extended search

poke around
special offers

art galleries
artist website

featured artists
editor´s choice
virtual collections
most wanted works

help / FAQ
terms and conditions
about artists24.net
my bookmarks

deutsch español
francais russkii

privacy policy
press releases
Anya Liftig

United States


Style: Minimal / Concept-Art

Bio / Resumee / Statement:
Anya Elizabeth Liftig

Born: 1977, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

Lives/Works: Westport, Connecticut and Bridgeport, Connecticut

Education: 2004 Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, Master of Fine Arts
Photography and Interdisciplinary Studies in Performance and Installation

1999 Yale University, New Haven, CT, Bachelor of Arts
Major in English Literature and Concentrations in Theater and Art

Solo Exhibitions:

2008 Rejection, INCUBATEChicago, Chicago, IL
District Nest Street, Chashama Art Foundation, New York, NY

2006 Collusion, The Tank, New York, New York
Woven Room, collaboration with Angus Galloway, Part of The American Living Room Festival,
HERE Arts Center, 3LGdDog Art and Technology Center, New York, New York

2004 Unravel, Garage Projects, Stable 1897, Atlanta, GA
Everything I Own, Youngblood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
self-evidence, MFA Thesis Show, Gallery I, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

2003 Baby Invasion, Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Early and Instant Blue, The Cage, Atlanta, GA

2000 Ganderbill Holler, Abrons Art Center, Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2008 Mamas Arts, Buurhuris Bario, Ambachtgaarde, The Hague (catalog)
MADAD, Art as Social Change, El Dokan, Alexandria, Egypt
Figment, Performance Festival, Governors Island, New York, NY
Kindergarten, Manhattan Open Center, curated by Aegi Park, New York, NY
Hersteria, Metropolitan College of New York, curated by Dr. Faye Ran, New York, NY

2007 Body Politic, Open Luggage, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Body Politic, Pathogeograhies, Mess Hall, Chicago, IL
Open, Movement Research, New York, NY
Smut, Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
Vernissage! Ad Nausea Lyceum, Chashama Art Space, New York, NY

2006 Visualizing TRANSCulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Visual Culture, Madison, WI
Deconstruction/Reconstruction: The Family Experience, Museum of Fine Art, Florida State
University, (catalog)

2005 Crate Breaking, YoYo Art Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

2004 d.u.m.b.o. arts festival, curated by d.u.m.b.o. arts center, Brooklyn, NY
Fabrications, juried by Janet Bloch, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
Me, My Self-Eye, Best in Show, juried by Lisa Kurzner, B Plex, Atlanta, GA
CAC Juried Exhibition, juried by Jenny Holzer, Contemporary Artists Center,
North Adams, MA, May 2004
So Atlanta, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, curated by Helena Reckitt and Felicia Feaster,

2003 Refrigerator Show, Fifth Class, Nono Gallery Atlanta, GA
International Human Rights Prize, w/Birgit Ramsauer, Nuremberg, Germany
Atlanta Alternative Arts Festival, Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
46th Chautauqua New York National Juried Exhibition, juried by Michael Gitliz
Stalkers: a Kitchen Sink Joint, Mama Buzz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Emergency Room, White Space, Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Atlanta, GA juried by Jean Dyjkstra
A Shot in the Dark, Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, curated by Alex Kvares, Atlanta, GA

2002 Video Show, Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, GA, October
Humanity Photo Award, UNESCO and UN, Beijing, China,
No Agenda but Their Own, Dalton Gallery Agnes Scott College, curated by Jerry Cullum, Atlanta, GA
All Small, Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA, curated by Lisa Alembik
Georgia Photographers Only, Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, GA, juried by Howard Greenberg
Voices From Home, Appalshop National Touring Exhibition 2001-2002 w/ Wendy Ewald and
Earl Dotter (San Antonio, Anchorage, Denver, New York)

Selected Bibliography:

NHK Japan Public Television, New York Streets, Performance Art Special, Featured Artist, May 2008

Lithgow, Michael, A Suitcase of PoliticsBaggage or a Box of Tools, Artthreat Magazine, May 2007

Wylder, Viki Thompson, The Family Experience, Catalog Essay, Florida State University, Museum of Fine Arts, April 2006

Hawkins, Margaret, Fabrications, Chicago Sun-Times, October 10, 2004

Parker, Diantha, Hello Beautiful National Public Radio, Chicago Public Radio, October 9, 2004

Herman, Jessica, Material Girls, Newcity Chicago, October 6, 2004

Oppenheim, Phil, Reviews: Atlanta, Georgia, Art Papers. September/October 2004, 41.

