The artist behind Anouk
Anat Kaplan studied, appraised, curated, taught, and created various forms of art all on the road to finding the place her spirit truly sings: jewelry design.
The treasures of ancient and natural worlds have captivated Anat since girlhood and are her inspirations for Anouk creations still today. Moscow-born, Israel-raised and now Toronto-based, Anat solders myriad modern-day cultures with ancient mythology, crafting jewelry a Roman goddess might wear. Or an advertising manager. Or a mermaid.
She believes that through adornment we can share all that is artful about our own stories. We can connect with one another, with ourselves, and with our ancient lineage – real and imagined.
Anat holds an MA and teaching diploma in Art History, lives in Toronto’s Wychwood neighbourhood and can often be found sorting aquamarines to the tune of Bruni or Debussy while sipping mint tea.
“ You cannot think of treasure without having your imagination sparked. ”
In 2019 Anat started a passion project, a sister brand to Anouk Jewelry, which combines her love of jewelry and Nature. Okéan Collection is an artisan collection of statement rings designed for free-spirited, environmentally-conscious women who want to make a positive impact on our planet. You’re welcome to browse the collection here.
“Inspired by the Ocean, for the Ocean.”
Anat has also published a beautifully illustrated children’s book.