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20131002185041-sea
Sea, 2013 Different Colors Rubber Bands, Black Mesh, White Industrial Felt 22"x18"x5" © Margarita Mileva
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Sea / Detail, 2013 Different Colors Rubber Bands, Black Mesh, White Industrial Felt 22"x 18" X 5" © Margarita Mileva
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Wedding Bouquet, August 2013, Pnanama Different Colors Rubber Bands 10" Sphere, 6" Stem © Stile di Vita by Castilo Kraemer
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Wedding Bouquet, August 2013, Panama Different Colors Rubber Bands 10" Sphere, 6" Stem © Stile di Vita by Castilo Kraemer
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Jazz, 2013 Black Rubber Bands, Different Colors Stretch Nontoxic Paint 18" in Diameter © Margarita Mileva
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Bell, 2012 Black Rubber Bands, Industrial Felt Scraps Winner of Project IMA In:spired, Indianapolis Museum of Art © Indianapolis Museum of Art
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Bell, 2012 Black Rubber Bands, Industrial Felt Scraps © Indianapolis Museum of Art
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Bell, 2012 Black Rubber Bands; Industrial Felt Scraps - Different Colors Full Length Garment © Margarita Mileva
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Bell (detail), 2012 Black Rubber Bands © Margarita Mileva
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Talk to Luis / Detail, 2011 Different Colors Rubber Bands 10"x10"x2" © Margarita Mileva
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Talk to Luis, 2011 Different Colors Rubber Bands 10"x10"x2" © Margarita Mileva
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RB Dress I, 2010 Blue, Red and Yellow Rubber Bands © Geno Malusek
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RB Dress I, 2010 5 Pounds Rubber Bands © Margarita Mileva
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In a Quest for the Golden Fleece, 2013 Various Colors Rubber Bands, Stretchable Paint, Various Colors Polyester Glitter 10"x10"x2" © Margarita Mileva
20120312002136-wow13
Rubber Bands Dress III, In the Spirit of Polynesia , 2011, Finalist Open Section, WOW, World of Wearable Art, Wellington, New Zealand Black, Orange and White Rubber Bands: 14 Pounds=6.5kilograms of Different Sizes, Lengths and Hues of Black, Orange and White Rubber Bands. Approximately in Total of 18,550 Rubber Bands: Skirt: 12,200 Top: 6,800 Sandals 450 Hair Piece 100 © Warren Chow
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Rubber Bands Dress III, In the Spirit of Polynesia , 2011, Finalist Open Section, WOW, World of Wearable Art, Wellington, New Zealand Black, Orange and White Rubber Bands: 14 Pounds=6.5kilograms of Different Sizes, Lengths and Hues of Black, Orange and White Rubber Bands. Approximately in Total of 18,550 Rubber Bands: Skirt: 12,200 Top: 6,800 Sandals 450 Hair Piece 100 © Warren Chow
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Rubber Bands Dress III, In the Spirit of Polynesia, 2011, Finalist Open Section, WOW, World of Wearable Art, Wellington, New Zealand Black, Orange and White Rubber Bands: 14 Pounds=6.5kilograms of Different Sizes, Lengths and Hues of Black, Orange and White Rubber Bands. Approximately in Total of 18,550 Rubber Bands: Skirt: 12,200 Top: 6,800 Sandals 450 Hair Piece 100 © Warren Chow
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Rubber Bands Dress III, In the Spirit of Polynesia , 2011, Finalist Open Section, WOW, World of Wearable Art, Wellington, New Zealand Black, Orange and White Rubber Bands: 14 Pounds=6.5kilograms of Different Sizes, Lengths and Hues of Black, Orange and White Rubber Bands. Approximately in Total of 18,550 Rubber Bands: Skirt: 12,200 Top: 6,800 Sandals 450 Hair Piece 100 © Warren Chow
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Rubber Bands Dress III, In the Spirit of Polynesia , 2011, Finalist Open Section, WOW, World of Wearable Art, Wellington, New Zealand, Black, Orange and White Rubber Bands: 14 Pounds=6.5kilograms of Different Sizes, Lengths and Hues of Black, Orange and White Rubber Bands. Approximately in Total of 18,550 Rubber Bands: Skirt: 12,200 Top: 6,800 Sandals 450 Hair Piece 100 © Warren Chow
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Rubber Bands Dress inspired by Paul Klee and Bauhaus, 2010 Approximately 14,235 Different Colors and Sizes Rubber Bands Www.milevarchitects.com © Warren Chow
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Rubber Bands Dress inspired by Paul Klee and Bauhaus, 2010 Approximately 14,235 Different Colors and Sizes Rubber Bands © Warren Chow
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Rubber Bands Dress inspired by Paul Klee and Bauhaus, 2010 Approximately 14,235 Different Colors and Sizes Rubber Bands
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Fall, 2010 Varios Colors and Sizes Rubber Bands 10"x10"x2" © Margarita Mileva
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Summer, 2010 Various Color and Sizes Rubber Bands 10"x10"x2" © Margarita Mileva
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Spring, 2010 Various Color and Sizes Rubber Bands 10"x10"x2" © Margarita Mileva
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Arizona Dream, 2009 Various Colors and Sizes Rubber Bands © Margarita Mileva
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Second Mesa, 2009 Various Colors and Sizes Rubber Bands © Margarita Mileva
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Blue Chiffon, 2010 Various Colors and Sizes Rubber Bands 2,5" © Margarita Mileva
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Sofia, Bulgaria
Lives in
New York
Works in
New York
Representing galleries
Brooklyn Museum - Shop; MCA, Chicago - Gift Store; Parrish Art Museum - Gift Shop; SAM, Seattle Art Museum - Gift Store, NY; IMA, Indianapolis Museum of Art - Gift Shop; Asher Gallery at HCCC/Houston Center for Contemporary C, Underline Gallery, New York
Tags
upcycled mixed-media, recycled materials installation surrealism painting conceptual, ecology mixed-media landscape modern abstract, sculpture
Statement

