Photo: Maverick Inman 2018

Photo: Maverick Inman 2018

ANYA FIRESTONE was born and raised in Hell's Kitchen, New York City.  In 2010, Firestone was invited to Paris, France as an artist-in-residency at Parsons School of Design. Driven to pursue art academically and professionally, she served as a teacher for the French Ministry of Education, an art educator at the Musée du Louvre, and then established her own art & culture education practice wherein she designed, researched, and hosted bespoke visits across the city's museums and landmarks. Simultaneously, Firestone completed a Masters Degree at Columbia University Graduate School, with a specialization in French Cultural Studies, Decadent Literature, and Aesthetic Philosophy.

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, with works by 250+ artists and designers including Jeff Koons, RETNA, Marc Quinn, Tracey Emin, and an auction at Sotheby's New York. Thereafter, Firestone went on to serve as a Gallery Director, specializing in Mid-Century and Contemporary art and design furniture.

In 2018, Firestone launched ARTpartment™, a creative strategy practice serving Real Estate agents and developers, artists, and galleries.  Operating as an experiential marketing platform, firestone takes over for-sale luxury apartments and curates them with art and fashion objects. ARTpartment's first project took place in one of Ryan Serhant's  "Million Dollar Listings" in Soho.

Firestone serves as the Art Critic for Highsnobiety Magazine, contributing theoretical criticisms and analyses of {brand x art} collaborations. She is also a contributing author for an upcoming book by Abrams Publishing on a New York-based contemporary artist. Firestone holds awards in writing for poetry and writing, and was the 2017 winner of Brandathon, where she competed as as a creative strategist and copywriter for a start-up athletic fashion brand.

 

Firestone is based in New York City and Paris, France. 

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"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." 

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