Biography

Kremena is a Bulgarian-born artist and sculptor based in Princeton, New Jersey. She graduated from the Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria, with a degree in Industrial Design and then went on to study drawing and fine art under the tutelage of the leading Bulgarian graphic artist Borislav Kuzmanov. While in college, Kremena held various jobs, including working at a pastry shop, handcrafting custom-order luxury cakes for VIP customers. Her skill as a chef was awarded with a world-wide recognition in the field in the form of a prestigious French culinary award. While working part-time in the pastry shop, Kremena also interned with a famous and eccentric 83-year-old hat designer and learned how to make elaborate hats herself. She later transitioned into the television and communications field as she got a job as a graphic designer in the biggest private television channel in her native city of Varna, where she thoroughly enjoyed writing the scripts for and rendering TV shows for kids. She later expanded her skills and interests and became involved in music shows, advertisements, and promo videos. She learned to render all her visions into moving images, developing to the maximum the basic video composing and 3D computer animation skils that she had before.

After she graduated from college, Kremena moved to Sofia, Bulgaria, and joined a start-up software company designing tools for broadcast animation, PlayBox Technology. Along with her husband, Kremena transformed the firm from a volatile 15-people tech start-up to a recognized broadcast vendor company with hundreds of employees and offices in 9 different countries. Due to her company’s rising influence in the media and television world, Kremena had to travel across the world for business, and it was while she and her family were living in Asia when she first discovered her passion for fantasy ceramic and porcelain sculptures. Although she had been drawing and painting since she was was a child, it was not until she first moved to New York in 2011 that Kremena shifted her focus entirely to making complex porcelain sculptures and art installations.