Born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria, I began woodcarving when I was 10 years old. I currently live in Maryland and my work includes studio furniture, sculptures, musical instruments, carvings, architectural installations, puppetry, metalwork in carved aluminum, steel and brass, and forged steel blade smithing.
EXPERIENCE

2007 – Present Simbioba Studio; owner – unique furniture, sculpture, puppetry, and guitars, Boyds, MD
2013 – Present TW PERRY; custom millshop - custom fine quality doors
2001 – 2007 Dragalevtsi Workshop; owner – custom furniture, carvings, antique restoration, Dragalevtsi, Bulgaria
2003 – 2004 Assistant to Professor Petar Bonev - custom furniture cabinetry 
2000 Senart Furniture Company; carpentry assistant - custom furniture

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS and PUBLIC WORKS

2020 Theophilus Thompson, An Elusive Kinetic Portrait, Carroll Creek Kinetic Art Promenade, Frederick, MD 
2020 Semifinalist, Bloomberg Public Art Challenge, A New View, Camden, NJ
2019 “Art on the Waterfront” Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts, Middle Branch Park, Baltimore, MD
2017 "HMAP Collects" Hyattstown Mill Arts Project, Hyattstown, Maryland 
2016 Member Exhibition, Hyattstown Mill Arts Project, Hyattstown, MD 
2015 "The Carved Image: Of Wood Stone and Tile" Trinity House Cafe, Leesburg, VA
2014 "The 81st Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature" Strathmore Hall, Rockville, Maryland
2013 "Less is More; Small Works in a Great Space" Mitchell Gallery, Saint John’s College, Annapolis, MD
2012 "Carvings" Small Nations Poetry Night, Katzen Arts Center, American University, DC
2012 "Wood" Hyattstown Mill Arts Project Gallery, Hyattstown, Maryland 
2010 “Smithsonian Craft Show” National Building Museum, Washington, DC

GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES

2005 John A. Kettridge Fund Fellow
2005 Hyattstown Mill Arts Project Artist-in-Residence, Hyattstown, Maryland

EDUCATION

2006 Bachelor of Applied Arts; National Academy of Arts, Sofia; Woodcarving 
1998 Sava Mladenov Technical Secondary School, Teteven, Bulgaria

CONTINUING EDUCATION AND WORKSHOPS

2018 Damascus Knife Making, The Center for Metal Arts, Johnstown, PA 
2017 Fusion 360 - Introduction to 3D Modeling, The Foundry, Baltimore, MD 
2008 Metal Inlay, Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C.
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