Originally from the Washington DC area, Anastasia Osolin has a B.F.A. in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where she studied painting, and fell in love with the Dada and Surrealist art movements, especially the work of Joseph Cornell and Remedios Varo. Anastasia’s lifelong devotion to her other great love—books—led to an apprenticeship in bookbinding and restoration with Robert Colver of Ram's Head Bindery in Durham, NC, where she learned a variety of conservation techniques. Since 2000 Anastasia has worked as a freelance specialist to the antiquarian book trade, giving new life to ailing books.

As an artist Anastasia is primarily motivated by an enduring fascination with all things old and peculiar. She spends a disproportionate amount of her time making collages and assemblages from a wide variety of found objects and imagery, drawing inspiration from (among other things) the history of science & astronomy, mysticism, art history, Victorian ephemera, and industrial decay (i.e. just about anything old and rusty).

Anastasia’s artwork may also be seen on Facebook on the walls of the Adirondack Artists Guild in Saranac Lake, NY, and occasionally in the pages of Adirondack Life magazine.


Solo & Joint Exhibits:


BluSeed Studios, September 2017 (with John Cullen)
Adirondack Artists Guild, ,July 2017

View, April/May 2017

NorthWind Fine Arts, March 2017
Lake Placid Center for the Arts, January 2017 (with Carl Rubino)

Pendragon Theatre, July 2016



Group Exhibits:


SEABA Art Hop, September 2017

Corscaden Barn Gallery, Keene Valley NY, August 2018

"Plastic Madness / Locura del Plastico," BluSeed Studios, August 2018

 

Awards:

Best in Show, Shirt Factory "Imagine" Juried Show, Glens Falls, NY, 2017

Best in Show, NorthWind Fine Arts Juried Show, 2016

Best in Show, Lake Placid Center for the Arts Juried Show, 2016
First Place, 3D Category, Masters Division, View Adirondack Central Art Show, 2016
Honorable Mention, Adirondack Artists Guild Juried Show, 2015
Best in Show, Lake Placid Center for the Arts Juried Show, 2014



Press:


August art show in Keene Valley:
Corscaden Barn Gallery wraps up season with 'Illuminations 2"

Press-Republican, August 22, 2018


Out of obscurity: Saranac Lake artist uses found materials to create assemblages

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, July 28, 2018


Local artist’s creative mind to produce new show at Guild
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, July 6, 2017


Joint art exhibit for Osolin, Rubino at the LPCA

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Jan. 5, 2017

Artists pay it forward
Press-Republican, Jan. 13, 2017


Some assembly required
SaranacLake.com, April 13, 2016


Artists’ Guild to host post-renovation opening Friday

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, May 5, 2016


Regional Juried Art Show winners announced by NorthWind gallery

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Nov. 17, 2016


Anastasia Osolin to Join Adirondack Artists Guild

Art in the Adirondacks, Apr. 13, 2016


How Can All the Remembering Be Told? (Illustration)

Adirondack Life, October 2014