Gueorguieva is a versatile artist who explores the different, yet interwoven terrains of painting and sculpture.
"For me painting is a productive/destructive encounter with space, time, and material. I construct illusionistic spaces and then destroy them by means of collage. I move freely from paper to canvas, cardboard, metal, concrete and clay. I cut and collage hand-painted materials as well as images produced in the print-making studio using various techniques including soap ground etching, cyanotype, photo gravure and woodcut. For me the act of painting is a way of stitching, juxtaposing, overlapping, reiterating, remembering, and erasing multiple phrases, stories, memories, and impressions. Painting for me is bearing witness, to many or all things, and also to the very process of painting."
- Iva Gueorguieva
Iva Gueorguieva (b. 1974, Bulgaria) received an MFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Recent solo shows include Ameringer/McEnery/Yohe; ACME, Los Angeles, CA; Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, LA, CA; and the Pomona Museum of Art, Claremont, CA. Notable group shows among others include Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Contemporary Art Museum at USF, Tampa, FL; Pasadena Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA. Her work is included in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Fredric Snitzer Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work by Los Angeles based artist Iva Gueorguieva. Included in the exhibition is a selection of large-scale paintings along with sculptural works that were produced during her ongoing residencies at Graphicstudio in Tampa, FL.