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Tracing Venice

Anya Paintsil

Textile creator

Anya Paintsil is a Welsh and Ghanaian artist. She graduated in Fine Art from the Manchester School of Art and works primarily with textiles. Using techniques such as rug hooking and embroidery, her assemblages are like tactile tapestries on the one hand and semi-sculptural interventions on the other. Frequently using weaves, braids and other hair pieces – as well as her own hair – she laces debates around race and gender into the very fabric of her work. Her poignant messages of the everyday resonate on a collective scale. Her pastel palette and bold figures grab the viewer straight in. She has exhibited widely in the UK and in 2020 won the Wakelin Award at Glynn Vivian Art Gallery.

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Manchester, United Kingdom

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