Velislava Gecheva
Lives and works in Sofia.
2010 – Graduated in Paintings from the National Art Academy, Sofia.
2009 – Specialization n the Academy for fine Arts in Macerata, Italy.
2005 – Highschool for fine Arts, Sofia
Selected solo exhibition: “I left in all places”, gallery Nuance (2016), Sofia, ”Sport”, Societe Generale Expressbank, Varna (2014), Before and after, but not now!, La Machina di San Cresci gallery, Greve in Chianti, Italy (2012); Paining, Debut gallery, Sofia (2005).
Selected group exhibition: Instead of the poet’s head, Gallery U.P.A.R.K., Plovdiv (2016), Attention: Fresh paint !, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia (2015), Bulgaria: Save the dream, 148 contemporary Bulgarian artists in Venice on the map of the new art – Imago Mundi, Giorgio Chini Foundation, Venice (2015), Art for Change, Sofia (2015), My name is Artist, Herrentals, Belgium (2014), Edmond Demirdjian Foundation Annual Painting, Rakursi Gallery (2012); Love, Gallery “Rayko Aleksiev”, Sofia (2012), Chance. Choice. Change., National Palace of Culture, Sofia (2012), Transform (2011).
Awards/Nominations: First Prize at the Contemporary Art Contest, Nuance Gallery, Sofia (2015), Annual Award for Painting, Edmond Demirdjian Foundation (2012), ESSL Art Award – CEE 2011, National Academy of Arts and Societe Generale Expressbank for Achievements in Art (2010), First Prize Portrait from “Ilia Petrov” National School of Fine Arts, Sofia (2005).

I like to contemplate and express on the canvas the people in their everyday roles, in the diversity of their transformations and relationships, as well as in their communication with the nature.


Portrait of a girl, oil on canvas                                                           Before and then but not now, oil on canvas

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