Biography

Born: Bourgas, Bulgaria.

Graduated the Plastic Arts and Design High School in the town of Kazanlak,                       the National Fine Arts Academy – specializing in the murals class of Prof. Mito Ganovski.
Specialized in artistic enamel with Prof. Talaschuk at the Vera Mouhina Art Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia.

1982-2017, over 60 one-man exhibitions and participation in general exhibits in the country and abroad: Sofia, Varna, Balchik, Plovdiv, Stara Zagora and Bourgas in Bulgaria, Slovenia, Greece, England, Belgium, Germany, Korea, Poland, USA, Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Turkey and Austria.

2013,2014,2015, 2016,2017 – Participated in the “Bulgarian Culture and the
Holy sides project of the “Cultural and Semiotic Study Center.
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 – Participated in the Mount Athos and Bulgarian Culture project of the VUZF   university
2005,2006, 2007 – Participated in a New Bulgarian University project titled “Mount Athos in Bulgarian Culture and Letters.”

Author of the exhibition series – “Silent light” and  “Silent light – Angels”,  supported by the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria.
Co-author, organizer and participant in national and international children art projects, in cooperation with “Daya childrean creativity academy – DAYA CCA”. www.artdarina.com

Participation in national and international plein aires.
2004 – coverage in the world wide INTERNATIONAL ARTIST magazine as an artist from the Balkans and Bulgaria. www.internationalartist.com

Participation in the INART International Forum Plovdiv 2000.

Author of the official flag of the “Higher School Of Insuarance And Finance”

Participant and a co-founder of the festival “Artists, Balchik, Love – meeting of European seas” in Balchik.

Winner of prestigious awards at national and international contests:

2017 -“ALLIANZ” competition , nomination
2016
-Nomination-Artist of the year at the Burgas city
2016
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE. In honor in outstanding performance and dedication. The award of SMINCKE for high standards of excellence shown at the INTERNATIONAL TRIENNIAL WATERCOLOR & SPIRIT 2016
2015 -Nomination-Artist of the year at the Burgas city
2015 -“ALLIANZ” competition – 2016, nomination
2014 – Biennial of small forms “Pleven 2014″ – Diploma
2013 -“ALLIANZ” competition – 2013, nomination                                         2012-Nomination-Artist of the year at the Burgas city
2011 -Land of Botev, Vratsa – 2011 – second Prize for overall performance;
2011-
“ALLIANZ” competition – 2011, nomination
2010 – Nomination-Artist of the year at the Burgas city
Certificate and badge “Golden Book” for contribution in the development and representation of the Bulgarian culture.

2001 -Land of Botev, Vratsa – 2001 – First Prize for painting;
2000 -SINAIDE GHI Foundation, Rome, Italy– Third Prize;                                               1999 -TODOROFF Wine Cellar- honors.
1998 -SINAIDE GHI Foundation, Rome, Italy– Diploma.
1997 -UN Competition – UNDP– Third Prize;
1990 – Urban Environment Beautification Contest Idea ‘90, Sofia – honors,
1989  – Urban Environment Beautification Contest Idea ‘89, Sofia – honors.

Andrey Yanev’s works are in the collections of:
National Fine Art Gallery – Sofia;
Sofia City Art Gallery,                                                                                                               HADLU – Zadar, Croatia                                                                                                          Municipality of Ston – Croatia;                                                                                                         DLUM Gallery – Slovenia,
STMROL Castle Gallery – Slovenia
SINAIDE GHI Foundation – Rome, Italy;                                                                     Municipality of Balchik – Bulgaria;                                                                                                    City Art Gallery in the town of Stara Zagora,Bulgaria;
City Art Gallery in the town of Bourgas, Bulgaria;                                                                     City Art Gallery in the town of  Plovdiv, Bulgaria;                                                                        City Art Gallery in the town of Kazanlak,Bulgaria;
City Art Gallery in the town of Balchik,Bulgaria;
City Art Gallery in the town of Kavarna,Bulgaria;
City Art Gallery in the town of Vratsa,Bulgaria;
Chimimport AD – Sofia – Bulgaria;
Bulgaria AD Insurance and Re;
Nove Holding AD-Bulgaria;
Elevat AD-Bulgaria;
Gazstyroimontazh AD-Bulgaria;
Vazov Consult OOD- Bulgaria;
Higher School of Insurance and Finance EAD – Sofia,Bulgaria

Andrey Yanev’s works are in private collections in: Sweden, Germany, Czech Republic, Greece, Slovak Republic, England, Japan, Austria, Russia, Peru, Poland, USA, Slovenia, Korea, Croatia, Italy, Hungary, Turkey and Bulgaria.

The artist has created many works of monumental stained glass, glass mosaics, murals, enamel panels at public buildings and in private homes in the Bulgarian towns of Bourgas, Kazanlak, Plovdiv, Lom, Varna, Balchik and Sofia, the island of Santorini in Greece.

Member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists.
Member of the Bourgas Artists Chapter.
Member of the Cultural and Semiotic Study Center     

Lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria.