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Lidia Simeonova

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Birthplace
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Birth year
1956

Lives in
Shelby Twp, MI

Works in
Warren, MI

Website

Representing galleries
Malton Gallery

Tags
exhibition/performance, sculpture, figurative, modern, arts-education, gallery, mixed-media

Statement
My artwork is a reflection of my life. I have projected frozen moments, good and bad—onto the canvas. As my style and personality matured,  I traveled the world.
My artwork tells a story—my story, of the different periods in my personal and creative life. I was born and grew up in Bulgaria, where I obtained a Bachelor's Degree from Velico Tarnovo University of Fine Art. My free spirit, and lust for discovery and exploration fueled a worldwide journey.
From Bulgaria, I moved with my family to Czechoslovakia and again to Germany in 1991. Uprooting our lives with two children proved both adventurous and challenging for me.  Once we arrived in Germany, I found myself eased and inspired by many traditions,  culture and good friends there. I kept painting and managed to put on a couple of shows in Germany while trying to explore different parts of Europe too. My paintings hung in  galleries in Paris as well as different international shows in France. When we moved to the United States in 1994, I discovered another world—the world of electronics and computers. I became a graphic designer for a couple of years and then a clay modeler for General Motors, where I have been for the past 5 years. Here I found the opportunity  to show my artwork at many national andinternational shows, where I received most  recognition and awards.
Today my portfolio reflects a variety of mediums and style. My paintings from Bulgaria differ greatly from what I produced in Germany or America. I spent many years as an abstract artist, but the human figure has always persisted in the creative process. Now the human _expression and relationship are the leading thoughts when I take a brush or pencil. One thing I am trying to achieve is creating a work in which life and painting blend in a perfect existential poem. I will present the viewer with a harmonious, contemplative image, which speaks to the spiritual complexities of our existence.

 

CV

 

ONE MAN SHOW

1989 Gallery January 4th - Plovdiv, Bulgaria
1990 Gallery January 4th - Plovdiv, Bulgaria
1992 Reiffeisenbank - Andechs, Germany
1993 Gallery Taubenturm- Diessen, Germany
1994 Art Gallery Cely Barbier, Munich, Germany
1995 Smith Theatre for Performing Arts, Farmington Hills, MI
1997 Macomb Center for Performing Arts, Macomb, MI
1998 Bloomfield Fine Arts, Birmingham, MI
1999 Robert Maniscalco Gallery, Detroit, MI
2000 Angel Gallery, Ferndale, MI
2005 General Motors Design Center Gallery
2008 A&B Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009 Alfa Gallery, NJ
2010 BoxHearth Gallery, PA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1987 Gallery Balabanov- Ancient Town of Plovdiv, Bulgaria
1988 Gallery Shipka 6, Sofia, Bulgaria
1989 Natl., Exhibition of Young Artists, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
1990 Natl., Exhibition Small Format -Sliven, Bulgaria
1990 Natl., Exhibition Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
1991 Center of Culture & Arts "Passinger Fabric", Munich, Germany
1992 Center of Culture & Arts "Passinger Fabric", Munich, Germany
1992 "Arts-Inter" International Salon Seigneurs De L'Art - Marceille, France
1993 Artist Society Group Exhibition, Berg, Germany
1993 Center of Culture & Arts Taufkirchen, Munich, Germany
1994 Salon for Fine Arts - Chatelerault, France
1995 Natl., Exhibition Douglaston Art League, NY
1995 13 Natl., International Exhibition San Bernardino Museum - LA, CA
1995 Joppish's Bay Gallery - Northport, MI
1996 Roger Lapelle Gallery -Philadelphia, PA
1996 Fedulov Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1996 Medici Center for Visual Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1996 Arts Center of the Ozarks, Ozarks, Arkansas
1997 Midwest Color'97 Chapter 104 Natl., Exhibition, Bloomfield, MI
1997 Hillcrest Art Center - International Exhibition, Hillcrest, CA
1998 Venice Art Center, Venice, Florida
1999 Michigan Annual Exhibition, Mount Clemence, MI
1999 Midwest Color'99 Exhibition (CPSA), Chicago, IL
2000 Michigan Annual Exhibition, Mount Clemence, MI
2000 Maniscalco Gallery, Detroit, MI
2001 Maniscalco Gallery, Detroit, MI
2003 GM Design Center Gallery
2004 GM Design Center Gallery
2005 WomenMade Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 Her Mark - Woman Made Gallery, Chicago I
2006 The National Association for Gallery Owners, Directors & Artists American Juried Art Salon's Fall/Winter
2006  American Juried Art Salon of American Association for Gallery Owners
2007  The power of the portrait- ArtRom Gallery, Rom Italy 
2007 2007 International Online Art Contest, AU
2007  Medial 2 Art Biennial international Competition
2007  Art Interview 10 Intnl. Competition
2007  Diesel New Art Intnl. Art Competition
2007  2007 Actual Size Biennial - Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit
2007  Empowerment4wemen Magazine - cover artist
2008  Annual Bulgarian art show 'Beyond Borders II, Chocago. IL
2008  Digital art Show - GM Gallery
2009 Art Inter/National Exhibition, Pitsburg, PA
2009 International Art Competition at X-Power Gallery, Taipei City, Taiwan
2010 BoxHearth Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pa
2010 ArtPrize, Grand Rapid, MI

AWARDS

1993 Diploma, International Contest for Alkyd Paintings, Venice, Italy
1993 Silver Medal for Illustration "Parrot in the Forest" Fernsehwohe, Germany
1994 First Place Art Contemporain - Chatelerault, France
1995 Award of Merit - Douglaston, New York
1995 Honored in The Artist's Magazine Portrait Competition
1996 Windberg Enterprises Achievement Award, MI
1999 Lyra Award - Chapter 103, Colored Pencil Society of America
2007 3rd Place in "The power of the portrait" ArtRom Gallery, Rom Italy
2007 Medial 2 Art Biennial - Diploma of Excellence
2007 Art Interview 10 International Competition - Honorable Mention
2007 First Prize Winner in 2007 International Art Contest, Australia
2009 Best of Show Award in the 2009 Art Inter/National Exhibition.

PUBLICATIONS

1990 Almanac of Culture and Arts - Bulgaria
1993 Suddeutche Zeitung, Germany
1993 Weekly News Journal - Fernsehwoche, Germany
1994 Plovdiv News, Bulgaria
1995 The Artist's Magazine, US
1996 Encyclopedia of Living Artist in America, 10th Edition
1997 Detroit Free Press
1997 The Advisor Weekly Newspaper
1997 Warren Weekly
1997 Macomb Daily
1999 2000 Edition "Who is Who in American Woman"
1999 "Who is Who in the 2000... "
2000 "Who is Who in The World"
2000 Outstanding People of the 20 Century, Cambridge, England
2001 "1000 Great Americans"
2002-2007" Who is Who "
2008 - 2009/10 Prinston Premier Honor Edition Registry for the most accomplished professionas

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