Anya Sophe Behn was born in Washington and has lived in California for more than 20 years. With a background in math, science, technology, and training in Renaissance realism techniques, she brings a unique skill set and perspective to artmaking.
Anya trained in classical realism techniques at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy, recently finished her degree in Intermedia Arts at Mills College in Oakland, CA. She works in various media, which results in sculptural forms, outdoor installations, wire, steel, video, and sound. The elements of social connection, social commentary, and the ability of people to persevere through difficulty are common to each work.
Public showings of her work include: HackerMurmur at Hackermoms Berkeley, 2015, In 3-D: Selected Art by Pacific Rim Sculptors at Art Ark, San Jose 2014 (Donna Napper, Juror), Sculpture! Richmond Art Center 2014 (John Toki, Juror), created Art Deux with Mel.O at the Rockridge Library (Oakland 2012), participated in the Lennon Underground Art Expo in 2011. In the City College San Francisco's Annual Juried Student Show 2010, San Francisco's Open Studios in 2002, 2004, and 2010, Jack London Art Invitational in Winter 2003, installations at Burning Man 2002, and Way of the Doll at the Nexxus Gallery in 2000, among others. She has multiple works in private collections.
Anya lives and works in Berkeley, California.
You can see older works here: www.opencurves.com.