Anna Zaia

Anna Zaia (Zaiachkivska) is a multifaceted Ukrainian-American artist and model, renowned for her title as Former Miss Ukraine in the Miss World competition. Born on December 12, 1991, in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, Anna's early years were deeply rooted in the countryside's serene beauty, which ignited her lifelong passion for nature and its profound influence on her art and personal ethos.

Garden of Love, Acrylic on canvas, 2022, 72" x 48"

Growing up in a devout family environment, she developed a strong character, seeking purpose and passion from a tender age. She identified love as her life mission, a theme that has guided her through various creative endeavors. Anna's diverse interests in theater, music, and fashion have been integral to her "Zaia" personality, leading her through paths of acting, opera singing, songwriting, and modeling.

Lady Nature, Acrylic on canvas, gold leaves white resin, 2023, 48" x 72"

Her academic journey at the Institute of Vasil Stefanyk Subcarpathian National University culminated in a Bachelor's degree in iconography in 2013 and a Master's degree in Fine Art in 2014. This education further solidified her commitment to pursuing an artistic career, where she has found her most potent and expressive voice.

Spring Blossom, Acrylic on canvas with golden leaves, 2024, 36" x 24"

Anna's artistic journey has been marked by significant exhibitions and participation in prestigious events, showcasing her versatility and dedication to spreading joy, light, and happiness through her work. Some notable exhibitions include her participation in the Art and Fashion Week at MAD&F Gallery, NYC, in September 2017, the “Contrasts of Spring” at Caelum Gallery, NYC, in April 2018, and the group exhibition “Surface(s)” at HG Contemporary, NYC, in August-September 2018. She also hosted the “Music, Art and Fashion Salon” in October 2018 and participated in “Dialogues of Imagination,” featuring contemporary art from Eastern Europe and the USA, at Tenri Gallery, NYC, in April 2019.

Her solo exhibitions, such as “The Divine Feminine” at Galleria Ca’d’Oro in December 2020, “ZaiaArtHouse” in September-October 2021, and “You’re Golden” at Serafina restaurant in April 2023, underscore her evolving narrative and artistic exploration. Additionally, Anna has continued to engage audiences with her unique vision through exhibitions like “Colorful Journey” at Alice+Olivia in October 2022 and “A message of Hope, Strength, and Peace” in St Petersburg, FL, in November 2022.

Just Endless Night Sky Above, Acrylic on canvas, 2024, 30" x 30"

Most recently, her work was featured in the Mid Summer Art Exhibition, “Four Graces,” at Victor Gallery, NYC, in June-July 2023, where she continues to enchant and inspire with her vibrant artistry. Through her work, Anna Zaia embodies a profound message of hope, strength, peace, and the unending pursuit of beauty in all its forms.