Anna Ilsley was born in Hertfordshire in 1982. She completed her BA Hons in Fine Art Painting at Brighton University in 2006 and her Post Graduate Diploma at Prince’s Drawing School in 2011. She has exhibited internationally and her work is included in collections including Beijing Capital Museum and the British School at Athens. She has been awarded many arts bursaries and residencies which include IIFA in Delhi and STORE London. She delivers talks and workshops at institutions Brighton University, British School at Athens and Camberwell School of Art. She has been Visiting Lecturer at Brighton University since 2014 and is a tutor at Royal Drawing School and works from her studio in Bow, London.