Doina Reghis Ionescu

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Critical References


The artist is in control of a universe that is defined by perpetual vitality expressed in the infinity of forms and facets of vegetation – rhythms, explosions, germination, flowers – which insinuate themselves even in the dreamlike or conceptual canvases. The common denominator of all these compositions created with laborious meticulousness and undisguised passion of plastic expression is that capacity to observe and interpret, which – as Rouault used to say, helps you “be able to store the forms and harmonies that you see every day, to get used to know them better, to end up playing with them”. With a virtuoso design which makes us think of that horror vacui of artists of other times, distributing her plastic elements in masterfully balanced rhythms, frequenting a range of colours balanced and calm, these works recommend an authentic artist whose original vision harmoniously coexists with the respect for the technical tradition.Radu Ciobanu, exhibition catalogue - 1996




Resume


Painter and artist, creator of monumental work

Date and place of birth: - Born on 9 September 1951 in Ineu, Arad County.

Education:

Fine arts high school, Timisoara, class teachers: Constantin Flondor, Stefan Bertalan, Szakacs Bella.

“Nicolae Grigorescu” Fine Arts Institute, Bucharest, Department of Monumental Painting, class professor Vasile Celmare.

Specialized studies:

1976 - 1977 – Specialization scholarship in monumental art

2004 – Expert of the Ministry of Culture and Cults in goods with artistic significance

2008 – Doctor in visual arts; doctorate thesis with the title: “INSIGNIAS” – Customising an architectural space by creating a work of art monumental

Member of the Visual Artists Union of Romania – department of painting.

Prizes and distinctions:

2005 – Nomination for the U.A.P. of Romania prizes– Painting

2000 - Artistic prize– Zalaegerszeg (Hungary)

2011 – “The FORM” prize for her entire body of work, awarded by U.A.P. of Romania - Deva branch

2014 – Civic distinction “Honorary Citizen” of the Deva municipality

Personal exhibitions

1998 – Bucharest - Slovakian Embassy

1998 – Deva - Forma Gallery

1999 – Oradea - Museum of the Cris Country

2002 – Cluj-Napoca - National Art Museum

2004 – Brasov - Art Museum

2005 – Timisoara – “Helios” art gallery

2007 – Deva – “Forma” art gallery

2007 – Timisoara – Administrative palace– “Sign, symbol, significance”

2009 – Deva – “Forma” art gallery

2009 – Hunedoara - Art gallery

2011 – Timisoara – Art Museum – “60”

2011 – Deva – “Forma” art gallery – “60”

2012 – Deva - Art Theatre – “Symbol of the soul”

2012 – Bucharest – “Dimitrie Gusti” National Village Museum– “Chromatic harmonies”

2013 – Sibiu – Brukenthal National Museum– “Sign, symbol, significance”

2012 – Deva – Art Theatre – “Symbol of the soul”

2012 – Bucharest – “Dimitrie Gusti” National Village Museum – “Chromatic harmonies”

2013 – Sibiu – Brukenthal National Museum –Brukenthal Palace, “Sign, symbol, significance”

National and international exhibitions

1984 – Bucharest –National Art Salon

1997 – Resita –International Art Salon

1998 – Resita – International Art Salon

1998 – Arras (France) – Exhibition of visual artists of Hunedoara

2000 – Zalaegerszeg (Hungary) –International Exhibition of Visual Arts

2001 – Budapesta – International Exhibition of Visual Arts

2001 – Bucharest – National Art Salon

2001 – Arad –International Drawing Biennale

2003 – Arad – International Drawing Biennale

2003 – Arras (France) – Spring salon

2005 – Arad – International Drawing Biennale

2006 – Bucharest – National Art Salon

2008 – Bucharest – Cotroceni National Museum– National Salon of Decorative Art

2009 – Bucharest – Cotroceni National Museum– National Salon of Decorative Art

2009 – Piatra Neamt – “Lascar Vorel” National Biennale of Visual Arts

2010 – Bucharest – Cotroceni National Museum– National Salon of Decorative Art

2011 – Bucharest – Cotroceni National Museum– National Salon of Decorative Art

2011 – Ramnicu Valcea – National Salon of Art Contemporary

2011 – Piatra Neamt - “Lascar Vorel” National Biennale of Visual Arts

2011 – Bucharest –National Salon of Romanian Graphics

2011 – Galati –Contemporary Art Museum - Annual National Salon of Drawing

2011 – Arad – International Biennale “Meeting Point 2011” – 3rd edition

2011 – Iasi – Art Gallery - “Romanian Graphics 2011”

