Today we’d like to introduce you to Svetlana Anzak.
Svetlana, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I grew up in Russia and studied linguistics, graduating from the University as an interpreter; but I have been traveling internationally much of my life. During a trip to Italy in 2009, I met my future husband, who was exhibiting his artwork there. We traveled to Venice and fell in love; and in 2011, I moved to Texas for us to be together. Once I was able to work, I started to assist him in curating and producing art exhibitions and events at galleries in the Dallas Design District as well as in Miami and Tel Aviv, Israel. During this time, we traveled extensively and worked on dozens of creative projects. I also began to work as a performer and an art model. My performance group entertained large audiences; and artworks inspired by my modeling have been exhibited and sold in several gallery shows.
My love of travel, world culture and nature combined with an aspiration of artistic expression and energy arts has been my motivation for many years. Together with my husband Matt, we have traveled to more than a dozen countries, developing multiple conceptual photographic series. The artwork reflects our spiritual journey in distinctive and sacred settings around the world.
My modeling serves as a vehicle of the Spirit, which resonates my personal connection and emotional contemplation of the surroundings and absolute energy that’s all around me. I also try to emphasize in my art the importance of divine feminine energy in our modern society. I believe that coming back to a more nurturing matriarchal structure creates peace, harmony and compassion in our world.
In 2016, I started to work as the event coordinator and marketing director at a yoga studio and event space in Denton. While incorporating yoga, meditation and community activities with art and music events, In 2019 Matt, and I, together with our dear friend and musician Jeffrey Gascon Bello, began to more fully develop our ideas for our own production company, which we named Art Nomadic.
Has it been a smooth road?
Immigrating to the United States and establishing legal residency was more of a challenge than I had expected. Also, working in the arts and as an event coordinator can be unpredictable and tends to include a lot of variables; so, I have learned to be flexible and come up with solutions. Creative differences can always be a challenge and sometimes are not easy to resolve.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Art Nomadic – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
As Art Nomadic, we collaborate with local and international creatives to perform site specific projects. Our production company combines foundations of artistic expression together with meditation and yoga to produce collaborative, multimedia events and performances while drawing inspiration from three primary principles: Creativity, Spirituality, and Community.
Through the integration of experimental elements and artistic synergy, Art Nomadic installations explore concepts of transforming intimate spaces into atmospheres of creative collaboration, to evoke a state of presence between observer and observed. Our projects aspire to elicit a state of deeper reflection, to transcend our everyday reality, and to realize the patterns and rhythms that encompass the world around us.
As a part of our mission, we support local non-profit organizations by donating a percentage of proceeds from events and art sales. Also, I’m proud to present fine art prints from my recent photographic series. Taken in various locations in Costa Rica, The Galapagos Islands, Cambodia, Vietnam and Italy, contributions from this artwork benefit international charities.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
Dallas, and the Metroplex as a whole, has such a wide range of creative opportunities; and there are so many interesting and inspiring individuals and institutions that are open for collaboration. On the other hand, securing funding for projects can often be a challenge. It is exciting to see more emphasis on the arts in DFW over the past few years; and I love to explore different music and art venues that the city has to offer. I also enjoy seeing how much more multicultural our community has become since I first moved here.
- Art modeling rates range from $20/hour to $100/hour.
- Gallery quality photographic prints on dibond or metal start at $300 and are also available in additional formats.
- Original artwork is available starting at $500; and fine art commissions are done at flexible rates.
- Website: www.artnomadic.com
- Phone: 817-876-8730
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/art.nomadic/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artnomads/
Matt Anzak, Atali Samuel