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Margarita Mileva


I am an architect who both resides and practices in New York.

Both of my parents are artists, and I am always concerned with the design aspects of the architectural profession. The ever-changing character of the contemporary architectural office, where standard tools become obsolete, in lieu of digital technology, inspires my work on collection of necklaces as well as other projects and installations.

For my project “Recycling of the Architectural Office” I began reusing rubber bands as well as other office supplies.

Rubber bands became my material of choice. When creating rubber-band dresses, jewelry or accessories I have the feeling of drawing and painting using rubber bands as my media of choice and color palette.

It is very inspiring for me to observe the reaction of people viewing my wearable art as they try to figure out the unusual material with its unique texture and feel.

My work is featured in design, eco and fashion magazines, on line and printed issues; shown on exhibitions and TV here in USA and around the world: France, UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Bulgaria, Spain, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Panama, Japan, Malaysia, China and others.

My designs are available at Museum stores in USA and Europe such as MCA - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Brooklyn Museum; Palm Springs Art Museum, California, Foundacio Serralves, Portugal; Seattle Museum of Art; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, to name a few as well on line.

Have 10% off in my etsy shop using this code: NEWYORK2014 Offer ends: 7th of July.

Find me here:

etsy

facebook

Bit Dazzle

ARTSland

website-architecture

Articles about my work:

cityvision

cityvision-2

Archinect

mocoloco

Exhibitions and Awards:

GROUP EXHIBITIONS / FASHION SHOWS

2014 Upcycled

Catenary Art Gallery Santa Fe, New Mexico

2012 -2018 Hidden Heroes. The Genius of Everyday Things

Vitra Design Museum, Germany + ”la Caixa” Foundation, Spain

Traveling Exhibition, Various Cities, Spain

2013 6x13 Indianapolis Museum of Art

Representing Design Art Society, IMA

2012 Project IMA: IN:spired

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

2012 WOW, World of Wearable Art

Wearable Art & Classic Cars Museum, Nelson, New Zealand

2011 Seventh Annual Small Works Show

440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2011 SHOP: Like you Mean It

Underline Gallery, Meatpacking District, New York, NY

2011 WOW, World of Wearable Art

Wellington, New Zealand

2011 Wear is Art

Dam Stuhltrager, Berlin, Germany

2010 Sixth Annual Small Works Show

440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2010 FNO: Fashion Night Out, NY

Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

2010 Celebrate Design, 2010

Cooper Classic Cars, event space, New York, NY

2010 Cutting Edge: A Celebration of Fibers

Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

2010 Project IMA: Fashion Unbound

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

2010 a.Dot, exhibit by CWA

AJ Kane Gallery, Chicago IL

2009 DFT: Designers Find Time

255 Canal, New York, NY

WORK FEATURED AT MUSEUM AND GALLERY STORES

Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, California

Brooklyn Museum, New York

Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

MCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

SAM, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

IMA, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

Underline Gallery, New York, NY

Asher Gallery, HCCC, Houston Texas

Buchanan Gallery, Galveston Island, Texas

Catenary Art Gallery Santa Fe, New Mexico

Loja de Serralves, Foundacio de Serralves, Porto, Portugal

AWARDS

2013 6x13 Indianapolis Museum of Art

Representing Design Art Society, IMA

2012 Bell, Top Award: Elizabeth and Stephen Taylor Fashion Design Award.

Black rubber bands, industrial felt scraps

Project IMA: IN:spired

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

2011 RB Dress III – Finalist Open Section

Various colors and sizes rubber bands

WOW, World of Wearable Art

Wellington, New Zealand

2011 RB Dress II - Finalist

Various colors and sizes rubber bands

Wear is Art

Dam Stuhltrager, Berlin, Germany

2010 RB Dress I - Finalist

Various colors and sizes rubber bands

In team with Iva Mileva

Project IMA: Fashion Unbound

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

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