CARMEN CRETZU-IACOB



Born: March, 2nd 1957 - Bacau, Romania
Studies: Graduate of Fine Art Academy Bucharest, Monumental Art Section - 1994. Studies in Graphics, Fine Art Academy
Bucharest (1991 - 1992).
Teachers: Viorel Grimalschi, Victor Ciobanu.
Mentor: Ilie Boca
Assistant lecturer at the Fine Art Academy Bucharest (1994 - 1997)
Member: Romanian Union Professional Artists; Asociatia Culturala "Arte Ba-Rocco", Milano; Asociatia Femeilor Creatoare din Arta Plastica, Romania; Fundatia Axart, Iasi, Romania; International Association of Art - UNESCO.

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS IN ROMANIA
2009 - December "The She-Santaclauses Museum 2", Cantacuzino-Enescu Palace Bucharest(painting), with Felix Aftene (painter),Valentin Iacob (poet)
2009 - November Simeza Gallery, Bucharest (pictura) with 3G group, Iasi
2009 - September "The Persecuted Paradise", Palace of Culture, Targu-Mures (painting, drawing)
2009 - "WORLD AS A CIRCUS (SEXUAL APOCALYPSE 2009)"(painting):
April 2009 - Cupola Gallery, Iasi;
May 2009 - "7 Pietre" Gallery, Piatra-Neamt;
May 2009 - Arta Gallery, Bacau
2009 - Orizont Gallery, Bucharest (painting)
2007 - Simeza Gallery, Bucharest (painting)v 2004 - Orizont Gallery, Bucharest (painting)
2004 - "Satyr Icon", Orizont Gallery, Bucharest (painting)v 2004 - "Scriptor and Point", Romanian Literature Museum, Bucharest (drawing) - with the Romanian poet Ioan Flora
2001 - Romanian Literature Museum, Bucharest (drawing)
2001 - "The Artist's Maiming in his Youth", Hanul cu Tei Gallery, Bucharest (painting, poetry, manuscript) - with the Romanian poet Mariana Marin
1998 - "The She-Santa Clauses Museum", Romanian Literature Museum, Bucharest (painting&manuscript) - with the Romanian poet Valentin Iacob
1997 - "George Apostu" International Cultural Centre, Bacau (painting)
1997 Simeza Gallery, Bucharest (painting)
1996 - The National Theatre, Bucharest (painting)
1994 - "S.O.S Workshop 35", Workshop 35 Gallery, Bucharest (painting)
1993 - Arta Gallery, Bacau (painting)
1993 - Fine Art Academy's Gallery, Bucharest (painting)
1983 - Athenaeum Gallery, Bacau (glass painting); 1983 - Bacau (glass painting);
1982 - Slanic-Moldova (glass painting);
1982 - Bacau (glass painting); 1976 - Bacau (drawing)

INTERNATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1995 - Holland
1994 - Switzerland
1993 - Wiesbaden, Germany

GROUP EXHIBITIONS IN ROMANIA
2001 - Art-Net Cafe Amzei, Bucharest
2001 Apollo Gallery, Bucharest
1994 - Caminul Artei Gallery, Bucharest
1992 - "Mozart's Sex", Bucharest; 1991 - "Filocalia", Bucharest
1980 - Athenaeum Gallery, Bacau

ROMANIAN ART SALONS
2001, 1993 - 1994 National Art Salon of Romania
1998 - 2002, 1995 - 1996 Municipal Art Salon, Bucharest
1993 - 1994 - Young Artist Salon of Art, Bucharest

MONUMENTAL ART BUILDING SITES IN ROMANIA
2001 - "Vama Veche" Club, Bucharest
1999 - "Iacob" House (zgrafito), Bucharest
1992 - 1993 "Burdujeni" Monastery, Suceava
1991 - 1992 - "Hirisesti" Church - Novaci (Gorj)
1990 - Costinesti 1990 (zgrafito)
1988 - 1990 - Lazarea Castle - Harghita
1983 - 1987 - "Precista" Church, Bacau

INTERNATIONAL PRIZES
May 2009, MILAN: The Great Prize "Arte Ba-Rocco" and The Prize for the most original artist (confered by the Mayoralty of Milan and the "Arte Ba-Rocco" Association)
Works in private collections and museums from Italy, Germany, France, Holand, England, USA and si United Arab Emirates
At Milan: monumental zgrafitto artwork (work in progress)
A lot of signal in mass-maedia from Romania and Italy



Personal site: www.carmen-cretzu.ger.ro
e-mail: carmencretzu@yahoo.com;
Phones:0040730-804536, 0040213128185
Adress: str. Mircea Vulcanescu Nr. 87B, et. 1, ap. 1, sector 1,
Bucharest, ROMANIA







"Nonconforming as always, Carmen Cretzu invites us into her world."
"With a power of expression verging on rebellion."
"We do not stand before a distorted version of the real world, but within an entirely different one - primeval, wild, symbolic."
"These works, both individually and as a whole, make up a cycle of themes, profound reflections on existence that prompt the beholder to shed the vulgar ballast of mundaneness; indeed a most exquisite style of metaphysical painting."