Designers


Mila Stoeva is a textile artist and designer whose main sphere of interest is mainly in the field of contemporary textile arts and crafts. She has graduated from National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria, where she also obtained a PhD degree in 2013 at Textile – Art and Design Department. In the period 2013-2017 she is a guest professor in the same Department, and in 2017 she founds MilaMax Art Studio for public and home interiors commissions – installations, soft sculptures, lightening bodies and textiles of all kind.

Mila Stoeva participated in multiple national and international exhibitions of contemporary art. In her works she explores the interaction between form, space and light. As an artist her main focus is on big scale spatial installations, soft sculpture and interactive objects in which she often uses special light.

 

Some of the most important exhibitions she took part:

 

Mini textile (2017, Sofia), Directions (2017, Bourgas), Textile in interior (2017, Sofia), Lummix Light Art Festival (2016, Plovdiv), Sofia Paper Art Fest 2016 - award for best project on Transformation in paper (2017, Sofia), World Paper Art Biennial (2015, Sofia), Art Map Moving Project (2016, Ponte de Lima, Portuguese), finalist in the contest for contemporary art of Nuance Gallery (2016, Sofia), “Light” exhibition (2015, Sofia), “A Dot” – Contemporary art exhibition of Art gallery Vladimir Dimitrov-The Master and Bulgarian Artists Union initiative “Night of the museums and galleries”/2015, Kyustendil, Bulgaria/, 8th International Biennial of Textile Art “From Lausanne to Beijing” (2014, Beijing, China), Nomination for contemporary Art award “Yordan Parushev” 2014 and participation in the subsequent exhibitions in Sliven and Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria,  and Paris, France /2014 – 2015/ and others.




Zonitza Piskuliiska graduated from National Academy of Arts Textile Department, and in 2015 she obtained a doctorate on “William Morris and Morris&Co textiles”. Influence in Europe during the first decade of XX century”. 

In the period 2005-2009 she works on a project for disadvantage children. Author of book covers. Her favorite techniques are embroidery, felt, patchwork and weaving.

She took part in multiple exhibitions: Mini textile, Sofia, 2017; In harmony with nature, Sofia Paper Art Biennial, Sofia City Gallery, 2011, Plastic spaces, Galleria Industrialna, 2010, Identifications, 100+ Gallery, Landscape, National Art Gallery, 2003.  

Zornitsa Piskuliiska is an author with various interest in the field of art, design and decorative. In her works she emphasizes personal experiences, interpretation of the text with textile techniques and the obligatory presence of the tactile sound of the craft.



Nada Nedyalkova-Orlova is a 2014 graduated Magister of Textile arts, National Academy of Arts, Sofia. Her interests as a creator are in the direction of contemporary art, work with textile material and techniques. A special place in her work is the idea of aestheticization of deconstructivism as a concept and bearer of a message and the wounding of the surface as an act of creation and a new beginning. Nada participated in multiple exhibitions such as:

International exhibition Cultural signs of the Bulgarian and Chinese Thread art /2017, Hangzhou, China/, Bulgarian Artists Union exhibition “Mini textile” /2016, Sofia, Bulgaria/, International biennale Small forms /2016, Pleven, Bulgaria/, Bulgarian Artists Union “Svetlina” Textile exhibition /2015, Sofia, Bulgaria/, Main exhibition of Bulgarian Artists Union /2015, Sofia, Bulgaria/, “A Dot” – Contemporary art exhibition of Art gallery Vladimir Dimitrov-The Master and Bulgarian Artists Union initiative “Night of the museums and galleries”/2015, Kyustendil, Bulgaria/.

Nada has several awards:

Young Author award Amateras international exhibition, Sofia paper art festival – Paper art small format competition /2016, Sofia/, Award for an original technique - Pentimento – the art to correct yourself -  V International biennale “The art of miniature” /2015, Ruse, Bulgaria/, Nomination for contemporary Art award “Yordan Parushev” 2014 and participation in the subsequent exhibitions in Sliven and Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria,  and Paris, France /2014 – 2015/.



Natalya Darmancheva is artist and designer who works mainly in the field of contemporary textile art fashion. In 2000 she graduated from National Academy of Arts, Textile Department and in 2008 she obtained a PhD degree in science of art and fine arts. Since 2008 she is a visiting professor in Textile-Art and Design Department at National Academy of Arts, Sofia. 

She has been running fashion design courses for several years now in private training centers in Sofia. Natalia Darmancheva has multiple solo exhibitions, as well as participations and appearances in the field of modern textile art in Bulgaria and abroad. Since 2010 she has founded Nataliya D. Handmade for boutique, handmade, author's articles of unique design. The products are made with extreme precision, attention to detail and high quality materials. Traditional textile techniques such as hand and machine embroidery, crochet, painted textiles, patchwork find a new, modern reading at the author's hands. Nataliya D.'s works are possessions in private collections and enjoy their owners all over the world: Bulgaria, Russia, Moldova, Ukraine, Italy, Austria, Germany and the United States.




Yana Petkova graduated from Textile Department at National Academy of Arts, Sofia. She has special interests in working with hand-made paper, monotypes, graphics, paintings and craft techniques. Member of Union of Bulgarian Artists, Textile Section.

Author of the following personal exhibitions: In November, hand-made paper /2006, Sofia/ and On a single wall /2006, ENA Gallery, Sofia/.

Yana participated in number of exhibitions abroad and in Bulgaria:

Professor’s and students’ exhibition of all Departments in NAA /2008, Marmara University, Turkey/, students’ exhibition of all Departments at Warsaw Academy of Arts, Poland/, Youth Festival, paper art exhibition /2005, Skopje/, Sofia Paper Art Fest 2018 “Messages in  paper” /2018, Sofia/, Directions /2017, Bourgas/, Mini textile – Union of Bulgarian Artists’ Section Textile exhibition /2016, Sofia/, Christmas exhibition paintings, ceramics, paper, textile and something else…/2015, Sofia/, Point /2015, Kujustendil/, exhibition of students and graduated from NAA, Textile – Art and Design Department /2014, Debut Gallery, Sofia/, Paintings, Textiles, Sculptures /2013, Pleven/, Dialogue exhibition of National School of Applied Arts “Saint Luca” and Textile Department, NAA /2012, Sofia/, Adraidna’s Thread Today /2012, Sofia/, The Rug – exhibition of Union of Bulgarian Artists, Textile Section /2011, Sofia/, Textile Replies – joint exhibition of National Museum of Bulgarian Art, Sofia, Textile Section of Union of Bulgarian Artists, Sofia and National Culture Palace Gallery /2011, Sofia, Plastic spaces /2010, Sofia/, Varieties and mobility – annual exhibition of Textile Section of Union of Bulgarian Artists /2010, Sofia/.




Anelia Petrova graduated from National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Textile – Art and Design Department in the course of Prof. Anna Boyadjieva. In 2017 she continues her education in Graphic and Spatial Design at New Bulgarian University.

Her diploma work “Double crossed makaz” is honored with the special award of NAA for excellent artistic achievements in plain weaving – a participation in exhibition in House Wittgenstein, Austria, as well as an artistic residency at the same House.

Anelia participated in multiple exhibitions in Bulgaria and abroad such as: “Processes” /2015, Sofia/q exhibition of graduated from NAA students /2016, Sofia/, exhibition of awarded students in House Wittgenstein /2017, Vienna/, Tradition, novelty, individuality - exhibition of students and professors from NAA, Sofia and Warsaw /2018, Warsaw/ and others.