Cristina Joia

Cristina Joia

cristina joiaArtist Statement

"I am concerned about the idea of inner an outer landscape of the human body.

I'm creating places for meditations, thoughts and emotions, opening a path toward a deeper penetration of multiple layers of reality.

Signs, Marks -the skin of the painting - trying to find that line between the hidden interior of things and the exterior that we experience, expanding the limit of what we understand as surface, reflecting the convergence of natural and artificial life.

The resulting image becomes regular and irregular, organic and technological.

Metallic gardens- celebrating the silence and the memory of conscience."

Artist Bio

Member of U.A.P.- National Artist Association Romania
Member of "Visual Prism" artists from Balkan countries

Education
1997-2002 University of Arts, Bucharest
Faculty of Visual Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Painting

1997-1999 University of Arts, Bucharest
Faculty of Decorative Arts, Fashion department
Pedagogical module graduate

1996-2000 Art High School, Craiova, Romania

Personal Exhibitions

September 2007  Lu Martin Galleries, Laguna Beach, California
January 2007 TC Gallery, Bucharest
July 2006 Art Gallery, Bucharest
April 2006 Arcade, Bucharest
December 2005 Seven Degrees, Laguna Beach, California
October 2004 Lu Martin Galleries, Laguna Beach, California
August 2004 O'Melveny Gallery, West Hollywood, California
December 2003 South Kensington Studio, London, U K
October 2002 Nikola Petrov Gallery Vidin, Bulgaria
April 2002 April Meetings, Art Festival curator
Achile Bonitto Oliva, S K.T - Belgrade, multimedia installattion
November 2001 Friedrich Schiller German Cultural Center, Bucharest

Group Exhibitions

2007 Hilton Gallery, Bucharest
2006 Jacob Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2005 Cow Parade, Bucharest
2004 Assemblage Gallery, Bucharest
2000-2003 International Visual Art Fair, National Theatre, Bucharest
2002 Accents and Marks, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest
2002 Bucharest Art Saloon, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest
2002 Selfportaits, G Gallery, Bucharest - multimedia installation
2000 Studio 35, Art Museum, Constanta, Romania
1999 Art Collections Museum, Bucharest

Awards

2002 First Prize - Unique Art Festival
Organized by Belle Arte Paris and Bucharest Art University

Private collections
USA, Canada, Monaco, UK, Belgium, Germany, Bulgaria, Romania