CRITICAL REVIEW


        Achieved as an effect of the efforts she makes to obtain stylized and geometric forms, but also as an effect of expressionist discontinuities, her sculptural forms have an obvious deliberate symbolic meaning. As most of her works are designed to represent this symbolic message into the public space, they take into account the environment (naturally or artificially created).
 
Constantin Prut
 


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    BIOGRAPHY

    (Pleşani, Botoşani, Romania, 1926 - 2002)

    Higher Education:
    1946 - 1949 - Academy of Fine Arts / Institute of  Fine Arts, with professors Corneliu Baba and Ion Irimescu, Iași, România;
    1950 - 1952 - Institute of Fine Arts "Nicolae Grigorescu", with professor Constantin Baraschi, București, România.

    Member of Romanian Fine Arts Union
     


    PROJECTS

    Solo Exhibitions*:

    1966, 1968, 1971 - "Simeza" Gallery, Bucureşti, România;
    1971 - "Apollo" Gallery, Bucureşti, România;
    1972 - The New Art Gallery / Galeria Nouă (varianta in limba engleza a site-ului: Galeria Noua), Bucureşti, România;
    1976 - "Orizont" Gallery, Bucureşti, România;
    1981 - Palace of Culture, Iaşi, România;
    1985 - Galeria de Artă "Ştefan Luchian", Botoşani, România;
    1994 - Cotroceni National Museum, Bucureşti, România.
     
    Group Exhibitions (selection)**:

    1954 - Republican Art Exhibition / Salonul Republican, Sala "Dalles" Art Gallery, Bucureşti, România;
    1957 - The Festival of Youth / Festivalul Tineretului, Moscow, Russia;
    1960 - Romanian Art in the World, Helsinki, Finland;
    1961 - International Exhibition of Sculpture and Drawings, Moscow and Leningrad, Russia;
    1963 - The German Democratic Republic seen by Artists from the Socialist Countries, Berlin, Germaniy;
             - Pagani Foundation, Milan, Italy;
    1967 - Mostra Internazionale di scultura all'aperto: Legnano Castellanza / Sculpture International Outdoor Exhibition: Legnano Castellanza, Museum of Modern Art, Pagani Foundation, Legnano, Italy;s
             - Exhibition of the Women's International Cultural Federation, Athens, Greece;
    1968 - Romanian Art in the World - New Delhi, India;
                                                            - Paris, France;
                                                            - Krakóv, Poland;
                                                            - Frankfurt, Germany;  
             - Enzo Pagani International Exhibition, Milan, Italy;
    1969 - Romanian Art in the World - Moscow, Russia;
                                                            - Tallinn, Estonia;
                                                            - Lüdenscheid, Germany;
    1970, 1972 - "Apollo" Gallery, Bucureşti, România;
    1970 - Romanian Art in the World, Stuttgart, Germany;
    1973 - International Feminist Art Exhibition, Athens, Greece;
             - International Exhibition of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Athens, Greece;
    1975 - International Exhibition Skulptur und Blumen, Berlin, Germany;
    1976 - Commemorative Exhibition "Constantin Brâncuşi", Paris, France;
             - Indoor Sculpture, New Art Gallery, Bucureşti, România;
             - Exhibition of Socialist Countries, Prague, Czech Republic;
    1977 - International Exhibition 30 Years of Victory, Moscow, Russia;
    1978, 1984 - Small Sculpture Biennial, Budapest, Hungary;
    1985 - International Exhibition of Socialist Countries, Moscow, Warsaw, Budapest, Bucureşti, Sofia. 
    Sculpture Symposiums: 

    1974, 1975 - Tabăra Lazărea, Harghita, România.
     
    Monumental sculptures:


    1965 - Seagulls, steel, Herăstrău Park, Bucureşti, România;
    1968 - The Martin and the Wind, steel, Ploieşti, Prahova, România;
             - Simion Bărnuţiu, Bocşa, Caraș-Severin, România;
    1972 - Chess and Mathematics, wood and aluminium, Piteşti, Argeș, România;
    1975 - Youth, Bucureşti, România;
    1976 - The poetry, Bucureşti, România;
    1976 - 1977 - Independence Monument, bronze (with bas-reliefs by Gheorghe Adoc), Iaşi, România;
    1983 - Şerban Cantacuzino, Bucureşti, România;
    1992 - Mihail Kogălniceanu, Chişinău, Republic of Moldova;
    1993 - Mircea cel Bătrân, Târgovişte, Dâmbovița, România;
             - Nicolae Iorga, Iaşi, România.  
     
    Awards and Prizes:
    1957 - Prize of The World Youth Festival, Moscow, Russia;
    1959 - Prize of The World Youth Festival, Vienna, Austria;
    1980 - Prize "Ion Andreescu" awarded by the Romanian Academy;
    1984 - Prize offered by "Flacăra" / "The Flame", weekly magazine, București, România;
    1985 - Prize offered by "Săptămâna" / "The Week", literary magazine, București, Românias;
    1995 - Prize "Medusa aurea", offered by the International Academy of Modern Art, Rome, Italy.

    * Solo Exhibitions: 1953, 1966 and 1971 - București, România.
    ** Group Exhibitions: 1953, 1966 and 1971 - București, România.
     


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