Tsvetelina Rusalieva lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria. She grew up in Ruse in an artistic environment, in a family of artists, descendants of the old Bulgarian family Rusalievs originating Burgas. She studied fashion design in Rousse and later interior design in Sofia.
Her artistic debut as an artist enjoyed a strong start with the presentation of her first solo exhibition at the House of Europe in Sofia.
Tsvetelina Rusalieva expressly takes her individual place among the contemporary Bulgarian artists. The subjects of her paintings do not need description and decoding, they are impressions, communicated on the palette, which turn the prominence into an organic integrity.
She has realized exhibitions in Berlin, Saarbrücken, Palermo, Rome, Geneva and New York. She has participated in joint exhibitions and art projects in Bulgaria and abroad. The artist is the founder and artistic director of the Gallery of Modern Art Sofia and of the Bulgarian Gallery of contemporary world art in Rome – “LUXart – Galleria d’arte Luce di Roma”
In 2018, Tsvetelina created the fashion brand Fiorelina – handmade women’s accessories that stand out with exclusive design and natural materials, as well as art products with digital prints of her original paintings.