Born July 24, 1964 in Sofia. His father is the famous Bulgarian opera singer Nikola Gyuzelev, and brother of Yasen is the artist Chavdar Gyuzelev.
Yassen Gyuzelev graduated from the National Academy of Arts and then went to work in Italy.
He illustrates a series of books, including "Alice in the Wonderland" and "Alice in the Mirror World" by Luis Carroll, Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, Cervano's Don Quixote, Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, personalities such as Socrates and Michelangelo and many others. Giuseppe was named Illustrator of the Year of the International Book Fair in Bologna in 1994. With his illustrations in "Alice in the Wonderland" he gains worldwide reputation among illustrators. He won the Konstantin Konstantinov Prize for Illustrator in 2011. Giuseppe also illustrates a luxury edition of "The Basketball Dog" and many more books.
1985 - 1990 - Artistic Academy, Sofia
1978 - 1983 - Art School, Sofia
2010 - 2013 - works for VICENS VIVES, Barcelona, Spain
2002 - 2010 - collaboration with SIMPLY RED BOOKS, Vancouver, Canada and WALKER BOOKS, London, England
1993-2002 - Illustrations for J.F. SHREIBER, Esslingen, Germany; ROWOHOLT, Hamburg, Germany; AUFBAU-VERLAG, Berlin, Germany; GRIMM PRESS, Taipei, Taiwan
1990 - 1993 Illustrations, book covers, Tarot cards and graphic design for various publishers and magazines in Milan, Turin and Florence in Italy
1985 - 1990 Illustrations and Graphic Design for some of the main publishers in Sofia and for CONDE NAST - VANITY and VOGUE, Milan, Italy
2010 - Chavdar and Yassen Gyuzelev, BCI, Prague, Czech Republic
2015 - Jesuitenkolleg, Mindelheim, Germany
2000 - Illustrators from Eastern Europe from 1980 to 2000, Bolzano, Italy
1996 - The "De Marco European Art Foundation", Edinburgh, Scotland
Bologna Fair Exhibition, Bologna, Italy - '94, '97, '99, '02, '04, '05
Bratislava Biennial of Illustration, Bratislava, Slovakia - '95, '97, '99
Barcelona International Award of Illustrations - Barcelona, Italy, '94, '96
2016 - Plovdiv Art Gallery
2015 - Sofia City Gallery, Varna Art Gallery
2013 - Arte Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2012 - Autumn Exhibitions, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2012 - BCI, Paris, France
2012 - Wittgenstein House, Vienna, Austria
2011 - BCI, Bratislava, Slovakia
2011 - Seasons Gallery, Sofia
2010 - National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2008 - Cibank Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2005 - Storypolis Art Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2003 - Jakshich house gallery, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
1994 - Buecherhaus, Rüsselsheim, Germany
2010 - "Christ. G. Danov "- the best-illustrated book for the year 2010 for Alice in Wonderland.
2004 - Silver Medal by the Illustrators Association, New York, USA
2003 - Luchs, Award from Bremen Radio and Die Zeit for "Don Quixote"
2002 - 2004 American Institute of Graphic Art, USA
2002 - Independent Publisher Book Award, USA
2001 - Honorary Diploma from Golden Pen of Belgrade, Yugoslavia
2000 - Luchs, Award from Bremen Radio and Die Zeit - for "Alice in the Wonderland"
1994 - Illustrator of the Year Award, Bologna, Italy
1994 - Luchs, Award from Bremen Radio and Die Zeit - for "The Queen of Bees"