Rising Star Secondary Student

Anaya Pinney – Brockton High School, Brockton

Anaya Pinney is a digital artist, creative and illustrator whose work has been published in several regional, national and international literary journals, literary magazines and children’s books. She has always liked to draw and started practicing art seriously four years ago by incorporating mixed media, traditional art, and digital tools for her growing portfolio. Her first juried, professional piece is an art book illustration that was included in the 2023 Brockton Youth Creates: Brockton High School biennial art exhibit. 

Her favorite subject besides art is history. She enjoys reading graphic novels, manga, and Greek mythology or mythology in general. She is a talented and gifted student who won a 2022 regional art honorable mention award in the Scholastic Art and Writing competition for her editorial cartoon, “Netflix Chix: 404.” She won first place in the 2022 Art of Autism Women’s History Month contest in the Under 18 Category. She was awarded the 2022 President’s Volunteer Service Award for her numerous creative contributions made to the community, including her time serving as a Staff Artist Contributor for YM2 Young Mensan magazine. She recently won the 2024 NAEA Rising Student Award. She is a student who aspires toward pursuing her BFA degree.