Anya Farion is a sculptor who lives and works in New York City. She works primarily in marble and alabaster, using direct carving techniques with hammers and chisels. Ms. Farion was introduced to stone carving while attending a summer course in marble carving at the Istituto Statale dell’Arte in Massa, Italy during her junior year of art school. In 1988-89 she was awarded a Fulbright Grant to Italy to carve in Pietrasanta, a town known as a center for artists due to the beauty of its local stone and skilled artisans. While in Italy, she received funding from the Child Fund in Florence, Italy enabling her to extend her stay an additional six months.
Ms. Farion’s work has been exhibited widely in the United States, Canada and Europe. While taking a break from studio work in order to concentrate on the responsibilities of raising a family, Ms. Farion continued to participate in invitational exhibits. Several of her marble sculptures were included in the 2015 The Ukrainian Diaspora: Women Artists, 1908-2015 exhibition at the Ukrainian Museum in New York City. Other exhibition highlights include the invitational Lviv ‘91 Renaissance: Biennial of Ukrainian Art at the National Museum in Lviv, Ukraine.
Ms. Farion was invited to participate in the International Sculpture Symposium, in Kyiv, Ukraine where her sculpture in red sandstone received 2nd prize and is now part of the National Museum of Visual Arts permanent collection. She was also awarded an Alumni Citation from the President’s Council for the Arts of Manhattanville College, and a Beautify Cleveland Award from the Greater Cleveland Bicentennial Commission in Cleveland, Ohio. Ms. Farion has received funding from Artists Space/Artists Grants and Committee for the Visual Arts, Inc. in New York City for exhibitions in alternate settings.
Her sculptures can be found in the collections of the National Museum of Visual Arts in Kyiv, Ukraine, the National Museum in Lviv, Ukraine, the Ukrainian Museum in New York, New York, E.M. Warburg, Pincus & Co. in New York, New York and in Private Collections throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
Ms. Farion holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in sculpture from Manhattanville College.