“ To build the ruined cities that continue to haunt her, these fragments torn from dreams……. with the most humble and ruined of tools gives the whole enterprise an unexpected pathos. It is consummately eloquent. It makes one think of Piranesi’s Imaginary Prisons or maybe one’s own nightmares, and yet it’s a chemigram.” – Nonfigurativephoto Blog, October 26, 2013, Douglas Collins

Eva Nikolova is a New York-based artist born in Sofia, Bulgaria. Nikolova works in printmaking, drawing, hand-drawn animation, and cameraless photography, exploring themes of memory and identity in relation to a sense of place.

Her solo exhibitions include Open the Dark Room, New York Public Library, New York, NY (2013). Her group exhibitions include Borderless: In Perspective, Lite Haus Galerie, Berlin (2016); 12th Annual National Alternative Processes Competition, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY (2016); and Making Continuity Contemporary: Eastern Europe in New York, Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale, Gilbert Pavilion Gallery, New York, NY (2015).

Her residencies include Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Saratoga, WY (2016); Millay Colony For the Arts, Austerlitz, NY (2016); Founders Award for Animation, Inwood Film Festival, New York, NY (2016); and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Lynchburg, VA (2016).

Her awards include the MCAF, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY (2013); SummerInk Scholarship, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY (2012), and the Creative Grant for Artists – Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, JPMorgan Chase Foundation and Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, New York, NY (2012). Nikolova received her B.F.A. from Southern Illinois University and her M.F.A. from Indiana University.

Featured Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist