Anya Paintsil (B. 1993)

Anya Paintsil (B. 1993)

Anya Paintsil (b. 1993) is a London-based textile artist of Welsh and Ghanaian descent.

Combining traditional hand rug making techniques with Afro hair styling methods, Paintsil’s practice is largely autobiographical. She takes inspiration from her childhood, family stories, and Welsh and Ghanaian mythologies, while exploring identity and gendered labour. Paintsil seeks to promote artistic practices historically devalued due to their associations with femininity and other marginalised groups.