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 MILEN IVANTCHEV VASSILEV

           25 May 1968 - Born in the town of Yambol, Bulgaria.

2000 - Graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria,

          Master's Degree of Fine Arts, Specialty Sculpture

1987 - Graduated from the High School of Applied Arts, Troyan, Bulgaria,

          Specialty Ceramics 


2018 - National Sculpture Symposium, Shateau Slatina, Bulgaria

2018 - International Sculpture Symposium in Stone, Varna, Bulgaria

2017 - International Wood Sculpture Symposium, Ustina, Bulgaria

2017 - National Wood Sculpture Symposium, Slatina, Bulgaria

2017 - AWARD OF THE YEAR by the Mayor of Vratsa Municipality in the field of culture, Vratsa, Bulgaria

2016 - 3rd Stone Statues International Symposium, Tabriz, Iran

2016 - Teacher of Sculpture at KVHS, Norden, Germany

2016 - National Sculpture Symposium in Wood, Chateau Slatina, Bulgaria

2016 - National Sculpture Symposium in Wood, Mezdra. Bulgaria

2015 - National Sculpture Symposium in Wood "DIADO YOTSO", Ochindol, Bulgaria

2015 - Monumental Sculpture in Stone for Lom Municipality, Bulgaria

2015 - Makes a copy of Rogozen treasure, Vratsa, Bulgaria

2014 - Restoration and painting with murals the church "ST. NIKOLA", Vratsa, Bulgaria

2013 - Speed Chainsaw Carving at park BULGARKA,  ETARA, Gabrobo, Bulgaria

2013 - National Stone Sculpture Symposium, Vidin, Bulgaria 

2012 - Elected Chairman of the Group of artists from the town of Vratsa, Bulgaria

2012 - International Sculpture Symposium  "AWAKEN SLEEPERS", Hong Kong

2012 - Awarded FIRST PRIZE section Sculpture in the National General

          Exhibition, Vratsa, Bulgaria

2012 - 19. International DEGIRMENDERE ZUHTU MURIDOGLU Wooden Sculpture

          Symposium, Turkey

2011 - International Sculpture Symposium "AUTUMN. INSPIRATION. PENZA 2011",

          Penza, Russia

2011 - International Sculpture Symposium, Amchit, Lebanon

2011 - Makes bas-relief of Savo Petrov Savov, a rebel from the detachment

          of Hristo Botev, heroically died 1886, Vratsa, Bulgaria         

2010 - Painting competition "CHISTIE PRUDI",  Penza, Russia

2010 - International Sculpture Symposium "AUTUM. INSPIRATION. PENZA 2010" ,

          Penza, Russia

2010 - National Sculpture Symposium in Bronze, Montana, Bulgaria

2010 - Makes the exterior of the park "ROSENETS", Burgas, Bulgaria

2009 - Awarded FIRST PRIZE section Sculpture in the National General

          Exhibition "NORTH-WESTERN TINTS", Vratsa, Bulgaria

2009 - Awarded THIRD PRIZE of the painting competition "CHISTIE PRUDI",

          Russia 

2009 - International Sculpture Symposium "AUTUMN. INSPIRATION. PENZA 2009" ,

          Penza, Russia

2009 - Make the exterior of the hotel "ALPIN" , Borovets, Bulgaria

2009 - National Sculpture Symposium in Stone "KOZLODUY - 2009", Kozloduy,

          Bulgaria

2008 - Makes the statuette "QUALITY PRIZE - HOLCIM (Bulgaria)"

2008 - Awarded SECOND PRIZE section Sculpture National General 

          Exhibition "THE LAND OF BOTEV 2008", Vratsa, Bulgaria

2008 - Frescoes with murals the church "ST. PETKA", Kameno pole, Bulgaria

2007 - Frescoes with murals the church "ST. APOSTOLS", Vratsa, Bulgaria

2007 - International Sculpture Symposium "TIHIAT KUT", Apriltsi, Bulgaria

2006 - Frescoes with murals the church "ST. IGNATII", Ignatitsa, Bulgaria

2006 - Awarded FIRST PRIZE section Sculpture in the National General

          Exhibition "THE LAND OF BOTEV 2006", Vratsa, Bulgaria

2006 - International Sculpture Symposium "ACCESSIBILITY 2006", Sumter,

          South Carolina, USA

2006 - Manager of the Art Gallery "IVAN FUNEV" in the Regional Historical Museum

          in the town of Vratsa, Bulgaria

2006 - DOKUMA Modern Art Museum -1st International Sculpture Symposium

          in Marble, Antalya, Turkey

2006 - International Sculpture Symposium in Stone "CIRCLES", Mezdra,

          Bulgaria

2005 / 2006 - Study chainsaw carving in the studio "Sculpture by Doeren" ,

          Abrams, Wisconsin, USA 

2005 - International Sculpture Symposium in Marble "EMA", Fines, Almeria,

          Spain

2005 - International Sculpture Symposium, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebeq, Canada

          /Awarded PUBLIC PRIZE/

2005 - 1st International Symposium "ART in THE SNOW", Sauze d'Oulx, Torino,

          Italy

2004 - 6th Annual Bridges and Connections International Sculpture Symposium

          in Andres Institute of Art, Brookline, NH, USA 

2004 - 2nd Annual Lahnetaha'wi International Sculpture Symposium (LISS) ,

          Oneida, Wisconsin, USA

2004 - International Biennale of Sculptures 2004, Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina

          /Awarded NATIONAL FUND of the ARGENTINIAN ARTISTS/

2004 - 4th International Sculpture Symposium "GHEORGHE ILIESCU-CALINESTI" ,

          Pitesti, Romania

2004 - International Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture 2004

          at Miyazaki Airport, Japan

2004 - 4th International Sculpture Symposium in Granite "VILNOJA 2004" ,

          Suderve, Lithuania /Awarded THIRD PRIZE/

2004 - 1st National Sculpture Symposium "METAMORPHOSIS", Mezdra,

          Bulgaria

2004 - Elected for substitute chairman to the ARTISTS GROUP FROM

          VRATSA, Vratsa, Bulgaria 

2004 - Accepted for member to the Union of Bulgarian Artists /UBA/-

          affiliated to the International Association of Art IAA /UNESCO/

2003 - National Exhibition "SCULPTURE 2003", Raiko Aleksiev Gallery,

          Sofia, Bulgaria

2003 - Accepted for member to the Association of Artists from

          the town of Vratsa, Bulgaria

2003 - International Sculpture Exhibition in Le Domaine du Lac Gallery ,

          Meymac, France

2003 - 2nd Annual Lahnetaha'wi International Sculpture Symposium (LISS),

          Oneida, Wisconsin, USA

2003 - International Sculpture Symposium in Granite "MEYMAC",France

2003 - 1st International Stone Sculpture Symposium in Marble, "BEYTEPE",

          Ankara, Turkey 

2002 - Exhibition in the Kripta Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2002 - Exhibition in the Stairs Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2001 - National Exhibition "SCULPTURE 2001", Raiko Aleksiev Gallery,

          Sofia, Bulgaria

2001 - Exhibition-competition for study in the studios Cite des Arts in Paris,

          Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2001 - 4th International Sculpture Symposium in Marble "CEMAF", Fines,

         Spain

2001 - 3rd International Sculpture Symposium, "SAINT CLAIR SUR ELLE",

          Normandie, France

2001 - 11th International Sculpture Symposium "CAMILLE CLAUDEL",

          La Bresse, France  /Awarded ARTIST PRIZE/

2000 - 5th International Snow Sculpture Competition "ART in ICE",

          Livigno, Italy 

2000 - 8th International Sculpture Symposium in Stone "SIMPPETRA 2000",

          Portugal

2000 - International Sculpture Exhibition in Museum Joao Fragoso,

          Caldas da Rainha, Portugal

2000 - 5th International biennale for young artists "VOX HUMANA 2000",

          Ostrava, Czech Republic

2000 - Exhibition "YOUNG ARTIST" in the Alexander Gallery,

          Sofia, Bulgaria

1999 - National Sculpture Exhibition, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

1999 - Exhibition "SCULPTURE AND DRAWING" in the Dossev Gallery,

          Sofia, Bulgaria

1999 - Exhibition in the Kripta Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

1998 - Exhibition in the Stairs Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

1998 - Exhibition in the Dossev Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

1998 - Exhibition in the Lomi Gallery in Sofia, Bulgaria

1998 - THE BEST DRAWING reward by the National Academy of Fine Arts,

          Sofia, Bulgaria

1995 - National Sculpture Exhibition in Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

1995 - General Sculpture Exhibition in Dossev Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

1994 - A one-man exhibition in the Arossita Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

1993 - SPRING SCULPTURE SALON in Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

1993 - Exhibition in the Alexander Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

1992 - AUTUMN SCULPTURE SALON in Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

1992 - Awarded FIRST PRIZE - GOLD MEDAL in the National General

          Exhibition, Pleven, Bulgaria 

1990/1992 - Teacher of Ceramics at the Applied Arts College in the town of

          Troyan, Bulgaria

1990 - A one-man exhibition, Levski, Bulgaria

1989/1990-Teacher of drawing in the village of Gradishte, Bulgaria

1986 - A one-man exhibition, Troyan, Bulgaria

 


     Some of his works are in possession of the Contemporary

Art Museum "DOKUMA", Antalya, Turkey, of the Regional Historical

Museum - Vratsa, Bulgaria, of the Art Museum of the National

Academy of Fine Arts - Sofia, Bulgaria and of the Camara Munisipal

of Caldas da Rainha- Portugal, as well as of private collections

and gallery in Bulgaria, USA, Canada, Japan, Russia, England,

Hong Kong, Argentina, Germany, Greece, Italy, Belarus, Spain,

Romania, Switzerland, Lebanon, Portugal, Lithuania,

Turkey, France..

 

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