Doncho Donchev was born on 22 August 1974 in Gabrovo, in the family of teachers. He graduated the secondary Art School in Tryavna (1993) and completed Master's studies in St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo (2000), in the programme Painting with Prof. Nikolay Ruschukliev.
He works with a variety of materials, holds one-man exhibitions, illustrates books and participates in music projects, drawing before an audience on stage. His childhood passed in Dryanovo, where he had his first exhibitions in Dryanovo Art Gallery, the Development cultural club and the Old School in Tryavna, as early as when he was a student. Since 1997 he has been exhibiting his works in various cities and countries and organizing a great number of one-man exhibitions.
Since 2000 he has been working in his studio in Sofia. He travels in Europe to present his projects. His works have been exhibited in Zurich, Bern, Locarno, Geneva, Liechtenstein, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Minden, Vienna, Milan, Brussels, Maastricht, Barcelona, Bratislava, Istanbul, Izmir, Jacobstad (Pietarsaari), Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Gabrovo, etc.