About the artist
Bio: My journey in the world of art started at the National Art College in Sliven, Bulgaria, where I studied Textile. After 3 years of attending a Collage for fashion and design in Vienna I turned back to painting and graduated with praise -summa cum laude. This was followed by studies of Textiles in which I did continue to practice as a designer. At the same time (parallel to the abstract) countless figurative pictures were painted and tapestries, which I had woven, or knotted all by myself. Since 2013, I had completely dedicated my whole work to abstract painting. The theme my images are strongly influenced is the distance from family and friends. In the beginning there were a series of abstract images my, so called unwritten letters, which slowly dissolved into geometric shapes. Rather than one single working style, my practice covers an entire spectrum of topics and forms, from figurative to abstract and ornamental, holding a keen interest in experimenting with different materials to express ideas.
Education: 1973 born in Burgas/Bulgaria 1987-1992 National Art College „Dimitar Dobrovich“, Textile, Sliven/Bulgaria 1994-1996 Fashion and Design College , Vienna/Austria 1995-2001 University for applied arts, Christian Ludwig Attersee class, Painting, graphic and tapestry, Vienna/Austria 2001-2004 University for applied arts, Barbara Putz-Plecko class, Textile, Vienna/Austria Graduated with praise- cum laude 2011 Member of the Künstlerhaus, Vienna/Austria 2013 Member of the Society of Friends of Fine Arts, Vienna/Austria lives and works in Vienna/Austria, Duna Verde/Italy and Burgas/Bulgarien
Events: Awards 2016 Nominated Aesthetica Art Prize, York/United Kingdom 2013 Nominated Strabag-Art award, Vienna/Austria 2010 Nominated Strabag-Art award, Vienna/Austria 2001 Award by ministry of education, science and culture, for the excellent completion of studies, Vienna/Austria 1999 Scholarship, Ministry of Culture, Vienna/Austria 1999 Purchase of Vienna/Austria 1998 GROHE Art & Design Award, Vienna/Austria 1997 Award for tapestry project by the magazine Annabelle, Basel/Switzerland 1994 Eco-fashion-award, for a young fashion designer, Vienna/Austria
Exibitions: Group exhibitions/selection 2017 The Other Art Fair, Saatchi art, New York/USA „Parallel Vienna“, Vienna/Austria Biennale di Venezia, GaleriaZero/Venezia/Italy „Unter 1000“, Galerie Schloss Parz, Grieskirchen/Austria 2016 „Parallel Vienna“, Vienna/Austria Aesthetica Art Prize, York St Mary’s Castlegate, York/United Kingdom „100 HOURS OF ART“, Museums Quartier, Vienna/Austria 2015 Art and the polis, Florence Biennale, Florence/ Italy „ArtmArt“, Künstler Haus, (house of the Vienna artists) Vienna/Austria „SMALL", Galerie SUPER, Vienna/Austria „Metropolitain art fair“, Vienna/Austria 2013 „Zyklus 8.0“, Stift Lilienfeld, Niederösterreich/Austria