2012 – Aiud - Intercontinental Biennale of Small Graphics

2012 – Bucharest – “Art House” - “Romanian Graphics 2012”

2012 – Bucharest – Cotroceni National Museum– National Salon of Decorative Art

2012 – Buzau – Art Gallery – “Ion Andreescu” National Biennale

2012 – Arad –International Biennale of Small Graphics

2012 – Targoviste – History Museum – “Gheorghe Petrascu” Fine Art Biennale

2013 – Chisinau –National Art Museum of Moldova – National Salon of Decorative Art

2013 – Deva – “Forma” Art Gallery– National Salon of Decorative Art

2013 – Bucharest – Art House –National Salon – “Romanian Graphics”

2013 – Bucharest – Cotroceni National Museum– National Salon of Decorative Art

2014 – Chisinau – National Art Museum of Moldova – National Salon of Decorative Art

2014 – Chisinau – National Art Museum of Moldova – National Salon “Romanian Graphics”

2014 – Sozopol – Archaeology Museum –Cotroceni Decorative Art Salon

2014 – Bucharest – Art House – National Salon “Romanian Graphics”

2014 – Bucharest – Cotroceni National Museum– National Salon of Decorative Art

2014 – Vienna – Five Plus Art Gallery - “Sommerfeeling” Exhibition

2015 – Chisinau – National Art Museum of Moldova – National Salon of Decorative Art

2015 – Arad –International Biennale of Small Graphics

2015 – Braila- “Carol I” Braila Museum - International Salon of Small Visual Arts

2015 – Vienna – Five Plus Art Gallery – Anniversary exhibition –“Present Continuous”

County and group exhibitions (selection)

1980 -1984 – within the branch of the U.A.P.- Sibiu – participant in fine art Salons in the county

1985 - 2009 – within the branch of the U.A.P.- Deva – participant in fine art Salons in the county

1982 – Cluj-Napoca – Fine arts exhibition

1986 – Valea Jiului – Fine arts exhibition

1986 - Baia Mare – Fine arts exhibition

1987 – Arad – Fine arts exhibition

2002 – Quimper, Briec, Ergue-Gaberic, Plomelin, Ploneis, Saint Evarzec (France) – “Romanian painters from Hunedoara” exhibition

2004 – Mainz (Germany) – Dome Square Hall – Exhibition of Romanian painting and sculpture

2006 – Timisoara – “Helios” Art Gallery – Summer salon of visual arts

2006 – Timisoara –Administrative Palace - “Maternity – source of life”- arts visual exhibition

2007 – Timisoara – “Helios” Art Gallery - Annual salon of visual arts

2007 – Timisoara – Administrative Palace – Exhibition “The way – route, movement, dynamism”

2007 – Deva – “Forma” Art Gallery - Annual salon of visual arts

2008 – Timisoara – Art Museum - Annual salon of visual arts

2008 – Deva – Annual salon of visual arts

2009 - Timisoara – “Helios” Art Gallery – “The absurd in the visual arts”

2009 – Timisoara – Administrative Palace - “The celestial bodies, the cosmos and visual arts”

2009 – Budapest – Romanian Cultural Institute - “The absurd in the visual arts”

2009 – Szeged – Romanian Cultural Institute - “The absurd in the visual arts”

2009 – Timisoara – “Helios” Art Gallery – “20 years since the Revolution Romanian commemorated by visual artists from Timisoara

2009 – Budapest – “20 years since the Revolution Romanian commemorated by visual artists from Timisoara”

2009 – Timisoara – Art Museum - Visual Arts Salon 2009

2009 – Deva – Annual salon of visual arts 2009

2010 – Targu-Jiu – Art Museum - “The neighbours”- Salon of visual arts of Hunedoara

2010 – Bucharest – Romanian Parliament–C. Brancusi Hall – Anniversary exhibition “Time”

2010 – Szeged – University – Exhibition “The celestial bodies, the cosmos and visual arts”

2010 – Satu Mare – County Museum - “Micul Print” happening exhibition

2010 – Timisoara – Administrative Palace– Jubilee exhibition “Water and turbine – Symbolic significance”

