Creative Team

Gallery Owner and Artist at Black C Art Gallery

Ani Collier
Owner & Artist

I love to dance. I studied ballet behind the Iron Curtain in Bulgaria, and arrived in the States a few months after the Berlin Wall came down.


I performed on stage as a dancer for many years before photography and the visual arts captured my interest. 


Ballet remains my first love, but now I try to dance with my pictures. Dance is so ethereal, a moment in time.  Exactly what a photograph can be...

Photo Credit: Svetoslav Nikolov 

I am a prismatic raconteur. I am a teller of tales which are filled with vivid imagery. My work has been called dangerous, cautionary, provoking and deliciously funny. The Theatre. My one true love. 


I love to mix words with movement, shape the body for alternate expression and stir emotions that stem purely from the human skeleton.


I am a constant student. I have stood on the shoulders of giants and saturated myself with a style that is solely unique to my own work. I am an Artist.  


“The human spirit is strong, sometimes broken, often in despair, and always spiritually rich. Art must follow the path of unbridled revelation to reflect such spirit and force.”

Lauren Warhol Caldwell
Artistic Consultant

Photo Credit: Suzanna Mars

Photo Credit: Ani Collier

Do you imagine a piece of art when you see a blank wall? I do. I conceptualize a style, color palette, technique, and philosophy that can be implemented into the design of the masterpiece. I love finding the perfect match between artists and space.


I am a liaison between artists and the audience to inspire action. I love exploring major global and social issues through contemporary art. I was the founder and curator of several innovative urban art projects. in the USA and my home country, Ukraine.  


I am constantly under the “edge effect”, pushing the boundaries of multiple ecosystems allowing a great diversity of ideas and design mindset in art communication. 

Iryna Kanishcheva 
Community Engagement

Production Collaborators

Ramon Ottero


Bob Robins


Amanda Nipper


Artistic Collaborators

Tzveta Kassabova


Sara Morsey


Galina Borissova


Photography & Video 

Colleen Rand


Nicole Gilbo


Elka Nikolova