Felicia Cirstea is a visual artist based in Toronto, Canada.

Artist Statement:

Being an explorer of cultures and living between three different countries (Romania, Canada and Antigua) has formed questions about who we are as human beings, why we are here, what defines our survival and how are we all connected in spite of our cultural differences. My work is investigating the human condition and the explorations of self as it ensures survival in relationship to en ever-changing cultural environment. Common occurrences in my work are flora and fauna, human features, as well as patterns and decorative motifs inspired from Romanian folklore and European architecture.

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Born in Bucharest, Romania.

Education:

Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada

2003-2007

Toronto School of Arts, Toronto, Canada

2002-2003

Solo Exhibitions:

Felicia Atanasiu, Sugar Ridge Art Gallery, Antigua, West Indies, 2012

WALLSPACE Exhibition Felicia Atanasiu, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada, 2007

Group Exhibitions:

Digital Group Exhibition, Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto, Canada, 2018

Marine Art & Photography, Copper & Lumber Store Hotel, Antigua, West Indies, 2012

Art & Sole, 381 Projects, Toronto, Canada, 2010

Art & Sole, Off The Hook Gallery, Montreal, Canada, 2010

Art & Sole, The Gallery, Calgary, Canada, 2010

Art & Sole, Ayden Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, 2010

Official Centennial Alfa Romeo Art Collection, Milan, Italy, 2010

Live Love Jamboree, Rolly’s Garage, Toronto, Canada, 2009

Speak Easy 14th Annual Show, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Canada, 2009

Sketch It Out, APW Gallery, New York, USA, 2009

Press & Publications:

Report Chile, “El Viaje De Felicia Atanasiu”, 2015

Alaisk Murasaki, “Felicia Atanasiu: Mi Mensaje Es Mi Viaje”, 2013

Fashion Diaries, “Felicia Atanasiu”, 2013

Juxtapoz, “Felicia Atanasiu’s Vision”, 2011

Trendhunter, “Felicia Atanasiu”, 2011

FRESH Cutting Edge Illustrations, Print Volume, 2011

High Pixel, “Felicia Atanasiu”, 2010

Juxtapoz, “Reader Art: Felicia Atanasiu”, 2009

Digital Arts UK, “Showcase: Felicia Atanasiu”, 2009

Format, “The Daily Bread: Felicia Atanasiu”, 2009

Cotidianul Romanian Newspaper, “Art&Popcult: Felicia Atanasiu”, 2009

International Design Yearbook II, 2009

IdN, International Designers Network, “All About Eve: Felicia Atanasiu”, 2008

Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art and Design: “New Talent Gallery: Felicia Atanasiu”, 2006

Awards & Accolades:

American Illustration 26, 27, 28

Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art and Design

CAPIC – Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators

Ross Mendes Memorial Scholarship, OCAD University,  2006

Selected Clients:

Canadian Mental Health Association

Canadian Geographic Magazine

Canadian Family Magazine

Ryerson Magazine

Angels on Earth Magazine

Playgirl Magazine

The Miami Herald

Ink Publishing