Anastessia Bettas is a Toronto based, Canadian visual artist represented by the Petroff Gallery and the Encaustic Art Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has exhibited in over fifty juried exhibitions in Canada and the USA and her paintings can be found in private collections in North America and Europe. Her work was featured in the John B. Aird's national survey of Canadian contemporary art "Painting 2020"; the Elaine Fleck Contemporary Art magazine as an emerging artist to watch; in the prestigious Latcham Gallery’s Annual Juried Exhibition and Bettas' “District” painting is part of the permanent collection in the Museum of Encaustic Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is an expert in the use of encaustic paint having over 15 years' experience; has lectured on the topic and given workshops. She has also curated several exhibitions at the Propeller Gallery (see CV). Artists who have influenced her include Joan Mitchell, Agnes Martin and encaustic masters, Jasper Johns and Brice Marden.
Bettas is a graduate of McGill University with an Art History and Literature degree, the Toronto School of Art with a Fine Arts diploma (three year program) in Painting and Drawing and the University of Toronto Internet Technology program. Her works have received numerous accolades and awards and have been featured in local publications and on television.
Before studying visual arts, Bettas worked as a marketing executive accomplishing extraordinary success in strategic marketing initiatives, operations and account management. In her last corporate position, she was the Head of Marketing Operations at AOL Canada Inc.
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International Encaustic Artists Organization
Anastessia Bettas Studio View 2022