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Antonia Gurkovska

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Slate, 2012 Fabric, Acrylic, Enamel, Spray Paint 22" X 20" © Antonia Gurkovska
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Index , 2012 Silver Oil Based Paint, Acrylic,staples on Canvas 12" X 9" X 1 1/2" © Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery
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Outer, 2012 Vinyl, Acrylic, Plastic, Graphite, Fabric, Spray Paint, Staples, Enamel, Mesh 60" X 48" X 2" © Antonia Gurkovska
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Spectator, 2012 Vinyl, Acrylic, Corduroy, Plastic, Enamel 60" X 48" X 1 1/2" © Antonia Gurkovska
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Reversed, 2012 Plastic, Staples, Mesh, Acrylic, Enamel on Canvas 12" X 9 1/4" X 2 1/2" © Antonia Gurkovska
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Untitled, 2011 Oil and Enamel on Canvas - Collaged 12"x12" © Antonia Gurkovska
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Index installation view © Antonia Gurkovska
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Container, 2012 Site Specific Installation © Antonia Gurkovska
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The artist's studio © Antonia Gurkovska
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Untitled (Portrait) , 2010 Oil, Acrylic, Enamel, Latex 54"x72" © Antonia Gurkovska
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Europa , 2010 Oil, Acrylic, Enamel, Latex, Wax, Shellac, Fabric 72"x96" © Antonia Gurkovska
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Untitled , 2011 Oil, Acrylic, Enamel Paint, Staples 67" X 83" © Antonia Gurkovska
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Agoniste, 2010 Acrylic, Latex, Fabric, Wax 54"x72" © Antonia Gurkovska
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Untitled (Portrait), 2010 Oil, Acrylic, Enamel, Fabric, Spray Paint 60"x75" © Courtesy of the artist and School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Sullivan Galleries
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© Courtesy of the artist & Kavi Gupta Gallery Berlin
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Chicago
Works in
Chicago
Tags
mixed-media, installation, abstract
Statement

Antonia Gurkovska erupted out of a mountain near Sofia, Bulgaria in 1984. After receiving her BFA from the National Academy of Art in Sofia in 2008, she made her way to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on a Fulbright Scholarship, graduating in 2011 with the George and Ann Siegel Fellowship. You have seen her work in past solo and group exhibitions around Chicago, including Untitled at Autumn Space Gallery; Summer at Kavi Gupta; New Insight, curated by Suzanne Ghez, at NEXT; Irritable Abstraction, curated by Susanne Doremus, at Julius Caesar, and The Question of Their Content curated by Carly Silverman at Zolla/Lieberman Gallery. She currently resides in Chicago.

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EDUCATION


2011 - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Master of Fine Arts - Painting and Drawing
2008 - National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria - BFA Painting/Mural Painting
2005 - 2006 - University of Hertfordshire, England - Painting and Drawing - Erasmus Exchange
2003 - City of Bath College, England - Painting - Diploma in Foundation Studies Art and Design
2003 - High School of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria - High School Degree Diploma in Fine Art


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012 - Index, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 - Untitled at Autumn Gallery Space, Chicago, IL


GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS

2012 - Armory Show, NY

2012 - Zolla Lieberman, Group Show, Chicago, IL

2011 - Art Platform, Los Angeles, represented by Kavi Gupta Gallery
2011 - Summer, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011 - Experience Is Never Unattached, Sullivan Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011 - Manifest Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
2011 - Union League, Chicago, IL
2011 - Art Chicago, New Insight, Chicago, IL
2011 - MFA Show, Sullivan Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011 - Irritable Abstraction, Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL
2011 - Collect, Carrousel Space Project, Chicago, IL
2010 - Midnight Snacks, 1366 Space. Chicago, IL
2009 - Alter Egos, Siragusa Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008 - “Wall to Wall” Project, comissioned by the Italian Embassy in Sofia – “Dante Alighieri” Mural
2008 - “No Place Like Home / No Home Like Place” – Exhibition at the ‘Red House’
Center for Contemporary Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria
2008 - “Syngenta” Mural Painting comission, Sofia, Bulgaria
2007 - “Cultural Identity exhibition” - Sofia Press Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2007 - Tzaritza Joanna Hospital - Mural commission, Sofia Bulgaria
2006 - Mural co- projects, private commissions, D.C. Maryland, USA
2006 - Painting co-project, Canakkale, Turkey
2005 - Summer Painting Project, Arbanassy, Bulgaria
2004 - British Council Art Exchange Exhibition between Sofia and Bath, Sofia, Bulgaria
2003 - Summer Painting Exhibition at Yellow Barn Studio, Maryland, USA
2003 - Selected Paintings Exhibition, Gainsborough Building, City of bath College, Bath, England
2002 - “You are Here” – Bath-Sofia Co-exhibition at the Cultural Center in Sofia, Bulgaria


SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS


2011 - George and Ann Siegel Fellowship, Art Institute of Chicago
2009 - 2011 - Fulbright Scholarship recipient
2009 - 2011 - Thanks to Scandinavia Scholarship recipient
2009 - 2011 - Merit Scholarship, School of Art Institute of Chicago
2008 - “Ceresit” National Art Competition – First Place
2007 - Onsekiz Mart University Fellowship for a co-project in Canakkale, Turkey
2005 - 2006 - ERASMUS students exchange grant - at the University of Hertfordshire, England
2005 - National Academy of Arts, Sofia - Best Portrait Award
2003 - Full Annual Scholarship to complete a course of Foundation Art and Design at the City of Bath College, England
2003 - High School Graduation Award for Outstanding Achievements in Painting - First Place