Anja was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina, in 1987. She graduated from the University of Toronto in 2009 with an Honours degree in Fine Art History. She cultivated her artistic spirit alongside her father, a respected high-realist painter, who accepted her into his studio as an apprentice.
Anja selects ideas and motifs from old masters while recognizing the necessity of direct observation. When not sharing her father’s working space, Anja is a full-time employee of Loch Gallery, Toronto.