I have a BA (Winchester School of Art) and MA (Central Saint Martins) in fine art, and have worked commercially as a fashion stylist for a number of well known brands before moving into full-time academia. My art and research practice is concerned with the styled image and engages in a critical dialogue with construction of personal identity and the styled image.
Previous work has allowed me to explore various aspects of identity construction, recently this includes the chapter: 'Boredom and Reinvention for the Female Gaze Within Personal Fashion Blogs in Twenty First Century Feminism: Forming and Performing Femininity,' edited by Claire Nally and Angela Smith (Palgrave Macmillan: 2015) and a new series of artworks titled 'Embodied Memories', exhibited at John Hansard Gallery Central in 2012.
Anyan, J. (2015). 'Boredom and Reinvention for the Female Gaze within Personal Fashion Blogs', published in Nally, C. and Smith, A. (eds) 'Twenty-First Century Feminism: Forming and Performing Femininity', Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Anyan, J. (2012). 'Embodied Memories', Southampton: John Hansard Gallery.
Anyan, J, & Clarke, P. (2011). 'The role of the Stylist in Hypermodern Image Making', Paper presented at London Fashion Colloquia, London College of Fashion.
Anyan, J. (2009). 'Eroding the Otherness', Published in Nadine Farghaly and Coraźon T. Toralba (eds.) 'Love on Trial', Oxford: Oxford Interdisciplinary Press.
Reviewer for Laurence King Publishing advising on the fashion styling subject area.