Alexandra Muresan

Biography

Alexandra Muresan

Artwork

" I find a childish joy in being able to invent my own language through glass, to combine letters and form new words, to than use those words and make sentences and by arranging those sentences create meaningful vitrified ”sandcastles”. "

Biography

Research

After graduating in Philosophy, Alexandra Muresan, born in 1985 in Cluj Napoca, where she lives and works, obtained the diploma, the master and then the PhD in Design, specializing in Ceramics-Glass-Metal at the University of Art and Design in Cluj Napoca.
Finalist and winner of prizes, she was selected among the artists of the Biennale of Young Artists of Monza 2015, Alexandra Muresan develops a research of great charm, speaking through an ancient and precious technique, that of glass. The young artist works with this material and with the support of metal meshes, renewing this technique and demonstrating its modernity.
The intent is to develop a personal and recognizable language through the making of the glassy forms and germinating works, where nature becomes artifice and vice versa, in a panta rei whenever of surprising beauty.

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Education

2013 - 2016 PHD - University of Art and Design, Faculty of Decorative Arts and Design, Cluj-Napoca,
Romania
2012 - 2014 MFA - University of Art and Design, Faculty of Decorative Arts and Design, Specialization: Glass, Ceramic, and Metal, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2009 - 2012 BFA - University of Art and Design, Faculty of Decorative Arts and Design, Specialization:  Glass, Ceramic, and Metal, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2004 - 2008 BA - Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of History and Philosophy, Department of Philosophy,  Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2000 - 2004 “Romulus Ladea” Fine Arts High School, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Residencies, Workshops, & Other Education
2013 „ArtFORest”, International Sculpture Symposium, Sîngeorz Bai, Romania
2012 Glassblowing workshop, Ceramic-Glass-Metal Departament, UAD, Cluj Napoca, Romania
2012„ArtFORest”, International Sculpture Symposium, Sîngeorz Bai, Romania
2011 „Terra Cruda Terra Cotta”, Workshop - Erasmus Intensiv Program, Manchester, UK
2010/2011 Erasmus Student Mobility for Placements – Glass Museum Hentrich, Dusseldorf, Germany
2010Terra Cruda Terra Cotta”, Workshop - Erasmus Intensiv Program, Sighisoara, Romania

Solo exhibitions 
2015 Trasparenze, quattro forme dell'invisibile, LUISS Guido Carli, Rome 
2015 Privirea interioara, The Museum Complex Bistrita, Bistrita-Nasaud, Romania

Group exhibitions
2015 - Cluj Calling Project_Part 3, curated by Walter Bonomi and Ilaria Bignoti, Abbazia San Remigio,Parodi Ligure, Alessandria, Italy;
2015 4+2, Centro Culturale Aldo Moro, Cordenons, Italy 
2015 Cluj Calling Project. Vento da Est , Crema, Italy 
2015 Biennale giovani Monza, Monza, Italy 
2015 Identitati, UAP Gallery, Baia Mare, Romania
2015 Hiperconectivitatea, Galateea Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2015 Cluj Calling Project, IAGA International Art Gallery Angels, Cluj-Napoca
2014 Decorativ Art Biennale, Palace of Parliament, Bucharest, Romania
2014 Romanian glass artists – ICOM meetings, Museum of Oltenia, Craiova, Romania
2014 Stanislav Libensky Award exhibition, Dancing House, Prague, Czech Republic
2013 Between ceramics & technology, Galateea Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2013 Annual Glass Show, Arhitects House Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2013 Department of Decorative Arts – UAD, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2012 Glass Winter Show, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2012 Ceramics Now Team Exhibition, Europe Gallery, Brasov, Romania
2012 Graduate exhibition Universitatea de Arta si Design, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2012 Glass Show, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2011 Terra-Cruda Terra-Cotta, Media City, Manchester , Anglia
2010 Terra-Cruda Terra-Cotta, Sighisoara, Romania

Recognitions & Awards

2013 Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Award, Jutta Cuny-Franz Foundation, Dusseldorf,Germany
2014 The Award for Glass, Decorative Art Biennale, Bucharest
Collections
2012 The Comparative Museum of Art, Sîngeorz-Bai, Romania

Artwork