Onnik Karanfilian – O n n i k

Born 1963 Sliven, Bulgaria.

Education -1994,  MFA. The National Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria.

NONCOMMERCIAL COMPETITIONS, EXHIBITIONS

2016, 1st VIRTUAL BIENNIAL 2016, Douro Biennial, Portugal.

2016, 8th INTERNATIONAL PRINTMAKING BIENNIAL OF DOURO 2016

2015, 2nd GLOBAL PRINT 2015, Douro Biennial, Portugal.

2014, 2007,2001, 1996, KOCHI INTERNATIONAL TRIENNIAL EXHIBITION OF PRINTS, JAPAN.

2012, Cluj-Napoka, Romania, “TRIBUNA Graphic 2012”.

2012, FUSION International Contemporary Intaglio Print Invitation Exhibition, China.

2011, 2008,  IV  International print competition RHMD museum, Istanbul, Turkey.

2010, NEVER, EVER, FOREVER, China.

2010, KRAKOW-VIENNA- OLDENBURG , SMTG INTERNATIONAL PRINT TRIENNIAL  SMTG.

2014, 2010, 2007, 2004, 2001,1998, 1995, International Triennial of Prints, Sofia, Bulgaria.

2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999, 1997, 1995, 1993, International Print Biennial, Varna, Bulgaria.

2008, THE 2ND BANGKOK TRIENNIAL OF PRINT AND DRAWING EXHIBITION, THAILAND.

2008, The 1st International Biennial of Prints, Istanbul, Turkey.

2007, 2003, International exlibris competition in Ankara,   Turkey.

2004, International exlibris competition of FISAE, Geneva, Switzerland.

2003, 1995, 1991,  International exhibition of EX - LIBRIS, Saint Niklaas, Belgium.

2002 The 12th SPACE INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNIAL, SEOUL, South KOREA.

2002, 2001,  European Biennial of Engraving – Exlibris competition,  Acqui Terme, Italy.

1996, 1991  SAPPORO INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNIAL, JAPAN.

1995, 1991 11 Th. Mini Print International Cadaques, Spain.

1994, OSAKA TRIENNIAL  - 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART COMPETITION

ONE-MAN SHOW

2015, Nuance Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria.

2014, Gallery "Bulgarian Cultural Institute", Berlin, Germany.

2014, Gallery "Edelvays", Sofia, Bulgaria.

2013, Stephanie's Art Gallery, Los Angeles, USA.

2013,  “Rakursi” gallery, “50 years, so what”, Sofia, Bulgaria.

2012, “COUNTRY of  ROSES”, Gallery of the Bulgarian Cultural Center, Paris, France.

2011, “Комюникейшън&Obshtuvane”, National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria.

2010,  “Together”, Art gallery - National Palace of Culture, “XVth Salon des Arts”, Sofia, Bulgaria.

2010,  “On the way”, IMOGA Museum, Istanbul, Turkey.

2009,  “Onnik and friends”, Gallery “Bulgarian Cultural Center”, Prague, Czech Republic.

2008, “Rakursi” gallery, “Exhibition for a Day”, Sofia, Bulgaria

2007, “Galerie d’art du Rhone”,Geneva, Switzerland.

2005, gallery “Eprueve d’Artiste”, Antwerpen, Belgium

2004, gallery “Vuzrazdane”, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

2002, gallery “Tageia”, Varna,  Bulgaria.

2001, Arthur Matossian Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon.

2001, National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria.

2000, Arthur Matossian Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon.

2000, National  Ethnographic Museum, Sofia, Bulgaria

1998, Gallery ”Art Forum”, Sofia, Bulgaria.

1997, FEZ, Berlin, Germany.

1996, Gallery ”Hotel Intercontinental”, Sofia, Bulgaria.

1996, Gallery ”Interart”, Sofia, Bulgaria.

1993, Gallery ”Studio Spectar”, Sofia, Bulgaria.

1993, Gallery ”Gijzenrooi”, Geldrop, Nederland.

AWARDS

2015, National Print Exhibition, Pazarjik, Bulgaria, Honorable Mention.

2014, 2012, Nomination for  graphic art from “ALLIANZ Awards”, Sofia, Bulgaria.

