The Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Bulgarian artist TCHOUKI. The exhibit is on view in the Hamilton Club Gallery from March 1 through June 21, 2003.

The Hamilton Club Building is located at Passaic County Community College, 32 Church Street at Ellison Street in the downtown historic district of Paterson, New Jersey. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission to the exhibit is free.

Painter, printmaker, muralist, and book designer Stoyan Tchoukanov, professionally known as Tchouki, was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, into a family of artists. His first memories are of himself painting. The 15 paintings in this exhibit are lyrical abstractions suggesting imaginative urban landscapes or fantastic dream scenes. An exceptionally accomplished painter and colorist, Tchouki’s paintings sing and vibrate with a rainbow of colors and complex space. These poetic works are playful and beautiful, an uplifting experience for any viewer. 
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Tchouki received an MFA at the National Academy of Fine Art in Sofia. He has exhibited his work in many galleries and museums worldwide: Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, France, Italy, United Arab Emirates, and Japan. In 2002, the artist had a solo exhibition at Gallery @ 49 in New York. His work is in many public and private collections, including the National Art Gallery, Sofia; Kanagawa Arts Foundation, Yokohama, Japan; Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo, Japan; and the Modern Art Museum, Sharja, UAE. Tchouki has won numerous international prizes for his paintings and prints.

For additional information, please contact Jane Haw, Gallery Curator, at (973) 684-5448.

The Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College has been named a Distinguished Arts Organization and is funded, in part, by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.  



Contact: Jane Haw
Phone: (973) 684-5448