Ivan Kostov
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Ivan Kostov
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Artist working primarily in the field of Public Art, Sculpture and Ceramics.
Accomplishments and Commissions for exterior and interior artwork and design.
Artwork shown in national and international juried exhibitions and solo exhibits.
   
  NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ART COMPETITIONS
2015 Semi-finalist for the second phase of the Exelon/Constellation Baltimore.
Headquarter’s Building Art Project. Two relief walls for the Executive floor.
   
2014 One of the three semi-finalists for the second phase of Baltimore Red Line - Art-in-Transit Program, Fells Point Station.Baltimore, Maryland
   
2014 Semi-Finalist for National Competition “Ballet West - Capitol Theatre Public Art Project”, Utah, Salt Lake City.
   
2014 Second round selection for Carpenter Center Public Art, Philadelphia.
   
2012 Finalist for Competition for Public Art – 18 Columns, Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Delaware.
   
2011 Competition for design and fabrication of a ceramic wall piece for the FSU-261 Student Wellness Center Public Art Program, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.
   
2009 Competition for design and fabrication of a ceramic wall piece “The Ring” for the FSU-228 Stone Education Building Public Art Program, Tallahassee, Florida.
   
2002 Competition for the design of the City Art Museum Building, Sofia, Bulgaria.
   
1999 One of the three selected finalists for the Florida Art in State Buildings Program, Turkey Lake Service Plaza, Orange County, Florida.
   
1999 Competition for outdoor sculpture for the City of Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
   
1993 Competition for an outdoor sculpture for the WaterPark Place Downtown Toronto, Canada. Commissioned for the final project. Pellow
   
1992 AssociatesArchitects Inc.
   
1991 The 7th Henry Moore Grand Prize Exhibitions for Abstract Sculpture. The Utsukushi-ga-Hara Open-Air Museum, Tokyo, Japan. Participation with two proposals.
   
1990 “Toronto Sculpture Garden” – Open juried competition.
   
  COMMISSIONS
   
1993 - 2019 Various contracts for exterior and interior design of commercial and residential spaces, including unique art pieces incorporated in architectural environments, Bulgaria, USA and Canada.
   
2012 Design and fabrication of a ceramic wall piece for the FSU-261 Student Wellness Center, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.
   
2010 Design of an outdoor fountain, stainless and glass 40 feet diameter for the Pirin Golf & Country Club Spa Resort, Bansko, Bulgaria.
   
2019 Design and fabrication of a ceramic wall piece for the FSU-228 Stone Education Building, Public Art Program, Tallahassee, FL.
   
2000 - 2018 Design and fabrication of several ceramic wall reliefs for private residencies.
   
2006 Design and fabrication of four ceramic wall reliefs for the interior of the Office of Sofbuild Ltd., Sofia.
   
  GRANTS AND AWARDS
   
2005 Diploma of Honor – The 3rd World Ceramic Biennale 2005 Korea.
   
2000 Stipend for participation in the second stage of the Florida Art in State Building Program Competition.
   
1997 Open Society Foundation Travel Scholarship for a trip to the International Biennial for Artistic Ceramics Aveiro’97 Portugal.
   
1997 First Prize of the Society of Bulgarian Artists, National Spring Show.
   
1996 Special prize of the Creative Fund – St. Spyridon, Annual Ceramic Show.
   
1992 First Prize in Public Art Competition – site-specific sculpture, Toronto, Canada.
   
1991 Two full scholarships, Banff Center for the Arts, Alberta, Canada.
   
  EXHIBITIONS
   
2005 The World Ceramic Biennale III, Korea International Competition.
   
2001 Annual Group show, “Spiritual Messages”, Vitosha Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria.
   
1998 Solo show, Vitosha Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria.
   
1997 National Spring Show, Sofia, Bulgaria – First Prize of the Society of Bulgarian Artists.
   
1996 St. Spyridon – National Annual Ceramic Show, Sofia, Bulgaria – Special Prize of The Creative Fund.
   
1986 - 1996 Participation in various group shows in Bulgaria, Canada and the International Biennial for Artistic Ceramics, Aveiro, Portugal.
   
  TEACHING EXPERIENCE
   
1993 - 1998 University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Assistant professor in 3D-studies.
   
  EDUCATION
   
1991 Multi-Disciplinarian Art Center for Post-Graduate Education
Banff Center for the Arts, Alberta, Canada
Two times recipient of the Art Center Full Scholarship.
   
1981-1986 National Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria
Master of Fine Arts – Ceramics.
   

 

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