Angela Tomaselli

Angela Tomaselli

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Born in 1943 in Brezoi, Valcea.

Graduate of the “Nicolae Grigorescu” Institute of Fine Arts of Bucharest, monumental art department (prof. G. Popescu, Simona Vasiliu Chintila, Stefan Szönyi, Costin Ioanid, Eugen Schileru, Adina Nan), class of 1961-1967. Makes her debut in 1969 at the Republican Exhibition in Bucharest. From 1967 to 1970 she is a curator at the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Galati, and since 1970 she is a teacher at the Art High School of Galati. She is a member of the Visual Artists Union of Romania since 1971.

Personal exhibitions in her country: Galati (1970, 1975, 1989, 2000), Bucharest (1974, 1977, 1988, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011), Braila (1975), Iasi (1999), Ramnicu Valcea (2002, 2003, 2005), Dej (2002), Aiud, Bistrita, Timisoara (2003), Falticeni (2009), Sibiu (2009), Brezoi (2009), Bacau (2011), Cluj-Napoca (2004, 2013 - Artexpert Gallery).

Personal exhibitions abroad: Italy (Roma, 1983; Predazzo, 2001), Germany (Koblenz, 2002; Berlin, 2003); Belgium (Hane, 2004; Brussels), France, Spain (Madrid), Sweden (Stockholm).

Salons and colonies: France (Orleans, Tours - 1997, Indres, Loire, Tours, Quissac - 2001, Catalaine, Paris, Tour - 2002); Venice Carnival (2000); International Fair of Visual Art (Bucharest, 2000, 2001, 2002); National Art Salon (Bucharest, 2001, 2006); International Exposition (Paris, 2003).

Exhibitions of Romanian contemporary art: Moscow, Budapest, Athens, Chisinau, Vienna, Venice, Maastricht, Brussels, Washington, New York.

Prizes and distinctions: 1st prize for painting (Bucharest, 1976), UAP Award Moldavia (Moldavia’s Salons, 1995), Art Museum Award (Moldavia’s Salons, Bacau, 1995), The Grand Prize at the South Salon (UAP Valcea, 1998), Honorary Diploma with the Jury’s special Mention (Salon International d’Art, Quissac, France, 2001), Honorary citizen of the town of Brezoi (2009).

Creative camps: Strehaia, Mehedinti; Moinesti, Bacau; Blasova, Braila (2000); Dealul Malului, Rm. Valcea; I.M. Klein International art camp, Blaj; Aiud; Lucian Grigorescu International painting camp, Medgidia; Balchik, Bulgaria; Internship on the Loire Valley, France; Panaci, Vatra Dornei; Sighisoara; Negresti-Oas; Golubac, Serbia; Bradisor, Valcea (2005).

Educational trips: Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Italy, Belgium, France, Greece, Turkey, Sweden, Germany, the USA.

Works in public collections in Romania and the Republic of Moldova.

Works in private collections in Australia, Korea, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Mauritius, Romania, the USA.


1943 – She was born in Brezoi, Vâlcea County.

1967- Graduated from the National University of Arts in Bucharest, “Monumental Art” section.

1971 - Member of the Visual Artists’ Union of Romania.

1993 - Member of the Painting Branch of the Visual Artists’ Union in Bucharest.

2009 - “Honorary Citizen” of Brezoi locality, Vâlcea county.

Personal exhibitions in the country:

Bucureşti, Galaţi, Suceava, Iaşi, Rm. Vâlcea, Botoşani, Aiud, Vaslui, Bârlad, Dej, Braşov, Bistriţa, Fălticeni, Vatra Dornei, Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu, Brezoi

Personal exhibitions abroad:

Italy (Rome), Germany (Koblenz, Berlin), Belgium (Brussels, Hane), France, Spain (Madrid), Sweden (Stockholm)

She participates in Romanian contemporary art exhibitions:

Moscow (Russia), Budapest (Hungary), Athens (Greece), Chisinau (Moldova), Vienna (Austria), Venice (Italy), Orleans and Tours (France), Maastricht (Netherlands), Brussels (Belgium), Washington and New York (USA)

Study trips in foreign countries:

Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Italy, Belgium, France, Greece, Turkey, Sweden, Germany and the USA

She participate in creative camps:

Strehaia (Mehedinti); Moineşti (Bacău); Blasova 2000 (Brăila); Dealul Malului (Rm. Vâlcea); “I.M. Klein International Art Camp” Blaj (Alba); Aiud (Alba), Voina Câmpulung (Argeş); “Lucian Grigorescu” International Painting Camp Medgidia (Constanţa); Balchik (Bulgaria); “Internship in the Loire Valley” (France); Panaci (Vatra Dornei); Sighisoara; Negreşti-Oaş; Golubac (Serbia).

“The architectures of Angela Tomaselli - Transylvanian, Parisian, Italian, like medallions hanging from the sky - are the expression and the result of searches, in various geographical areas, of the elements that bestow personality to an inhabited space: cultural heritage. Floating, apparently, in the ephemeral of the day, in the materiality of the substance from which they are formed, and individualizing the space from which they claim, they are eloquently powerful, solar, in a perpetual dialogue with the celestial world and, at the same time, with the earthly one. Rarely do you find so much unadulterated joy in a theme governed by the feeling of recovering the image that builds; which defines and demands its right to an eternal existence. The architectures of the painter are not at all petrified in their being scattered on the trajectory of time, but are interpretations, in two-dimensional - coherent, synthetic, following the great lesson of plastic composition - of three-dimensional forms, recovered with a meticulousness of a brilliant craftsman from other times.” - Veronica Marinescu

,, The titles of Angela Tomaselli's work cycles define a complex, intensely subjective universe, in which the two motivational strands are intertwined: that of cultural heritage, available as a source of formal themes and solutions, and that of personal experience, both read as an archeology of the subject. The set of her subjective mythologies is governed by the same freedom, coming from different mythical constellations - the universe of folklore, narrative rather than plastic, an already distant history, absorbed by myth, of Byzantine medievalism, behind which is, motivating it, the Christian sacredness, and at the opposite end, the actuality of the present, read through its cultural openness, restrictively lyrical, cheerful and nostalgic. ”  - Alexandra Titu

Impressive works made by artists who will be the subject of this section will ennoble the collectable volume that the CULTURAL ASSOCIATION "REGAL D`ART" will publish with the title "RESOURCE TO WISDOM. MANUAL ON THE HUMANIZATION OF THE EMPTY SPACE” (maxims, thoughts, aphorisms, famous quotes).