Nikolay Milushev Meet

Nikolay Milushev

Philadelphia, PA

About Nikolay Milushev

Philadelphia, PA

Born on November 22, 1977 in Haskovo, Nikolay Milushev is a contemporary Bulgarian artist whose complex paintings and drawings combine "Pop": imagery and illustrative art with fanciful realism. Influenced by the "Lowbrow art": movement, "Otaku": culture, video games, magazines, technology, "cartography": and military advancements, Nikolay's work often features social and political commentaries on human nature and how we deal with everyday challenges of life and death, peace and war, love and hate and cultural globalisation.

Masterful draftsmenship and vivid color are essential parts of Milushev's striking and sometimes psychotic style.
During his high school years, he studied at the art school in his native Haskovo. After that, he moved
to the capitol, Sofia, and took lessons in the "National Academy of Art": In September of 2001, he moved to the United States where he studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts .

Nikolay has participated in exhibitions in Europe, the United States and South America, and his work is included in many private collections, publications and art catalogues.

Milushev currently lives and works in Philadelphia.

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Selected Exhibitions

  • Painted Bride Art Center , HOPE FOR A BETTER WORLD , Solo
    Philadelphia, USA, 2011
  • Festival Of Erotic Drawing,Group
    Finland, 2005
  • Festival Of Contemporary Painting,Group
    Sao Paulo,Brazil, 2005
  • Lessedra Gallery,3rd World Print Annual,Mini Print,Group
    Sofia, Bulgaria, 2004
  • DaVinci Art Alliance,3rd Prize Of The Board Of Directors,Group
    Philadelphia,USA, 2004

Press and Accolades

  • International Artist Dictionary Catalog,Published by WWAB
  • Lesedra Catalog, 4th World Print Annual, Mini Print
  • Lessedra Catalog,3rd World Print Annual, Mini Print


  • Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts,
  • National Academy Of Art,
  • Vasil Levski School Of Art,

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