Cullum, Jerry, Snapshots of Offbeat, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 14, 2004, 32.

Cullum, Jerry, Home is where the art is, Catch speed of Atlanta life: Does anyone have time?
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 18, 2004

Cullum, Jerry, Baby Boom Delivers Big Shock Value, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 16, 2003

Feaster, Felicia, Outside the Box, Creative Loafing, September 3, 2003

Feaster, Felicia, Self-Examination, Creative Loafing, October 23, 2002

Feaster, Felicia, Vision Quest, Creative Loafing, August 14, 2003

Fox, Catherine, In Agnes Scott Show, Feminism and Other Issues, Atlanta-Journal Constitution, September 20, 2002

Krowell, Miranda. Inside View, American Photo on Campus, Vol 8, No 1, January 2004, 26.
(Featured Portfolio)

Lewis, James, An Eye for Art, Urbanite, Vol 3, No. 8, October 21, 2004, 9.

Martin, Laura, Recycled Crafts Box, North Adams: Storey Press, 2004, 69.

McKoy, Claudia, Mix Gallery, Mix Magazine, V28.3 Winter 2003, 41. (Cover image and Portfolio)

Schwartzman, Nancy, The Whole Megillah: Mountain Mamaleh Heeb Magazine, No 4, Fall 2003, 11.

Stewart, Kathleen, Scenes of Life/Kentucky Mountains, Public Culture, Vol 14, No 2, Durham: Duke University Press, 2002, 349.

The Atlanta Poets Group, Anya Liftigs Baby Invasion: A Poem in Reply, Atlanta: 3rdness Press, 2003.


The Photo Review, Burma Refugee Camp Oniline Edition, Competition Issue, Fall 2008

Farmhouse Magazine, Cambodia, Summer 2008

Westport Magazine, Drama King, October 2007

Carolina Quarterly, Ganderbill Holler, Essay, Portfolio and Cover, Spring 2007

Yale Alumni Magazine, Alexander Murphy, October/November 2006

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jane and Michael Stern, September 6, 2006

Kitchen Sink Magazine, Stalking Myself, The Stalker Issue, Photo Essay and Article, June 2003

Fly-fishing the Forty First Parallel, author photograph for James Prosek, Harper Collins, 2003

Shots 78, Bangkok, Thailand, Spring 2003

Science Scope, National Science Teachers Association, Editors Notes, June 2003

The Piedmont Review, Catch a Rising Artist, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2002

The New York Times Magazine, Lives, text and photographs, April 15, 2001

Now and Then Magazine, Eastern Tennessee State University, Ganderbill Holler, April 2001

Green Mountain Review, Johnson, Vermont, Kentucky, Spring 2001

Westport Magazine, Getting it Right, November 2000

USA Today, Now Thats American Food, Images of Jane and Michael Stern, August 19, 2000

Collages and Bricollages, Thailand Fall 2000

Now and Then Magazine, Eastern Tennessee State University A Clear Connection, Summer 2000

Southern Exposure, Institute for Southern Studies Dana and the Boys, Spring/Summer 2000

Billboard, Troutband, New and Noteworthy, March 15, 2000

Gourmet Magazine, epicurious.com. Jane and Michael Stern, various dates

Professional Experience:

Global Gap Year Manager, Rustic Pathways Australia, Creation and Direction of innovative, experiential Gap Year Programs in fourteen countries around the globe encompassing community service, cultural exchange and curriculum, 2007-2008

Photography Instructor, Rustic Pathways Australia, Taught photography courses in Burma, Thailand Cambodia, India and Vietnam, 2007

Private Educator and College Consultant, Carnegie/Pollack Company, Greenwich, CT 2005-present

Visiting Artist, Performance Studies and Photography, Denison University, Lectures, Projects,
Studio Visits, March-April 2007

Photography Instructor, Emory University College Prep Summer Program, Beginning Photography, ASA
College Programs, June/July 2004-2005

Photography Instructor, Atlanta College of Art, Pre-College Studio Program, Art Studio
Intensive Institute, June/July 2003-2005

Instructor of Record, Graduate Teaching Assistant, designed course syllabus, Photography II,
Georgia State University, Spring 2004, Fall 2003

Instructor of Record, Graduate Teaching Assistant, designed course syllabus, Photography I,
Georgia State University, Summer 2003, Spring 2003

Photography Instructor and Guest Critic, Showcase School, Atlanta, GA
The Portrait Project, Advanced Critique, Summer 2001-Spring 2003

Graduate Advisor, Art Student Union, Georgia State University, April 2002-May 2003
Organized Visiting Artist Program, (Deborah Willis, Wendy Ewald, Carolyn Ottmers,) handled $10,000 budget, worked with faculty and administration to coordinate social events and produced official School of Art and Design calendar

Writing and Research Intern, Nexus Press, Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Summer 2002
Reviewed every book published by the Nexus Press over the past twenty-five years for publication in an upcoming monograph about the organization

Gallery Assistant, Georgia State University Art and Design Galleries, September 2001-2002
Assisted Gallery Director in all aspects of gallery management, conducted inventory of
Campus distribution of gallery holdings, handled insurance and shipping duties, Organized installation and de-installation of work, handled publicity and editing of written material

Opposition Field Research, New York State, Photographer and Videographer, Hillary Clinton 2000 Campaign, Spring 2000

Grants, Residencies, Fellowships and Awards:

Casa Tres Patios, Artist Residency, Medellin, Colombia, December, 2008
Visiting Artist, Oglethorpe University, October 2008
FAR, Field Artist Residency Grant, The Field and Tides Foundation, New York, NY, 2008
Vermont Studio Center, Artist Fellowship, October 2007, February 2009
University of Chicago, Visiting Artist-Body Politic, May 2007
Vail Visiting Artist Program, Denison University, Spring 2007
Ernest Welch Graduate Award in Photography, Georgia State University. 2004, 2003
Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Georgia State University 2002-2003
Nexus Press, Internship Fellowship, Summer 2002
Martha Wren Gaines Fellowship for Research in the Lucy Draper ERA Archive, Summer 2002
Adrian Van Sinderan Book Collecting Prize, 1999 and 1997, Beineke Library, Yale University
Richter Summer Travel Grant to France, Morse College, Summer 1998, Yale University
Sudler Grant for the Performing Arts, 1997-1998, Yale University
Saint Anthony Hall Educational Grant, Spring 1997, Yale University
Discover Card National Tribute Award (one of nine in the nation) $15,000 scholarship, May 1994

Professional Organizations
College Art Association
Saint Anthony Trust Organization
Elizabethan Society Of Yale University
Academy of American Poets


Untitled 6
Mixture of materials
15 x 15 x 7 cm
not for sale
more information

Untitled 5
Mixture of materials
17 x 17 x 17 cm
for sale (ask for price)
more information

Untitled 3
Mixture of materials
30 x 23 x 3 cm
for sale (ask for price)
more information

Mixture of materials
7 x 9 x 7 cm
for sale (ask for price)
more information

Baby Infestation
Mixture of materials
35 x 30 x 20 cm
for sale (ask for price)
more information

Untitled 2
Mixture of materials
45 x 70 x 11 cm
for sale (ask for price)
more information

Untitled 1 (detail)
Mixture of materials
10 x 20 x 9 cm
for sale (ask for price)
more information

Unravel (performance still) 2
100 x 100 cm
for sale (ask for price)
more information

Me Cupcake (performance still)
50 x 50 cm
for sale (ask for price)
more information

Wonder (performance still)
Video art
10 x 10 cm
for sale (ask for price)
more information

Unravel (performance still)
100 x 100 cm
for sale (ask for price)
more information

Video Still from Game Face
Digital photograph
100 x 100 x 100 cm
for sale (ask for price)
more information

Woven Room (performance still)

100 x 100 cm
Price: 500 Euro
more information

Armory Weave (performance still)
Digital photograph
100 x 100 cm
Price: 400 Euro
more information

Rejection (performance)
Digital photograph
10 x 10 cm
Price: 400 Euro
more information