About

BIO
Felicia Cirstea is a Romanian-Canadian contemporary visual artist based in Toronto, Canada. Born and raised in Bucharest, Romania, Felicia Cirstea completed her studies at OCAD University and Toronto School of Arts.  Her practice involves drawing and painting while investigating themes of personal identity, self-discovery, survival and cultural displacement. Using abstraction and representation Felicia’s paintings carry a visual language influenced by architectural landmarks of Europe, nature, biology and Romanian folklore while depicting human forms such as faces as the main subject matter. Felicia is currently part of the Akin Studio Program at MOCA – the Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto.

 

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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

STUDIO RESIDENCY:

Akin Studio Program Year 2, Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada, 2019-2020

SOLO EXHIBITIONS + SOLO ART FAIRS

The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair, Better Living Centre, Toronto, Canada, 2020

“Remains, a face between faces”, Akin Vitrine Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 2019

58th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Canada, 2019

The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair, Better Living Centre, Toronto, Canada, 2019

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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS + ART AUCTIONS

Akin’s Annual Holiday Market, MOCA, Toronto, Canada, 2019

Ramp Up 2019, Stop Gap Foundation Annual Fundraiser, Wychwood Barns, Toronto, Canada, 2019

“Home is where the art is”, Art Auction, HOK, Toronto, Canada, 2019

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

SELECTED PRESS & PUBLICATIONS:

The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair, Studio Visit: The Akin Studio Program at MOCA,  2020

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

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

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