Constructing new stories from old, my work marries words with images in ways that can bring to light and celebrate histories which would otherwise remain hidden, overlooked or side-lined…
Kremena Dimitrova is a London based illustrator-as-historian, lecturer and researcher specialising in visualising history within the museum and heritage sector. Her expertise lies in narrative and situated illustration methods, reportage drawing, public history and visual historiography, site specific art, visual interventions, use of creative processes and application of artistic insights in diverse educational, cultural, and heritage settings. Kremena experiments with photography and traditionally made textures, painted, drawn and printed backgrounds, which she combines into digital collages.
As an illustrator, Kremena has extensive professional industry experience and a breath of specialist knowledge. She has had a number of exhibitions and her work features in print, online, book publishing, design and advertising. Major creative projects range from research residencies in collaboration with Historic England to Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Funded (hi)storytelling commissions. Clients include West Cheshire Museums, Museum of the Home, National Memorial Arboretum, East Street Arts, University of Manchester and The John Rylands Library. Many of Kremena’s commissions are socially engaged in nature and involve collaborating with the public to explore history, culture and heritage in creative and memorable ways – through art and storytelling.