(New Orleans, LA, 1959 - )
Anastasia Pelias a painter and New Orleans native. Her work draws upon relationships between people, their narratives and their environments while also exploring the complexities and absurdities of these connections – between man and woman, between mother and daughter, and between friends. Deep ancestral connections are ever-present in Pelias’ works, weaving their way through and in between her exploration of these relationships. Her work is collected internationally and exhibited widely, including displays at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, American University in Washington DC, and the CAC and Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans. Pelias holds a BFA from Newcomb College of Tulane University and an MFA from the University of New Orleans.