DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL & MEDIA ARTS
B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design
M.F.A. University of California, San Diego
Born in Moscow, Russia, Anya Belkina began her studies of drawing, painting and design at the Moscow Art Institute In Memory of 1905. After relocating to the United States, she worked as a designer for companies such as NTN Communications, Compton's New Media, Pacific Data Products, Litel Instruments and Chicago Tribune.
Prior to joining Emerson College, she taught drawing, design and virtual modeling at Duke University. Belkina's paintings are held in private and corporate collections throughout the United States. Her newer work in the area of new media has been presented nationally and abroad at conventional exhibition venues as well as in form of large-scale site-specific installations, video projections, broadcasted media and cover art for literary journals. Her animated short Nasuh won the North Carolina Filmmaker award and screened at New York City Shorts, Rhode Island International Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, The Light Factory Museum in Charlotte, NC among other venues. Her experimental animation Crowded with Voices received Honorable Mention from the Accolade International Film Festival.