ANYA FIRESTONE was born and raised in Hell's Kitchen, New York City. Driven to pursue art academically and professionally, Firestone relocated to Paris, France in 2010 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 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 and Paddle8 to raise funds for 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 and exhibiting at art fairs in Basel, London, Paris, Miami, amongst others.
Today, Firestone combines her skills of curation and marketing to lead Firestone Art Strategy, with special focus on her newest division, Artpartment™, wherein she curates and hosts art exhibitions and cultural events staged inside of ultra luxury for-sale residences, combining artists, galleries, brands, and luxury brokers.
Firestone continues to serve as the contributing Art Critic for Highsnobiety Magazine, writing criticisms and analyses of creative brand collaborations (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 for 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, and 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.