ANYA FIRESTONE was born and raised in Hell's Kitchen, New York City. Driven to pursue art academically and professionally, in 2010 Firestone relocated to Paris, France to partake in an artist-in-residency program at Parsons School of Design. She went on to serve as a teacher for the French Ministry of Education, an art educator at the Musée du Louvre, and then established her own Art & Culture tour company practice wherein she designed, researched, and hosted bespoke visits across the Paris’s museums and landmarks.
In 2014 Firestone returned to New York to serve as the Head of Curation for the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, the city's largest public art exhibition which featured works by 250+ artists including Jeff Koons, RETNA, Marc Quinn, Tracey Emin, and an auction at Sotheby's New York to raise money for the non-profits Elephant Family and Studio in A School. Firestone went on to serve as a Gallery Director, specializing in Mid-Century and Contemporary art and design furniture.
Today, Firestone combines her skills of curation and marketing to lead Firestone Art Strategy. She serves as the Art Critic for Highsnobiety Magazine, contributing criticisms and analyses of creative brand collaborations that take place today (read her Art-icles).
She is also a contributing author for an upcoming book by Abrams Publishing on a New York-based contemporary artist.
Firestone holds awards in copywriting and poetry, and was the 2017 winner of Brandathon where she competed as as a creative strategist and copywriter an athletic fashion brand.
Firestone holds a Master’s Degree from Columbia University Graduate School in French Cultural Studies, with an expertise in Decadent Literature and Aesthetic Philosophy. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History and English from The George Washington University.
Anya Firestone lives and works in New York City and Paris, France.
"If we regard Art as history's own wardrobe, and reason that each object is an expression of a moment in time and space, then even the most abstract of forms, whose existence as "art" is often criticized, can be seen from a new direction, like a dress that we simply cannot figure out how to put on or take off." - Firestone