Boriana Kantcheva

Printmaking, Painting, Screenprints


Boriana Kantcheva, originally from Bulgaria, has lived and worked in the Boston area for over 20 years. She has received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University joint degree program. She has worked as an assistant teacher at the Carpenter Center for Visual and Environmental Studies where she has received several Harvard University Certificates of Distinction in Teaching awards. She currently holds a position as a Director of Visual Arts at the Mosesian Center for the Arts. Boriana’s work can be seen at 13 Forest Gallery.

Artist's Statement

My work has always been about a varied cast of characters from hybrid shapes to fictional personages that exist somewhere between reality and imagination. As long as I can remember, creatures both terrifying and humorous have always been a part of my life. Monsters, ghost stories, horror movies and dreams have fascinated me since childhood. Other sources include mythologies, folklore, faire tales and sci-fi movies, for they are filled with hybrid creatures, shape shifters and monsters. Essentially, my work is a search for a visual representation of this world inhabited by illusive yet familiar characters that could be beautiful and appealing, comical and at times terrifying and repulsive.

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