Anetta Lukjanova

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Anetta Lukjanova

Aged 25

Barcelona Academy of Art

Instructor(s): Jordi Diaz Alama, Christian Duran, Gerard Castellvi Gasco, Dasha Stekolshchikova

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Final cast painting

Oilpaint on canvas

31 1/4 x 15 1/2 x 0 3/4 ins (80 x 40 x 2 cms)

Longpose of Pau

Oilpaint on canvas

36 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 0 3/4 ins (93 x 40 x 2 cms)

Longpose of Irene

Oilpaint on canvas

36 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 0 3/4 ins (93 x 40 x 2 cms)

portrait of Taneli

Oilpaint on canvas

23 1/2 x 23 1/2 x 0 3/4 ins (60 x 60 x 2 cms)

Portrait painting

Oilpaint on canvas

21 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 0 3/4 ins (55 x 45 x 2 cms)

Longpose of Rai

Oilpaint on canvas

31 1/4 x 14 3/4 x 0 3/4 ins (80 x 38 x 2 cms)

Final drawing cast

Charcoal and white chalk on paper

25 1/2 x 29 1/2 ins (65 x 75 cms)

I am currently studying in the Barcelona Academy of Art as a third year student in the intensive drawing and painting program, from which I will graduate in December. During my studies I have had to pause my education several times to raise sufficient funds to continue the program. I am applying for the scholarship in hopes of financial aid for the fees of the current spring term, and following fall term. 


After finishing my studies in the Academy I plan to dedicate my time pursuing a career as an independent artist, continuing to deepen my technical skills and the concepts behind my personal work. As well as developing my private practice, I have a strong desire to share the academic methods and knowledge that I have acquired, with others, especially in my home country of Finland which currently lacks the tradition of atelier education. This is a vision I am already working towards, through educating Finnish artists by providing workshops and courses. 


I have found the atelier tradition to be extremely helpful in developing the complex techniques inherent to the style of figurative realism today, and I have gained so much from the structure of the program. Learning the traditional language of painting has given me greater clarity and skill to interpret the visual image from life, techniques which, as an educator, I believe would give other artists the possibility to expand their vocabulary in order to make fewer compromises in the execution of their ideas, concepts and work.



Anetta Lukjanova (b. 1993) is visual artist from Helsinki, Finland. She has studied at the Barcelona Academy of Art developing her realist drawing and painting techniques. She works in a realist figurative style and is particularly interested in exploring nuances of human and animal experience. She works in the mediums of drawing, painting and large scale murals.




2016 - 2019 Barcelona Academy of Art, intensive drawing and painting program

2012 - 2013 Helsinki media high school (Helsinki, Finland)

2011 - 2012 Mito high school (Toyokawa, Japan) exchange student

2009 - 2011 Juhana Herttua high school (Turku, Finland)

2000 - 2009 The fine art school for children and young people (Turku, Finland)


Awards and scholarships


2018 - 2019 Barcelona Academy of Art studioassistant scholarship

2018 Art Reneval Center Scholarship - third place winner


Mural comissions


Roots Helsinki, 2019 april in Helsinki, Vallila

Private interior mural, 2018 nov in Barcelona, Poblenou

LIDL Suomi, 2018 oct in Vantaa, lidl distribution center

Helsinki Urban Art, 2018 sept in Helsinki, Pasila trainstation

Seinähullu Vantaa, 2018 aug in Vantaa, Koivukylä

Seinähullu Vantaa, 2018 july in Vantaa, Louhela trainstation

Spraycankontrol, 2018 july in Tampere, Hiedanranta

Helsinki Urban Art, 2017 sept in Helsinki, Kalasatama

Seinähullu Vantaa, 2017 aug in Vantaa, Hakunila

Green street, 2017 july in Helsinki, Itäkeskus

Roots Helsinki, 2017 april in Helsinki, Kallio

Oranssi ry, 2016 sept in Helsinki, Suvilahti

Roots Helsinki, 2016 june in Helsinki, Kallio

Bao down now, 2015 oct in Brisbane


Other work


Illustrator for a science article for Henry Pihlström, 2018 aug Helsinki, Natural history museum

Assistant mural painter for Fintan Magee, 2018 Germany, Munich

Assistant mural painter for Taneli Stenberg, 2018 Helsinki, Länsimäki




2016 Solo exhibition in Kallion Oiva (Helsinki, Finland)

2018 Misnoma group exhibition in Mau Mau (Barcelona, Spain)

2019 Misnoma group exhibition in Mutuo gallery (Barcelona, Spain)


Published work


Inside street art Melbourne (Thames&Hudson) 2016

Burn City by Lou Chamberlin (Hardie Grant travel) 2017