BASARAB, Vlad




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www.basarab-art.com
 

Email:


vladbasarab@yahoo.com
 




CRITICAL REVIEW


Raluca Băloiu (2014)
 


BIOGRAPHY

(Bucharest, 1977)

2001 - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics Department, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, USA;
2002 - 2003 - Master of Fine Arts Candidate, Ceramics Department, California State University, Long Beach, California, USA;
2013 - Master of Fine Arts, Electronic Media Department, West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA.

Grants and residencies:
October 2013 - June 2014 - Fulbright researcher in Romania, research theme The Loss of Collective Memory because of the intellectuals` persecutions under the communist regime;
2011 - "Alison Deem" Grant at National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts (NCECA) conferences in Tampa, Florida and SECAC in Savannah, Georgia;
2010 - 2013 - "Valerie Canady Foundation" Grants (for three consecutive years);
2008 - "Rasmuson Foundation for the Arts" Grant, Anchorage, Alaska, USA;
1999 - "Ken Grey" Grant, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

Member of Romanian Fine Arts Union (Bucharest Branch)
Member of National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts (NCECA), USA
 


PROJECTS

Solo exhibitions:
1997 - Bottle as Life, Student Union Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, USA;
1999 - Visions of Structure (with Steve Godfrey), Student Union Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, USA;
2001 - Shadows (Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition), "Kimura" Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, USA;
        - Recent Artworks, "Galla" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
2003 - Reek (total installation), the installation was exhibited at Doors Open Day, an event organized by Ceramic Arts Department of California State University, Long Beach, USA;                               
2004 - Palnia Under Construction (with Andrei Ciubotaru, Jan Eugen, Nicu Ilfoveanu, and Bianca Stoichiciu), UNAgaleria, National University of Arts, Bucharest, Romania;
2005 - The Imprint (total installation; with Andrei Ciubotaru, Jan Eugen, Richard Bovnoczki, Mihai Baranga, Cecilia Urcezeanu), UNAgaleria, National University of Arts, Bucharest, Romania;
2007 - Rebirth (total installation; performance, video, photography, and installation; with Katya Kuznetsova), Mountain View Arts Center, Anchorage, Alaska, USA;
        - Death (total installation; with Don Mohr and Sean Licka), Mountain View Arts Center, Anchorage, Alaska, USA;
2008 - Forever Remembrance (total installation; with Richard Bovnoczki), "Simeza" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
2009 - Havana, Out North Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska, USA;
        - Recent Paintings, Café Savannah, Anchorage, Alaska, USA;
        - The Memory of the Third Eye (photographs of Bolivia and Peru), Serendipity, Bucharest, Romania;
        - Photographs of the People of Romania, Café Europa, Anchorage, Alaska, USA;
        - Wooden Gates, Doriolas, Anchorage, Alaska, USA;
2012 - The Censorship of Memory (total installation) at NCECA Project Spaces, Seattle, Washington, USA;
        - The Censorship of Memory (total installation) at Decorative Arts Biennial, "Constantin Brancusi" Hall, Palace of Parliament, Bucharest, Romania; 
2013 - The Arheology of Memory (Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition), "Paul Mesaros" Gallery, Creative Arts Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA;
2014 - Neuron (with Dragoș Neagoe and Andrei Ciubotaru), Galeria IX, Bucharest, Romania.

Group exhibitions:
1995 - No Big Heads Juried Exhibition, Student Union Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, USA;        
        - Eggsibition Juried Exhibition, Matanuska Susitna College, Wasilla, Alaska, USA;                
        - Painting Exhibition, Café del Mundo, Anchorage, Alaska, USA;
1996 - Three-dimensional Invitation, UAA Campus Center Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, USA;     
1997 - International Collegiate Ceramics Competition, Riverside Museum, Riverside, California, USA;
        - First Alaskan Wood-firing Exhibition (the first exhibition of wood firing ceramics), University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA;           
        - Two-dimensional Invitation, UAA Campus Center Gallery, University of Alaska, Anchorage, USA;
        - Three-dimensional Invitation, UAA Campus Center Gallery, University of Alaska, Anchorage, USA;
        - Ceramics and Culinary Arts Extravaganza, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, USA;
1998 - Brad Schwieger and the UAA Ceramics Students, Student Union Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, USA;         
        - Three-dimensional Invitation, "Campus Center" Gallery, Student Union Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, USA;         
1999 - Clay Monoprints, UAA Campus Center Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, USA;
2001 - The Boomerang (with Palnia group of artists), National Museum of Romanian Literature, Bucharest, Romania;
2002 - Unspecified Sparkle (Traces, installation), "Marilyn Ray" Gallery, California State University, Long Beach, California, USA;
        - Multicultural Festival, California State University, Long Beach, USA;
        - Under 30 Juried Exhibition, "Out North Art" Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska, USA;                
        - Exhibition organized at the Botanical Garden in Anchorage, Alaska, USA;
2003 - Open House Exhibition, California State University, Long Beach, California, USA;
2007 - Exhibition of the Members of the Photographic Center, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska, USA;   
        - No Big Heads (with Akio Takamori), Student Union Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, USA;                                                         
        - Bachelor`s Exhibition, "Campus Center" Gallery, University of Alaska, Anchorage, USA;
        - Alumni Juried Exhibition, Student Union Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, USA;                                                                                                                  
        - Rarified Light, Statewide Juried Exhibition, Anchorage, Alaska, USA;    
2009 - Annual Juried Exhibition, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, Alaska, USA;
        - 50/50 - Invitational Exhibition - 50th Anniversary of Alaska State in USA, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, Alaska, USA;
2010 - MA Students Exhibition, Morgantown Brew Pub, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA;
2011 - Shared Journeys China West Virginia Conference"Zen Clay" Gallery, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA;
        - Ego/Anti-Ego, Messaros Galleries - Creative Arts Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA;
2012 - Romanian Contemporary Ceramics, "Orizont" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
        - Alaska Photographic Center Member Show, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska, USA;
        - Juried Exhibition, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA;
        - Arts in Bucharest, National Library of Romania, Bucharest, Romania;
        - Rarefied Light, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska, USA;
        - Homegrown, Artist Image Resource Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;
        - Decorative Arts Biennial, "Constantin Brancusi" Hall, Palace of Parliament, Bucharest, Romania;
2013 - International Ceramics Biennale, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
        - Earth Moves: Shifts in Ceramic Art and Design, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, Colorado, USA;
        - The Fifth International Artists` Book Exhibition, King St. Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár, Hungary;
        - One Million Bones, National Mall in Washington, D.C., USA;  
        - Confluences, Artist Image Resource Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;   
        - Coffee, Tea or … # 2, "Terra Incognito" Gallery, Oak Park, Illionois, USA;
        - Eminescu: Book/Object Exhibition, National Library of Romania, Bucharest, Romania;
2014 - British Flute Society Convention (video projection), Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, United Kingdom;
        - Exchange/2014 Berlin Fulbright Grantee Juried Exhibition, Staycation Museum, Berlin, Germany;
        - Byzantine Music Festival at the Romanian Athenaeum (video projection), Bucharest, Romania;
        - International Biennial of Visual Arts "August in Art", Varna, Bulgaria.
 
