Anastasia is an honorary fine art graduate of School of the Arts and Academy of Art University of San Francisco, class of 2004, with a degree in Fashion Design with distinction. She also studied design at Parsons School of Design in New York and contemporary fine art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.
Her one of a kind paintings have been exhibited at the Haggin Museum in California, Dunedin Fine Arts Center in Florida, Bennington Center for the Arts in Vermont, Mall Galleries in London, Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art in Florida, amongst others and are housed in private US collections.
As an award-winning artist, Anastasia’s numerous honors include a Congressional Arts Special Recognition from the Congress of the United States of America, “Best Work By A Young Artist Award” in the 38th & 37th International Fine Art Exhibitions of Miniature Art at Leepa-Rattner Museum and Dunedin Fine Arts Center in Florida.
Fifth generation of egg tempera painters in a dynasty of distinguished Russian Palekh fine artists and icon writers, art creations of Anastasia's ancestors can be seen in leading museums, including the National Pushkin Museum in Saint Petersburg and the Gorky Museum in Moscow. In 2013 she co-founded the Egg Tempera Movement with Elena Vladimir Baranoff, in an effort to revitalize the rare fine art tradition.
THE PORTRAIT is Anastasia's feature film début.
ANASTASIA ELENA BARANOFF
CO-DIRECTOR / PRODUCER / WRITER / COSTUME DESIGNER