Born                        Sofia, Bulgaria 1985

Lives                        Miami, Florida

EDUCATION

Ongoing                 MA in Expressive Arts for Conflict Transformation / Peacebuilding (pending), European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, CH

2019                        Certificate in Strategy for Arts and Cultural Organizations, University of Pennsylvania / National Arts Strategies, Philadelphia, PA  

2015                        Certificate in Intermodal Expressive Arts, Expressive Art Florida Institute, Sarasota, FL

2015                        “Empowering Creativity through Movement/Dance and Life/Art Metaphors” Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA

2006                        BA in Printmaking and Art History, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

2003                        New World School of the Arts College, (Figure Drawing, Sculpture I, Seminar I) Miami, FL                       

EXHIBITIONS

2019                        “Water” National Group Show, Open iArt Space, Santa Barbara, CA

2019                         89th  Annual Open Juried Show, National Art League, Douglaston, NY (First prize)

2018                        “Open Studio Day, May” World of Co, Sofia, Bulgaria

2018                        “Open Studio Day, April” World of Co, Sofia, Bulgaria

2018                        “Open Studio Day, March” World of Co, Sofia, Bulgaria

2006                        “Exposed” BA Thesis Show, Beard and Weil Galleries, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

2006                        “Organic / Industrial” House of the Living Arts, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

2005                        “What’s Going On” House of the Living Arts, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

2004                        “Open Doors to Open Minds” Annual Show, House of the Living Arts, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

COMMISSIONS

2018                        Private Residence, “On Light, Beauty and Blue” 54”H x 72”W, oil on linen, Fisher Island, FL

2018                        Private Residence, “Compositions in Blue - No. 7” 72”H x 60”W, acrylic on canvas, Fisher Island, FL

2005                       WCCS-FM Radio, “Icons Through the Decades” site-specific painting, 30”H x 60”W, oil pastel on drywall, Balfour Hood Center, Norton, MA

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

2019                        "Poiema Collective,” Founder, Sofia, Bulgaria and Miami, FL

A collective of individuals and organizations who co-create bridges between Bulgaria and the US through the arts.

2018                        "Miami Worship Nights," Crossbridge Church, Key Biscayne, FL                                                                                           

                                 Collaborative event designed for the greater Miami community to explore arts-based spirituality                                    

2016                        “Advent Creative Collaborative,” Rhythm Church, Miami, FL                                                                                                  

                                 Led a series of collaborative intermodal expressions co-producing visual and performance work  to                               

                                 deepen spiritual reflection and experience

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2005                        “Faces: Selected prints from the Wheaton College Collection” Beard and Weil Galleries, Norton, MA                                          

                                  Co-curated with students in Professor Evelyn Staudinger’s class “The Art of the Print”

2004                        “An Epic of Life in the Ancient World” Beard and Weil Galleries, Norton, MA                                                            

                                 An exhibition of antiquities from the Wheaton permanent collection; co-curated with Laurel Mulherin and                        

                                Professor Anne Murray

WORKSHOPS

2016 - 2018            Creative Community Group, Rhythm Church, Miami, FL                                                                                                               

                                   Bi-monthly group that explores the connections between intermodal creative process and spirituality

2016 - 201            Learning Community, Community Development Association, Coconut Grove, FL                                                            

                                   Weekly group that uses intermodal creative process to create connections across racial / social                                    

                                   divides and to evoke storytelling in a rapidly changing urban community undergoing gentrification

TEACHING

2015-16                      Piano private classes, Miami Music Ministries, Miami, FL

2006                          Intermodal-printmaking group class, Pinecroft School, Norton, MA

RESIDENCIES

2018                           Artist-in-Residence, World of Co, Sofia, Bulgaria

2016                           Artist-in-Residence, Deering Estate at Cutler, Palmetto Bay, FL

HONORS

2019                      Honorable Mention, Art Olympia International Open Art Competition, Saitama, Japan

2019                     First Place Winner, 89th  Annual Open Juried Show, National Art League, Douglaston NY

2004-06                   Eleanor Whitney Collier ’35 Annual Scholarship, Norton, MA

2004                         Designated stipend for independent study, Wheaton College Trustee Merit Scholarship, Norton, MA

2003-06                   Wheaton College Trustee Merit Scholarship, Norton, MA

2002                         Silver Knight Nominee in Visual Arts, Palmetto High School, Miami, FL

COLLECTIONS

Private Collection, Bulgaria, FL

Private Collection, Fisher Island, FL

Private Collection, Malaga, Spain

Private Collection, Miami, FL

Private Collection, Madison, WI

Private Collection, Attleboro, MA

Wheaton College Permanent Collection, Norton, MA

TRAVEL / LANGUAGES / TECHNOLOGY

Languages              Bulgarian, English, French, Spanish

Lived                       Bulgaria, Nigeria, Canada, United States

Travelled                 Switzerland, France, Italy, Belgium, Colombia, Mexico

Studied with            Paolo Knill, Anna and Daria Halprin, Margo Fuchs-Knill, Michelle LeBaron, Melinda Meyer, Claudia Fieo,  Evelyn

                                Staudinger and Anne West