TRĂISTARU, Mirela




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0744.200.350
 

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www.mirelatraistaru.com
 

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Strada Kiseleff, nr. 51, ap. 2, București, sector 2, România
 

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    BIOGRAPHY

    (Bistriţa, 1972)

    Academic studies:
    1991 - 1997 - “Ioan Andreescu” Academy of Fine Arts, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
    1998 - 1999 - Master Degree in painting, “Nicolae Grigorescu” Art University, Bucharest, Romania.

    Teaching experience:
    1997 - 1998 - Drawing and painting teacher at “Corneliu Baba” Art School, Bistrita, Romania;
    2007 - 2008 - Artistic consultant, UNATC, Bucharest, Romania.

    since 1998 - Member of the Union of Professional Artists
     


    PROJECTS

    Personal exhibitions:
    1995 - Expo, Bistrita, Romania;
    1997 - “Gijzenrooi” Gallery, Geldrop, Holland;
             - Graphics, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
    1998 - The Rainbow, Diesel Club, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
    1999 - Expo Sofitel, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Ritual Terminus 2000, “Bancorex” Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
             - The Rainbow, Art Gallery, Bistrita, Romania;
    2000 - Happy Gardens, World Trade Center, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Happy Gardens, Cervantes Institute, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Happy Gardens, Le Club, WT Village, Bucharest, Romania;
    2001 - No Flash, Opera House, Cairo, Egypt;
             - 659 Hours, World Trade Center, Bucharest, Romania;
    2002 - Expo, Rotary Club Washington, U.S.A.;
             - UAP Gallery (Union of Professional Artists), “Hanul cu Tei” Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Expo, New Delhi, Madras, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Pondicherry, Calcutta, India;
    2004 - Expo, Seul, South Korea;
    2005 - UAP Gallery (Union of Professional Artists), Bistrita, Romania;
             - MIRAcoL, “Grigore Mora Art” Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Paradise, “Anaid Art” Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
    2006 - “Café del Sol” Gallery, Sibiu, Romania;
    2007 - Espazio Aperto, Bellinzona, Switzerland;
    2008 - “Grigore Mora Art” Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
             - “Veroniki Art” Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
    2009 - “Vernescu House” Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Expo Art Museum, Sangeorz-Bai, Bistrita, Romania;
    2010 - Art Event, “Maison Maitress” Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
             - Expo Novotel, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Art Event, National Opera House, Bucharest, Romania;
             - “Joana Durig” Gallery, Schwanden, Switzerland;
             - MSM Group, Winterthur, Switzerland;
    2011 - Expo Sarroglia, Bucharest, Romania;
             - “Covalenco” Gallery, Geldrop, Holland;
             - Flowers and florists, The Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest, Romania;
    2012 - Expo Schloss Aalborg, Denmark;
             - 2x20, “030202” Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
             - 2x20, Sarroglia, Bucharest, Romania;
    2013 - “Art yourself” Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Art Event, “Maison Maitress” Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
    2014 - Add to address book, The Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest, Romania.  
                 
