ABOUT

ARTIST BIO
ADINNA® is a painter and photographer living and working in Dallas, Texas. Born 1978 in Romania, ADINNA’s early work influence consists in the realms of fauvism of Henri Matisse. Later, the artist stepping into self exploration, identifies with the abstract expressionism of the School of New York, the most prominent art current shaping the mid 20th century, after the second world war, and extending to nowadays. ADINNA® started drawing and painting as a child. Growing up in a family of artisans, she was educated in the practice of arts and artisan crafts from an early age. She finds her inspiration in nature and the time spent at her family country homes, learning the creation of decorative objects from Earth-based ingredients. Situated on ancient grounds with breathtaking natural beauty, she grew up surrounded by myths and legends, wisdom teachings and art. Childhood memories, the light, colors and textures, are expressed in her paintings and photography. ADINNA’s work conveys the essence of a golden era, in which she relates to her past, and taps into the future though the filter of a perpetual now presence. Light, emotion, symbolism are transformed into color and dimension. Artist’s connection with the eternal source of life, light and love, stands beyond time and the material.

ARTIST STATEMENT
“Since the beginning, my art is a reflection on the nature of the universe and the origin of human soul. My artworks are visual reflections about self-identity and freedom of expression. Each piece is an invitation to travel beyond structure, time and space. Often bringing to light ancient symbols, sacred geometry, I am creating a space for thought and emotion. At the present, am focusing on the relation between the subconscious memories and love, as source of all other human emotions and actions, the basis of behavior and personality development.“

ART EXHIBITIONS, FESTIVALS AND SHOWS
2018 Addison Art Center, Addison, TX
2018 Art After 5, Addison, TX
2018 Gifts from the Goddess’ Garden, Metropolitan Press ARTSPACE, Dallas, TX
2018 Renewal, Deep Ellum Art Company, Dallas, TX
2017 Masks Off, South Dallas Cultural Center, Dallas, TX
2017 Art Monaco, French Riviera, Monaco, EUROPE
2017 Architectural Digest Design Show, New York City, NY
2017 Artexpo New York, Pier 94, NYC, NY
2017 “Through the Lenses” Photography, Gallery 3, Dallas, Bishop Arts District
2017 Ten 20 Gallery, Plano, TX
2017 RED, TheGallery7680, Frisco, TX<
2016 Flyer Art Gallery, Rome, Italy, EUROPE
2016 Gallery Ten 20, Plano, TX
2016 Gallery 3, Bishop Arts Dallas, TX
2016 Sept Show, Gallery 3 Bishop Arts, Dallas, TX
2016 Spectrum Art Fair, Miami, FL
2016 Art Monaco, French Riviera, Monaco, EUROPE
2016 ArtExpo NYC, NY
2016 Architectural Digest Design Show, Manhattan, NYC, NY
2016 Fresh Start, Frisco Gallery at Discovery Center, Frisco, TX
2015 For the Love of Artists, Kettle Gallery Dallas, TX
2015 For the Love of Kettle, Kettle Gallery Dallas, TX
2014 Texas It’s a Culture Thing, Luminarte Gallery Dallas, TX
2014 United States Mexico Cultural and Educational Foundation Gallery, Canal Fest, Las Colinas, TX
2013 TVAA Gallery, Members Show, Dallas, TX
2013 Symbiosis, Plaza Arts Center, Carrollton, TX
2013 Jubilee of Cultures, Plaza Arts Center, Carrollton, TX
2012 Giddens Gallery of Fine Art Grapevine, TX
2011 Solo Show Marquis Grapevine, TX
2011 Heart instead of Head, Clique Gallery, Dallas, TX
2010 African Visions, ARTFEST Gallery, Dallas, TX
2010 The Screen Door, Duo Show, One Arts Plaza, Dallas,TX
2009 Hollman Las Colinas, Solo Show, Irving, TX
2009 Coppell Nations Festival, Coppell, TX
2009 Romanian Cultural Nights, Solo Show, Colleyville, TX
2009 Las Colinas Art Studio Solo Show, Las Colinas, TX
2009 Aloft Las Colinas, Solo Show, Irving, TX
2008 Las Colinas Art Studio, Solo Show, Las Colinas, TX
2007 Victorian House Gallery, Plano, TX
2007 Irving Arts Center, Irving, TX
2007 Dallas Elbow Room, Dallas, TX
2006 Irving Art Tour, Irving Arts Association, Irving, TX
2006 Irving Arts Center, Irving, TX
2005 Sandella’s, Solo Show, Las Colinas, TX

CORPORATE ART COLLECTIONS

Trammell Crow Residential, Hilton Hotels, Remax HQ Southlake, Destiny Surgical Center Frisco, Allie Beth Allman & Associates, Spinsci Technology, Hollman Las Colinas Business Center, Aloft Hotel Las Colinas, Forest Park Medical Center Dallas

PRIVATE ART COLLECTIONS

US, Romania, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Germany, Israel, Italy and other countries.

NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS & COMMUNITY SERVICE

2018 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,
2018 National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, 5×5 Art Show
2017 Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s Annual Congressional Art Competition, Art Juror Helped judge the artwork of high school students within TX30 Congressional District on behalf of Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson.
2015 to 2017 North Texas Legal Aid
2006 to 2013 NTCIV North Texas Council for International Visitors

ACTIVISM & MEMBERSHIPS

Nasher Artists Circle
Texas Visual Arts
Association Americans for the Arts
Resonance Academy, Lifetime Delegate
Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.)

NOMINATIONS & INVITATIONS

2019, 2018 International Fine Art Biennial Basel Invitation
2019, 2018, 2017 FLORENCE BIENNALE, UNESCO
2018 12th Pollux Award 2018 5th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography, Barcelona, Spain
2017 4th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography, Berlin, Germany
2018 Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers

1990 to 1997 GOVERNMENT OF ROMANIA, EU, MINISTRY OF EDUCATION OLYMPICS
I’ve won multiple Olympics awards in regional and national Olympics competitions organized by the Government of Romania, Ministry of Education, (some organized in collaboration with The Ministry of Education of France) in Mathematics, Music, Theatre, Creative Writing, History, Philosophy, French Language Study and Philosophy In French Language.

JOURNALISM & PUBLISHING

2006 to 2013 Romanian VIP International Magazine Founder, Editor
2010 to 2012 Las Colinas Online, Local Online News Founder, Editor

INDEPENDENT ART & CULTURAL DIVERSITY EVENTS

2007 to present, Juror, Curator, Concept Creator, Developer, Advocate
2007 to 2012 Romanian Cultural Heritage Series, Dallas Fort Worth, Founder, Organizer
2006 Romanian Food & Traditions Festival, Colleyville, TX, Marketing

EDUCATION

2001 The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Psycho-pedagogical Training Certificate, DPPD, Certification for Teaching
2001 The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bachelor of Science in Economics, Hospitality & Service Management & Marketing
1997 V Madgearu Economic 1 College, Certification Hospitality Management & Marketing                 

LANGUAGES

Romanian (native), English, French (second), Italian, Spanish (professional proficiency), German (intermediate), Portuguese (basic)

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