Curriculum Vitae

Education:

Master of Fine Arts (majoring in Illustration and Book Design) from the Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

Collections:

Public collections:

Corporate and institutional collections:

Private collections:

  • Kenneth Branagh (actor and director, UK), David Hayman (Sydney), Ian Kidd and Saxon collections (Adelaide); Australia, the Americas, Japan, Europe

Collaborative projects:

2012 The Altar project – digital design with David Hobbs
2004 Rainer Junghanns, One second project 21 + 3, Germany

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions:

2008 Music from the Stars, TVH Gallery (now Harvey Galleries), Sydney
Musica Nova, Gallery O, Perth
2006 Garden of Virtues, TVH Gallery, Sydney
2005 Love Songs, TVH Gallery, Sydney
2004 Illumination, TVH Gallery, Sydney
2003 Seeds, TVH Gallery, Sydney
2002 Between Two Worlds, TVH Gallery, Sydney
2001 Musical Offerings, TVH Gallery, Sydney
2000 BMG Fine Art, Adelaide
Peter Lehmann Winery, Tanunda (Barossa Music Festival Exhibition)
1999 Istral Gallery, Sydney
1998 Istral Gallery, Sydney
BMG Fine Art, Adelaide, Australia
1997 Istral Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Greythorn Galleries, Melbourne
Flatbed Press Gallery, Austin, TX, USA
1996 BMG Fine Art, Adelaide, Australia
1994 BMG Fine Art, Adelaide, Australia
1991 Hemus Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
1987 Rakovski 125 Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

Joint exhibitions:

2003 Manhattan, New York, USA (represented by TVH Gallery, Sydney)
1999 Ansett Golden Wing Lounge (represented by Greythorn Galleries, Melbourne)
1992 Lincoln Center, The Cork Gallery, New York, USA
1990 Int.Images Gallery, Seweckley, PA, USA

Awards

2001 Grand Finalist Award for illustration (Wine packaging), 25th Adelaide Art Directors Club Award
2001 Art Museum award at the 2nd Tokyo Mini-print Triennial, Japan
1998 Australian Graphic design Association (AGDA) Award for corporate illustration
1994 Highly commended painting at Penola Art Festival, Penola, SA
1992 Honorable mention award at Print Int. Silvermine Guild Art Center, CT, USA

Juried group exhibitions:

2010 8th International Triennial of original prints, Chamalieres, France (by invitation)
2004 4th Print Triennial, Tama University, Tokyo, Japan
2002 5th International Print Biennial, Kochi, Japan
3rd Print Triennial, Tama University, Tokyo, Japan
2001 Wrexham Print International, Memorial Gallery, Yale College, Wrexham, UK
2000 5th International Triennial of original prints, Chamalieres, France (by invitation)
Limerick small print exhibition, Limerick, Ireland
1999 4th International Print Biennial, Kochi, Japan
1998 2nd Tokyo Mini-print Triennial, Japan
1st Northern Ireland International Small Print Exhibition
Rops International Engraving Competition, Namur, Belgium
4th Int. Miniature Art Biennial, Quebec, Canada
22nd Print Biennial in Ljubljana, Slovenia (by invitation)
1997 19th International Exhibition of Prints, Kanagawa, Japan
3rd British International Mini Print Exhibition, UK
4th Print biennial Bharat Bhavat, India
2nd Egyptian International Print Triennial, Egypt
1996 Mini Print International Cadaques, Barcelona, Spain
3rd International Miniature Art Biennial, Quebec, Canada
Mono Prod show, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA
1992 Print International Silvermine Guild Art Center, New Canaan, CT, USA
1990 11th edition of 'Premio Biella', Italy
1989 Exhibition of Bulgarian Graphic Art in Moscow, Russia
1984 Exhibition of Bulgarian Graphic Art in Beijing, China
2nd, 4th and 5th International Print Biennial, Varna, Bulgaria

Commissions:

Wine labels:

Book illustrations:

  • Illustrations for 18 published books: Pushkin's short stories, "Pinnoccio", "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, aged 13", Andrey Platonov's stories, Joseph Conrad "Lord Jim", fairy tales by Walter Kahn etc.
  • Illustrations for 8 book covers
  • Brochures and leaflets
  • Illustrations in magazines for children

Reviews:

  • Interview for bTV, Bulgaria, 23 Dec 2007
  • Manly Daily, Sydney, 13 Oct 2006, p22
  • Unusual Wines – Anelia Pavlova's Queen of Clubs, 2002
  • Australian Art Collector, Sydney, Issue 14, Oct-Dec 2000, p.50
  • Jewish News Sydney, 7 June 1999, p34
  • Advertiser, Adelaide, 17 Nov 1998, p44
  • Advertiser, Adelaide, 18 Jul 1998, p7
  • Austin American Statesman, 25 Oct 1997
  • Advertiser, Adelaide, 22 Oct 1996, p31
  • Advertiser, Adelaide, 19 Jun 1996, p26
  • Balkanmedia Magazine, #1, 1993, pp 42-43
  • Medicine, Sofia, 29 Jan - 12 Feb 1993, p8
  • Hi-Life, Sofia, 2-8 Sep, 1992, p8
  • Demokratsia, Sofia, 8 Jul 1992, p4

Books:

2016 Песни на Светлината (poetry, in Bulgarian), Three Acorns Publishing, Adelaide
2013 Приказка за Бялата Пеперуда и Хибискусовия Щурец (in Bulgarian), Three Acorns Publishing, Adelaide
2012 Little Tiger Zack and Mylo, Three Acorns Publishing, Adelaide
2011 Тигърчето Спас и Мюлю (in Bulgarian), Three Acorns Publishing, Adelaide