Rumen Nechev

Born: 1959 in Smolyan, Bulgaria.

Education: 1978 - High School of Arts, Kazanlak, Bulgaria. 1986 - M.A. Degree in Graphic Arts at the St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria.

2006 - Specialization in Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris

1990 - Member of Union of Bulgarian Artists 1992 - accepted as member of the Society of Artists in Plovdiv 2002-2005 - Chairman of the Society of Artist in Plovdiv.

Has participated in more than 25 international exhibitions between 1988 and 2008.

Selected solo-exhibitions:
1989 - Art Gallery, Pazardjik, Bulgaria
1993 - International Autumn Exhibitions, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
1994 - Starinna Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
1995 - Auerbach Gallery, Germany
1997 - Dyakov Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
1998 - Artin Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria
1999 - Dyakov Gallery, Plovdiv
1999 - Moon of Roots Gallery, Burgas, Bulgaria
2000 - Artin Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria
2001 - Boviel Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (with Sasho Anastasov)
2002 - Dyakov Gallery, Plovdiv
2003 - Rompheya Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (with Itsko Maznev) 2003 - Dyakov Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2003 - Yuka Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria
2005 - Graphic Circle Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
2005 - Stari Grad Gallery, Kotor, Montenegro
2005 - Dyakov Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2005 - Bulart Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria
2006 - Nessie Gallery, Burgas, Bulgaria
2006 - Rakoursi Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2007 - Helmut Junger Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2007 - National Autumn Exhibitions, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2008 - Georges Papazoff Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Since 1988 he has participated in more than twenty international exhibitions and projects for graphic art and objects from paper.

Awards:
1986 - Annual Graphics Award, Pazardjik, Bulgaria
1991 - Second Award and Silver Plaque at the Sixth International Biennial of Graphics, Varna, Bulgaria
1997 - Annual Graphics Award of the Society of Artists in Plovdiv
1997 - Stanislav Dospevski Graphics Award, Pazardjik, Bulgaria
1997 - Rotary Club Annual Award, Pazardjik, Bulgaria
1999 - Special Award at the International Biennial of Graphics, Kluj, Romania
2000 - Award at the First International Graphics festival, Che-U, South Korea 2002 - Tribel Ex-libris Award, Belgrade, Serbia 2002 - First Award at the Biennial of Small-Size Painting, Pleven, Bulgaria
2002 - Third Award at the Annual Exhibition of the Society of Artists in Plovdiv
2003 - First Graphics Award at the International Biennial of Humour and Satire, Bulgaria 2003 - St. Cyril and Methodius Foundation Award at the Twelfth International Biennial of Graphics, Varna, Bulgaria
2004 - Honorary Diplom at the International Triennial of Graphics, Sofia, Bulgaria
2004 - Dyakov Gallery Annual Award, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2004 - Second Graphics Award of the Society of Artists in Plovdiv
2005 - Grant to Cite Internationale Des Arts, Paris, France
2006 - Second Award at the Annual Exhibition of the Society of Artists in Plovdiv

Some of his works are owned by:
National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;
City Art Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria;
Helmut Mueller`s Collection, Germany;
Auerbach Graphics Studio, Germany;
Graphics Studio at the Society of Artists in Plovdiv, Bulgaria;
Graphics Studio at the Society of Artists in Burgas, Bulgaria;
Graphics Studio at the International Biennial of Graphics, Varna, Bulgaria;
Domestic and foreign private collections.

Artworks by Rumen Nechev