Magdalena Kalieva

Magdalena Kalieva

Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria

About Magdalena Kalieva

I am an economist by education. I love watercolor and experiment with water media. The spirit of watercolor lived inside me. I love the water and the mysterious process of infusing the paint into the water, the controlled and accidental spills between the color and the water. Often jokingly called myself "balancer". Balance is a must for everyone and for me this is one way to achieve it.
Most often I draw when traveling. Illustrate my own travel notes. I have published 5 books entirely with my texts and watercolors. I love to say that the text illustrates my paintings rather than back - painting to reinforce the text. I let my hand feel the place where I am and through the drawings to convey my complex sense of time-space.
I am a member of the International Watercolor Society. In 2019-2021 my paintings were selected for participation in more 30 international watercolor exhibitions on 4 continents.
Awards
2019 – Diploma in the III. International watercolor festival CASTRA 2019 in Slovenia
2019 – My watercolor is listed in the top 70 best watercolors in the Flora section of a competition organized by Malaysia in 2019
2020 – First place in the nomination "Symbolic picture" in The International Watercolor Contest "WATERCOLORium" - Moscow - Russia – 2020
2020 – Second place in the NeoExpressionism nomination in Abstractum Festival 2020 in St. Peterburg - Russia
2020 – Winner in the 3rd Siberian Watercolor Salon in Novosibirsk - Russia
2021 – Honorary award in the 1st International Watercolor Exhibition and Competition Singapore - 2021

Education

month 05-2016 - Atanas Matsurev Watercolor Course

1981-1983 - Economic Journalism, Sofia, Bulgaria

1979-1983 - The University of Economics in Sofia, Bulgaria

Events

23.08.2021 - 05.10.2021 - St. Petersburg, Moscow, Novosibirsk - IWS Russia, International Watercolor Exhibition and Competition "Watercolor with love" - 2021

08.2021 - Singapore - 1st International Watercolor Exhibition and Competition - Honorary award

23.06.2021 - 01.07.2021 - solo exhibition - Argentina - Bulgarian Cultural Center, Sofia, Bulgaria

Exhibitions

20-30.05.2021 - "INTERNATIONAL PYRENEES WATERCOLOR CONTEST & EXHIBITION " France 2021

04.2021 - Indonesia International Watercolor Online Exhibition and Competition

03.2021 - Tirana, Albania

19.12.2020 - 30.12.2020 - Sareh Gallery - Moscow -Russia

06.11.2020 - 20.11.2020 - Third Ukrainian and international watercolor exhibition - Biennale "Sea Aquarelle" Odesa-2020

04.11.2020 - solo exhibition - 60-enale - San Stefano Plaza Gallery - Betona, Sofia, Bulgaria

20.10.2020 - 26.10.2020 - ALBI-FRANCE

04.10.2020 - IWS Globe Art Network Cangas de Onis - online-catalog

11.09-14.09.2020 - 1st International Biennale of watercolor art in Palac Lucja, Poland “Your identity through watercolor” 2020

01.09.2020-01.10.2020 - 3rd Siberian Watercolor Salon - Russia - Winner!!!

28.08.2020 - 04.10.2020 - Biennale Mini Castra - 2020 - Slovenia

15.07.2020 - 15.08.2020 - MiniWatercolor Kyiv - online international exhibition

25.06.2020 - 31.12.2020 - Xian, China

23.06.2020 - 30.06.2020 - Moscow – First place in the nomination "Symbolic picture" in The International Watercolor Contest "WATERCOLORium"

22.05.2020 - 24.05.2020 - FESTIVAL URBINOINACQUERELLO 2020, URBINO, Italia - delayed

25.05.2020 - 31.05.2020 - FESTIVAL FABRIANO ACQUERELLO, Italia - online

2020 - Participate in the second International Exhibition-Biennale of watercolor art - "Our Wonderful World." - 2020 - Ukraine - Poland - delayed

2020 - Reaching the final of the international watercolor competition "Step by Step" - IWS Poland

03.03.2020 - 08.03.2020 - Abstractum Festival 2020 in St. Peterburg, second place in the NeoExpressionism nomination

18.02.2020 - 24.02.2020 Hong Kong - “Hello! Hong Kong” International Watercolor Exposition” - canceled

21 February 2020 - Vladimir Dimitrov-Masters Art Gallery Kyustendil, Bulgaria

28.01.2020 - 05.02.2020 - Vienna, Austria - The International Watercolor Contest "WATERCOLORium"

21 January 2020 - Stanislav Dospevski Art Gallery Pazardzhik, Bulgaria

25.12.2019 - Xian, China

08.12.2019 - Olympiart Exhibition 2019 - Delhi, India

November 2019 - SECOND INTERNATIONAL WATERCOLOR BIENNIAL 2019 in KOSOVO

09.11.2019 - 06.01.2020 - INTERNATIONAL WATERCOLOR CONTEST AND EXHIBITION PREMIO TLALOC 2019, Toluca, Mexico

29.10.2019 - 30.11.2019 - Gеorgi Papazov Art Gallery, Yambol, Bulgaria

05.10.2019 - 25.10.2019 - Dimitar Dobrovich Art Gallery, Sliven, Bulgaria

05.09.2019 - 30.09.2019 - Assen and Iliya Peikov Art Gallery Sevlievo, Bulgaria

03.09.2019 - 16.09.2019 - 1st International Watermedia Festival, Colors of the Rainbow Nation, Cape Town, South Africa

24.08.2019 - 06.10.2019 - III. International watercolor festival CASTRA 2019, Slovenia

17.08.2019 - 31.08.2019 - Watercolor Art Zurich, Switzerland 2019

August 2019 - 07.08.-31.08.2019 - Nikola Marinov Art Gallery Targovishte, Bulgaria

July 2019 - 01.07-31.07.2019 - Second International Triennial The Spirit of aquarelle - Varna 2019, Bulgaria