Gergana Balabanova

Gergana Balabanova

Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria

About Gergana Balabanova

My name is Gergana Balabanova. I graduated in 2018 with a bachelor's degree and in 2020 with a master's degree in Painting in the National academy of arts in Sofia, Bulgaria. Painting is the way I express myself, my feelings and impressions. I get inspired by people, nature, objects and small details that often pass unnoticed but actually make a great difference. Travelling is also a way I find inspiration for my work. I aim to re-create mostly emotions and atmosphere. I paint mostly with oil and acrylic but also make charcoal and ink drawings. I like to experiment with different media (e.g. alkyd paints, collage, different modelling pastes).

Education

2018- 2020 - National academy of art, Bulgaria - Master's degree in Painting
2014-2018 - National academy of art, Bulgaria - Bachelor's degree in Painting

Exhibitions

2020 Participation in а National exhibition, Dimitar Dobrovich gallery, Sliven
2020 Participation in the National triennial of painting in Rafael Mihaylov exhibition hall, Veliko Tyrnovo
2020 Participation in the 10th International biennial of small forms, Iliya Beshkov gallery, Pleven
2020 Participation in a group exhibition Made in Leshten, Little bird place gallery, Sofia
2020 Participation in Little bird artist resindecy, Leshten
2020 Participation in a group exhibition "Portrait", UBA, Sofia
2020 Participation in a group exhibition "Spring salon of the women artists", Hristo Tsokev gallery, Gabrovo
2020 Participation in a group exhibition, Art Gallery Atelie, Burgas
2020 Participation in a group exhibition "Small format", Art 36 gallery, Sofia
2019 Participation in the group exhibition of the Shumen society of artists "Winter Saloon", Elena Karamihaylova art gallery, Shumen
2019 Participation in "Creating together" group exhibition, art gallery Vidima, Sevlievo
2019 Participation in Annual Painting Exhibition 30/30 format, gallery Astry, Sofia
2019 Participation in a group exhibition from the 10th National painting plein air "Shumen Plateau Nature Park", "Elena Karamihaylova" gallery
2019 - Exhibition in cultural centre "White house", Plovdiv (award from painting contest for young artists)
2019 - "Spring salon of the women artists", Hristo Tsokev gallery, Gabrovo
2018 - Solo exhibition, Radio Shumen, Shumen
2018 - Exhibion of the certified bachelors, Union of Bulgarian artists, Sofia
2018 - Prize from the Dr. Kunev and Dr. Zhelyazkov drawing contest and exhibition
2018 - Exhibition in cultural centre "White house", Plovdiv (award from painting contest for young artists)
2017 - Exhibition in cultural centre "White house", Plovdiv (award from painting contest for young artists)
2017 - Contest and exhibition "Painting, sculpture and printmaking", South-West University “Neofit Rilski” in Blagoevgrad
2017 - Award from the cultural centre "White house" painting contest for young artists
2016 - Contest and exhibition "Painting, sculpture and printmaking", South-West University “Neofit Rilski” in Blagoevgrad
2015 - Contest and exhibition in "Aspect" art gallery, Plovdiv
2015 - Exhibition of atelier 52 from the National academy of arts in "Degas" art gallery, Sofia
2014 - Solo exhibition "Worlds", "House in heaven" art gallery, Shumen