Ailincai Arina

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Ailincai Arina

In her more recent works, the intention is to “write” a three dimensional poem – a metaphor for the human condition. The formal recipient used is the mould of the human body, a faithful replica made out of clay, present as the obverse, an ephemeral empty shell, which envelops and contains our complex soulful interior as personal and universal history. The inner walls of this body-vessel, oftentimes covered in scriptures, becomes a palimpsest of human existence: current and past. The decrease of contrast between the outer naturalistic details and the inner metaphoric scripture dilutes the fine line which separates the notional from the tangible. Older works represent a response to an emotional relation with the history of civilizations, maps, manuscripts, archaic alphabets, measuring instruments, etc.

EDUCATION:


1992    University of Toronto, Faculty of Visual Education, Canada


1971    University of Arts and Design, Cluj-Napoca, Romania



AWARDS:


2012    Honourable mention, Ceramics Multiplex, Varazdin, Croatia


1994    The Pierre Legault Award, National Biennial of Ceramics, Trois Rivieres, Canada


1992    Honourable mention, Toronto, Outdoor Show, Canada


1992    The Craft Council Ontario award: „Face to Face”, Canada


1991    The Jhon Mather Prize, Ontario, Craft’s 91, Toronto, Canada


1981    „Targa D’Argento” International Exhibition of Ceramic Art, Faenta, Italy


1978    Group Honourable Diploma. Quadrennial of Decorative Arts, Erfurt, Germany


1979    Honourable mention for Youth, UAP (Romanian Union of Fine Artists), Cluj-Napoca, Romania



PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS:


2012    „Crossing Roads”, Yinnge Museum of Ceramics, Taiwan


2011    „Sculpture –Ceramics” UAP Gallery, Sibiu, Romania


2001    „Multiple Dialogue”, Est-West Gallery, New York Cultural Centre, USA


2000    „Multiple Dialogue” The Clay Studio Gallery, Philadelphia, USA


1999    „Presence in Absence”, Craftsman’s Guild, Pittsburgh, USA


1998    „Insideout” Museum of Ceramics, R.G. Gardiner, Toronto, Canada.


1997    Ceramics, Photographs and Drawings, Stride Gallery, Calgary, Canada


1885    Ceramics, Passe Muraille Theatre, Toronto, Canada


1994    Installation-Ceramics, Banff Art Centre Gallery, Canada.


1989    Ceramics and Drawings, „La Petite” Gallery, Toronto, Canada


1988    Ceramics, Photography, Drawings, „Inn” Gallery, Kufstein, Austria


1985    Porcelain Artworks, Limoges Department Archives, France


1983    Ceramics and Photography, Oradea Art Gallery, Romania



GROUP EXHIBITIONS – in the past 10 years, selection


2014    Moving Objects, IAC/AIC General Assembly in Dublin, Ireland


2012    Taiwan Biennial of Ceramics, Yinnge Museum of Ceramics, Taiwan


Festival of Ceramics, Jinan, Zibo Museum of Ceramics, China


2010    Seto-City Art Museum, Seto, Japan


2009    Ceramic Multiplex, Varazdin, Croatia


2008    International Triennial of Silicate Arts, Kecskemewt, Hungary


„Figure in Transit”, International Ceramic Center Guldagergaard, Denmark


2006    Exhibition of the Members of the International Academy of Ceramics, Riga, Latvia


2005    Ceramic Multiplex, Festival of Postmodern Ceramics, Varazdin, Croatia       


2004    Exhibition of the International Academy of Ceramics, Icheon, South Korea


First Biennial of Ceramics in Taipei, Taiwan


2002    Five Artists McKnight Northern Clay Centre, Minneapolis, USA


Faimar Symposium on Ceramics, Baia Mare, Romania


2001    „Shape-Style”, International Exhibition of Ceramic Sculpture, Taipei, Taiwan,


„Made in Clay”, The clay Studio Gallery, Philadelphia, USA


„Voiage” Biennial of Ceramics, Trois Rivieres, Canada



COMMUNICATIONS AND WORKSHOPS held at:


2013    Keramiks Simposium Panevezys, Lithuania


2012    Yinnge Museum of Ceramics, Taiwan


2008    Figure in Transition - International Ceramic Centre, Denmark


Ceramic Congress - Afyon Kocatepe University, Turkey


2003    Museum of Contemporary Ceramics, Shigaraki, Japan


2002    Museum of Contemporary Ceramics Taipei, Taiwan


Northern Clay Centre, Minneapolis, USA


2000    Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA


1999    International Ceramic Studio-Keckemet, Hungary


1998    „G.T. Gardiner” Museum of Ceramics, Toronto, Canada


1997    University of Regina”, Saskatchewan, Canada


1996    Alberta College of Art & Design” Calgary, Canada


Ontario Craft Council, Toronto, Canada


1995    Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, Canada


1993    Pottery Association, Toronto, Canada


1990    Harbourfront Art Centre, Toronto, Canada



PERSONAL AFFILIATIONS


1977    Romanian Union of Fine Artists, Cluj-Napoca Branch


2004    International Academy of Ceramic, Geneva, Switzerland