Our fifth selection featured over 328 works from 112 artists and 39 different countries, making it our most international exhibition to date! Among all these quality works, Miniprint Kazanlak was pleased to award the 2017 First Prize for Traditional Printmaking to Kouki Tsuritani (Japan), and the 2017 First Prize for Experimental Printmaking to Renée Chevalier (Canada).
On behalf of our organisational team, we wish to express our sincere gratitude to the 2017 Jury comprised of Debora Chapman (Canada), William Barnhart (USA) & Peter Boyadjieff (Bulgaria), presided over by the direction of Miniprint Kazanlak, in collaboration with the city of Kazanlak’s administrative council. Their experience and exceptional commitment has allowed for a wide selection of varied and engaging work to take part in this fifth edition!
ARGENTINA: Floki Gauvry, Diana Kleiner, Eva Toker Jawerbaum AUSTRALIA: Ruth Thompson, Cleo Wilkinson BELGIUM: Henry Pouillon BOLIVIA: Samuel Maita Argote BRAZIL: Cristina Bottallo, Adriano Castro, Regina Dantas, Djenane Pamplona BULGARIA: Peter Boyadjieff, Daniela Zekina CANADA: Myles Calvert, Deborah Chapman, Renée Chevalier, Margot Cormier Splane, Briar Craig, Lillianne Daigle, Agata Derda, Yvan LaFontaine, Guy Langevin, Tabitha Logan, Lauren M. Renzetti, Christiane Roy, Valerie Syposz CHINA: Yee Miu Kwok, Zheng Yuanwei CROATIA: Ivana Gagic Kicinbaci DENMARK: Annette O. Caspeller ESTONIA: Anu Juurak FINLAND: Merja Ala-Olla, Anna Arminen, Hannele Heino, Eeva Huotari, Juha Laakso, Janne Laine, Viivi Varesvuo FRANCE: Fréderique Badonnel, Marcelle Benhamou, Eva Vermeerbergen, Mikio Watanabe GERMANY: Ursula Hülsewig GREECE: Amaryllis Siniossoglou HUNGARY: Ildikó Biró, Pál Csaba INDIA: Singh Mandeep Manu IRELAND: Pamela de Brí, Aidan Flanagan, Joan Gleeson, Marie-Louise Martin, Paula Pohli ITALY: Babiscia (Barbara Fallini), Laura Manfredi, Paolo Pesteli, Lara Vaienti JAPAN: Momoko Akaike, Ruriko Asano, Haruko Cho, Ayako Iguchi, Takanori Iwase, Kinichi Maki, Yoshiaki Murakami, Hiro-omi Takeuchi, Kitano Toshimi, Kouki Tsuritani, Takano Yasufumi LITHUANIA: Kristina Norvilaité MEXICO: Catalina Duran McKinster NETHERLANDS: Marisa Keller, Samira Zamani NEW ZEALAND: Mark Graver, Neil Johnson PAKISTAN: Fazal Ellahi Khan, Rabail Khanzada, Murk Malik POLAND: Adam Czech, Agnieszka Dobosz, Malgorzata Tatarczak ROMANIA: Alexandru Jakabhazi, Iosif Mihailo RUSSIA: Svetlana Vedernikova SLOVENIA: Jaka Bonča, Sasa Gornik, Alja Košar SOUTH AFRICA: Christiaan Diedericks SOUTH KOREA: Yoon Hong, Hyejeong Kwon SPAIN: Iñaki Elosua Urkiri SWEDEN: Carina Akerman-Fijal, Bo Cronqvist, Maria Heed, Ann-Kristin Källström TAIWAN: Hui-Lan Liao, Tsaiping Shieh THAILAND: Weeraphat Suteerangkul TURKEY: Oya Pekmener UK: Colin Gillespie, Robin MacFarlan UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE): Ahlam Al Arif, Fatima Al Marri, Joshua Watts USA: William Barnhart, Tallmadge Doyle, Kelly Nelson, Akemi Ohira, Stefanie Ramsey, Sarah Smelser, W. Tylbor-Kubrakiewicz, Sylvia Solochek Walters
FIRST PRIZE IN CLASSICAL PRINTMAKING
An airplane in the box / 2013
Wood Engraving / 10.5x10 (19x19) / 1/100
FIRST PRIZE IN DIGITAL & EXPERIMENTAL PRINTMAKING
Wearing the Rose / 2016
Digital Print / 9.9x12.7 (19x19) / 1/1
Tulip / 2017
Woodcut / 9x8 (18x18) / 1/30
A view-1660 / 2016
Etching & Aquatint / 17x10 (19x16) / 1/10
Baignade matinale / 2016
Mezzotint / 9.3x14.3 (19x19) / E.A. 1/10
Celebrate / 2016
Laser cut and relief / 10x10 (19x19) / 1/5
Spirituality 16-36 / 2016
Piezograph / 10x10 (19x19) / 1/20
Turn It Off / 2016
Intaglio, Monoprint burnt / 10x10 (19x19) / 1/1
Born in Argentina, Deborah Chapman moved to Canada in 1984 to further develop her artistry.
