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born 1987, Bucharest, Romania



2014: Haute École d'Art de Strasbourg, France - (semester Erasmus scholarship, Prof.Coordinators section La Fabrique: Patrick Lang, Gérard Starck )

2013-2015: Master of Fine Arts - strategies of creation in painting, National Arts University, Bucharest Romania

2012 B.F.A, Bucharest National Arts University, Bucharest Romania

2010-2011 Ecole Superieure d'art de Grenoble, Grenoble, France

2007- 2008 Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, USA

2002-2006 "Nicolae Tonitza” Fine Arts High School, Bucharest, Romania



2013 Ruse Art Gallery, Waste-first stage, Ruse, Bulgaria

2005 Romanian Cultural Institute of London, "Through the Looking Glass”, London, UK

2005 Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool, UK

2005 Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton, UK

2005 Instituto Romeno di Cultura e Ricerca Umanistica, Venice, IT


2013 Metropolis Center, TRANS / FIGURATION

2013 U-ART Gallery, CADMIUM

2012 Melenia Art Gallery, DUST

2011 Melenia Art Gallery, Two person exhibition" Ladies and Gentlement "

2011 Orizont Gallery

2010 National Bucharest Opera House, 'Design Youself' project

2010 Melenia Art Gallery

2009 Hard Rock Cafe Restaurant

2009 Leads center, opened by master Viorel Marginean, “Running in Circles”

2008 Orizont Gallery

2007 Baku Art Gallery

2006 Romanian National Theatre Hall, "Book Festival" 4th edition

2006 Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE)

2005 Romanian National Theatre Hall, "Book Festival" 3rd edition

2004 Metropolitan Center for Youth

1998 Ţăndărică Theatre


2014 National Superior Architecture School, “We are lying on the beach and dreaming from far about Aubette”, Strasbourg, France

2013 Galeria e Artit Fier, Apolo Art Colony, Albania

2013 House of Art, International Art Colony of Kicevo, Skopje, Macedonia

2013 „Milorad Corovic“ association of visual artist of east Herzegovina, Trebinje, Bosnia Herzegovina

2013 Ex Convento dei Francescani Neri, Human Rights, Spechia – Lecce, Italia

2013 Fórum Eugénio de Almeida, Open Doors , Évora, Portugal

2012 Ciminiere di Catania,"Stop allo 048 degli oggetti 2ed”, Catania, Sicilia, Italy

2012 Galeria A Pedja Acimovic, Second International Watercolor Biennale, Belgrade, Serbia

2012 Underwater Art Elsahara, Dahab, Egipt

2011 La Boîte Noire de Saint- Priest, Biennale of Contemporary Art in Lyon, Lyon, France

2011 Young Art Show, V-edition, Trebatice, Slovakia

2011 Hungarian Cultural Institute of Sofia, The Old School , Sofia, Bulgaria

2010 Grenoble Town Hall, “Urban Mountains", Rhone Alpes, France

2008 Goslarer Museum, "Romanians in Goslar”, Goslar, Germany

2006 London Internation Gallery of Children Art, co-organiser, “A Window onto Romania”, London, UK

2004 “Nicolae Tonitza” students , Bratislava

2003 “Nicolae Tonitza” students, Vienna


2013: Galeria 72 A, “Subjective Histories – Maia Ștefana Oprea, Jan Albu, Matei Enric”, curator: M.Munteanu-Sterck, Bucharest

2013 South Danube Museum, „Seasons of trees with stories”, Calaraşi

2012 Galeria EliteProfArt, „The Charm of Dancing ”, Bucharest

2012 Galeria EliteProfArt, “Miniatures“, Bucharest

2012 Galeria EliteProfArt, “May Flowers“, Bucharest

2012 Galeria EliteProfArt, “Dream and Fantasy“, Bucharest

2012 Pantelimon Recreation Center, UNARTE 2012 graduation, Bucharest

2012 Palace of the Parliament, Constantin Brancusi's Hall, UNARTE painting BFA 2012 graduates

2012 Bucharest Botanical Garden, "Eco-Art Exhibition", Bucharest

2012 The National Museum of Unification in Alba Iulia, "Imaginary and illusion", Alba Iulia

2012 Romanian Peasant's Museum, "How was it possible ?", Bucharest

2010 Museum of Art in Ploieşti, "Dan Platon", Ploieşti

2010 The Ark-Center for Contemporary Art," RIVER-independent expressions ", Bucharest

2010 Museum of Art in Constanţa, “Art Embodiment”, Constanţa

2010 National Hall of Fine Arts ‘Contemporary Attitudes’ – 3rd edition, Giurgiu, Constanţa

2010 Romanian Youth Center, “Poet’s Dream”,Bucharest

2009 Cotroceni National Museum, " Balkanic Art Inspirations", Bucharest

2009 Anaid Art Gallery, " October, Remember, December", Bucharest

2009 Vernescu House, "Pay it Forward", Bucharest

2007 Comedy Theate, “Sports” by „Arte e Arta”, Bucharest

2007 Romanian Commercial Bank, "Body, Mind & Spirit"

2006 International Caragiale Exhibition, Ploieşti

2006 Metropolitan Center for Youth, “Duality”

2006 National Romanian Theatre,“Woman” by “Arte e Arta”,Bucharest

2003 Cervantes Institute, “Cervantes and Shakespeare”, Bucharest


2013 Reinhard, Fuchs, WOMEN IN ART Volume I, The Great Female Artists From the Middle Ages to the Modern Era,

Publishing: Berger Verlag, Horn, Austria , ISBN: 978-3-9503574-1-7

2012: Toma, Florin, Maia Ştefana Oprea – Serious Games on Terror, Viaţa Românească 9-10-2012

2011: Stan, Liviu G., My Motivation Remains the Intense Curiosity, Obiectiv Cultural nr. 5


2010 “Image-Poesie”, Turin, Italy

2007 “Best Artist Statement”, “Women Equity”,– American Association of University Women – Georgia, US

2007 IIIrd place, Foundation Studies Drawing, SCAD, Savannah, US

2006 Excellency prize, International Festival Caragiale, Ploieşti

2006 Single Creations, XXIV-th Exhibition of International Painting Contest, Macedonia

2006 Honorable Mention, National Contest of Visual Arts, Architecture and History of Arts, Timişoara

2006 Honorable Mention, Society for Culture, People and Friendship

2004 Honorable Mention, National Contest of Visual Arts, Architecture and History of Arts, Arad

2003 First prize,"Against Drug Addiction Campaign", Cultural Home of Romanian Internal Affairs, Bucharest

2002 First prize,"Spring of New Allies" NATO campaign in Romania

2002 First prize, " illustration of the book <> by Terry Pratchett”, Salla Dalles, Bucharest

SELECTED RESIDENCIES / Art Camps / Art Colonies

2013: International Zlatograd Art Colony, Bulgaria

2013: International Apolo Art Colony, Albania

2013: International Art Colony of Kicevo, Macedonia

2011: International Art Camp Inter-Art Aiud, XVIth edition, Aiud, Alba county, Romania

2010: The Old School Art Residence, Gorna Lipnitsa, Bulgaria

2010: R.I.V.E.R workshop and exhibition, Lodz, Poland; project cofinanced by the European Union Programme “Culture 2007”, co-organisers: Academy of Humanities and Economics in Lodz (Poland) – Centre for Professional Training in Culture (Romania)

2010: International Art Camp Dan Platon , Vth edition, Breaza

2010: Elie Wiesel painting camp, „Elie Wiesel” National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania , 2nd edition, Borsec, Harghita

2005: - artist in residence at the Hope University of Art and Performance, Liverpool



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