Minka Stoyanova - Curriculum Vitae

Exhibition Record

Handmade Digital (May) | FutureEverything Festival | Manchester, UK
No Man's Land (May) | The Arches, screenings by The Mutual Charter | Glasgow, Scotland
Race to Refuge (game/performance) | Encant Festival | Glasgow, Scotland
It’s Complicated (solo) Byrdie’s Gallery | New Orleans, LA

The First Issue: One or Several Wolves | Telfer Gallery | Glasgow, Scotland curator: Dane Sutherland
Fresh Produce (Minka/Thomasine) | Staple Goods, Staple Goods Collective | New Orleans, LA
The Vault | The Briggait, The Mutual Collective | Glasgow, Scotland
Local Threads | Staple Goods | New Orleans, LA curator: Thomasine Bartlett
MFA Interim Show | Glasgow School of Art | Glasgow, Scotland

Show on a Shoestring 1, 2 | Glasgow, Scotland curator: Scott Horner
Righteous Fur (fashion show) curator: Cree McCree
  Ogden Museum of Southern Art | New Orleans, LA
  House of Yes | Brooklyn NYC
Sailing to Byzantium | Good Children Gallery | New Orleans, LA curator: Adrian Price
Opening Show (Minka/Thomasine) | Byrdie’s Gallery | New Orleans, LA curator: Heather Lane

Senior Project Exhibition | University of New Orleans | New Orleans, LA
The Flag | Good Children Gallery | New Orleans, LA curator: Rajko Radavanovich
Warriors of the Apocalypse (solo) | Barrister’s Gallery | New Orleans, LA
Voodoo Music Experience (Minka/Thomasine) | Festival Installation | New Orleans, LA curator: KK Projects

Odd Works | New Orleans Photo Alliance | New Orleans, LA juror: David Rubin
Hot Night (Minka/Thomasine) | KK Projects, New Orleans | New Orleans, LA
Worn Again Fashion Show (honorable mention) | Recycle 4 Arts, Green Project | New Orleans, LA
Alternatives | The Green Project | New Orleans, LA
Mirror for the 21st Century | BECA Gallery | New Orleans, LA


MFA 2012(proj.) Studio Art Practice | Glasgow School of Art

BS 2010 Applied Computing Systems (minor: Media Arts) | Tulane University, New Orleans

BA 2009 Studio Art - Photography | University of New Orleans

AA 2003 Disaster Preparedness | Community College of Air Force

Professional Experience

2012 Spring - Teaching Assistant | Dept. of Sculpture and Environmental Art, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
2011 Summer - Artist’s Assistant/Marketing/Design | Local Threads Art Festival, New Orleans, LA
2011 Summer - Senior Technician | C-SOCO, C Venues | Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland
2010 - Present - Director/Founder/Practitioner | Unfinished Picture Project, International
2010-2011 - Artist’s Assistant | Thomasine Bartlett, Totally Bald, New Orleans, LA
2010 Summer - Graphic Designer | DonP and 411 Radio Show, New Orleans, LA
2010 Spring - Assistant Teacher | Silence is Violence Arts Workshop | Carver High School, New Orleans, LA
2010 Jan-Mar - Intern | Aubrey Edwards, Where They At, New Orleans, LA
2010 Jan-April - Office Assistant | Fine Arts Department, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
2009 Summer - Teacher and Coordinator After School Photography Workshop | Sunlight School, San Ramon Costa Rica
2009 Spring - Graphic/Web Design | Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
2008-2010 - Event Photographer | Black Tie Events Management, Louisiana
2000-2007 -  Emergency Manager | United States Air Force, Honorable Discharge, Staff Sergeant


D. Eric Bookhardt, “New Work in the St. Claude Art District,” The Gambit Art Review (, December 29, 2011
D. Eric Bookhardt, “Sailing to Byzantium,” The Gambit Art Review (, September 20, 2010
Dalt Wonk, “On the Fringe,” The Gambit Stage Review (, November 24, 2008
David Cuthbert, “First N.O. theater Fringe Festival attracts 4,400”, The Times Picayune (avail. @, November 20, 2008
Owen Murphy Jr., “Odd Works Review,” New Orleans Photo Alliance (, November 20, 2008

Conferences / Visiting Lectures

(2012, March) Staple! Independent Media Exposition, Austin, TX |
Panel Moderator, women in web-comics

2010 Comic Camp (Glasgow Film Festival), Glasgow, UK
Comic Books and Video Games: Play-spaces for self-actualization

2009 - 10 Guest Speaker, Tulane University Fine Arts, Service Learning Course
Methods and Definition of Community Arts Practice as based in Costa Rican research project (3 semesters)


Nov. 2011 - One Night Stand | Telfer Gallery, IronBratz Studios, curator: Dane Sutherland (with Telfer committee) Glasgow, UK

Exhibitions/Events Curated

Gulf Spray (in collaboration with Heather Lane) Byrdie’s Gallery (selected works from Craftwerk for a Cause live painting event)
Craftwerk for a Cause, D.I.Y. silkscreen and live-painting fundraiser


2008–2010 - Freelance Photography New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Opera, New Orleans Film Industry, BECA Gallery
2009 - Event Photographer Helping Hands, New Orleans, Principal for a Day
2008 - Stage production/photographer/design STRIPPED: Naked in a New World, New Orleans Fringe Festival
2008- video, photo-montage Women at War, Ashe Cultural Center, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans