Dessislava Terzieva is a Bulgarian-American contemporary artist based between Detroit and Sofia.
She earned a BA in Political Science from Oakland University, and an MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2021, where she won the Museum Purchase Award, and her work was accessioned into the permanent collection of Cranbrook Art Museum.
“I am a sponge: I soak up experiences, sights, and ideas until it’s time to ring myself dry and make sense of it all.”
The methods of expression vary from sculpture to installation, interactive performance to photography, etc.
Terzieva lets the work dictate the method of execution, which carries from paper collage to found object sculpture, photography to performance, public intervention to immersive installation.
“All The Places I’ve Called Home; 1989-2020 (i-iii), 2020 is a map, an atlas, and an exploration of home. It is a screenshot of the past and foresight into the future.”
Terzieva is unveiling a series of public installations in Sofia, Bulgaria, throughout May and June. She will be exhibiting in Poros, Greece, and Athens, Greece, with Citronne Galleries in June. In July, she will exhibit in a cultural center that exists inside of a 200-year-old bunker in Varna, Bulgaria.
“I will also be exhibiting in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in July and unveiling new public sculptures there in September. In August, I am a resident at Hestia residency in Belgrade, Serbia.”
- For more information on Dessislava Terzieva and her work visit her Website and Instagram!
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