Mirela Hagiu

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Mirela Hagiu

The science through which the artist wields pastel is impressive: virtually, I've never seen a happier combination between the painting  technique and watercolor, transposed in pastels. What at first seems extremely simple that you cannot help but think that this is something you can do it yourself, it turns out to be an act of complex culture which includes the mastery of linear and color perspective, the theory of color contrasts and the accuracy required by the pastel technique. Line, spot and color form an indestructible trinity up here, keeping its identity. ... And if Mirela Hagiu not has not learned or has not been confirmed yet, we, the witnesses in the shadow of these landscapes, will do it today: it is good to know that there are such artists, laden with the glory of a past that values civilization of the eye.- Ion Lazar, University Professor, Painter.

DATE/PLACE OF BIRTH: 15 august 1963, Bucharest, Romania.



STUDIES:
1978-81 „Nicolae Tonitza”Lyceum, Bucharest
1981-85 „Nicolae Grigorescu” Fine Arts Institute, Bucharest, Class of professor Octav Grigorescu.



1990 Member of UAP of Romania



PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS:



1991    Galateea Gallery, Bucharest


1994    Galateea Gallery, Bucharest


1995    Art Home Gallery Bucharest


2003    Simeza Gallery, Bucharest


2004    The Romanian Cultural Institute, Vienna, Austria


2005    VIC Art-Club Gallery, ONU, Vienna, Austria


2009    IREXON Gallery, Bucharest


2012    Frezia Gallery, Dej


2014    En Beauregard Gallery, Montreux, Switzerland



GROUP EXHIBITIONS:


1984    „Experiment” Gallery Kalinderu, Bucharest


1986    „Painting, Sculpture and Print Salon”, Bucharest


1987    „Portrait”, Art Home Gallery, Bucharest


1988    „The Republican Graphic Salon”, Bucharest


1989    The Republican Graphic Salon, Bucharest


1990    The Republican Youth Exhibition, Bucharest    


            „Romania Greets Europe”, France, Belgium, Germany, Holland


1991    Drawing and Printmaking Exhibition, Bridge Gallery, Bucharest


            „Drawings and Etching”, Gijzenrooi Art Gallery, Holland


1992    Youth Salon, National Theatre, Bucharest


            „Drawing A-Z”, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest      


            ”Drawing-Print” Exhibition at the Odeon Theatre, Bucharest


1993    „The Contest of Young Painters and Printers”, Dominus Z-Art Gallery,   


           „Flowers” Dominus Gallery, Bucharest      


            National Youth Exhibition, National Theatre of Bucharesti


1994    „Flowers in Contemporary Romanian Graphics”, Dominus Z-Art


            Printmaking Exhibition, Bridge Gallery, Bucharest


            Contemporary Graphics Exhibition, Iasi, Galati, Brasov


            Painting, Sculpture, Graphic, and Decorative Arts, The National Theatre


1995    „Flowers, Painting Exhibition”, Dominus Gallery, Bucharest.


            Graphic Salon, the National Theatre, Bucharest


            „Drawing Salon”, Arad


            „Drawing and Painting”, the Art Museum of Ploiesti


1996    The Exhibition of the Graphic Branch, Bucharest, Simeza Gallery.


            Graphics Exhibition, Romanian House of Parliament


1997    „Drawing Exhibition”, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest.


            Group Exhibition, „Border”, Durham, England.


1998    Group Exhibition, GoldArt Gallery, Hilton Hotel, Bucharest


2000    „Graphics and Painting Exhibition” at the Dominus Art Gallery, Bucharest


            Group Exhibition at the GoldArt Gallery, Hilton Hotel, Bucharest


2002    „Graphic Salon”, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest


2003    „ The Exhibition of the Graphic Branch” Bucharest, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest


2004    „Graphics and Painting”, The Art Gallery of the UAP, Bistrita


2005    „Graphics and Painting”, IRECSON Institute Gallery, Bucharest


            Group Exhibition, Baku Art Gallery, Bucharest


2006    Group Exhibition, UAP Gallery, Targu-Mures


            „The Old Bucharest”, IRECSON Institute Gallery, Bucharest


2007    „Contemporary Painting and Sculpture”, Mivan Development, Bucharest


2009    Group Exhibition „Connections”, Valcea   


„Per aspera ad astra” Exhibition, IRECSON Institute of Bucharest


            „Aromanian Culture Days”, the Art Museum of Constanta       


„The City. The Mountain. The Sea”- the Synagogue Multicultural Centre of Bistrita   


GorjFest Symposium Exhibition, the Art Museum of Targu Jiu.


