Anya Shire-Plumb is a visual artist whose paintings explore, among other things, issues of female agency, public versus private space, and freedom from social expectations. Influenced by Italian Renaissance art history, her work sheds light on the subtle ways in which beauty masks pain and restrictions in everyday life.
Shire-Plumb has recently completed a BA in Studio Art and Psychology from Brandeis University. Her work has been included in several student exhibitions during her undergraduate career. Since graduating, Anya has exhibited in London, England, and Concord Massachusetts. She has been the recipient of grants and awards such as the Remis Grant, Fisher Explorer Grant, the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Arts Grant, and the Debora Josepha Cohen ’62 Memorial Award in Fine Arts in Painting.
Born and raised in London, England, she spent formative summers in Houston, Texas, studied in Tuscany, Italy, and is now based in Boston, Massachusetts.