Anya Orlova was born to artist parents in 1986 in Moscow, Russia. Orlova's parents realized that painting brought their little girl joy, and they recognized her innate talent. They enrolled her in art studio classes at the young age of four.
In 2002, Orlova was granted a scholarship to Gilatti State University, where she majored in Art and Design. With her training in realism, Orlova's passion for experimenting keeps one guessing as to what her next series will express in visual allure and technique. She combines her thoughts and visual experiences with dreamy landscapes where worlds can live within other worlds.
Her recent series "Air" is created by using an airbrush, alone on double-layered surfaces of wood and plexi giving the work a three-dimensional quality. Her smaller works feature a thick layer of resin. When the liquid color hits the air stream, the force of moving air breaks up and atomizes the liquid into small dots. Orlova pushes around the paint with the air, shaping and forming the final image. This technique allows her to control and modify the effects she is trying to achieve. "Air" has a natural purity and independent awareness with touches of precise control and hard edges. The juxtaposition of free flow and explicit marks keeps your eye moving though the piece and pausing at just the right time.
Orlova's artwork can be found in private collections and corporations all over the world, and she participates in solo and group exhibitions. Today, she lives and practices her art in the United States.