Born in Bulgaria, Simona Ruscheva is a contemporary figurative artist who currently lives and works in London.
Graduated from the Fine Art Painting in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, Ruscheva imbues her oil paintings with folklore tales and mystical women. Her multicultural upbringing strongly influenced her research into themes of migration, cultural diversity and globalisation. Hers is a contemporary interpretation of Bulgarian culture, emphasising on the mystical and esoteric aspect of it. In her canvases, she explores various subjects from Bulgarian folklore and cultural heritage, using very traditional elements and objects, such as embroidery and pottery designs, with mythological themes and universal symbols.
Simona Ruscheva has exhibited on several occasions in the UK and in Bulgaria. In July 2021, she was shortlisted for Kate Bryan art prize and in 2019 for the Art Rooms Awards. In 2018, she has her solo show “The source” in Sofia, Bulgaria. She has also participated in various group shows across London, including at the Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition and the Royal Institute of British Artists Annual exhibition, where her work was Highly Commended by the De Laszlo Foundation. Recently she became a member of the ArtCan artists organization.