Bella Volen is Vienna-based professional visual artist. She has a masters degree in painting and has been awarded with 18 prizes at competitions all around the world, lecturer at the World Bodypainting Academy, judge and curator of many projects and competitions. Bella has been also a researcher in the field of body art history since 2005.

 

More about Bella: www.bella-volen.com

 

Find workshops information here:

 

www.bodypainting-classes.com

www.artgallery-vienna.com

Bella has created art projects for following companies & institutions (selection):

United Nations (2015), Unesco (2008), Walt Disney (2016), Jaguar (2013), The Government of Venezuela (2010), The Government of Thailand (2011), WWF (2009), Acqua Colonia/ 4711, Lush, Donna Karan, Nescafe, Fashion Tv, Crocs, Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola, Red Bull, Hotel Sofitel (Equatorial Guinea, Africa), Waschhaus (Potsdam, Germany), Krone Hit, Kronen Zeitung, ÖBB, Adil Besim, Ö3, Vero Moda, Wrigly, Spar, Lidl, Hotel Victoria (Tirol), Hotel Klosterbräu (Tirol), Zur Schwebischen Jungfrau, Aldes, Imago etc.

Bella is represented worldwide by WB-Production agency.

 

 

Education:

 

2011-2016 Doctorate of philosophy in art, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria

 

1/2010        Diploma, master degree in painting

 

2003-2010 Study of painting at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna (Prof. Wolfgang Herzig, Prof. Johanna Kandl, Prof. Heribert Just)

 

2002-2003  Study of graphic arts and printmaking techniques at the National Academy of Fine Arts , Sofia, Bulgaria

 

2001-2002  Art course in drawing after the old masters (Prof. Katja Kostova and Prof. Peter Chuklev)

 

April 2000  Art exchange, City of Bath College, England

 

1996-2001 Ilia Petrov National High School of Fine Arts (special subject: painting), Sofia, Bulgaria

 

1995-1996 Fine arts courses for drawing, painting and composition (Prof. Ganovski and Reggio)

 

 

 

Awards:

 

Prize of Excellence/ Award of Distinction from ART NOW 3: The 3rd Annual Juried Contemporary Art Online Competition. The award is one-page in " Art in Vogue 100 Contemporary Artists" a quality art book in Masters of Today series. The book will be released in 2011 in print run of 25,000 copies.

 

Bodypainting Award Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia 2013- 1st prize

 

Face Effects Award Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia 2013- 1st prize

 

Beauty Forum Zurich, Body Painting Trophy, Switzerland 2013- 1st prize

 

Maribor Body Painting Award, Slovenia 2012- 1st prize

 

Samui Body Painting Champion, Thailand 2011- 1st prize

 

Pepsi Body Painting Master, Italy 2010 - 1st prize

 

Shanghai Body Painting Champion, China 2009 - 1st prize

 

MIST Stockholm Body Painting Champion, Sweden 2008 - 1st prize

 

World Body Painting Fluoro Champion, Austria 2006 - 1st prize

 

Swiss Body Painting Day, Switzerland 2009 - 1st prize

 

Swiss Body Painting Day, Switzerland 2006 - 1st prize

 

 

 

Special Effects Award, Lugano, Switzerland 2013- 2 nd prize

 

Beauty Forum Leipzig, Body Painting Trophy, Germany 2013,- 2nd prize

 

Beauty Forum Zurich, Face Effects Trophy, Switzerland 2013- 2nd prize

 

Swiss Body Painting Day, Switzerland 2007- 2nd prize

 

Casino Austria Seefeld, Austria 2008 - 2nd prize

 

Swiss Body Painting Day, Switzerland 2008 - 3rd prize

 

 

Judge:

 

Jury Member: Beauty Forum Munich, Bodypainting competition 2016, Germany

 

Jury Member and curator: World Installation Art Award, World Bodypainting Festival 2016, Austria

 

Jury Member: Living Art America, Atlanta 2015, USA

 

Jury Member & Founder: Fine Art Bodypainting Award 2015, Living Art America, Atlanta, USA

 

Jury Member: World Installation Art Award, World Bodypainting Festival 2014, Austria

 

Jury Member & Founder: Fine Art Bodypainting Award, World Body Painting Festival 2014, Austria

 

Jury Member: Living Art America, Atlanta 2014, USA

 

Jury Member: Living Art America Greensboro, Greensboro 2014, USA

 

Jury Member: Living Art America, Atlanta 2013, USA

 

Jury Member: International Body Painting Festival, Bardolino 2013, Italy

 

Jury Member and curator: World Installation Art Award, World Bodypainting Festival 2013, Austria

 

Jury Member: Make It Up, Body Painting Award, Vienna 2012, Austria

 

Jury Member: International Body Painting Festival, Daegu 2012, South Korea

 

Jury Member: Australian Bodyart Awards, 2012, Daylesford, Australia

 

Jury Member: Beauty Forum Munich, Bodypainting competition 2011, Germany

 

Jury Member & Founder: Fine Art Body Painting Award 2011, Austria

 

Jury Member: North American Body Painting Championship 2011, USA

 

Jury Member: International Body Painting Festival 2010, Germany

 

Jury Member: World Body Painting Festival 2009, Austria

 

Jury Member: Welsh Body Painting Festival 2009, Wales, UK

 

Jury Member: World Bodypainting Festival ASIA 2008, Daegu / South Korea

 

Jury Member: Milan Body Art Contest 2008, Italy

 

 

 

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Bella Volen's e-mail: office@bodypainting-event.com

+43/699 132 29 826

Vienna, Austria

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