About Anna Neis

Anna Neis is an artist, educator, and lecturer. She has received MFA degrees from Moscow Art Academy and New York Academy of Art. In 2005, Neis founded Gemma Art Foundation, with over 20 years of teaching experience. Gemma Art Foundation was a non-profit educational institution dedicated to the education and promotion of fine arts which has now evolved into Princeton Academy of Art. Her works have been shown both nationally and internationally, including in places such as New York, San Francisco, Paris, and Tokyo. Her work is in private collections, as well as the in the permanent collection of Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, New York.

Artist Statement

The artists I have been most influenced by are quite diverse: DaVinci, Caravaggio, Velazquez, Rubens, Kandinsky, Malevich and Odd Nordrum. Their similarity of ideals expressed through different styles in different eras fascinates me. Their paintings lavishly portray the human desire to rediscover myth, create order out of chaos and convey universal structure.


2009: International Art Fair; Art Moscow

2007: Gemma Art Foundation; Princeton, New Jersey

2006: New York Academy of Art

2003: Arnot Art Museum; Elmira, New York

2002: More Gallery; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2001: Cynthia Broan Gallery; New York, New York

2000: CG Gallery; Princeton, New Jersey

1999: Princeton Arts Council; Princeton, New Jersey

1998: 13th Biennial International Competition; Ravenna, Italy

1995: Graystone Gallery; Middletown, New York

1993: CG Gallery; Princeton, New Jersey

1991: “Art Russe XX Siede: 1900-1990”, Paris Art Auction; Paris, France

1990: TIAS-90; Tokyo, Japan

1989: Morin Miller Gallery; New York, New York

Artist Interview