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Geneva Arystan

writer • artist • educator

Geneva Arystan is a Kazakh native living in Los Angeles. Geneva is primarily a writer and conceptual artist with a text-based medium. She was named Author of the Year 2015 in Vox Populi literary magazine in Switzerland and chosen as the Spotlight Author of the Year in Ink Magazine 2016 Edition in Paris. Her exhibition Three People Ago at Allgorithim Gallery will be showcasing multiple canvases and prints with her poetry pieces from her upcoming poetry collection of the same name. Her work explores the transformation of identity through moments of human intimacy. Geneva Arystan holds a BA in Culture, Criticism and Curation from Central Saint Martin’s University in London and an MFA in Creative Writing from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. 

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Projects and Publications

Three People Ago

2019 – 2021

Metamodernism: An Introspective Social Commentary on Millennial Art and Popular Culture

2017 – 2019

Community Building Through Storytelling: The London Project

2017 – 2019

About: Projects

Education and Experience


Bachelor of Arts Culture Criticism and Curation

Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London United Kingdom


Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing

Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles California



Board of Governors Award 2021 | Otis College of Art and Design

Otis Presidential Merit Scholarship 2019 | Otis College of Art and Design

Author of the Year Award 2014 Vox Populi Literary Magazine

Spotlight Author 2016 Ink Magazine | Paris, France

M. Crist Fleming Magnificent Seven Award 2014 | Lugano, Switzerland

President Obama Academic Excellence Award | Almaty, Kazakhstan


Speaking Experience


Visiting Writer Series Guest Speaker, Liberal Arts and Sciences Department, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA


Otis MFA in Creative Writing Group Reading, Skylight Books, Los Angeles, CA

About: Credentials
About: Three People Ago


Please get in touch for more information about Geneva Arystan, to discuss possible collaborations, or for any media inquiries.

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