“Silver horizons”, 2018, 15×15, framed
Kaliya Kalacheva (b. 1986) – An MA graduate from the National Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria. Over the years, she has become recognisable with the vibrant images of the urban environment, the straight and sharp structures of office buildings, the crowds and the small person in the busy modern urban life. It is through these activities that she begins to discover more deeply the presence of nature both in the city and in the inner world of modern man – increasingly in need of soft and exquisite natural forms.
In 2011 she won the Prize for promising young artist of the Edmond Demirdjian Foundation. She was shortlisted for the 2012 MOST award. In 2017 Kaliya won the International Artist recognition at Women in the Arts Awards Celebrating the Genius of Women exhibition and competition in Orlando, Florida. Her paintings are part of the collections of Art center Hugo Voeten, Belgium, Luciano Benetton collection, Italy, National Art Gallery and Sofia City Gallery, Bulgaria. Kaliya Kalacheva was a resident artist in the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France in 2014 and Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, Schwandorf, Germany in 2016.