2010 – Brussels – European Parliament– “Europe in my heart” exhibition

2010 – Timisoara – Art Museum – Visual Arts Salon 2010

2010 – Hunedoara – Art Gallery – Winter salon 2010

2010 – Deva – “Forma” Art Gallery– Visual Arts Salon 2010

2011 – Deva – Art Theatre – Visual Arts Salon

2011 - Ramnicu Valcea – “Still life” exhibition

2011 – Satu Mare – County Museum – “Micul Print” happening exhibition

2011 – Timisoara – Administrative Palace – “Fruits of the Tree of Desire” Exhibition

2011- Timisoara – Administrative Palace – “The bee – Symbol of diligence and thrift” exhibition

2011 – Zrenjanin (Serbia) – National Museum – “Fruits of the Tree of Desire” Exhibition

2011 – Deva – “Forma” Gallery – Visual Arts Salon of Hunedoara 2011

2012 – Bucharest – National Museum of History of Romania – “Rewritten histories” exhibition

2012 – Satu Mare – Art Museum – “Micul Print” - happening exhibition

2012 – Deva – “Forma” Gallery – Visual Arts Salon - “Grey as form”

2012 – Deva – “Forma” Gallery – Visual Arts Salon - “Light”

2013 – Hunedoara – Art Gallery– Visual Arts Salon of Hunedoara

2013 – Bucharest – National Library – “M. Eminescu” commemorative exhibition - Book-Object

2013 – Deva –CDR Museum – “facets of femininity” exhibition

2013 – Deva – “Forma” Gallery - “Cherchez la femme”

2013 – Deva –CDR Museum - Magna Curia Palace – “Landscape incursions” Exhibition

2013 – Deva – “Forma” Gallery – “Glissando” Visual Arts Salon of Hunedoara

2014 – Ramnicu Valcea –Art Gallery – “Signs of spring” Exhibition

2014 – Vienna – Five Plus Art Gallery, “Sommerfeeling” Exhibition of painting and graphics

2014 – Bistrita Nasaud –Arcade Gallery - Group exhibition of artists from Hunedoara

2014 – Deva – Gallery “Forma” – “Emergent” Annual Visual Arts Salon of Hunedoara

Monumental art works

2010 – Deva – “Insignias”- Collection of parietal painting (dim: 900 X 250cm) – the work was done in mixed technique and decorates the central hall of the building that houses the Prefecture and the Hunedoara County Council.

Works in the custody of certain public institutions in the country

Bucharest - Slovakian Embassy

Sibiu – Brukenthal National Museum –Brukenthal Palace

Oradea – Art Collection - Museum of the Cris Country

Cluj-Napoca - National Art Museum

Brasov – Art Museum

Galati – Contemporary Visual Art Museum

Timisoara –U.A.P. branch, Timis County Council

Timisoara – Art Museum

Deva – Casa casatoriilor (Marriage Offices)

Deva – Art Collection of the Museum of Dacian and Roman Civilisation

Deva – County Directorate of Culture, Cults and National Cultural Heritage

Deva –Hunedoara County Council

Deva –Deva City Hall

Deva –Hunedoara County Prefecture

Aiud – Collection of the Foundation

Deva - Aqualand

Works in private collections in the country and abroad

Bucharest, Timisoara, Cluj Napoca, Sibiu, Brasov, Oradea, Deva, Hunedoara.

Canada, Italy, Germany, France, Hungary, England, Slovakia, Austria.

Professional activity:

1979 – 1984 – curator – Art department, at the Brukenthal National Museum - Sibiu

1985 – 1990 – Deva – Clothing designer–U.J.C.M. creation workshop

1990 – 2005 – Deva - Curator, Head of Art Department – Museum of Dacian and Roman Civilisation of Deva.

During the period 2004 – 2006 –interim president of the Deva branch of U.A.P.

2005 – 2010 – Curator. During the period 1990 – 2010 I have organized a series of temporary exhibitions and I have participated in numerous scientific sessions; the communications presented have been subsequently published in specialty publications.

Studies published in the volume:

In 2005, the launch of an anniversary album “Art – 1955 – 2005”, Deva branch of the Visual Artists Union of Romania celebrating half a century of existence.

In 2009, the scientific endeavour undertaken in the Padureni Country has materialized in the publication of an art album entitled “Sacred and profane at Hunedoara’s Padureni”.

In 2011, the Brukenthal National Museum of Sibiu published my book “Monumental art, concept and becoming”; the volume presented the evolution and significance of monumental painting within the context of universal art.