“...Each of these four artists chooses a module as a measurement unit, without a programmatic character: if for Ioana Pioaru the module is represented by the kinetic mechanism, Daniela Făiniş configures her compositions around buds; Arina Ailincăi resorts to the human face as a measurement unit; and Ioana Şetran chooses the symbolism of fruit as a measurement unit...." (Raluca Băloiu, fragment about the Efflorescences show at AnnArt)
At prezent, Ioana PIOARU is writing her PhD at Glyndwr University, Wales. In 2010 she graduated from the master program of the National University of Arts, Bucharest, and, during the same year, she enrolled for a drawing module at Salzburg Summer Academy, where she was taught by Dan and Lia Perjovschi. In 2008 she graduated from the Department of Graphics, of the National University of Arts, Bucharest. In 2016 she was awarded the Honourable Mention at the Engraving Biennale in Canada (BIMPE IX, Vancouver).
Ioana ȘETRAN is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics in Geneva and she has been a UAP member since 1978. She graduated from the Visual Arts Institute Nicolae Grigorescu in Bucharest in 1959. In 1989 she was awarded the Honourable Mention at the Festival of Ceramics in Zagreb, Yugoslavia; in 1978 she was awarded a prize at the Quadriennal of Decorative Arts in Erfurt, Germany, in the same year she received the Prize of the International Academy of Ceramics in Vallauris, France and the Prize of Ariana Museum, Geneva; in 1978 she was awarded by the Romanian Union of Visual Artists. She had personal exhibitions at the Cultural CenterBrâncovenești Palaces, Mogoșoaia, 2007; she participated in numerous group exhibitions in Romania, Budapest, Cologne, Geneva, Auxerre, Sevres, Paris, Edinburgh, Philadelphia, New York and Xi`an.
Daniela FĂINIȘ made her debut in 1988 by participating in numerous national and international exhibitions and she was awarded many prizes and distinctions; the 1st prize at the International Biennale of Ceramist Artists, Aveiro, Portugal (1997); the gold medal at the International Contest of Ceramic Art, Gualdo Tadino, Perugia, Italia (1989, 1990); the Great Prize at the International Biennale the Arts of Fire, Bucharest (1998); the Honourable Mention at the International Competition of Ceramics in Mino, Japan (2002). In 2004 Daniela Făiniș received the Cultural Order of Romania. Daniela Făiniș’ works are to be found in museums and collections in Belgium (in the Art Collection of the European Parliament in Brussels), the USA (in the Collection of the Ceramics Studio in Philadelphia), Japan (in the Collection of the Foundation that supports overseas ceramists Tajimi, Gifu) and Romania (in the Collection of the National Museum of Contemporary Art).
Arina AILINCĂI has been a member of the International Academy of Ceramics in Geneva since 2004 and a member of the Romanian Union of Visual Artists, the subsidiary in Cluj Napoca (1977). She graduated from the University of Arts and Design in Cluj-Napoca in 1979, and in 1992 she graduated from the Faculty of Visual Education of the University of Toronto, Canada. She won numerous prizes at national and international contests: in 2016 she was awarded the Prize of Decorative Arts of the Romanian Union of Visual Artists; in 2015 she was awarded the second prize in Zagreb, Croatia; in 1994 she won the prize Pierre Legault at the Ceramics National Biennale,Trois Rivieres, Canada; in 1992 she was decorated with the Honourable Mention in Toronto, Outdoor Show, Canada; in 1992 she won the prize Craft Council Ontario: Face to Face, Canada; in 1991 she won the prize John Mather Craft’s 91 in Ontario, Canada; in 1981 she was awarded Targa D’Argento at the International Exhibition of Ceramic Art in Faenza, Italy; in 1979 she was awarded the Honourable Mention for Youth by UAP, Cluj-Napoca, and in 1978 she won a prize at the Quadriennale of Decorative Arts in Erfurt, Germany.
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