Daniela Mihai

Daniela Mihai

Bucharest, Romania

About Daniela Mihai

I graduated from the National University of Arts in Bucharest and I've been a member since 2010 of the "Union of the Artists from Romania" (painting department). My passion for art led me to experience colors, composition with elements of visual language, all in combination with various techniques. I choose to transpose my art in all its forms on different materials and textures using traditional and unconventional mediums. I experienced the techniques of engraving (dry point, mono type,linocuts,etchings,aquatinta) I built forms in traditional ceramics technique. I played with painting in watercolors on paper, I explored collage, oil painting and acrylic on canvas through different styles and I learned about the Christian spirituality and symbolic colors by painting icons on glass and wood. In my art I always try to transmit the thing that vibrates, and since we can't hear it and we can't touch it, but we can feel it through colors, so I'm trying to express the "emotion". I explore my inner world, my past, my thoughts, creating emotions hidden in compositions built with contrasts and wild colors. I created my paintings alike my diary pages (the main source of inspiration) and all of them contain autobiographical notes. I built the image using elements and forms, which belongs to my inner universe, different personal objects, varied spaces and situations, snatches of memories related to sequences that include symbols and self portraits. Each composition outlines a mood, the past with its memories, the present, my chaos and my feelings – the entire series of paintings being an anamnesis of the most significant moments I lived.

Education

STUDIES
- 2015 - present - PhD student - National University of Arts - Bucharest, Romania

• 2007 – 2009 – National University of Arts - Bucharest, MBA, Master Degree / Specialization - Painting , Professor Marin Gherasim;

• 2003 – 2007 – National University of Arts, BA, Specialization – Art Pedagogy

• 1999 – 2003 – Music and Fine arts Highschool – Ploiesti Specialization – ceramics

Since 2010 – Member in the Union of the Plastic Artists from Romania

Events

GROUP EXHIBTIONS
2020 - Anniversary Exhibition of Dannart Gallery - Metropolis Center Bucharest
2019 - The Artist - Metropolis Art Center Bucharest
2018 - Fusion Arts - Noblesse Palace, Bucuresti
2017 - The Small Saloon Bucharest - Caminul Artei Gallery
2017 - Winter Saloon "Home" - Metropolis Center Bucuresti
2017 - Fusion Arts - Noblesse Palace- Bucuresti
2017 - Graphic Reality - Metropolis Center Bucuresti
2017 - Romanian Graphics - Caminul Artei Gallery - Bucharest
2016 - Salonul Mic Bucuresti - Caminul Artei Gallery
2016 - Her - Danaart Galery - Odeon Theater Bucharest
2015 – Anniversary Exhibition - Danaart Galery - Odeon Theater Bucharest
2015 - Gestual/Abstract - Metropolis Center Bucharest
2015 - Art in Bucharest - Ion Mincu House Bucharest
2015 - Summer Saloon - Metropolis Center - Bucharest
2015 - Salonul Mic Bucuresti - Caminul Artei Gallery Bucharest
2014 - "Rosia Montana" - Sutu Palace - Bucharest
2014 - "Autumn Salon" - Palace of Parliament ( Brancusi Salon) Bucharest
2014 - Romanian Graphics 2014 - Caminul Artei Gallery - Bucharest
2014 - Brief - Danaart Galery - Odeon Theater Bucharest
2014 - Salonul Mic Bucuresti - Caminul Artei Gallery Bucharest
2014 - "Temeiuri" - Palace of Parliament ( Brancusi Salon)Bucharest
2014 - "About Woman" - Danaart Gallery - Metropolis Center Bucharest
2013 - "Italian Style " - Spazio Contarte - Vigevano - Italy
2013 - The "Iosif Iser" International Contemporary Engraving Biennial – Ploiesti
2011 – “Culori de sarbatori” – Elite Prof Art Gallery – Bucharest
2011 – “EBienale” – The Palace Hall – Bucharest
2010 –The “Ion Andreescu” Painting Biennial – Buzau
2010 - The "Iosif Iser" International Contemporary Engraving Biennial – Ploiesti
2010/2009 – “Contemporary Attitudes” in Deva, Constanta, Calarasi, Bucharest, Curtea de Arges
2009 – Art Exhibition of master graduate – Metropolitan Cultural Center – Bucharest
2009 – Dissertation exhibition – U.N.A. Gallery – Bucharest
2009 – “Green Metamorphosis” – Remenyc Sandor Gallery – Cluj-Napoca
2008 – The U.A.P exhibition – Caminul Artei Gallery – Bucharest
2006 – “Couple” – Literature Museum – Bucharest
2005 – “Appearance” – Art Gallery – Campulung Muscel
2003 – Icon of the child’s soul – Czestochowa – Poland​
2000 – Art Exhibition – Philharmonic “Paul Constantinescu” – Ploiesti
1999 – “Painting between hope and certainty” - Institute of Education Sciences – Bucharest

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBTIONS
2019 - "Unzip the city" - Metropolis Center Bucharest
2018 - "Identity" - Metropolis Center Bucharest
2​015 - "Values" - Performance in Tineretului Park Bucharest

2013 –“ Introspections” – Uart Gallery – Bucharest

2010 – 2012 – “My diary” – Leitner/Leitner Company – Bucharest

2008 – “EDEN” – Hand painted dress - collaboration with Mihaela Drafta – International fashion show – “Moda e musica sotto le stelle” – Mamaia – Constanta

2005 – Graphic Exhibition – Museum of Natural Sciences – Ploiesti

2001 – “Icons on glass” - Museum of Natural Sciences – Ploiesti

2000 – “Watercolors and Drawings” - Museum of Natural Sciences – Ploiesti

2000 – “Icons on glass” – Museum of Bucegi Reservation – Sinaia

1999 – “Icons on glass” – Palace of Culture – Ploiesti

1998 – “Icons on glass” – Institute of Education Sciences – Bucharest