2010    „The Romanian Artist at Work in Romania”- Apollo Gallery, Bucharest     


„The Unconventional Paper Exhibition”, the Charles the 1st Foundation Gallery, Bucharest      


„Suvenir de Bucharest”, Elite-Atr Gallery, Bucharest


2011    „The Unconventional Paper Exhibition”, the Charles the 1st Foundation Gallery, Bucharest      


Arcus Creation Camp Exhibition, „Gallery in the Stable”, Arcus    


„Arts in Bucharest” Exhibition, Simeza Gallery       


„A Journey into the World of Images” Exhibition, Ellite ArtClub, Bucharest    


„Romanian Graphics 2011”, Art Home Gallery, Bucharest, Iasi


2012    „Eclectic 1000: a parti pris”, Lowendal Foundation, Bucharest          


Painting Symposium –Arcus Culture Center, Covasna county  


„Romanian Graphics 2012”, Art Home Gallery, Bucharest   


„Winter Souvenir”, Elite Art Gallery, Bucharest  


„Winter in Painting, Graphics and Icons”, IREXON Gallery, Bucharest


 „ Ion Andreescu Biennale” in Buzau.


2013    „In memoriam- Traian Bradean”, EliteProfArt Gallery, Bucharest


            „Fronius Art 2013” The Ironsmiths’ Tower Exhibition, Sighisoara.        


„Watercolor Salon”-Simeza Gallery, Bucharest.      


„Portraits and Landscapes in the Apuseni Mountains”, Albac, Alba county       


„Reasons” Arts Salon, The Romanian Parliament Palace, Bucharest      


ARTS IN BUCHAREST, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest.     


Printmaking Salon, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest


            „Romanian Graphics 2013”, Art Home Gallery, Bucharest


2014    „Watercolor Exhibition”, Elite Art Gallery, Bucharest     


„Suvenir de Sibiu” Exhibition - 2014, Sibiu


            „Dobrujan Landscapes”, Saint Ioan Casian Monastery, Dobruja        


„Maldaresti Plein –Air” Creation Camp Exhibition, the Maldaresti Museum Center, Valcea county


            „Romanian Graphics 2014”, Art Home Gallery, Bucharest


            „The Unconventional Paper Exhibition”, Bucharest, the Museum of the Romanian Peasant of Bucharest


„ Astra’s Fine Arts Exhibition Salons”, the Astra museum complex, Sibiu


            „ Cultural Interferences – creation and restoration at South and North of the Danube”, held by AFAPRR, the National Library of Bucharest


„Windows”, National Painting Salon, Bucharest



CREATION CAMPS:


1993    Summer Camp, Turnu Severin
1995    Summer Camp, Comarnic, Prahova
2003    Summer Camp, Colibita, Bistrita
            „Tradition and Postmodernism”, Valcea
2004    Spring Camp, Eforie Nord
            Summer Camp, Eforie Nord
2006    „At the Bavarian Court” Camp in Targu-Mures
2009    The Enescu Museum  and Pro Helvetia Scholarship
            The Tescani Cultural Center Camp
            The National Painting Symposium –The City.The Mountain. The Sea.-Bistrita
            GorjFest-International Camp, Tg. Jiu
2010    The Creation Camp in Tihuta, the Concert Society, Bistrita
2011    The Arcus Creation Camp, Covasna county
2012    The Arcus Creation Camp, Covasna county
2013    The „Fronius Art” Creation Camp, Sighisoara
            The National Painting Camp „ Portraits and Landscapes in the Apuseni Mountains”, Albac, Alba county.
2014    The ”Dobrujan Landscapes” International Visual Arts Camp, Saint Ioan Casian Monastery, Dobruja


The “Maldaresti Plein-Air” Creation Camp, Maldaresti Museum Center, Valcea County



AWARDS:
2011 the Painting Award, SMB, Bucharest



WORK-SHOPS:
2005 The Art Gallery of the Foundation, Bucharest-Baku Art Gallery



WORKS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTION:
The Art Museum of Ploiesti
The Art Museum of Constanta
„Casa Simian” Museum in Valcea
The Museum of the Romanian Peasant of Bucharest
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania
The Romanian Parliament
Societe Generale Romania
MobiFon Bucharest


Romania, USA, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Israel, France, Canada, Japan..



BOOK ILLUSTRATION:
1998    „The Brave Prince Charming and the Beautiful Princess”, by Nicolae Cojocaru, Ion Creanga Publishing House, Bucharest
1989    „Below the Blue Sky” by Vasile Preda, Ion Creanga Publishing House, Bucharest
1994    „The Charmed Swan – Swedish Tales” by Dorin Iancu, the Junior Club Publishing House