Monumental sculptures:
1995 - 368 Bus (mural), Steller Alternative School, Anchorage, Alaska, USA;     
2010 - Man (high relief sculpture; steel), artwork created in collaboration with Florin & Andrei Ciubotaru, and Jan Eugen, Otopeni, Romania;         
2012 - Muses (outdoor sculptural ensemble at Kentuck Knob), Pennsylvania, West Virginia University`s College of Creative Arts Summer Sculpture Show, USA;       
2014 - The Monument of Romanian Language, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova (in progress).
 
Symposiums and conferences:
1997 - NCECA (conference), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA;
1999 - Different Strokes, International Wood-fire Conference, Iowa City, Iowa, USA;
1999 - International Ceramics Conference, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA;
1999 - NCECA (conference), Columbus, Ohio, USA;
2006 - Figurative Sculpture Symposium, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada;
2010 - SECAC, Richmond Virginia, USA;
2011 - SECAC, Savannah, Georgia, USA;                       
2011 - Shared Journeys, West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA;
2011 - NCECA (conference), Tampa Florida, USA;
2012 - NCECA (conference), Seattle, Washington, USA;
2013 - Rethinking Intermediality in the Digital Age, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
 
Lectures:
2014 - American Studies in Romania. Cross Cultural Encounters, Traumatic Affect and Paths of Remembrance, University of Bucharest, Romania;
         - Archaeology of Memory at American Corners, National Library of Romania, Bucharest, Romania;
         - Archaeology of Memory, University of Fine Arts "George Enescu", Iasi, Romania;
2013 - Rethinking Intermediality in the Digital Age - Conference of the International Society for Intermedial Studies (ISIS) at Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
        - Cluj International Ceramics Bienniale, Museum of Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
        - The Archaeology of Memory, Fine Arts Building, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska, USA;
        - The Archaeology of Memory, University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA;
2010 - Presentation of the artist`s work at Digital media class, West Virginia University, USA;
2007 - Fine Arts Building, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska, USA;University of Alaska Anchorage, Fine Arts Building.
 
Artworks in public collections:
The Academy of Science of the Republic of Moldova, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova;
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, Colorado, USA;
King St. Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár, Hungary;
Creative Arts Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA;                  
Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration, Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, USA;
"Saint Andrew the Apostle" Romanian Orthodox Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;
"St. Mary`s Romanian" Orthodox Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio, USA;
"Dormition of the Mother of God" Orthodox Monastery, Rives Junction, Michigan, USA;
"Ascension of the Lord" Romanian Orthodox Monastery, Clinton, Michigan, USA.
 
Artworks in private collections from USA (Alaska, Nevada, Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, California), Denmark, and Romania.
 
Prizes and awards:
2014 - Winner of the International Contest for Romanian Language Monument project, competition organized by the Academy of Sciences of Republic of Moldova, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova;
2013 - First prize, awarded for the artist research activity as MA student, West Virginia University, USA;
2010 - 2013 - The Valerie Canady Foundation Award (for 3 consecutive years);
2007 - Mention of Honor, awarded for Alumni Juried Exhibition, Student Union Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, USA; 
        - Jury Prize, awarded for No Big Heads exhibition, Student Union Gallery, University of Alaska, Anchorage, USA;
1998 - International Student Ambassador, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska, USA;
1995 - Mention of Honor, awarded for Eggsibition - Juried Exhibition, Matanuska Susitna College, Eagle River, Alaska, USA.
 


BIBLIOGRAPHY


Artist`s archive:
 
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