Graduated in 1990 in the University of Quebec in Montreal UQAM in Fine Arts, specializing in printmaking. Additionally, she obtained a diploma in computer graphics at ICARI (Institute of Artistic Creation and Research in Computer Graphics).
Selected awards include: First prize (Classical printmakig) international Contemporay Miniprint Kazanlak (Bulgaria) (2016), Third prize Ural Print Triennial, Russia. (2016), First prize, 2ndt Jogja International Miniprint Biennale (JIMB) 2016, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. (2016), First prize, of technique and imagery, International Mezzotint Festival, Ekaterinburg, Russia. (2015)
BFA, Brigham Young University 1984. Graduate Studies ASU 1985. Winner of numerous awards in art, Architecture, and Environmental Design, including Arizona’s prestigious “Crescordia Award” (2010).
His contemporary figurative artworks are an exploration of the drama, the emotional complexities, the mental and spiritual realities of this human experience we are suspended in. Barnhart strives to unravel and engage the viewer in universal truths that transcend the boundaries of social class, politics, nationalities, religion, and even time itself.
His large oil paintings, monotypes, and bronze sculptures delve into matters of the universal human heart, such as love, joy, passion, beauty, kindness and hope. They also transcend into the dark shades of loss, pain, rejection, stress, fear, despair and relationship complexities.
Peter Boyadjieff is an artist born in Kazanlak, Bulgaria. He holds a Masters in Visual Arts and Design at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria (1983) with additional specialization in computer graphics, at the I.C.A.R.I. Institute in Montreal, Canada (2000). His allegorical images combine physical realism and poetic imagery in order to critically engage the viewer and convey powerful ideas in a broader cultural context.
His work has been awarded many prestigious international awards, among which the First Prize at the 27e Salon du Printemps in 2012 (Canada), Highly Commended Artist award at the 8th British International Print exhibition in 2012 (UK), Gold Awards Winner in B&W Magazine in 2009 (USA), Honorary Mention at the International Art Miniature of Vieux-Lévis (Canada), First Prize and Invited Artist at the 28th Miniprint International of Cadaques in 2008 (Spain), an Honorable Mention at the 4th Muestra International de Miniprint de Rosario in 2008 (Argentina) and the 2007 Grand Prize at the 2007 International Digital Miniprint Bravo Est in Ottawa (Canada). His work has also been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions across Europe, North America, South America and Asia.
He was also a featured artist for the 2015 Art Venice Biennale in the ”Biennale Roadshow” (Italy), as well as a selected artist for Canada’s cultural program “The Living City” at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai (China).
(For slow connections, check out our 2017 Catalog under the "Catalogs" section)
Miniprint Kazanlak wishes to express its sincere gratitude to:
The Mayor and City Council of Kazanlak
The International Jury comprised of Deborah Chapman,
William Barnhart and Peter Boyadjieff
Hristo Genev and the Kazanlak Art Gallery
The Cultural Communities of Kazanlak
All the participating artists whose highly original and personal work has made the International Contemporary
Miniprint of Kazanlak 2017 possible!