Anya Paintsil: Artists to Watch at 1-54 and Frieze Masters

Rebecca Anne Proctor, Ocula, October 8, 2020

"Welsh-Ghanaian artist Anya Paintsil has just completed her Master's at Manchester Metropolitan University's School of Art, having been announced as one of three mentees, alongside Bryn Rogers and Wincent Szczerba, to take part in a programme organised by Castlefield Gallery that supports artists in their first year after graduation.


Using methods that include rug hooking, embroidery, and afro hair dressing, Paintsil assembles tactile, humorous, and politically charged works that subvert the positioning of textiles as a medium that has been devalued for its associations with the domestic and the marginalised."