Anja Studer was born and raised in Switzerland and became an environmental activist at a very young age, feeling a deep need to protect the world we live in. She studied fine arts at the École de design et haute école d’art du Valais (édhéa, formerly known as ECAV). When Anja moved to Canada, she continued her fine arts studies at the University of Manitoba and graduated from Red River College with a diploma in photography. She currently resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba and continues to create, exhibit, and sell her art in Europe and Canada.
Her work includes illustration, painting, photography, sculpture, and installation. Anja’s past exhibitions have focused on human existence through abstract landscapes and animal portraits. She is currently working on a series of work about the negative impact humans have on our wildlife.
In 2017 she published her first colouring book titled “Familiar Friends” featuring a series of animal illustrations. In 2018 Anja started designing home goods featuring her illustrations. Her designs are rooted in memories of quality products used by her grandparents in Switzerland. Her home goods include handmade enamel mugs (made in Europe, not China), hand-printed aprons, tote bags, and other textiles. The textiles are made from organic cotton grown and sewn by a coop in India. It is import to Anja to use sustainable quality products to ensure she does her part in protecting nature – her source of inspiration.
To see some of her paintings please see her portfolio or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org