    Group exhibitions:
    1994 - Art For Who?, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
    1995 - Student Festival, Timisoara, Romania;
             - Brabant’s Days, Geldrop, Holland;
    1996 - The Exhibition of the students from “I.Andreescu” Academy, Nantes, France;
             - 70 Years of Academy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
    1997 - The Biennial Graphics exhibition, Arad, Romania;
             - GATA - The Exhibition of the graduated students, Bucharest, Romania;
    1998 - GATA - The exhibition of the graduated students from Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
             - The National Festival of Art Film, Calarasi, Romania;
    1999 - Requiem for a Bloddy Christmas, CEC Pallace, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Master 99, “Bistrita” Gallery, Bistrita, Romania;
             - Tempo Foundation, Bucharest, Romania;
             - The 29th Painting contest, Izmir, Turkey;
             - The Annual Exhibition of the Artists in Bistrita, Romania;
    2000 - International Art Fair, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Art Fair - WTC, Bucharest, Romania;
    2001 - International Art Fair, Bucharest, Romania;
             - International Exhibition, NoviSad, Yugoslavia;
             - UAP Gallery, Bistrita, Romania;
             - Sadco, Literature Museum, Bucharest, Romania;
    2002 - International Art Fair, Bucharest, Romania;
             - “Apollo” Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Art Fair - WTC, Bucharest, Romania;
    2003 - Art Biennal, Cairo, Egypt;
             - Painting Municipal Saloon, “Caminul Artei” Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Expo Painting Svecen, Yugoslavia;
             - Moldavian Saloons, Bacau, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova;
             - Art Fair - WTC, Bucharest, Romania;
    2004 - Expo Painting, Seoul, Korea;
             - Art Fair - WTC, Bucharest, Romania;
             - UAP Painting Saloons, “Artis” Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Expo Painting, “Grigore Mora” Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
    2005 - National Painting Contest, Arte & Arta Foundation, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Expo Painting, Gheldrop, Holland;
             - Expo Painting, Seoul, Korea;
    2006 - RomHotel - Arte & Arta Foundation, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Golf, Lugano, Switzerland;
             - Queen Mary’s Palace, Balkic, Bulgaria;
             - Stompan, UAP Gallery, Bistrita, Romania;
    2007 - H’Art Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
             - MNAC, Rehau Gala (auction Sotheby s), Bucharest, Romania;
             - Arte e Arta Foundation, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Rehau Art Campus, Avrig, Sibiu, Romania;
             - European Bridges (Creative Women Asociation), Constanta, Romania;
             - “Anixis” Gallery, Baden, Switzerland;
             - Stompan, Bistrita, Romania;
    2008 - Sutu Palace, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Beijing Art Biennale, China;
    2009 - DFEWA, Art Museum, Satu Mare, Romania;
             - Vernescu House, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Art House, Bucharest, Romania;
    2010 - EIBAB - European international book art biennale, Art Museum, Satul Mare, Romania;
             - Detaliile..., Iconique, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Detaliile..., Maison Maitress, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
             - 4 generatii..., Capital Plaza Hotel, Bucharest, Romania;
             - DFEWA, Toto-Selo, Serbia;
             - Drianovo, Bulgaria;
             - Athena, Greece;
             - Aniane, France;
             - “Apollo” Art Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Art House, Bucharest, Romania;
    2011 - International Exhibition of Modern Art, Qinhuangdao, China;
             - International Exhibition, Ghersawiu, Bulgaria;
             - U.A.P. Gallery, Baia Mare, Romania;
             - Perceptio, “Iconique class studio” and “030202” Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Pour fame, D’arc, Bucharest, Romania;
    2012 - d.fleiss & east-west artists, BIOS Nationalpark Museum, Mallnitz, Austria;
    2013 - d.fleiss & east-west artists, Marrakesh, Morocco;
             - EIBAB - European international book art biennale, ISLIP Art Museum, New York, USA;
    2014 - Artsafari, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Crida’r, Roujan, France;
             - d.fleiss & east-west artists, Castle Károlyi, Carei, Satu Mare County, Romania.
     
    Symposiums:
    2002 - Painting Camp, Colibita, Bistrita, Romania;
    2003 - International Painting Camp, Kosovo, Serbia;
    2006 - International Painting Camp, Balkic, Bulgaria;
    2007 - Rehau Art Campus, Avrig, Sibiu, Romania;
    2007, 2008 - International Painting Camp, Eforie Sud, Romania;
    2008 - Arte-e-Arta, Balkic, Bulgaria;
    2009 - DFEWA, Carei, Satu Mare County, Romania;
    2010 - Totovo-Selo, Serbia;
             - Hucisko, Polonia;
             - Drianovo, Bulgaria;
             - Atena, Grecia;
             - Aniane, France;
             - DFEWA, Carei, Satu Mare County, Romania;
    2011 - International Exhibition of Modern Art, Qinhuangdao, China;
             - International Art Campus, Ghesawiu, Bulgaria;
    2012 - DFEWA, Mallnitz, Austria;
    2013 - d.fleiss & east-west artists, Marrakesh, Morocco;
    2014 - Crida’r, Roujan, France.

    Works in state and private collections:
     - Switzerland, Holland, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Austria, Turkey, Serbia, Romania, U.S.A., India, Japan, Egypt, South Korea, Bulgaria, Greece.

    Large works:
    1998 - Wall painting at “Dacia” Hotel, Sebes, Alba, Romania;
    1999 - Wall painting at Groupe Societe Generale - BRD, Constanta, Romania;
    2000 - Auto Dacia Pitesti Factory, The Release of “Dacia Super Nova”, Romania;
             - Wall painting at S.C. Cristina, Bistrita, Romania;
    2001 - Wall painting at “Sea Club” Hotel, Sharm el Sheic, Egypt;
             - Wall painting at “Record” Gym, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

    International festivals:
    2000 - The International Festival of Experimental Theater, Cairo, Egypt, with The Daya Theater Company, The “Calator in noapte” play;
             - The International Momenti Festival in Perugia, Italy, with The Daya Theater Company;
    2001 - The International Festival of Experimental Theater, Cairo, Egypt, with The Daya Theater Company, The “No Flash” play;
    2002 - Les jours de la francofonie, New Delhi, Chennay, Ponicherry, Chandigarch, Calcutta, Bangalore – India, with the Daya Theater Company, the “Copilul Divin” play;
    2003 - The International festival of Experimental Theater, Cairo, Egypt, with the Daya Theater Company, the “Un spectacol de teatru” play;
    2004 - The International Festival of Experimental Theater, Cairo, Egypt, with Theater 7 Company, “De…mers in pustiu” play;
    2009 - The International Festival of Experimental Theater, Cairo, Egypt, with Theater 7 Company, “The dream” play.

    Activity in cinema:
    1997 - “Noapte Sinzienelor”, short film, collaboration with TVR Cluj;
    1998 - “Rusinea Soarelui…”, short film, collaboration with TVR Cluj;
    1999 - “Epicenter” - Romanian American co-production, stage designer;
             - “Ritual Terminus 2000”- short film, script, production, stage design, body painting.
     
