Anna Nero

Based Frankfurt a.M., Germany
Anna Nero


I was born in Russia and grew up in Frankfurt, Germany. I studied painting at the Art Academy Mainz and continued my studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig, where I graduated from in 2015. Now I'm a self employed painter who lives and works between Frankfurt an Leipzig.




  • 2017: Meisterschülerin of Heribert C. Ottersbach (Masterclass/ Postgraduate programme)
  • 2015: Diploma (MFA) with honors at HGB Leipzig
  • 2012: HGB Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig, painting with Ingo Meller and Oliver Kossack
  • 2011: Cusanuswerk Scholarship
  • 2009: Art Academy Mainz, painting with prof. Anne Berning

Selected Exhibitions & Awards

  • 2019: Solo exhibition, Two Truths, Galerie Kramer, Bremen
  • 2019: Solo exhibition, CONTROL, Kunstraum Ortloff, Leipzig
  • 2019: Group exhibition, All in 6, Galerie Falko Alexander
  • 2019: Group exhibition, RAGE, with Layla Nabi, Galerie Stephanie Kelly, Dresden
  • 2019: Group exhibition, Jetzt! Junge Malerei in Deutschland, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Museum Wiesbaden und Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz – Museum Gunzenhauser
  • 2018: Solo exhibition, formula, Kunst und Kulturstiftung Opelvillen, Rüsselsheim
  • 2018: Solo exhibition, Utility Violence, Galerie Oel-Früh, Hamburg
  • 2018: Solo exhibition, Modus Operandi, Galerie am Rathaus, Eschborn
  • 2017: Solo exhibition, Shaking & Lightning, Galerie Oel-Früh, Hamburg
  • 2016: Solo exhibition, Solid Cream at 1822-Forum der Frankfurter Sparkasse, Frankfurt (catalogue)
  • 2015: Solo exhibition, Contemporary Positions - Anna Nero Schauraum der Galerie Oel-Früh, Hamburg
  • 2014: Solo exhibition, NEVER CLEVER, F14 - Raum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Dresden


  • Internationally exhibited
  • Exhibited in renowned institutions
  • Studied under renowned artist

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  • Achievements & Goals

    • I did a catalogue/artist book for my solo show 'Solid Cream' which took place in Frankfurt two years ago. My dad, who is a graphic designer and me worked on that book together. It was a really important exhibition and book to me, personally as well as professionally.
    • One thing I'd love to achieve is a solo exhibition in the city I was born - Moscow
  • Genre & Style

    • It's a balance between abstract and representative painting
    • Paint itself becomes a subject in my work, and different elements interact
    • It's also goofy, humoristic, playful and sometimes sexual
  • Inspiration & Vision

    • I don't like the word "inspired", but my work deals a lot with the banality of everyday life and objects around me
    • It is also goofy and humoristic sometimes
    • Other artists influence me, too
  • Sales & Trajectory

    • I've been making a living with my art for two years now
    • Self-financed
    • If I have special projects, like the Art Lab I did in Myanmar last year, I try to raise funding from cultural institutions
  • Technique & Material

    • I use all sorts of paints and pens and markers, but mostly its oil and acrylics
    • I usually start with acrylics and then but on multiple layers of acrylic and oil
    • I also use a lot of tape for hard edges
    • I also make ceramic objects


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