Anna Calleja (b.1997) is a Maltese artist working in paint, print, and sculpture. Calleja has exhibited in Malta and abroad, at the Wignacourt Museum in Malta and at Tate St. Ives, Porthmeor Studios, and at the Mall Galleries in London. In 2020, her painting, Alone in Quarantine was awarded a Winsor and Newton Young Artist Award at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition.
Calleja's work retires to the comfort and melancholy of home, using the process of painting to create quiet moments of introspection. She looks back on her own notions of comfort to confront an anxious present and grapple with an uncertain future. Calleja's interest lies in dualities; the tension and dissonance between comfort and melancholy, isolation and connection, love and pain.
18th March - 8th May 2022
Sea Sunset Moon: Variations on Solitude, Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta, Malta
Works on Paper 4, Blue Shop Cottage, London, UK