Dictionary of Basic Happiness: Teapot and Milk Bucket
Anya Zholud is a contemporary feminist Russian artist who walks the line between abstraction and representation. Her works reflect her obsessive interrogation of the banal minutiae of everyday life, known in Russian as “byt.” Zholud experiences depression and other mental health issues, resulting in long periods of intentional self-isolation that spur artistic creativity. She returns again and again to represent her domestic surroundings to offer new insights and elevate the status of the woman artist. Zholud has had solo shows at various Russian institutions, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, and Garage, Moscow, to name a few.