ANYUTA’s Mission


I love creating happy, cute, and beautiful things because I believe that they increase the amount of joy in the world. Growing up, I experienced a lot of emotional pain and had nobody to share it with. I noticed that some things could ease my pain. Beautiful and happy things would heal my hurt. Fairytales about whimsical worlds inhabited by magical creatures would do the same. They would take me from the land of tears into the land of mystery and wonder where I was happy. I started looking around for nice things. I found healing beauty in nature, art, stories, and almost anywhere else. I became so good at finding beauty that I could see it in even the most painful moments. Then, as a little girl, I began to make good-feeling things with my own hands. And it filled me with even more joy than just seeing those things elsewhere. Since then, making art has been an absolute necessity for being happy and my way of staying tuned to the joyful nature of life itself. I see my mission in creating work that radiates happiness and harmony to soothe souls and fill them with joy.  


If you like a piece but it is sold/unavailable/is not on the site, please let me know. I accept commissions to create one of a kind or edition-based artworks. Just write me here.   


ANYUTA (Anyuta Gusakova) is a Russia-born Canadian multimedia artist. She was born in the Far East city of Vladivostok to a family of Czech, Polish and Ukrainian origin. Growing up, Anyuta was surrounded by cultures from nearby Japan and China and believes that those multicultural influences from her early life deeply affected her artistic perception and expression. Anyuta has been creating art since she remembers herself. She spent several years as an apprentice at the local porcelain factory where she fell in love with porcelain. Since then, it became one of her signature mediums. Anyuta then thoroughly studied classical art, and received a MFA degree in Sculpture. She has been living and working in Vancouver since 2008.