TOE RIVER ARTS | PHOTOGRAPHY
5 Pensacola Road
Burnsville, North Carolina 28714
Open Monday – Saturday, 11 AM – 6 PM
Ivaylo Gueorgiev is a Bulgarian born artist who started studying art when he was 13 years old. At age 20 he moved to the United States to continue his art education. Not long after, he was working for world-renowned New York artists such as McDermott & McGough, Aaron Young, Jeff Koons and others. He has had numerous exhibitions in NYC and abroad. In 2010 he was awarded New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in painting and in 2012 he was invited to Arteles, Finland for a month-long artist residency. His work is in the collection of Claude Simmard, Luca Marenzi, Adam Clayton and others. Eventually his love for the natural world led him to the mountains of North Carolina where he has been pursuing his passion for photography since June of 2019.
“My entire photographic work stems from my deep love for the natural world. I’m constantly exploring the wild places of our magical planet and photography allows me to capture and share fleeting moments of beauty that are never to be replicated again with the same light, shape or color. Since nature is in a constant state of flux, photographic images have the wonderful ability to freeze life, which then allows us humans to study and marvel at nature’s glory.” – Ivaylo Gueorgiev