Anna Chapman was born and raised in the suburbs of New Jersey. By high school she initiated her formal training in the arts, attending summer programs at the School of Visual Arts and Pratt Institute. In 2012 she received a BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and spent subsequent years living in NYC. There she worked under various artisans such as painter Max Gimblett, artist Michele Oka Doner, and gilder Bill Gauthier. Through apprenticeship under these artists and frequented classes at Kremer pigments, Chapman accrued an extensive knowledge of fine art methods & materials and a commendable studio practice to put to use in her own work.
In 2017 Chapman co-founded an arts collective & apothecary with close friend, Kate Douglas (theowlandthedeer.com). In 2018 they completed a part-time two year study of medicinal herbalism at the Gaia School of Healing in Putney, VT. In 2018 Chapman decided to pursue “Orphan Wisdom” school under provocative author, Stephen Jenkinson. Herbalism, OW school, and various other experiences and contacts lead to a growing fascination and interest in human relationship to ecology. In early 2019 Chapman left NYC for the rural outskirts of Cleveland, Ohio to focus on painting, with a heavy ecological spin.