Simeon Gigov

Freelance Mural Painter & Painter

2028
Location:San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
Phone: 949 388 7343
Website: http://www.gigocustomart.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/simeongigov
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Master of Art Simeon Gigov

29365 Edgewood Rd., San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675; phone: 949 388 7343
gigoart@gmail.com / www.gigoart.com / www.gigocustomart.com
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

An Austrian academic artist, specializing in paintings, murals, scenic art, portraits, and graphics including 33 years of fine art, 10 years of scenic art and 17 years experience as a professor teaching art. The innovative vision-driven ideas have created new art forms, designs and other artistic contributions.

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Postgraduate Qualification for Art Professor, Academy of Fine Art, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2008
Master of Fine Art, Academy of Fine Art, Vienna, Austria, in painting & graphics, 1992
Master of Fine Art, Academy of Fine Art, Sofia, Bulgaria, in mural painting, 1978

Professional Association of Austrian Artists since 1998
International Association of UNESCO since 1998
Professional Association of Bulgarian Artists since 1980

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Lived and worked in Sofia, Bulgaria until 1990, showcasing oil paintings in many national, international, group and solo exhibitions.

In 1990 a new chapter of his career opened in Vienna, Austria. Simeon’s godmother Vera Emerich Kalman, the widow of the famous operatic composer Emerich Kalman was instrumental in his introduction to the Western European artistic community. The result was a substantial increase of exhibitions and a rise in prominence.

In 1993 Simeon applied his artistic talents to the love of theater. His creative abilities were used as theatrical scenic artist for the Vienna State Opera. Accomplishments included:
Stage design of “Herodiade” with the famous Austrian artist Herman Nitsch;
“Cosi fan tutte”, “Rienzi”, “The magic flute” and many more stage sets.
While in the employ of the Austrian State Theater, Bad Hall, 1998 - 1999, he designed the entire set for the operetta “Frühjahrsparade” by Robert Stolz and for the operetta
“Der Zigeunerprimas” by Emerich Kalman.
2003 – 2006 his notoriety increased by adding to his theatrical scenic decorating career working for the Theater in der Josefstadt in Vienna, Austria.

As an Art Professor he enjoyed working with young people and teaching art in Gigoart Studio in Sofia, Bulgaria; in Gigoart Studio in Vienna, Austria and in Brigittenauer School in Vienna.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS

Bulgarian Culture in Chicago, City Hall Chicago, USA. Group exhibition - 2011
Saints in Europe - Culture and Politic, Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art,
Vienna, Austria. Group exhibition - 2010
Castle of the Roses, Felling, Austria. Group exhibition - 2007
Imperial Summer Castle Marchegg, Austria. Group exhibition - 2006
Bookstore Jurbooks, Vienna. Solo exhibition - 2005
Theater in der Josefstadt, Vienna. Group exhibition - 2005
AKH (Algemeine Kranken Haus) Gallery, Vienna. Solo exhibition - 2004
Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna, Austria. Solo exhibition - 1994
City Gallery Kranich, Zurich, Switzerland. Solo exhibition - 1993
Neugut Hotel, Mannerdorf, Switzerland. Solo exhibition - 1993
Grand Hotel St.Gotthard, Zurich, Switzerland. Solo exhibition - 1993
Gallery Werner Kung, Basel, Switzerland. Solo exhibition - 1992
Hotel Hilton am Stadtpark, Vienna, Austria. Solo exhibition - 1992
Charity Gala in Imperial Palace Hofburg, Vienna. Participation - 1991
Representative exhibition, Young Bulgarian Artists, Paris, France - 1988
International art symposium, Artists for Peace, Island Halki, Greece - 1987
International competition, Portrait, Radom, Poland. Award - 1987
International art symposium, Young Artists, Moscow, Russia - 1986
International competition, Portrait, Kosice, Czech Republic. Award - 1986
Gallery "Rakowski", Sofia, Bulgaria. Solo exhibition - 1985
Third International art competition, Young Artists, Sofia, Bulgaria. Award - 1984
International art symposium, Ecateriniada, Rostov, Russia - 1983
International exhibition, Contemporary Bulgarian Art, Moscow, Russia - 1983
International competition, Portrait, Paul Louis Weiller, Academie des Beaux - Arts, Paris, France. Award - 1983

MURALS

Trompe L’oeil mural, surrounding a swimming pool - 862 ft², Munich, Germany - 2001
Monumental mural incorporated into the front wall of the dental clinic “Dr. Stastny”, Vienna, Austria - 1993
Monumental mural - painted ceramics “Science and Art”, State University, Bulgaria - 1980

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Collection of the National Museum of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria
Collection of the City Gallery, Sofia and many other permanent collections in Bulgaria
Collection of the Family Zellermayer, Berlin, Germany
Collection of the Princesses de Pomery, Basel, Switzerland
Collection of the Dynasty Manz, Grand Hotel “St.Gotthard”, Zurich, Switzerland
Private collections in Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France, Russia, Greece, USA, Canada

SELECT ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

Publication Saints in Europe - Culture and Politic by Herbert Nikitsch, Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art, Vienna, Austria, October 2010
The exhibition of Simeon Gigov in AKH Gallery. Publication of the Professional Association of Austrian Artists, July 2004
Simeon Gigov’s exhibition in AKH Gallery, magazine Algemeine Krankenhaus Zeitung, Vienna, Austria, July 2004
Studio Gigov by Galina Bogdanova, magazine Standard, Bulgaria, August 1994
Striking Vernissage, the Artist painted the Facade, magazine Donaustadt, Vienna, Austria November 1993
Striking Vernissage, magazine Donaustadter Bezirkszeitung, November 1993,
Vienna, Austria
Simeon Gigov’s art presented by Gallery Kung, City magazine, Basel, Switzerland, June 1992
Atelier Gigov by Maria Vasileva, magazine Kultura, Bulgaria, May 1989
Gigoart Studio by Galina Zoneva, magazine Plamak, Bulgaria, July 1983,
Articles about Simeon Gigov’s art in magazine Art, Publication of the Professional Association of Bulgarian Artists - 1980 / 1990

REFERENCES

Professor Ernst Fuchs, Museum Ernst Fuchs, Vienna, Austria. Reference letter - 2000
Madame Ljuba Manz - Lurje, Dynasty Manz, Zurich, Switzerland. Reference letter - 1999
Comtesse Esther de Pommery, Star-t-Agentur, Basel,Switzerland. Reference letter-1999
Professor Wilhelm Shupp - Theater Director, Vienna, Austria. Reference letter - 1999
Mrs. & Mr. Kurmann - Gallery Kranich, Zurich, Switzerland. Reference letter - 1993
Madame Vera Maria Emerich Kalman, Monte Carlo, France. Reference letter - 1992

ADDITIONAL LANGUAGES

Fluent in German, Russian and Bulgarian
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