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.

2018
– participation at the Artist-in-Residence Program at The “Griffis Art Center” and the Bulgarian – American Creative Society, New London,CT, USA.
2022 – resident at the Cite International Des Art, Paris, France.

1982-2022, over 70 one-man exhibitions and participation in general exhibits in the country and abroad: Sofia, Varna, Balchik, Plovdiv, Stara Zagora, Balchik and Bourgas in Bulgaria, Slovenia, Greece, England, Belgium, Germany, Korea, Poland, USA, Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, China, Turkey and Austria.

From 2013 to 2022Participated in the “Bulgarian Culture and the
Holy sides project of the “Cultural and Semiotic Study Center;
From 2007 to 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.
Author of the exhibition series -  “The returning of the Shepherds”;

Co-author, organizer and participant in national and international children art projects, in cooperation with “Daya childrean creativity academy – “DAYA CCA” – www.akademiadaya.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 Insurance And Finance”

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

The painting “Forgiveness” was chosen by the American church “HOPE” on September 11, 2005. as a title / billboard and presentation materials / declared a day of forgiveness. It has been published in dozens of world publications as an illustration on the subject.

Winner of prestigious awards at national and international contests:
2022 -  HISTORICAL PARC contest “Guardians of Orthodoxy” – Second price;
2020 – International art Biennial of small forms “Pleven 2020″ – Diploma;
2019 -“ALLIANZ” competition , nomination;
2017 -Nomination-Artist of the year at the Burgas city;
2017 -“ALLIANZ” competition , nomination;
2016 -Nomination-Artist of the year at the Burgas city;
2016AWARD OF EXCELLENCE. In honor in outstanding performance and dedication. The award of SCHMINCKE 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 – honor.


Andrey Yanev’s works are in the collections of:
National Fine Art Gallery – Sofia; Sofia City Art Gallery,
BIAB – Beijing Art Biennial Collection – CHINA;
HADLU – Zadar, Municipality of Ston city, Porech – Croatia
DLUM Gallery and STMROL Castle Gallery – Slovenia;
SINAIDE GHI Foundation – Rome, Italy;
Municipality of Balchik – Bulgaria;
City Art Galleries in the town of Sofia, Stara Zagora, Burgas,
Plovdiv, Kazanlak, Balchik, Kavarna, Vratsa – Bulgaria;
Chimimport Ltd. – Sofia – Bulgaria;
“Nove” Holding Ltd.-Bulgaria; “Elevat” Ltd. -Bulgaria;
“Gazstyroimontazh” Ltd. -Bulgaria;
“Vazov Consult” OOD- Bulgaria;
“Higher School of Insurance and Finance” Ltd. – 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, Australia, Spain, Mexico and Bulgaria.

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