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.
Her current body of work retires to the comfort and melancholy of home, using the process of painting and printmaking to create quiet moments of introspection.
12th April 2021
Launch exhibition, group show, Morgans Gallery, Falmouth, UK.
6th - 15th May 2021
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
Emerging Young Artist Call, ARTZ ID in collaboration with ARTPAPER and Lily Agius Gallery, 2020
Midas Award at the Newlyn Art Gallery and the Exchange, UK. 2019
Malta Arts Scholarship, 2017-2020
Homebound, solo exhibition, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, 2021
Launch Exhibition, Morgans, Falmouth, 2021
Interalia, Painter’s Network Southwest, @paintersnetwork_sw, 2020
Postcard Exhibition, Highgate Art Gallery, London, UK. 2020
Spring Show, The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth, UK. 2020
Exhibition: Anna Calleja and Will Calver, Porthmeor Studios, St. Ives, UK. 2019
Exhibition of local artists at Farsons Beerfestival, Ta Qali, Malta. 2019
23 September 2020: BBC Spotlight, Interview about Extraordinary Postcards for Extraordinary Times, an exhibition at Newlyn Art Gallery
7 April 2021: artpaper press, Two places, two truths, Gabriel Zammit
27 March 2021: Creative Backstory Podcast - Ep. 6 with Anna Calleja
23 March 2021: Newsbook, Looking inward to look outward- ‘Homebound’ by Anna Calleja
21 March 2021: Times of Malta, The comfort and the uncertainty of being Homebound
15 December 2020: MaltaToday, Emerging artist Anna Calleja plans first solo show for March 2021
25 November 2020: Mall Galleries, Royal Institute of Oil Painters Prize & Award Winners 2020: Young Artist Award
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Falmouth University, 2017-2020