    Activity in theatre:
    1995 - The Theater Academy in Cluj Napoca - costumes for “Trolius si Cresida” and “A midsummer’s night dream“;
    1996 - The Hungarian State Theater, Cluj Napoca - costume assistant for “Opereta”, by Witold Gombrowic, director Tompa Gabor;
    1999 - The Comedy Theater - costumes for “Trenul” by Marco Tesei, director Raluca Nita;
             - The National Theater - stage designer asistent of “Barrimore” by William Luce, director Gelu Colceag;
             - Cassandra Studio - stage designing for “Acul cumetrei Gurton” by Stevenson, director Sanda Manu;
             - The National Theater - costumes for “Femeile savante” by Moliere, director Lucian Giurchescu;
    2000 - The National Theater - costumes for “Taranul Baron” by Ludvig Holberg, director Lucian Giurchescu;
             - Nottara Theater - stage designer for “Un barbat si mai multe femei”, by Leonid Zorin, director Vasile Toma;
    2001 - The Nottara Theater - paintings and costumes for “No Flash”, director Chris Simion;
             - Cassandra Studio, Bucharest - stage designer of  “D’ale Carnavalului” de I.L. Caragiale, director Gelu Colceag;
             - The Jewish Theater, Bucharest - stage designer of “Uite tata,nu e tata”,by Arnold and Bach, director Ion Lucian;
    2002 - The National Theatre in Bucharest - costume painting for “Amantii insangerati”, director Alexandru Tocilescu;
             - The Comedy Theatre Bucharest - stage designer’s assistant for “Bani din cer”, director Horatiu Malaiele;
    2003 - Daya Theatre Company - costumes for “Un Spectacol de Teatru” by Corneliu Manea, director Chris Simion;
             - The Nottata Theater Bucharest - costumes for “Jocul dragostei si al mortii” by Romain Rolland, director Lucian Giurchescu;
    2004 - 7 Thetre Company, The Comedy Theatre Bucharest - scenography for “De…mers in pustiu” by Dumitru Solomon;
    2005 - G. Ciprian” Theater, Buzau - scenography for “Steaua fara nume” by Mihail Sebastian, director Anca Colteanu;
    2007 - Nottara Theater, G. Ciprian Theater and Cultural Asociation 7 - scenography for “Katie si hipopotamul” by Mario Varga Llosa, director Ion Mircioaga;
    2011 - The Comedy Theater Bucharest - costumes for“Invata-ma...te rog Celine”;
    2013 - Mignion Theatre Bucharest - scenography for “vorbe, vorbe…” director Delia Nartea.

    Activity in television:
    1999 - Studio design for “Sambete si zambete” show, O. Sava, Antena1;
             - Painting for “Chestiunea zilei” show, F.Calinescu, ProTv;
    2003 - Studio design for “Nu te supara frate” show, OTV.

    Fashion shows:
    1994 - The Cluj-Napoca Airport, Romania;
             - Miss Universitas, Costinesti, Romania;
             - The International Fashion Design Festival, Sibiu, Romania;
    1995 - Rocris, National Design Festival, Bistrita, Romania;
             - Napoca Fashion, the 2nd Edition, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
             - The National Fashion Designer’s Conference, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
             - Napoca Festival, The 1st Edition, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
             - Transilvania Fashion, the 7th Edition, The Opera Ball, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
    1996 - Transilvania Fashion, the 9th edition, the Opera Ball, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
             - Napoca Fashion - Fashion For You, the 4th Edition, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
             - Napoca Fashion, the 3rd Edition, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
    1997 - The Students’Fashion Festival, Timisoara, Romania;
             - Transilvania Fashion, the 10th Edition, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
             - Transilvania Fashion, The European Cultural Center in Sinaia, Romania;
             - Miss Universitas, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
    1999 - The Diplomat’s Club at the French Ambassy in Bucharest, Romania;
             - “Magia Modei Show”, Sofitel Hotel, Bucharest, Romania.

    Collaborations with fashion houses:
     - Cluj-Napoca: STAIL, ANDY FASHION, ADRIS;
     - Bistrita: MULTI STAR, SAND SPORT.
     
    Awards:
    1995 - First Prize, Napoca Fashion. The 1st Edition, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
    1996 - The Trophy of the 4thEdition of The Napoca Fashion, Romania;
             - First Prize, Napoca Fashion, The 3rd Edition, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
             - First Prize, Napoca Fashion, The 2nd Edition, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
    1998 - Grand Prize of the Jury, The National Art Film Festival, for the film “Noaptea Sanzienelor”, Romania;
    1999 - Nominee for painting prize at the Art Media Gala, Bistrita, Romania;
             - Debut prize - “Magia Modei Festival”, Bucharest, Romania;
    2005 - Special Prize of Arte & Arta Foundation, Bucharest, Romania.
     


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