Sevda Chkoutova (1978, Sofia/Bulgaria) studied History of Art at the Bulgarian University of Sofia and at then at the University of Vienna in Austria. Afterwards, she studies Fine Arts and Contextual Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Her work is characterized by cultural impressions inspired both by the East and the West. Chkoutova has participated in several solo and group exhibitions while her art has been displayed in various important art institutions including the Galerie Martina Detterer in Frankfurt, Germany and the Chelsea Galerie in Laufen, Switzerland.