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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 

 


 

Awards: 

Winsor and Newton Young Artist Award, Second Prize, ROI Annual Exhibition 2020

Emerging Young Artist Call, ARTZ ID in collaboration with ARTPAPER and Lily Agius Gallery, 2020

C-A-S-T Residency, Helston, UK. 2019

Midas Award at the Newlyn Art Gallery and the Exchange, UK. 2019
Malta Arts Scholarship, 2017-2020

Exhibitions: 
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, 2021

Homebound, solo exhibition, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, 2021
Launch Exhibition, Morgans, Falmouth, 2021

Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, 2020

Extraordinary Postcards for Extraordinary Times, Newlyn Art Gallery, 2020 - 2021

Falmouth ShowcaseDegree Show, Falmouth University, Falmouth, UK. 2020

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

Celebrating Women, The Wignacourt Museum, Rabat, Malta. 2020
Environments: A Tate Staff Exhibition,
Tate St. Ives, UK. 2019

Tate Collective Producer at Otobong Nkanga: Ustudio, Tate St. Ives, UK. 2019

Exhibition: Anna Calleja and Will Calver, Porthmeor Studios, St. Ives, UK. 2019

Exhibition of local artists at Farsons Beerfestival, Ta Qali, Malta. 2019

Proposals for Change, Exhibition with Krijn de Koning, Falmouth, UK. 2019

Outside-In Exhibition, Falmouth, UK. 2019

Woodlane Windows Exhibition, Falmouth, UK. 2019

Tate Collective Producers Ustudio - Performance in Film by Isabel Lima, UK. 2018

Sculptural Installation for Limbo, Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta, Malta. 2016

b.1997

 

Interviews/Conversations:
 

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


3 March 2021: Malta Independent, Emerging artist Anna Calleja to exhibit at the MSA


22 February 2021: Lovin Malta Homebound: Maltese Artist Makes Solo Debut In Poignant Exhibition 


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

25 July 2020: ARTZ ID, Interview with Emerging artist Anna Calleja, ARTZ ID

 

19 Jul 2020: Malta artpaper, Interview with Anna Calleja, Margerita Pule

 

3 July 2020: Cast, Touch: A Conversation between Dan Howard-Birt, Catalina Maria Ungureanu, Anna Calleja and Elizabeth Langley.

1 Sunday March 2020: Malta Independent, ‘Celebrating Women’ at Wignacourt Museum

Emerging artists Anna Calleja and Sophie Perkins in Conversation, Tate St. Ives, UK.



Education:

BA (Hons) Fine Art, Falmouth University, 2017-2020

Thank you to @tatestives! Can’t wait to
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