Today we’d like to introduce you to Anet Abnous.
Anet Abnous is a Los Angeles-based Armenian artist whose vision is feminine beauty and empowerment. With the female figure as her muse, she creates breathtaking abstract imagery symbolizing women’s liberation.
Born and raised in Iran during the Islamic revolution of the 1970’s, Anet nurtured her passion for the arts early on. Inspired by her father’s tailoring skills, she took sewing and pattern making classes at age 16, studied fashion design at Tehran’s Zahra University, and after immigrating to the U.S., earned a Fine Arts degree from Queens College, City University of New York in 2005.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
Anet’s art is deeply compelling and culturally diverse. She juxtaposes the vibrant colors and impeccable details of traditional Armenian costumes and art with the subdued black veils of Islamic oppression to create art of striking beauty. Her paintings are housed in several private collections and have been showcased in galleries in New York, Rhode Island, California, and Korea. She has been published in Asbury Park, Burbank Leader, NY Art Magazine, and more.
An ardent supporter of women-centered causes, Anet co-curated Manhattan’s first Armenian female art exhibition in 2007, bringing together talented artists from Armenia, Syria and the U.S. She has also shown in galleries with the mission of ending violence against women.
Anet’s Collection is wearable, tangible art — the culmination of Anet’s dream to merge fine art, fashion and storytelling through elegant tees, scarves and note cards imprinted with her work.
How can artists connect with other artists?
Any artist will benefit from being lonely in their thoughts, but to connect with others and share experiences is simpler than before. I don’t think that problem should exist right now. There are many networking options and event which are mostly posted on social media. Once joined to different organization, you have a chance to meet like-minded people and go to exhibition openings and join different art group that are active locally.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
Anet’s Collection offers wearable art products in the categories of Scarves, various types of tops and tees, bags and neckties. The products are available through Anet’s Collection website (www.anetscollection.com) and several boutique venues within Los Angeles, NYC and Boston areas. Additionally, some products are available in the European markets through fashion stylist’s stores and websites.
I would love to broaden my network and work with communities and individuals to support their business and causes.
- Website: www.anetscollection.com
- Phone: 747.200.5868
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: instagram.com/anetscollection
- Facebook: facebook.com/anetscollection
- Twitter: twitter.com/anetscollection
- Other: pinterest.com/anetscollection
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