2011, UBA prize for graphic art, “Autumn Salon of Arts”, Sofia, Bulgaria.

2011, PRIX D‘ HONNEUR at The 4th International print competition RHMD museum, Istanbul, Turkey.

2008, The 1st International Biennial of Prints, IMOGA Museum, THIRD Prize Winner, Istanbul, Turkey.

2008, FISAE XXXII Ex-Libris Congress 2008-Brunovsky Certificate of Honour, Beijing, China.

2008, FIRST Prize at The 3rd International print competition “Bridge”-RHMD museum, Istanbul,   Turkey.

2007, SPECIAL Prize winner at the second international exlibris competition-Ankara 2007, Turkey.

2007, The 5th International Triennial Exhibition of Prints, Sofia, Prize Winner of “Bulgarian artist”.

2006, SPECIAL award for the contribution to the exlibris art in Bulgaria at the National exhibition

          “Art of Bulgarian book”

2006, Honorable mention, “Tabula rasa”, Istanbul, Turkey.

2004, SPECIAL Prize winner at the First  F.I.S.A.E  Exlibris competition, Geneva, Switzerland.

2002, Awarded for competition of UBA, Sofia, “Cite International des Art”, Paris.

2002, GRAND PRIZE for small-sized prints competition, Nish, Yugoslavia.

2001, SECOND Prize Winner of the section Ex libris at the Vth European Biennial of Engraving,

                Acqui Terme, Italy.

1999, INTERNATIONAL PRIZE WINNER  for Realistic Art at the Int.Biennial, Varna, Bulgaria from                                  Dr. Philipp Maurer  “KLEINE GALERIE”, Vienna, Austria.

1998, The 2-nd  International Triennial Exhibition of Prints, awarded from ”INTERART” Foundation,                                  Sofia,  Bulgaria.

1997, INTERNATIONAL  AWARD of  ”ART DIALOGUE ” foundation, Paris, France.

1993, SECOND Prize Winner of Gallery  ”AU VIRAGE”, Switzerland.

1988, The ”Ecology” show, SECOND prize Winner, NA of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria.

MEMBER OF

2010 – Honorary membership of Istanbul Exlibris Society.

2002 –  FISAE

2002 – Association of Exlibris Friends in Bulgaria.

2001 – International Exlibris Center – Sofia, founder.

1994 – Union of Bulgarian Artists.

OTHER INFORMATION

2013, Bloomsbury publishing, London UK - „Printmaking Off the Beaten Track”, Richard Noyce

2015 - 2000, Many charitable exhibitions and events.

2006, „Contemporary International Ex-libris Artists”, Artur Mario da Mota Miranda, Portugal.

2002 – Founder of the First International Exlibris Biennial in Bulgaria.

2002 – Founder and editor of the first Bulgarian journal for Exlibris.

1999 - Donation to the found for supporting the people of Izmit,, Turkey.

1998 - 1997, teaching of computer design at the National Academy of Fine Arts,  Sofia, Bulgaria.

1997 - Teacher at the printing workshop in Berlin, Germany.

1997 - 1996, 1995, Charitable Exhibitions for the International Red Cross, Sofia, Bulgaria.

1995 - Donation to the found for supporting the people of Kobe, Japan.

1992 - Donation to the found for the ill children in Kuklen, Bulgaria.

1988 - Donation to the found for supporting the people of Armenia.

 

Prints had been exhibited: Museu D’Art de Sabadell in Barcelona. Museu del Suro, Palafrugell in Girona.Capella de Sant Joan, Vilafranca del Penedes in Barcelona, Hankyu Department Store in Osaka. Gallery Oishi, Gallery Fukuda, Palus in Fukuoka.Daimaru Dept. Store in Kochi, etc.

Works to be found in private collections in Japan, Canada, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Finlandn’, Chesh Republik, South Afrika, Slovak Republik, Italy, Greece,Belgium, Denmark, Nederland, France, Hungary and United States.

 

His works are in collections of “Schreiner” Museum in Germany, IMOGA Museum and RHMD Museum in Turkey, Sofia Art Gallery, National Museum of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria, ”ART DIALOGUE ” foundation, Paris, France as well as collections of biennials and triennials in Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Turkey, Romania and Bulgaria.

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