Born in Leningrad, Russia in 1938.
1952-1956 Graduated from the Graphic Arts Pedagogical College, Leningrad
1960-1966 Graduated from the Industrial Arts Institute named after Mukhina, department of Monumental and Decorative Arts. Leningrad.
Since 1972 - Member of the Union of Artists of Russia
Since 1992 - Member of International Association of contemporary mosaic artists.
Since 1998 - Member of the International Federation of artists and art critics.
The artist has had 30 personal exhibitions and taken part in more then 200 exhibitions worldwide.
The artist's works are in Museum Collections of Russia: State Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow; Museum of Isaac Cathedral, St.Petersburg; Museum of History of St.Petersburg, Museum of A.A.Akhmatova, St.Petersburg; France: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chamalieres; Museum of Baron Gerard (Bayeux); Belgium: Stedelijke Museum, Sint-Niklaas, The Uilenspiegal Museum. Damme; China: International Exlibris Arts Salon, Beijing; Art Gallery of Qingdao; Italy: The State Museum of Graphic Art, Bruneck and in private collections all over the world.
Big mosaic works were commissioned for office buildings in the cities: St. Petersburg (Russia), Liepaja (Latvija), Bobruisk (Belorussia).
I-st Prize, The State Committee of Construction. Certificate of Honor of Leningrad City Council for major contribution in the field of art. I-st Prize, 2-nd and 3rd Prizes, sketches for mosaic installed in the sea-port of Odessa.
I-st Prize, All-Union competition for the monument to Heroes of the Civil war in the city of Arkhanghelsk. State Medal "Labour Heroism" for Achievements in the Arts. Certificate of Honor Association of the Museum of Contemporary Art, France, I-st Prize in a competition of the painting in USA, Diploma of competition "The window in Netherlands", Diploma of National museum of watercolours, Mexico, etc.
Popova L. "Anopova Valentina" ALLEGEMEINES. KUNSTLER-LEXIKON. Die Bildenden Kunstler aller Zeiten und Volker. Band 4. K. G. Saur. Munchen, Leipzig, 1992, p. 173.
Igor Myamlin "Valentina Anopova". Encyclopedia Bio-bibliografical of the Art of the Contemporary Ex-libris. The volume XX. Published in 1997 by Artur Mario da Moto Miranda. Portugal. P. 7-18 (10 illustrated).
Gumnitzky L.B. "Expresiveness of Stone Monumental Composition of Anopova". Leningradskaya Panorama, 1982, v.10, p.20-22.