Anya Firestone is an art curator and brand strategist who treats companies like exhibitions, and their products like works of art.
Anya Firestone's Art-icles question, critique, and analyze art's use across contemporary culture from a curatorial and art-historical perspective. With a unique focus on the [brand x artist] collaborations that thrive today, Firestone's layered writings propose new understandings of the "hyper-trend" from both a creative marketing lens, and a curatorial and Cultural Studies methodology. Firestone's critical analyses are informed by her art-world experience as a gallery director, museum educator, and curator, in conjunction with academic training in art history, philosophy, and French Cultural Studies.
Extending her research performed at Columbia University Graduate School on the French19th century Decadent Movement and its anachronistic relation to contemporary curating and brand strategy, Firestone's other writings offer new understandings of a fin-de-siècle literary canon relative to art's presence in the 20th and 21st centuries.