About Me

I am a paper sculptor, watercolor artist and photographer, with several awards for my original creations. 

I was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and have finished the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague (UMPRUM), Czech Republic. After living in France for several years, I have settled in Quebec, Canada, where I teach photography and graphic design.

In 2006, my paper toys won the Grand Prix of the prestigious contest Grafika – Special category. In 2011, I won a second Grand Prix Grafika – category CD / DVD cover.

I am a member of the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists (IAPMA). I have participated several times in the Amateras Sofia Paper Art Fest where, in 2018, I received an Honorable Mention.

I am a member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists (UBA).

I have published three books of kirigami at Dover Children’s Activity Books.

I am an active professional member of the Quebec Crafts Council.

I am  also a member of Société canadienne de l’aquarelle.

I am a member of the Portrait Society of America.

Recent exhibitions

    • Portrait Society of America, Members Only Competition – eighth place in category “Animals as the Subject” – 2023
    • La galerie d’art en ligne Gallea – 2023
    • APPROACH, Toyota City, Japan – 2021
    • Amateras Sofia Paper Art Fest, Bulgaria – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
    • CAMAC, Montreal, Canada – 2021
    • Santé mentale, Galerie 1855, St-Hyacinthe, Canada – 2021
    • Miniprint Kazanlak, Art Gallery Kazanlak, Bulgaria – 2021
    • AMERICAS PAPERWORKS, Northwest Arts Center, Minot State University, USA – 2020, 2021
    • Magnitude Seven, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA – 2019
    • NONESUCH POUR LES ARTS PAPIER, Nova Scotia, Canada – 2017