"I am a dreamer.
I have dreams of all sorts:
happy dreams and dark dreams.
dreams for children and dreams for adults,
2D dreams and 3D dreams.
They come to me when I sleep or day-dream.
My job is to materialize them in acrylic
clay or stone, metal or paper –
whichever form they want to take.
I help the dreams to escape from their ethereal kingdom and fill our world
with their mysterious, irrational beauty."
Anyuta Gusakova was born and raised in the port city of Vladivostok in the Pacific frontier of Soviet Russia. Since early childhood art became her land of freedom, imagination and beauty where she would escape from social restraints. At 14 she graduated from a 4-year classical visual art school for gifted children. While obtaining her BFA in linguistics from a local university, she spent a few years doing internships with Vladivostok porcelain factories. There she learnt all the processes of ceramic manufacturing. After graduating from the university with an English Translator Diploma, moved to Moscow and enrolled into the Stroganov University of Art and Design to focus on classical art forms with major in Sculpture. During that time she worked on numerous commissions including some peculiar ones like sculpting a model for a chocolate Labrador dog for president Putin and so on. That experience gave her invaluable knowledge and upgraded her skill. It also taught her to seek out for her own artistic voice so she could create her own dreams. After graduating art school, Anyuta immigrated to Canada to pursue a path of independent professional artist. Anyuta currently resides in Vancouver BC.