Dessislava Dobreva Terzieva
Bulgarian-American multidisciplinary artist and designer based in Detroit, working worldwide.
dessiterzieva@gmail.com
(248) 495-7022

Residency
2019 Galera, Mexico City, Mexico
2019 Bedstuy Art Residency, New York, New York
2018 Wold of Co Residency, Sofia, Bulgaria
2018 NYFA Arts Immigrant Artist Program, Detroit, MI
2016 Atelierhaus Hilmsen, Hilmsen, Germany
2013 Red Bull House of Art Cycle 6, Detroit, MI


Selected Solo & Two Person Exhibitions
2019 ‘Proof of Identity’, Oloman Gallery, Hamtramck, MI
2018 ‘FIDANA’, Electric Studios, Detroit, MI
2018 ‘BONBONI’, Electric Studios, Detroit, MI
2017Where Do We Go From Here?”, Thank You Studios, Detroit, MI
2016 "Divinum Silvarum", Mönchskirche, Salzwedel, Germany
2015 "House of Worship", Playground Detroit, Detroit MI
2015 "a Tyler is a Durden", 1111 Bellevue, Detroit MI
2014 "low standards / HIGH LIFE", Da Bedroom, Detroit, MI
2014 "true life: I'm an Art Hoarder", Hamtramck, MI
2012 Homecoming, Plus This Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 ‘Hell Yes’, Playground Detroit, Detroit, MI
2018 ‘Visually Speaking’, SeeMeOn 29, Sofia, Bulgaria
2017 “Community”, Playground Detroit, Detroit, MI
2017 “This is a Stick Up”, 44 West Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI
2017 “Printers Without Presses”, Public Pool, Hamtramck, MI
2016 "Detroiter", Huron Art Space, San Francisco, CA
2016 "Driven", Galerie Camille, Detroit, MI
2016 "Doubly So", CCS Center Gallery, Detroit, MI
2016 "Glimpse", Galerie Camille, Detroit, MI
2015 "Things Feel Heavy", Tangent Gallery, Detroit MI
2015 "CrOp", Fenton Community Center, Fenton MI
2015 "Alumni Exhibit", Red Bull House of Art, Detroit MI
2015 "Love is an Anal Bead", RM 3327, Hamtramck MI
2014 "Emergency Nothing 2.0", Miami, FL
2014 "Postkartenfestival", Basel, Switzerland
2014 "Untitled Prints", Salt & Cedar, Detroit MI
2014 "Guck mal Günther", Lenzburg, Switzerland
2014 "Emerging Spaces", Neue Haus, Detroit, MI, 
2014 "Bathroom Culture", North End Studios, Detroit MI
2014 "Untitled Prints", Practice Space, Detroit MI
2014 "Art on Walls and Floors", North End Studios, Detroit MI
2013 "Red Bull House of Art", Cycle 6, Detroit, MI
2013 "U-Haul Me Away"; Service Drive, Detroit, MI
2013 "Collorgy", Brooklyn, NY,
2012 1st International Santoritni Biennale, Santorini, Greece
2011 "Pop Up Detroit Noel Night Exhibition", Detroit, MI

Articles/Publications
2018 ‘Dessislava Terzieva’s Latest Collection Explores Her Hometown Roots’, SEEN magazine
2018 ‘Paid Actor: The Antagonist in the Fashion Industry’, Be Duende
2018 ‘A Detroit Creatives That Makes You Look and Think Twice’, Detroit Is It
2018 ‘Paid Actor: "Costume as expression of the human psyche…"‘, Orleans & Winder
2018 ‘Dessislava Terzieva: An Emerging Artist’, SEEN Magazine
2018 ‘*Paid Actor designer Dessi Terzieva reveals inspiration behind rainbow-colored film series’, Detroit Metro Times
2017 ‘PAID ACTOR’, Issue 5, Grand Circus Magazine
2016 Spleen Magazine
2015 Issue 03, Dash Magazine
2015 CONDO zine
2014 Issue #13, Blurry, CZE Magazine
2014 ‘Paula Schubatis and Dessislava Terzieva Wax Art-Domestic with Fiber Util’ Knight Foundation
2012 ‘Dessi Terzieva’s Collages’, TRENDLAND

Public Installations/Performances
2017-18 'Silence is the Sleep That Nourishes Wisdom' for Bedrock, Downtown Detroit, MI
2017 'Through The Lookin Glass Darkly' for David Klein Gallery Windows, Detroit, MI
2016 'The Doors' for Murals in the Market, Eastern Market, Detroit, MI
2015 ’Bizarre Bazaar’ for Interstate Gallery in Greektown, Detroit, MI

Curatorial
2018 ‘FIDANA’, Electric Studios, Detroit, MI
2017-18 The Back Room, Detroit, MI
2015-16 Da Lofts Gallery. Detroit MI 
2013-14 Da Bedroom Gallery, Hamtramck MI
2015 Love is an Anal Bead, RM 3327, Hamtramck MI


Education
Wayne State Law School, Detroit, MI 2012-13
Bachelors of Political Science from Oakland Universe, Rochester Hills, MI 2011