Vlado Nedkov is an American-Bulgarian artist, draftsman, and former marketing professional. He spent nearly a decade spearheading business development for a leading New York boutique public relations firm before focusing on his art practice.

He has consulted for lifestyle and fashion brands, film, architecture, and interior design clients in the US and Europe, and currently resides in London. He holds a BA in Economics and French from Williams College, an MBA in International Business from Brandeis University's International Business School, a Certificate in Architecture and Interior Design from Parsons/The New School, and a Graduate Diploma from the Royal College of Art.

He is currently pursuing his MA in Painting at the RCA and work is part of private collections internationally.


My expanded painting practice explores iterations of online queer masculinity and the fluidity of memory and experience through a variety of mediums. I am interested in devising systems and constraints, and making sense of the world through that process. I de- and re-contextualize narratives with the aim of shifting the viewer’s perception of what “is”. Rather than focusing on a specific outcome, I am most interested in the no man’s land of following a process wherever it may lead.


Phony. ‘OPEN CALL’, Gallery Lock In, Brighton UK Apr 2024

Hedonist Queer Dance Festival, Arch 555 Brixton, London UK Jun 2023

Last Night Collective Vol 1: Quintesenti, W1Curates Studios, London UK Mar 2023

Highway Mindway, Czech Center and Embassy, London UK Feb–Oct 2023

Compression_Compassion/poor.img, Royal College of Art, White City, London, UK Jan 2023

Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival, Tom of Finland Foundation, Los Angeles, CA Dec 2021–Mar 2022

Heatwave, dodomu Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Aug 2021

104th Annual Bendheim Exhibit, Greenwich Art Society, Greenwich, CT Jul–Sept 2021

Tactile Sublime, dodomu Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Jun 2021

The Body, New York School of the Arts, New York, NY Mar–Apr 2021

#heurt, Memento Mori, London, UK Feb 2021

Tom of Finland Emerging Artist Competition, Tom of Finland Foundation, Los Angeles, CA Dec 2020

103rd Annual Bendheim Exhibit, Greenwich Art Society, Greenwich, CT Sept–Oct 2020

Constructed Visions III, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO Aug–Sept 2020

ART in PLACE: Protest, Standard Space Gallery, Sharon, CT June–July 2020

Queer Art Summer, The Bennett Collective, Newburgh, NY July–August 2020

Jammed Into A Paradox, 601Artspace, New York, NY June 2020


Across & Over HSBC & Royal College of Art, October 2023

Sensitive Content Vol. 3, June 2023

Sampler 87 Royal College of Art, April 2023


Gerquest GAS Studio School Award, Greenwich Art Society, 2020

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