Maria Constantinescu

CV

Born   1 april at Stoienesti – Arges, Romania

Studies:
A graduate of “Nicolae Grigorescu” Art Institute, Monumental Painting/Restoring section, Professor Costin Ioanid

Affiliations:
A member of the Union of Plastic Artists of Romania
A member of the Burchardt Academy of Rome, Italy and Switzerland
The founder of the foundation “The Breathing of Light” for assistance to children.
Honor member of Traditional  Arts Academy of Romania

Personal and Group Exhibitions in Romania and abroad:
1986 – Galateea Gallery – Ikhithus
1987 –  The Italian Cultural Institute – exhibition inspired by the Divine Comedy of Dante
1988 – The Romanian Academy in Rome – The Sacred
–  Catania – The Sacred
1989 – The French Cultural Center – exhibition inspired by the Bayeux tapestry
–  Galateea Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
1990 – The Romanian Academy in Rome, Italy
1991 –  “San Fedele” Cultural Center, Milano – The Sacred at the end of the 20th Century
1992 –  Personal exhibition at the international exhibition “Dialogos” – Padova
–  The Romanian Cultural Center in Paris
–  Saint Brieux, France
–  The American Cultural Center, Bucharest
1993  –  The Cultural Center “Osti 4” – Milano – Italy – The Sacred
–   Personal exhibition at the “Valle Giuglia” festival  – Rome, Italy
–  The Romanian Academy in Rome / dedicated to Mircea Eliade /The Sacred.
–  Participation to the International exhibition “Dialogos”, Rome, Italy
–  Exhibition at the Festival of Tentignaque, France.
1994  –  Gafencu Hall – The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1995  – The Romanian Cultural Center in Venice, Italy
–  Exhibition in Luxembourg
1996  – Simeza Gallery, Bucharest
– The organizer of the first international exhibition of spatial art in Romania    “Espacevision” in the program  “Kaleidoscope” organized and sponsored by the    European Union.
1997  – Exhibition dedicated to Nicu Steinhardt “Lighted Week” – Humanitas Gallery, Bucharest
1998  – “Principe de Asturias” Cultural Center, Madrid, Spain
–  Palazzo Correr Venice, Italy
1999  – “Cini” Foundation
–  Studio Palazzi, Venice, Italy
2000  – Personal exhibition, Selari 13
2001  – Exhibition  at the Ambassador’s Residence in London
2002  – The Arts of Fire –International Biennial, Orizont gallery, Romania
2003  – Cotroceni National Museum
– The Romanian Cultural Center – Vienna
–  Cultural Center in Vienna
2004   – Voivodal Palace “Curtea Veche” gallery
2004   – The Arts of Fire
2004   – Exhibition in Munchen
2005   – Exhibition at Porsche Auto Romania
2005 – Mentor of Glass Painting Camp at Astra Museum, Dumbrava Sibiului
2005 – Exhibition in Paris
2006-  Exhibition to MAE
2006 – Exhibition at Galateea gallery
2006 – Religious art and restauration – group exhibition Apollo gallery
2007 – Palatele Voievodale Brancovenesti-Mogosoaia Bucharest – Angels
2007 – Romanian Cultural Center-Venetia  – Sacred
2007 – Romanian Cultural Center Bucharest – Angels
2007-2008  Italian Cultural Center Bucharest – Angels
2008 – Palatele Voievodale Brancovenesti  Mogosoaia  – Sf. Gheorghe
2008 – Spain, Madrid – Angels- cube
2009 – Bruxelles, Parlament Palace  – Sacred
2010 –  Italian Cultural Center
2011 –  Palatele Voievodale Brancovenesti  Mogosoaia – Between tradition and modernity
–  Oravitzan Poparad Gallery (Timisoara) – Sacred
2012 –  Banat Museum (Timisoara) – Exhibition dedicate to Paul Barbaneagra
Orizont Gallery – Glass group exhibition
Muzeul Taranului Roman
2013 –  Palatul Parlamentului – Salonul artelor – Temeiuri
2014 –  Palatul Parlamentului, Sala Brancusi – Salonul artelor – Temeiuri
2014 – Cotroceni Museum –  Salonul National de Arta Decorativa
2015 – MTR  – Intre trad..
2015 – Scenogr la Calea ingerului uman
2015 – Galateca  Maiastra – nasterea unei lumi

Scholarships: Between 1988 and 2000  Milano, Rome and Venice (Cini Foundation), Italy
Awards: Caravagio Award, Rome – 1988
Ristori Award, Rome – 1991
Mentor of the Glass Painting Camp from Dumbrava Sibiului , Astra Museum 2005 – 2008

Art Critics:
Giuglio Carlo Argan – first  art critic Italy, Ricardo Barletta, Nicu Steinhardt, Vasile Dragut, Paul Barbaneagra – regizor Franta, Alexandru Balaci, Zoe Dumitrescu Busulenga, Constantin Prut, Alexandru Titu, Aurelia Mocanu, Corneliu Antim, Adda Popa

Works in private art collections: Romania, Japan, France, Italy, Luxemburg, Belgium, America, Germany and the Royal House of Spain – genealogical tree

Art Collectors:
Royal House of Spain ;Ambassador of Pakistan in Ro – Sanaullah; Ambassador of UE in Romania –

Jonathan Scheele ; Jiva Kraus; Lida Levi; President of Italy – Scalfaro; Ambassador of Vatican- Theodor

Bakonsky; Ambassador of  Italy in Romania – Luigi Amaduzzi; Consul of France in Romania –  Marie Murat;

G.C. Argan; Ricardo Barletta – art critic;Paul Barbaneagra;Francois Bonardel;Marko Joan Rupnik;Preainaltul

Bartolomeu Anania;Giorgio Segatto – art critic;Ambassador of France in Romania – Le Breton; Vitto

Grasso;F. Grieshofer- Dir. Art Museum Viena; Apan Ion Sorin; Ion Caramitru; Horia Roman Patavievici;

Prince Cantacuzino Serban – Londra; Prince Paltin Sturdza-Spania; Catrinel Buculei; Principessa Emanuela

Kretzulesco-Italia; Regizorul Teo Anghelopolos-regizor Grecia; Anca Vlad; Anne de Ligne-Belgia; Giorgio

Ficarelli, Miruna si Tataru Cazaban, Ivan Marko Rubnik, Silviu Oravitzan

Works in national art collections:
Cotroceni National Museum
Ploiesti Art Museum
Osterrreichisches Vienna Museum fur Museum Volkskumde
Palatele Voievodale Brancovenesti Mogosoaia Bucharest

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