Minka Stoyanova - Curriculum Vitae

Exhibition Record

Her Infinite Variety | Barristers Gallery | New Orleans, LA

Spread Thinly (solo) | Staple Goods | New Orleans, LA
Overlapping Biennial: Art is Always Somewhere Else | Biennial of Young Artists | Bucharest, Romania
Don't Leave Me This Way | GSA, MFA International Exhibition | Berlin, Germany
Shotgun Wedding | The Effort Collective | London, UK
Videoholica: Video Art Festival | Varna, Bulgaria
MFA Degree Show, Glasgow School of Art | Glasgow, UK
Handmade Digital | Future Everthing Festival | Manchester, UK
No Man's Land | The Mutual Charter | Glasgow, Scotland
Race to Refuge (game/performance) | Encant: Free Arts 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 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

2013 Aug - Present Researcher | Fulbright Bulgaria | Varna, Bulgaria
2012-2013 - Social Media/Marketing/Web Coordinator | Joann's Kajun Pub | New Orleans, LA
2012 May-Dec - Project Coordinator (Platform 7) | Intern, Hot Tap Media | Somewhereto_ Scotland
2012-2013 - Social Media Coordinator | Intern, Hot Tap Media | Electric Man Film | Scotland
2012 April - Artist Assistant (Marketing/Design) | Marlena Morris, Anatomy of Isolation | Glasgow, Scotland
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

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