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Gulmira Kutueva is a Kyrgyz craft designer who is dedicated to teaching artisans about traditional techniques and new designs. She was born in 1962 in the Batken region of the Kyrgyz Republic. In 1983, she earned a degree in Applied Arts from the Kyrgyz State College in Bishkek, and went on earn another degree in Graphic Arts from the Przhevalsk branch of the Kyrgyz State Art University in 1991.

She managed the Applied Arts Department of both the Bishkek and Karakol branches of the Republican Children Center for Aesthetic Education. She has also led numerous training seminars on Kyrgyz craftsmanship over the years. Most recently, she led a three-week design development workshop for the U.N. project "Poverty Alleviation" (2001), a natural dye and design development workshop in Issyk-Kul oblast (2001) and the "Craftsmanship as an Income Source" seminar in Osh (2002).

Gulmira has also participated in many fine and applied art exhibitions in the Kyrgyz Republic, including the 10th anniversary of Kyrgyz independence (2001), the International Felt Symposium (2001), and solo exhibitions in Bishkek and Karakol (1999, 1998). The quality of her works has been acknowledged by many state and charitable organizations. Her works can be found in private collections in Canada, USA, and Germany.



29-19 Pervomaiski Street
Karakol, Issyk-Kul Oblast
Kyrgyz Republic

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"SOURCE" felt, embroidery, 90x90 cm, 2001


National Museum of Art,  Project "Art of Silk Road" 2002

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