(Sponsored by the British Council Chevening Scholarship)

Guildford, Surrey, UK

Sept.2000-Aug.2001

 

TBILISI STATE UNIVERSITY

Graduate Diploma (With Honours) in Economics and Management of Natural Resources 

Tbilisi, Georgia

Sept.1989-May1994

(Equivalent to Bachelor’s degree)

 

EXHIBITIONS AND PRIZES

March 2018- Group Portrait Exhibition at the Burgh House, London

December 2017- Solo Exhibition at the Embassy of Georgia to the UK, London

Summer 2017- Graduate Show ‘Home away from Home at the Art Academy, London

January 2017- Pre-selected by the Royal Society of Portrait Artists of the annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London

COMMISSIONS and COLLECTIONS

Anna’s commissioned works are in private collections in America, Middle East and Georgia

2017- Portrait of Jim Weier, Private Commission, Abhu Dhabi

2017- Portrait of David Gigauri, Private Commission, London

2017- Portrait of Sophie Leane, Private Commission, London

2017- Portrait of Teresa Dgebuadze-Kandelaki, Private Commission, London

2016- Portrait of Mr and Mrs Weier, Private commission, USA

2016- Portrait of Dr.Sentinelli, Private commission, USA

2015- Portrait of Kitty, Private commission, Tbilisi, Georgia