LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Maria Cioată was born in 1969 in Pitesti, Romania following the tradition of her family of visual artists. Her father, the abstract painter Lucian Cioată, had an important role in her formation, guiding her to follow an artistic career based on the talent showed at an early age. She graduated The ”Nicolae Tonitza” High School of Art and the National University of Art in Bucharest, „Ceramics & Glass” Department.
Since the graduation in 1997, she has been constantly participating in -2019-Solo Show-From ,,Genesis to Revelation” - The History Museum of Transylvania-Cluj, White Tower-Brasov; Galateca-Bucharest-Romania 2017/2018- Solo Show -Warm / Cool-Orizont Gallery; 2017- Solo Show-The Paths of the Soul-Galateca Galery; 2015 – Solo Show – The Galateea Gallery, Bucharest; group exhibitions, biennales: 2019- International Biennal of 2019-Ceramics-4th Edition-Art Museum from Cluj; 2017-International Biennal of Contemporary Art, XI th edition, Firence , Italy; 2017-Concorso Internazionale della Ceramica D’Arte citta di Gualdo - XXXIX Edizione, and art symposiums. She has been invited to participate in all the group exhibitions in Germany, Portugal,Italy,Finland,Bulgaria,S.U.A
Winner of the Mac Constantinescu grant; 2019-Honorable Mention- -International Biennal of Ceramics-4th Edition-Cluj , Romania 2018- International Prize of Nations Tribute to Tiziano; 2017- prize 1 Lorenzo Magnificent-International Biennial of Contemporary Art-Florence Italy;2017 Honorable Mention –Concurso Internationale della Ceramica D’Arte citta di Gualdo - XXXIX Edizione; International Prize of Nations Tribute to Tiziano;
Maria’s style is unique, experimenting with ceramics and sculpture, often expressing her art by means of installation and performance. She also did theater scenography and book illustration. She lives and works in Bucharest, Romania.
WHO I AM
I am an ceramicist-artist- and, often expressing my art through installation and performance
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