Nadezhda Kouteva is a Bulgarian artist with over 10 awards in her career. Born in Sofia, she graduated in Mural Painting from Academy of Fine Arts “N. Pavlovich”, Sofia in 1971. Ten years later, Mrs. Kouteva received a full scholarship at the Corcoran School of Arts, Washington, USA.
Her first solo exhibition was in 1975 in Sofia, Bulgaria. For the next following years, Mrs. Kouteva had over 20 exhibitions in different countries, like Cyprus, Vietnam, USA, Poland, Japan, Serbia, Macedonia, Slovakia, the Netherlands, and Germany.
Mrs. Kouteva won her first award in Koshitze, Slovakia (1977) called Prize of the Slovakian Artists' Fund. Just one year later, she was awarded with "Humour and Satire in the Arts" prize in Gabrovo, Bulgaria. In 1986, she received the notable Bulgarian prize "Zlatyu Boyadzhiev". In 2006 Nadezhda Kouteva was awarded with Certificate and golden prize for a high prestige expert of the European Convent of Experts. In 2010, she also received the "Guardian of Traditions" prize in the category of "Painters" of the Association for the Development of Arts and Handicrafts in Bulgaria.
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