BIO

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria 1983

 

EDUCATION

2010    Master of Fine Arts, Painting. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

2007    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cum Laude, Painting, minor in Art History and Art Therapy

           Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio

 

TEACHING CERTIFICATE

2015    Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) from the RSA University of Cambridge

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016    OSTEN BIENNIAL of DRAWING Skopje, OSTEN Gallery, Skopje, Macedonia (juried)

2015    БЛОК 228, Alma Mater Gallery, The Cultural Centre of Sofia University, Sofia,Bulgaria (solo)

2014    inflocks, Shircliff Gallery of Art, Vincennes University, Indiana (two-person exhibition)

2013    Urban Creatures Art Festival, June 1-9, Sofia, Bulgaria (invitational)

           Group Show, Hammond Harkins Galleries, Bexley, Ohio (group)

2012    Grammar of the Elite, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, Michigan (juried)

           Aliens Among Us, Ohio Art League, Columbus, Ohio (solo)

           OHIOCENTRIC, Ohio State University, Urban Art Space, Columbus, Ohio (juried)

2011    One Night, Ohio Art League, Columbus, Ohio (juried)

           Winter Reflections, Hammond Harkins Galleries, Bexley, Ohio (group)

2010    The Smile Without the Cat, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire (invitational)

           Alien Nation, SoFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (solo)

           M.F.A. Show, SoFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (group)

           Small and Wonderful, Hammond Harkins Galleries, Bexley, Ohio (group)

2009    Body Triple, Hammond Harkins Galleries, Bexley, Ohio (three-person exhibition)

           NSAL Emerging Artist Exhibition, Bloomington, Indiana (juried)

           M.F.A. Show, SoFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (group)

2008    Fresh Art, Hammond Harkins Galleries, Bexley, Ohio (group)

           Small and Wonderful, Hammond Harkins Galleries, Bexley, Ohio (group)

2007    Ohio State Fair Professional Division Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio (juried)

           Something Still Next to Something Fluid, Sean Christopher Gallery, Columbus, Ohio (solo)

           Agora III, Junctionview Studios, Columbus, Ohio (juried)

           Thesis Exhibition, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio (solo)

           Fresh Art, Hammond Harkins Galleries, Bexley, Ohio (group)

           Agora Spring, Junctionview Studios, Columbus, Ohio (juried)

      

AWARDS

2011   Finalist           Greater Columbus Arts Council Fellowship, Columbus, Ohio

2010   Grant              The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Juried, Quebec, Canada

           Nominee        Joan Mitchel Foundation Grant, New York

2009   Award             Christ Merit Award, National Society of Arts and Letters, Bloomington, Indiana

2008   Allowance       Associate Instructor Fellowship, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

2007   Grant              The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Juried, Quebec, Canada

           Award             ILOVETREEFORT Award, Juried, Agora Spring 2007, Columbus, Ohio

           Award            Outstanding Senior Award, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio

2006   Scholarship     The Paul and Erika Bourguignon Scholarship, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio

2005   Scholarship     The Roger Miles Berlin Memorial Scholarship, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio

           First Prize       Lowell Tolstedt Drawing Prize, Juried, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio

 

PUBLICATIONS & VIDEOS

2015    Gret Kostadinova,Artist Corner, Виж!Бургас, blog, 30 Oct. 2015

2015    Gret Kostadinova,Виж!Бургас, publication, Vol.39, September 2015

2015    Lee Gainer,PEEK, blog, March 6, 2015

2012    Andrew Ina,Aliens Among Us, video, Ohio Art League, May 2012

2009    Jacqueline Hall,Body Triple, publication, Columbus Dispatch, May 3rd, 2009

2007    Jacqueline Hall, "Sweet 16 in Spotlight", publication, Columbus Dispatch, July 1st, 2007

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2016 - Present 

          Private Art Instructor and English Tutor

 

2011 -  Present (June – August)

            Art Instructor, TASIS The American School in England, Summer Program, Surrey, England

            CoursesLondon through a Lens Enrichment Photography course

                          Art in London Enrichment AP Art couse

                          Art Elective course

2015 - 2016 

           English Teacher, International House Sofia / English Language Centre, Sofia, Bulgaria

           Courses: Pre- Intermediate A2A English

                         Intermediate B1 level English

                         Beginner Level Bulgarian

2011 - 2014

           Adjunct Instructor, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio

           Course: Drawing I Fundamentals

                        Drawing II Figure & Anatomy

                        Advanced Figure Drawing

 

2010  (June - August)

           Associate Instructor, Indiana University Summer Program, Florence, Italy

           Course: Advanced Drawing

            

2008 - 2010

           Associate Instructor, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

           Course: Fundamentals of Drawing

 

GALLERY AFFILIATION

Saatchi Art

Hammond Harkins Galleries, Columbus, Ohio