Kalina Hristova is an artist, graphic artist, illustrator and longtime lecturer at the New Bulgarian University, head of the Department of Fine Arts since 2020.
She graduated from the National Academy of Arts in Sofia with a Bachelor degree in Graphics, after which she continued in the master’s program “Graphic Design” at NBU. Her specialization took place in the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts (Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien), and after her return to Bulgaria she began teaching drawing and graphics at New Bulgarian University.
Her creative projects are in the field of poster, classical and digital illustration techniques, and graphic technologies, and her research interests are mainly related to the theory and historical aspects of graphic and communicative design. The posters, paintings, graphics and illustrations she creates are ment to make you smile, but also to think about some forgotten things like the human nature, the value of moral values and the grotesque in communication.
Kalina Hristova has diverse research in the field of graphics and in the acrylic painting techniques as well. She is a recognizable author of portrait graphic drawings, color graphics and illustration. As an active artist and teacher, art is a form of communication not only during lectures in a university environment, but also in social activities and campaigns in which she often participates. The works on social campaigns carried out together with government institutions and business representatives, as well as in campaigns related to human trafficking and donation, aimed at attracting public attention through visual language and communication. She is frequently taking part in group exhibitions and solo ones in Bulgaria, Austria, Germany, Serbia, Spain and the Czech Republic.
Presenting art works: Series 2010, Acrylic, pastel, pencil on cardboard, includes the works 6th Dimension; Hurt; Hush; Sun and Mountain; Heavy thoughts