I am an architect who both resides and practices in New York.  Both of my parents are artists, and I am always concerned with the design aspects of the architectural profession.

The ever-changing character of the contemporary architectural office, where standard tools become obsolete, in lieu of digital technology, inspires my work on collection of necklaces and later on different other art forms. For my project “Recycling of the Architectural Office” I began reusing rubber bands as well as other office supplies.

The rubber bands became my material of choice

Margarita Mileva

American, born Bulgaria

Lives and works New York, NY

www.milevarchitects.com

646 220-0968

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS / FASHION SHOWS

2014   Upcycled

           Catenary Art Gallery Santa Fe, New Mexico

2012 -2018  Hidden Heroes. The Genius of Everyday Things

            Vitra Design Museum, Germany + ”la Caixa” Foundation, Spain

            Traveling Exhibition, Various Cities, Spain

2013    6x13 Indianapolis Museum of Art

             Representing Design Art Society, IMA

2012    Project IMA: IN:spired

            Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

2012    WOW, World of Wearable Art

             Wearable Art & Classic Cars Museum, Nelson, New Zealand

2011    Seventh Annual Small Works Show

            440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2011    SHOP: Like you Mean It

            Underline Gallery, Meatpacking District, New York, NY

2011    WOW, World of Wearable Art

            Wellington, New Zealand

2011    Wear is Art

            Dam Stuhltrager, Berlin, Germany

2010    Sixth Annual Small Works Show

            440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2010    FNO: Fashion Night Out, NY

            Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

2010    Celebrate Design, 2010

            Cooper Classic Cars, event space, New York, NY

2010    Cutting Edge: A Celebration of Fibers

            Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

2010    Project IMA: Fashion Unbound

            Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

2010    a.Dot, exhibit by CWA

            AJ Kane Gallery, Chicago IL

2009    DFT: Designers Find Time

             255 Canal, New York, NY

 

WORK FEATURED AT MUSEUM AND GALLERY STORES

Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, California

Brooklyn Museum, New York

Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

MCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

SAM, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

IMA, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

Underline Gallery, New York, NY

Asher Gallery, HCCC, Houston Texas

Buchanan Gallery, Galveston Island, Texas

Catenary Art Gallery Santa Fe, New Mexico

Loja de Serralves, Foundacio de Serralves, Porto, Portugal

 

AWARDS

2013   6x13 Indianapolis Museum of Art

            Representing Design Art Society, IMA

2012   Bell, Top Award: Elizabeth and Stephen Taylor Fashion Design Award.

            Black rubber bands, industrial felt scraps

            Project IMA: IN:spired

            Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

2011   RB Dress III – Finalist Open Section

            Various colors and sizes rubber bands

            WOW, World of Wearable Art

            Wellington, New Zealand

2011    RB Dress II - Finalist

            Various colors and sizes rubber bands

            Wear is Art

            Dam Stuhltrager, Berlin, Germany    

2010    RB Dress I - Finalist

            Various colors and sizes rubber bands

            In team with Iva Mileva

           Project IMA: Fashion Unbound

            Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

 

IN THE PRESS / TV

2014 bTV 1 Bulgarian TV and Media Group  

2014 bnt Bulgarian National TV, August             

2014 BRAVACASA, September, Bulgaria          

2014 "Всичко за семейството", Newspaper, September, Bulgaria                                          

2014 24 Часа Newspaper,August, Bulgaria

2013    NBC Today Show  National TV, USA, January11, 2013

2013    The Sun  UK, January 7, 2013

2013    NY1  TV Channel, New York, USA, January 8 2013

2013   NY Post,  New York, USA, January 8, 2013

2013    Daily Mail  UK, January 7, 2013

2011    BG Magazine, 063:Toys  Ecuador, 12/2011

2011    EDNO  Bulgaria. 4/2011

2011    Eigenhuis & Interieur The Netherlands, 3/2011

2011    Rouge  Bulgaria, 3/2011

2011    The Telegraph – Picture of the Day UK, January 6, 2011

2011    Chic Magazine   Mexico, 2/2011

2011    את At Magazine  Israel, 2/2011

2011   Form:The Making  of Design  Germany, Issue # 236 1/2011

2010    Homee Art and Design  Turkey, 8/2010

2010    TimeOutNY,  Editors Obsessions  New York, 2/2010

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2012    Educational Dossier

            Hidden Heroes. The Genius of Everyday Things

            Vitra Design Museum, Germany + ”la Caixa” Foundation, Spain

2011   Love Earth: 100 Eco Ideas + 100 Eco Designs

            Book Published by Victionary, Hong Kong

 

NOTABLE WEB MAGAZINES AND BLOGS

Margarita Mileva’s work is featured in design, eco and fashion online magazines and blogs from USA, France, UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Bulgaria, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Panama, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, China, etc.

Treehugger

http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/designer-dresses-made-1000s-recycled-rubber-bands.html

Archinect

The goal of Archinect is to bring together designers from around the world to introduce new ideas from all disciplines.

http://archinect.com/features/article/101304

Dezeen, UK online magazine for art and design:

http://www.dezeen.com/2010/10/28/m2-by-milev-architects/

MoCoLoco: web magazine dedicated to everything related to modern contemporary design and architecture.

http://mocoloco.com/fresh2/2010/03/07/rubber-band-necklaces-by-m2.php

http://mocoloco.com/archives/020718.php

Forbes

http://www.forbes.com/sites/raquellaneri/2011/09/08/shop-like-you-mean-it-a-new-exhibition-responds-to-fashions-night-out/

Dwell

http://www.dwell.com/articles/rubberbands-man.html

Ecouterre: website devoted to the future of sustainable fashion design:

http://www.ecouterre.com/14221/margarita-mileva-makes-jewelry-from-discarded-rubber-bands-paper-clips/

PROFFESIONAL REGISTRATION

Registered Architect, New York, USA

Licensed Architect, International Union of Architects, Bulgaria, Europe