With passion for art

 

I am licensed architect and artist who both resides and practices in New York. The ever-changing character of the contemporary architectural office, where standard tools become obsolete replaced by digital technology, inspires my work on a collection of necklaces as well as on other art projects and installations. For my collection "Recycling of the Architectural Office" I began reusing paperclips, punched business cards, rubber bands, mosaic stones, presentation wire binding elements and ribbons. I find joy in creating new experiences in this unique way of working with color, nontraditional materials and textures. Gradually, the rubber bands have become my material of choice. When creating rubber-band dresses, jewelry and accessories, I have the feeling of drawing and painting using the rubber bands as my media of choice and color palette. It is very inspiring for me to observe the reaction of the people viewing my wearable art as they try to figure out the unusual material with its unique texture and feel. My work is featured in design, eco and fashion online magazines and blogs in USA, France, UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Bulgaria, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Panama, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, China and other countries.

EXHIBITIONS / FASHION SHOWS:

2014 SABAI Sofia: Collection Madagascar     2014 Solo Exhibition ЛАСТИЦИ Art and Fashion, SKLADA, Sofia, Bulgaria   2014 Upcycled, Catenary Art Gallery, New Mexico
2012-2018 Hidden Heroes. The Genius of Everyday Things Vitra Design Museum, Germany + "la Caixa" Foundation, Spain Traveling Exhibition, Various Cities, Spain
2013 6x13 Indianapolis Museum of Art Representing Design Art Society, IMA
2012 Project IMA: IN:spired Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
2012 WOW, World of Wearable Art Wearable Art &anp; Classic Cars Museum, Nelson, New Zealand
2011 Seventh Annual Small Works Show 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2011 SHOP: Like you Mean It Underline Gallery, Meatpacking District, New York, NY
2011 WOW, World of Wearable Art Wellington, New Zealand
2011 Wear is Art Dam Stuhltrager, Berlin, Germany
2010 Sixth Annual Small Works Show 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2010 FNO: Fashion Night Out, NY Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Celebrate Design, 2010 Cooper Classic Cars, event space, New York, NY
2010 Cutting Edge: A Celebration of Fibers Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Project IMA: Fashion Unbound Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
2010 a.Dot, exhibit by CWA AJ Kane Gallery, Chicago IL
2009 DFT: Designers Find Time 255 Canal, New York, NY

AWARDS:

2013 6x13 Indianapolis Museum of Art Representing Design Art Society, IMA
2012 Bell, Top Award: Elizabeth and Stephen Taylor Fashion Design Award. Black rubber bands, industrial felt scraps Project IMA: IN:spired Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
2011 RB Dress III – Finalist Open Section Various colors and sizes rubber bands WOW, World of Wearable Art Wellington, New Zealand
2011 RB Dress II - Finalist Various colors and sizes rubber bands Wear is Art Dam Stuhltrager, Berlin, Germany
2010 RB Dress I - Finalist Various colors and sizes rubber bands In team with Iva Mileva Project IMA: Fashion Unbound Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

PUBLICATIONS:

2012 Educational Dossier Hidden Heroes. The Genius of Everyday Things Vitra Design Museum, Germany + "la Caixa" Foundation, Spain
2011 Love Earth: 100 Eco Ideas + 100 Eco Designs Book Published by Victionary, Hong Kong

IN THE PRESS / TV:

2014 bTV 1 Bulgarian TV and Media Group               
2014 bnt Bulgarian National TV, August                     
2014 BRAVACASA, September, Bulgaria                     
2014 "Всичко за семейството", Newspaper, September, Bulgaria                                                     
2014 24 Часа Newspaper,August, Bulgaria
2013 NBC Today Show National TV, USA, January11, 
2013 The Sun UK, January 7, 2013
2013 NY1 TV Channel, New York, USA, January 8 2013
2013 NY Post, New York, USA, January 8, 2013
2013 Daily Mail UK, January 7, 2013
2011 BG Magazine, 063:Toys Ecuador, 12/2011
2011 EDNO Bulgaria. 4/2011
2011 Eigenhuis &anp; Interieur The Netherlands, 
2011 Rouge Bulgaria, 3/2011
2011 The Telegraph – Picture of the Day UK, January 6, 
2011 Chic Magazine Mexico, 2/2011
2011 את At Magazine Israel, 2/2011
2011 Form:The Making of Design Germany, Issue # 236 
2010 Homee Art and Design Turkey, 8/2010
2010 TimeOutNY, Editors Obsessions New York, 2/2010

Please visit my Facebook Page:, M2 jewelry.

To learn more about our architectural projects please visit our web site, milevarchitects.com.

 

M2 DESIGNS FEATURED AT  MUSEUM STORES AND GALLERIES 

  • Palm Springs Art Museum, California, USA

  • Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA

  • Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, USA

  • MCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

  • SAM, Seattle Art Museum, USA

  • IMA, Indianapolis Museum of Art, USA

  • Asher Gallery, HCCC, Houston, Texas, USA

  • Underline Gallery, New York, NY, USA

  • Catenary Art Gallery, New Mexico, USA

  • SABAI Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

  • SKLADA, Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Loja de Serralves, Foundacio Serralves, Porto, Portugal

 

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Fashion is architecture: it is matter of proportions
— Coco Chanel