Manya Vaptsarova, Professor, PhD

b. 1961, Sofia, Bulgaria
1986 MA in Graphic Arts, National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria 
1994 Assistant Professor, Department of Scenography, National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria
2005 Associate Professor, Department of Scenography, National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria  
2013 PhD, Department of Scenography, National Academy of Art, Sofia  
2015 Professor of Painting and Graphic Art, Department of Scenography, National Academy of Art, Sofia
2007–2015 Head, Department of Scenography, National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria  
 
e-mail: m.vapcarova@nha.bg
 
2018–2019 Head of Exhibition Activities, National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria
2020–2022 Editor-in-Chief, e-journal ART & CRITIQUE, National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria
 
http://manyavaptsarova.wix.com/manyavaptsarova
 
Participation in group exhibitions (regional and international), painting and printmaking symposia, competitions
1986 onwards in Bulgaria, Spain, Hungary, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Russia, Finland, Netherlands, Slovakia, Belgium, Turkey, the UK, Austria, Japan, the USA, Serbia
 
Participation in biennials (printmaking and painting)
Varna & Sofia, Bulgaria; Krakow, Poland; Guanlan, China; Kanagawa, Japan
 
Solo exhibitions
1988 Sofia, Bulgaria
1989 Sofia, Bulgaria
1990 Sozopol, Bulgaria
1992 Sofia, Bulgaria
1994 Krems, Austria
1999 Varna, Bulgaria
2000 Sofia, Bulgaria
2005 Sofia, Bulgaria
2009 Erfurt, Germany
2010 Sofia, Bulgaria, Festa Gallery, painting exhibition "Following the Bird of God"
2010 Eisenach, Germany, graphic art and drawings exhibition
2011 Sofia, Bulgaria, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski”, Alma Mater Gallery, exhibition installation "Verticals–Shelters of Light" 
2015 Sofia, Bulgaria, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski”, Alma Mater Gallery, exhibition "Reflected Surface"
2015 Sofia, Bulgaria, Art Alley Gallery, painting exhibition "Beyond the Visible"
 
Awards
1987 Print Biennial, Varna, Bulgaria
1989 Print Biennial, Lubin, Poland
1989 Award for exhibition “Ecologia-89”, Sofia, Bulgaria
2016 Excellence Jury Prize, "Enter into Art", Cologne, Germany
2018 Nomination for overall presentation, FORUM SMALL GRAPHIC FORMS 2018, Union of Bulgarian Artists
 
Participation in scientific conferences with publications
Compiler of print scientific editions of the National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria
 
Publications
The Role of Children's Art for the Development of Abstract Painting. In: The Child of XXI Century. 2009, Sofia: National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria 
Visual Possibilities of Graphic Techniques as a Means of Enriching the Pictorial Language in Visualising the Scenographic Adea. In: Achievements and Trends in the Development of Contemporary Design and Decorative Arts, 2010, Sofia: National Academy of Art
Compositional Experiments of Cubism. 2011, conference proceedings, Sofia: National Academy of Art
Subordination as a Conscious Purposeful Approach in the Organisation of Pictorial Composition. 2012, conference proceedings, Sofia: National Academy of Art
Eclectic Fine Pictorial Means and Visual Quotes. 2018, "Design & Applied Arts", Sofia: National Academy of Art
 
Works in art collections
Art galleries and private collections in Bulgaria, Italy, Austria, France, the USA, Belgium, Australia, Japan, Serbia, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Slovakia

 
 

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